Topic: Sea Power Centre - Australia

Heroic Hobart (I)

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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

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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)

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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?

Sea Power Conference gathers maritime minds

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

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, gives his opening address to the 2015 Sea Power Conference at the Sydney Exhibition Centre, Glebe Island. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, gives his opening address to the 2015 Sea Power Conference at the Sydney Exhibition Centre, Glebe Island.

Against the backdrop of Sydney Harbour, the ninth Royal Australian Navy Sea Power Conference was held this week, hosting visiting navy Chiefs, service representatives, academics and dignitaries from over 40 nations.

Inching closer to identification

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jeremy Richardson (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Lieutenant Commander David Murphy and Mr James Glossop discuss the medals awarded to Mr Glossop's father Vice Admiral John Glossop, who was in command of HMAS Sydney I when she sunk SMS Emden in WWI. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Lieutenant Commander David Murphy and Mr James Glossop discuss the medals awarded to Mr Glossop's father Vice Admiral John Glossop, who was in command of HMAS Sydney I when she sunk SMS Emden in WWI.

HMAS Sydney (IV)’s Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander David Murphy, recently made a visit to Mr James Glossop, son of Vice Admiral John Glossop, CB, RN, who gained fame as the first Commanding Officer of Sydney (I). 

Those who preserve conquer

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

The original Commissioning Certificate to Captain for Rear Admiral WR Creswell, dated 13 August 1900, is one of many priceless Royal Australian Navy artefacts housed at the Sea Power Centre - Australia.  (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

The original Commissioning Certificate to Captain for Rear Admiral WR Creswell, dated 13 August 1900, is one of many priceless Royal Australian Navy artefacts housed at the Sea Power Centre - Australia.

Senior Naval Historian John Perryman leads a small team that collects and records the histories of each ship, boat, submarine, squadron and base of the RAN in order to honour the legacy of those that have come before, and so that we can learn from the many lessons acquired, some of them at a high cost.