Topic: Sea Power Centre - Australia

New approach to combat systems

Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP gives a speech at the opening of the Pacific 2017 exhibition breakfast at Darling Harbour, Sydney. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP gives a speech at the opening of the Pacific 2017 exhibition breakfast at Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The Australian Navy will anticipate delivery of the world’s best technology as part of a multi-billion dollar investment unveiled by the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, in Sydney on 3 October.

Sudan deployment a lesson in restraint

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), Jay Cronan (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Paul Koerber at the Dedication ceremony of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra.  (photo: Jay Cronan)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Paul Koerber at the Dedication ceremony of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra.

With the recent unveiling of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial in Canberra, we look at another role an Australian Navy member undertook for the United Nations.

Chiefs of Navy discuss future with leading strategists

Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

VIPs and guests attending the 2017 Sea Power Conference at Darling Harbour, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

VIPs and guests attending the 2017 Sea Power Conference at Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy has drawn Sea Power Conference 2017 to a close after three intense days of presentations, bilateral meetings, industry engagements and discussions on the future of naval operations and maritime capabilities.

Navy welcomes the world for Sea Power Conference

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN speaks at Sea Power Conference 2017 at Darling Harbour, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN speaks at Sea Power Conference 2017 at Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy is hosting the biennial Sea Power Conference with senior naval delegations from around the world descending on Sydney for three days of discussions and Navy-to-Navy engagements.

Hobart (II) - one in a million

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr John Perryman (author), Department of Defence (photographer), ABIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

HMAS Hobart (II) returning to Sydney Harbour for the last time prior to being  decommissioned. (photo: ABIS Yuri Ramsey)

HMAS Hobart (II) returning to Sydney Harbour for the last time prior to being decommissioned.

On 23 September, the Royal Australian Navy will commission the first of three new destroyers. In continuing our reflective stories of previous ships that have carried the name HMAS Hobart, this is the story of Hobart (II).

Heroic Hobart (I)

Published on by John Perryman (author), Navy Archives (photographer)

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive (photo: )

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive

In the lead-up to the commissioning ceremony of the first of the Royal Australian Navy’s new destroyers on 23 September, we look back upon ships who have previously carried the name HMAS Hobart.

Operational tasking tale told

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

'The Smack Track' book based on Royal Australian Navy deployments to the Middle Eastern Area of Operations on display onboard HMAS Darwin during it's launch, Fleet Base East, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

'The Smack Track' book based on Royal Australian Navy deployments to the Middle Eastern Area of Operations on display onboard HMAS Darwin during it's launch, Fleet Base East, Sydney.

The flight deck of HMAS Darwin became the launching platform of a different kind, as Navy supported the launch of a contemporary naval history book by Ian McPhedran, titled The Smack Track.
 

Platypus history preserved

Published on by Department of Defence (author), Unknown (photographer)

Senator the Hon Marise Payne Minister for Defence pays her respects during the dedication ceremony for HMAS Platypus. (photo: Unknown)

Senator the Hon Marise Payne Minister for Defence pays her respects during the dedication ceremony for HMAS Platypus.

A ceremony to remember lost Australian submariners was held at the former HMAS Platypus submarine base on Sydney Harbour on 18 August.

Courageous Colac remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), Defence (photographer)

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive (photo: )

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive

Despite being in the thick of action on many occasions, Bathurst class corvette HMAS Colac ended the Second World War with only two members of her ship’s company killed and two wounded, another amazing ship and crew being remembered 75 years on.

A ship’s history – HMAS Bunbury II – submissions wanted

Published on by CMDR Andrew Schroder (author), LSPH Tracy Casteleijn (photographer)

HMAS Bunbury in the foreground, with FNS La Glorieuse on the right. (photo: LSPH Tracy Casteleijn)

HMAS Bunbury in the foreground, with FNS La Glorieuse on the right.

For more than a century there have been hundreds of ships and aircraft as well as many thousands of people who have served the Royal Australian Navy, but who keeps tabs on ships past and present, and collects the history for future generations?