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The rise of the US Navy

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On a warm August day in 1785, at the Merchants' Coffee House in Philadelphia, an 8-year-old Continental Navy 32-gun frigate named Alliance was auctioned...

The Navy and the Spanish flu

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The next episode of The Australian Naval History podcast series, to be released on 19 October, will deal with the Navy and the 1918-19...

Ceremonial sword presented to HMAS Moreton

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When retired Royal Australian Navy Officer, and now the Reverend Ian McGilvray, decided to present his ceremonial sword back the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Moreton willingly...

HMAS Australia in Burnie 1938

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  These images were provided to the ANI by a descendant of the Burnie visit.

Invidious Choices – German East Asia Squadron and RAN in the Pacific

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By Lieutenant Commander Desmond Woods RAN* On the morning of 4th November 1914 news reached the Admiralty in Whitehall of the disaster that had overtaken...

New light on 1963 US sub sinking

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The US Navy began releasing documents from the investigation into the deadliest submarine disaster in U.S. history on Wednesday, but the Navy said the...

Brendan Nelson talks about Teddy Sheean VC

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Angus Hordern speaks with Dr Brendan Nelson about Australia’s 101st Victoria Cross recipient, Teddy Sheean VC, in the Life on the Line podcast series. Life...

A warhorse sails into the sunset

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By Sarosh Bana*   A dirge sounded on 19 September through both the Indian and Royal navies as Viraat, the world’s oldest aircraft carrier when it...

Scuttled: web presentation on HMAS Australia I

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On a beautiful sunny day in October 1913 the flagship of our new navy, HMAS Australia, a dreadnought battlecruiser and the most powerful warship...

Darwin propeller find rewrites history

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Destroyer doomed from the start – the rewritten story of USS Peary’s final combat action in Darwin 1942. Discovery of propellers from the ship explains...