HMS Encounter served on the Australia Station and was later commissioned into the RAN. She played a vital role in defence of the eastern coast of Australia, and the anti raider patrols in the South West Pacific. She was regarded as “more beloved than any other unit of our fleet”.
On 14 JULY 2012 a short letter was received from Mr Les Heap of Lane Cove providing brief information, which may be historically significant, on the Bathurst Class minesweeper HMAS […]
By Greg Swinden Having recently returned from a second deployment to the Middle East a colleague suggested that I put down in writing some of my thoughts and recollections of […]
Australia’s Fighting Ships – A Century of War & Peace by Ross Gillett. Published by Topmill Pty Ltd, Sydney, 2011. Available in both a limited edition hard cover at $49.95 […]
A History of the Naval Chapel, Garden Island Author – Norman C Rivett Reviewed by LCDR Ron Robb, RAN, Rtd. A detailed history of the Naval Chapel on Garden Island […]
A Hard Fought Ship, The Story of HMS Venomous. By Robert J Moore and John A Rodgaard. ISBN 978-0-9559382-0-7. Published by Holywell House Publishing, Portsmouth, UK. RRP is UK£18.99. It can […]
The Development of Mobile Logistic Support in Anglo-American Naval Policy, 1900-1953 By Peter V Nash. University Press of Florida, USA. ISBN 978 0 8130 3367 9 Reviewed by Tony Howland […]