Topic: Naval Heritage and History
For centuries ship’s bells have played both a practical and symbolic role in the life of Navy vessels and their crews. They are routinely used to signal the hour on board a ship and to regulate sailors’ watches but one of the most memorable traditions for sailors and their families involves the use of ship's bell as a baptismal font for christenings.
Two of just six surviving members of HMAS Perth (I), together with descendants of other Perth sailors and Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen RAN gathered at the Australian War Memorial today to commemorate the ship’s loss 72 years ago.
A hundred years ago today, the very first submarines were commissioned into service in the Royal Australian Navy.
Royal Australian Navy personnel stood side by side their United States counterparts yesterday in commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Darwin, which occurred on 19 February 1942.
After 31 years serving the people of Australia in the Royal Australian Navy, Commander Shane Moore will retire in December.
Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Annette Nelson launched her third book on the history of HMAS Harman last week.
The vital contribution women have made to the Navy was remembered at a recent Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) Memorial Service at HMAS Harman.
HMAS Ballarat held a moving memorial service to commemorate the crew of HMAS Perth (I) while passing through the Sunda Strait yesterday.
Two Royal Australian Navy members from HMAS Kuttabul had the honour and pleasure of visiting retired Chief Petty Officer William Lewis (Lew) Smith on his 100th birthday in Castle Hill, Sydney this week.
In 1913, in an age before camera-mounted helicopters and 24/7 media reporting, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on the 1913 Fleet Entry into Sydney Harbour on pages 5-6 of its October 6 edition, two days after the Fleet’s actual arrival.