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Gunfighter of the Pole – the Aussie warship HMAS Wyatt Earp

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FANEFJORD was built for the Norwegian herring fishing trade. She was a single deck motor vessel built of pine and oak. Service as a...

World Naval Developments — November 2014

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By Norman Friedman* AS NOVEMBER ended, the French had not yet delivered the new Mistral-class amphibious attack ship/command ship the Russians had bought from them....

Looting of WWII warships foiled by Malaysian Navy

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The Malaysian Insider The Royal Malaysian Navy's Naval Region Command 1 (Mawilla 1) foiled an attempt by a group of Vietnamese fishermen to loot British...

The true HMAS Goorangai story – minesweeping, collision and salvage

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By Petty Officer Marine Technician Andrew Campbell IN 1940 there was naval action between Australia and Germany in Australian waters. This resulted in the loss...

Northern Coasts exercise strengthens crisis management of Finnish Navy

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Northern Coasts 2014, Turku, FinlandTHE two week long Northern Coast 2014 is Finland’s main exercise this year. The main aim of the event is to improve the multinational interoperability between participating troops. A slideshow of photos by Michael Nitz of Naval Press Service is below.

Malaysian naval vessel sinks at dock

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A ROYAL Malaysian Navy hydrographic vessel partially sank while docked at a naval shipyard where it was scheduled to undergo maintenance and repairs.   Local media...

F-35 strike fighters for the Canberra-class?

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By David Baddams* AIR power experts and aficionados cocked a collective eyebrow last autumn when Defence Minister David Johnston announced that F-35B strike fighters could...

World naval developments Oct 2014

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NormanFriedman2Norman Friedman tells of missile advances among other things in his monthly review of naval developments.

German envoy marks 1914 Cocos battle

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envoyGerman Ambassador tells of lessons of 1914 at commemoration of the Battle of the Cocos Islands.

Recording Naval Valour and Service – the Bravo Zulu Project

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By Dr Ian Pfennigwerth* IF AUSTRALIANS in general and the RAN in particular, have a very shaky grasp upon the major events which have shaped...