Topic: Naval Heritage and History

Friends remember the fallen from 77 years ago

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Catafalque party general salute during the the last post at a memorial service for the 77th anniversary sinking of the ferry Kuttabul at Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Catafalque party general salute during the the last post at a memorial service for the 77th anniversary sinking of the ferry Kuttabul at Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney.

A quiet and solemn ceremony has been held at HMAS Kuttabul to remember the lives lost 77 years ago during World War Two, when Japanese midget submarines launched an attack in Sydney Harbour.

Bulldog joins the Steel Cat

Published on by LEUT Danielle Brodie (author), CPL Colin Dadd (photographer)

Members of the Ship’s Company welcome their mascot, British Bulldog Leading Seaman Hank, after HMAS Brisbane's (III) Freedom of Entry march. (photo: CPL Colin Dadd)

Members of the Ship’s Company welcome their mascot, British Bulldog Leading Seaman Hank, after HMAS Brisbane's (III) Freedom of Entry march.

A little-known piece of Navy history dating back to the First World War is being kept alive with a British Bulldog by the name of Hank becoming the first mascot for ‘the Steel Cat’, HMAS Brisbane (III).

Navy joins Shoalhaven in honouring the life of Private Ernest Licey

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Albatross, Commander David Hutchinson, RAN, walks with Mr Keith Payne, VC, during a re-dedication ceremony for Private Ernest Licey at Nowra General Cemetery.  (photo: POIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Executive Officer HMAS Albatross, Commander David Hutchinson, RAN, walks with Mr Keith Payne, VC, during a re-dedication ceremony for Private Ernest Licey at Nowra General Cemetery.

Indigenous Elders from the Yuin Nation and the Wreck Bay Community were joined by veterans, members of the Shoalhaven Community and personnel from HMAS Albatross to honour the Shoalhaven’s only Indigenous ANZAC soldier: Private Ernest Licey.

For Our Country

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS James McDougall (author and photographer)

Sarpeye dancers of the Australian Army's Charlie Company, 51st Battalion, Far North Queensland Regiment; and the Navy Bungaree Indigenous Performance Group at the dedication of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander memorial at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Sarpeye dancers of the Australian Army's Charlie Company, 51st Battalion, Far North Queensland Regiment; and the Navy Bungaree Indigenous Performance Group at the dedication of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander memorial at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

A new memorial honouring the service and sacrifices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders has been dedicated in the Sculpture Garden of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Navies gather to remember the Battle of Sydney

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer CMDR Michael Nipperess, Executive Officer of HMAS Kuttabul (left); and Commanding Officer of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force icebreaker JS Shirase, CAPT Koji Miyazaki lay wreaths at the Japanese midget submarine memorial at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Royal Australian Navy officer CMDR Michael Nipperess, Executive Officer of HMAS Kuttabul (left); and Commanding Officer of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force icebreaker JS Shirase, CAPT Koji Miyazaki lay wreaths at the Japanese midget submarine memorial at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island.

A quiet and solemn ceremony was recently held at HMAS Kuttabul to commemorate and honour the lives lost in May 1942, when Japanese midget submarines launched an attack in Sydney Harbour.

Perth (I) survivor’s ashes committed to sea as three navies commemorate Battle of Sunda Strait

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Liam Whitfield presents the Australian White Ensign to Ms Dawn Manning following a service to commemorate the 77th Anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Perth (I). (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Sub Lieutenant Liam Whitfield presents the Australian White Ensign to Ms Dawn Manning following a service to commemorate the 77th Anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Perth (I).

Officers and sailors from HMA Ships Diamantina and Leeuwin were joined by their counterparts from Indonesia and the United States to mark the 77th anniversary of the loss of HMAS Perth (I) and the USS Houston during the Battle of Sunda Strait.

New officer follows in the footsteps of last ANZAC

Published on by Department of Defence (author), José Navarro (photographer)

Senior Naval Officer - Tasmania and Appointing Officer, Commander Robert Curtis, welcomes Thomas Claridge into the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: José Navarro)

Senior Naval Officer - Tasmania and Appointing Officer, Commander Robert Curtis, welcomes Thomas Claridge into the Royal Australian Navy.

When Thomas Claridge joined the Royal Australian Navy in Hobart last Friday, he was following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather Alec Campbell, who was Australia’s last ANZAC.

Bombing of Darwin remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer), SGT David Millard (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, pays his respects after laying a wreath at the USS Peary Memorial, during a commemorative service held in Bicentennial Park, Darwin. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, pays his respects after laying a wreath at the USS Peary Memorial, during a commemorative service held in Bicentennial Park, Darwin.

Australian Defence Force members and an Armidale Class Patrol boat have provided a strong contribution to commemorative services held in the Northern Territory to mark the 77th anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.

Annual commemoration remembers N Class Destroyers

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

N Class Destroyer HMAS Nizam (G38). Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive. (photo: )

N Class Destroyer HMAS Nizam (G38). Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive.

The officers and sailors of Navy’s Second World War N Class Destroyers were remembered recently at an annual memorial in the Western Australian town of Augusta.

Memory of Japanese submariners recognised in the Top End

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

His Excellency Mr Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, and Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Scott Morrison, MP, prepare to lay wreaths at the cenotaph in Darwin, Northern Territory. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

His Excellency Mr Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, and Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Scott Morrison, MP, prepare to lay wreaths at the cenotaph in Darwin, Northern Territory.

During a recent visit to the Top End, His Excellency Mr Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan visited a site of naval wartime significance.