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Likely USS Peary props found in Darwin Harbour

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The discovery by a local diver of two large ship propellers on the sea floor of Darwin Harbour has offered a completely new interpretation...

RAN’s role in the Suez Crisis

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This paper was written for the Naval Historical Society of Australia by Society volunteer, Commander Martin Linsley RAN Rtd. Its genesis was a list...

Long history of various maritime security threats

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By James Goldrick* As a former naval officer and current student of maritime affairs, I have long been infuriated by the blanket use of the...

Armidale, a new film of naval courage

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Despite Australia’s rich military history and plethora of tales of underdog battlefront spirit, our list war movies is surprisingly short, with recent flicks like...

Sheean VC case: awards tribunal head takes issue with Minister

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The Chair of the Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal, Mark Sullivan AO, has taken issue with statements by Defence Minister Senator Linda Reynolds about the...

Anniversary of Bismarck sinking

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Under the cover of darkness in the early morning hours of May 19, 1941, the most formidable battleship to have ever been built slipped...

VC not to go to Teddy Sheean, Govt decides

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Defence Minister Linda Reynolds confirmed to the Senate on 13 May 2020 that a VC would not be awarded to Teddy Sheean...

White Ensign flies over HMAS Sydney memorial

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By LCDR Desmond Woods The HMAS Sydney (II)  Memorial at Geraldton in WA has become...

Detailed description of Battle of Coral Sea

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A detailed description of the Battle of the Coral Sea (4-8 May 1942) has been published on the Royal Australian Navy website....

Battle of the Coral Sea remembered

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Seventy-eight years ago this week was the Battle of the Coral Sea. Three...