Topic: Sea Power Centre - Australia
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.
A ceremony to remember lost Australian submariners was held at the former HMAS Platypus submarine base on Sydney Harbour on 18 August.
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.
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?
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.
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).
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.