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”.
A State Funeral was held at HMAS CERBERUS for Mr Evan Allen, who was the last RAN veteran from WWI, and also the last member of the Australian forces to […]
HMAS Tingira, often called The Cradle of the R.A.N., lay in the middle of Rose Bay from 25th April 1912 until 1927 as a training ship for lower deck new entries. […]
I feel compelled to respond to the article by Lt. Swinden, RAN, in the December issue of the Naval Historical Review, entitled “HMAS Tingira – 1912-1927, a Legacy of Service”. […]
Williamstown may have been the cradle of the Victorian Naval Forces and the Commonwealth Naval Forces, but there seems little doubt that from the inception of Australia’s own Naval Forces […]
The following poem “Detail Action” has been attributed to CPO Fred “Gaity” Crawford, the well known identity of the Boys Training Ship “Tingira”, and this could quite possibly be true. […]