This presentation by Mr Rick Mitchell was provided to RAHS members at History House on 31 July 2014
The following videos produced by the Royal Australian Navy and other organisations are of historical significance to the RAN.
On 12th June 2017, Ex-HMAS Sydney was docked at the Western Australian Government owned Australian Marine Complex Common User Facility in Henderson Western Australia by AMC Management, the Facility Manager and Floating Dock Operator. The defence contractor Birdon was awarded the disposal contract by the Department of Defence and in conjunction with Defence chose the Common User Facility to undertake the final dismantling of the ship.
This footage is of Japans formal surrender to the Allies, bringing an end to World War II. The surrender ceremony was conducted in Tokyo Bay on board USS Missouri 2 September 1945. The ceremony was led by the Supreme Allied Commander, General Douglas MacArthur.
Curator Richard Dunn from the Royal Museums Greenwich discusses some of the highlights of Ships, Clocks & Stars. The exhibition offers visitors the rare chance to see the extraordinary nautical instruments that led to maritime history’s greatest scientific breakthroughs – the quest for longitude.