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Four more Pearl Harbour dead identified

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Officially, the U.S. death toll in the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor is 2,403. But the books have yet to be closed...

HMAS Sydney II commemoration to be online

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Australia’s greatest naval tragedy, the sinking of the HMAS Sydney II, will be remembered with an online ceremony to mark the 79th anniversary. Differing to...

Qld Maritime Museum to close

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After months spent desperately trying to keep it afloat, the Queensland Maritime Museum is expected to close its doors permanently on New Year's Eve,...

The RAN in the Gulf

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Commencing on 9 November, the Australian Naval History podcast series will release four episodes of the RAN in the Gulf on successive Mondays. Professor...

Virtual tour of the Garden Island tunnels

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Zoom Presentation: Tuesday 20 th October 2020 This presentation by the Naval Historical Society will address the construction and circumstances which led to the construction...

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...