On This Day - 10 March
- CDRE F. B. P. Seymour, CB, RN, was appointed Commodore Commanding the Australia Station, his flagship was HMS PELOROUS. Seymour was a fighting officer, leading the naval forces in the Maori Wars, and in July 1882 as ADML Sir Beauchamp Seymour; he commanded the British Fleet in the capture of Alexandria, Egypt.
- The flotilla of 7 corvettes, HMA Ships MARYBOROUGH, GOULBURN, BURNIE, BALLARAT, TOOWOOMBA, WOLLONGONG, and BENDIGO, reached Fremantle, WA, from Tjilatjap.
- HMA ML 825 shot down a Japanese fighter off Cape Orford, New Guinea.
HMAS LACHLAN, (frigate), surveyed the approaches to Mindanao, Philippines.
- HMAS BOONAROO departed Port Wilson, VIC, on her first and only voyage to South Vietnam. A general freighter of the Australian National Line (ANL) she had been commissioned nine days earlier.
- HMAS PERTH, (guided missile destroyer), operated on the destroyer screen of the USS KITTY HAWK, (aircraft carrier), during air strikes against North Vietnamese troops in Laos.
- The Fremantle class patrol boat HMAS DUBBO, was commissioned.
- VADM R.G. Taylor, AO, RAN, was appointed as Chief of Naval Staff.
- The frigate HMAS STUART, (CMDR. P. Spedding, OAM, RAN), departed Sydney for service in the Persian Gulf as part of Operation Catalyst. In keeping with tradition the ship, nicknamed the "Tartan Terror", had a lone piper play as she departed the wharf.
- HMA Ships MANOORA, (landing platform amphibious, CMDR A. J. Rourke, RAN), WARRAMUNGA, (ANZAC class guided missile frigate, CMDR D. W. Jordan, RAN), and NORMAN, (mine countermeasures ship, LCDR T. J. Watson, RAN), along with personnel from the Clearance Diving Teams, supported Operation Acolyte, the ADF operation to provide security and support to the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
'On This Day' is based on the book "Navy Day by Day: Historic Naval Events in Australia and Abroad" written by the late Lew Lind. More information.