Topic: Naval Heritage and History
Taking time out from their busy schedule, the officers, sailors and civilian staff of HMAS Penguin have celebrated the Sydney establishment’s 78th birthday.
Rear Admiral Andrew John Robertson, AO DSC RAN - Navy’s most accomplished Gunnery Officer - has died at age 95 in north west New South Wales.
Faced with a scarcity of jobs, former water-tank builder Norman Tame followed his mates and joined the Royal Australian Navy almost 80 years ago.
Australia’s most senior submariner and former Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ian MacDougall, has died at age 82 in Tasmania.
The bell from HMAS Nestor was present at some significant events in the life of the ship’s last surviving crew member, Lieutenant Commander Kenneth Brown.
Over 60 years have passed since one of the Navy’s most iconic buildings was erected. On 30 April 1960, the foundation stone for the HMAS Watson Chapel was laid.
WWII Channel Patrol Boat HMAS Lolita has been remembered at a service held on the 75th anniversary of her loss, at the Royal Australian Navy Memorial at Bradleys Head, Mosman.
Today, many Australians are unaware that the Battle of the Coral Sea was fought in waters that lap Queensland’s coast. However, in 1942, with fears that Australia was facing invasion, our population understood all too well the importance of it.
The HMAS Sydney (II) Memorial at Geraldton in WA has become a place of pilgrimage for 65,000 visitors each year, and a recent decision by the Chief of Navy has added a final special touch to the important commemorative site.
Having only served little more than two years at war, HMAS Vampire (I) - a V Class Destroyer in the Royal Australian Navy - had already earned five Battle Honours: Calabria 1940, Libya 1940-41, Greece 1941, Crete 1941 and Indian Ocean 1941-42.