Topic: Naval Heritage and History

Service buttons needed to remember our fallen

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Ledy Rowe (photographer)

The poppies at the Australian War Memorial will be the culmination of more than a million hours of volunteer work over the last five years, and a true labour of love. (photo: CMDR Fenn Kemp)

The poppies at the Australian War Memorial will be the culmination of more than a million hours of volunteer work over the last five years, and a true labour of love.

Navy members present and past are being encouraged to send in their old dress uniform buttons as part of an ambitious project to commemorate those who died in World War One.

Darwin commemorates the 'battle that saved Australia'

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Gunner Joel Mortlock (photographer)

Australian Defence Force personnel in Darwin, together with the United States Marines, commemorate the 76th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea. (photo: Gunner Joel Mortlock)

Australian Defence Force personnel in Darwin, together with the United States Marines, commemorate the 76th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.

HMAS Coonawarra has joined with the Darwin community, members of the United States Marines and other Australian Defence Force personnel to commemorate the 76th anniversary of ‘the battle that saved Australia’.

 

New Navy history website launched

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer)

(L-R) Mr Norman Rivett; Captain David Michael; Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett; Rear Admiral Guy Griffith (Rtd) at the Naval Historical Society website launch at Cockatoo Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Craig Walton)

(L-R) Mr Norman Rivett; Captain David Michael; Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett; Rear Admiral Guy Griffith (Rtd) at the Naval Historical Society website launch at Cockatoo Island, Sydney.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has launched a new website for the Naval Historical Society of Australia at an event at Cockatoo Island.

Expedition provides detailed new look at HMAS AE1

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Australian National Maritime Museum (author), Mr Paul G Allen (photographer), Navigea Ltd (videographer)

Members of the HMAS AE1 survey expedition crew, from left, Rear Admiral Peter Briggs AO CSC RAN (Rtd), James Hunter, Andrew Woods, Rob Kraft, Patrick Travis, Richard Seabrook, Paul Mayer, Rudi Schlepp and Roger Turner. (photo: Paul G. Allen)

Members of the HMAS AE1 survey expedition crew, from left, Rear Admiral Peter Briggs AO CSC RAN (Rtd), James Hunter, Andrew Woods, Rob Kraft, Patrick Travis, Richard Seabrook, Paul Mayer, Rudi Schlepp and Roger Turner.

A joint US and Australian expedition to survey Australia’s first submarine HMAS AE1 has provided detailed new images of the 103-year old shipwreck, which lies on the seafloor off the Duke of York Islands in Papua New Guinea (PNG). 

Navy dentistry celebrates 100 years in new exhibit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Dental Officers, Lieutenant Commander Simon Flanagan and Lieutenant Vishal Bhakoo, tour the Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum within the University of Melbourne. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Royal Australian Navy Dental Officers, Lieutenant Commander Simon Flanagan and Lieutenant Vishal Bhakoo, tour the Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum within the University of Melbourne.

A new exhibit has opened at the University of Melbourne, reflecting on a century of Navy dental personnel keeping sailors fit to bite and fit to fight. 

Report into loss of WW1 submarine HMAS AE1 is released

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Mr James McPherson (author), Mr Grant Gittus (photographer), POIS Paul Berry (video editing)

E-class submarine, HMA Submarine AE1 at sea. (photo: Unknown. Image sourced from the Naval Historical Collection.)

E-class submarine, HMA Submarine AE1 at sea.

The team that found the wreck of HMAS AE1 in December 2017 has submitted its report into the loss of Australia’s first submarine, cataloguing the successful search and outlining what has been learned.

Lost sailors remembered at annual memorial

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, gives a brief history of the N Class Destroyers during the HMAS Nizam 73rd anniversary memorial service at Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, gives a brief history of the N Class Destroyers during the HMAS Nizam 73rd anniversary memorial service at Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia.

Sailors lost at sea from an N Class Destroyer have been remembered in an commemoration in Augusta, Western Australia.

Navy commemorates 76th anniversary of Bombing of Darwin

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), SGT Andrew Eddie (photographer)

(L-R) United States Marine Corps Major George Forbes III, Commanding Officer RAAF Darwin Wing Commander Stephen Parsons, Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra Commander Viktor Pilicic, Lieutenant Colonel Sam Pickering of Headquarters Northern Command and Commander 1 Brigade Brigadier Matthew Pearse at the 76th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin. (photo: SGT Andrew Eddie)

(L-R) United States Marine Corps Major George Forbes III, Commanding Officer RAAF Darwin Wing Commander Stephen Parsons, Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra Commander Viktor Pilicic, Lieutenant Colonel Sam Pickering of Headquarters Northern Command and Commander 1 Brigade Brigadier Matthew Pearse at the 76th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.

Navy personnel and a patrol boat from HMAS Coonawarra have taken part in commemorations to mark the 76th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.

 

Navy talks take time to remember sacrifice

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael Noonan, (left) and Deputy Chief of Navy - France, Vice-amiral d’escadre Denis Béraud lay wreaths during the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael Noonan, (left) and Deputy Chief of Navy - France, Vice-amiral d’escadre Denis Béraud lay wreaths during the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

The Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial has provided a poignant reminder of the close bond between the nations of Australia and France.

Preserving the story of HMAS AE1

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT James McPherson (author), Mr Bayden Findlay (photographer), Fugro Survey (photographer)

Dr Nigel Erskine (front centre) and the Find AE1 expedition team reviewing survey data on board MV Fugro Equator. (photo: Bayden Findlay)

Dr Nigel Erskine (front centre) and the Find AE1 expedition team reviewing survey data on board MV Fugro Equator.

As the investigation begins into the final moments of the Royal Australian Navy’s first submarine HMAS AE1, moves are also afoot to educate the public on the submarine's importance to Australia's wartime history.