On This Day
On This Day - 2000-2019
- February 28, 2001
805 Squadron recommissioned at NAS Nowra with Kaman Super Seasprite helicopters
- February 23, 2001
The Collins class submarines HMA Ships DECHAINEUX, (CMDR S. P. Davies, RAN), and SHEEAN, (CMDR W. H. Wiltshire, RAN), were commissioned in a joint ceremony in Adelaide. Both submarines were laid down in the Australian Submarine Corporation Yard in Adelaide. DECHAINEUX was launched on 12 March 1998. SHEEAN was launched on 1 May 1999, with Mrs Ivy Hayes, (Sister of OS Terry Sheean), performing the launching ceremony.
- December 15, 2000
HMAS OTAMA, (Oberon class submarine), was decommissioned. OTAMA, was the last of the RAN’s Oberon class submarines to be decommissioned.
- August 26, 2000
The Huon class mine hunter coastal HMAS NORMAN, was commissioned. NORMAN was laid down in ADI Yard, Newcastle, NSW, and launched on 3 May 1999.
- July 12, 2000
RADM G. F. Smith, AM, RAN, was appointed as Maritime Commander Australia.