History

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...

Lessons from the Cod Wars

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By Walker D. Mills* Atlantic Cod vary in color from grey to greenish-brown and can grow to be as large as five feet long (though...

Canada’s secret Cold War submarine drone

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Extra-large autonomous submarines may revolutionize intelligence gathering and espionage under the sea. One of these ground breaking projects is the U.S. Navy’s Boeing Orca...