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Battles and Operations
Part One Part Two Published on Sep 25, 2017 These videos are a reflection by Stan Nicholls on his experiences serving in HMAS Shropshire during World War 2 including the […]
Netherlands Institute for Military History Published on Apr 3, 2017 Animation of the battle on February 27 1942 when an Allied squadron, under command of the Dutch admiral Karel Doorman, […]
The Panama Canal allows ships to travel between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, saving them a long journey around the tip of South America. This video addresses the construction of […]
This presentation by Mr Rick Mitchell was provided to RAHS members at History House on 31 July 2014
Watch Channel 7 news coverage of Sydney’s former submarine base 50th anniversary event at Neutral Bay Sydney.
Provided by Alan Walker ‘The Proto breathing apparatus was a 2 hour duration set, and always were operated in pairs so if one got into trouble the other was a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Liberty Industrial carried out the deconstruction of the historic Hammerhead Crane located at the Garden Island Naval Base on Sydney Harbour. The project involved dismantling the giant cantilevered dockside crane […]
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 the 4th of October 1913 HMAS Australia led the new fleet through the heads of Sydney Harbour. HMAS Australia, an Indefatigable-class battle cruiser, was The Royal Australian Navy’s first […]
First entry of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet into Sydney in 1913. Courtesy of Sea Power Centre – Australia.
The International Fleet Review was held to commemorate the centenary of the first entry of the Royal Australian Navy Fleet into Sydney which occurred on 4 October 1913. The International […]
May 1st  was celebrated in great style with the greatest display of fireworks I’ve yet seen. We arrived safely in Alex at 0730 and tied up at the fairway […]
Friday 28 March 1941 The usual dawn “Stand To” and then its to our breakfast which was very rudely interrupted by an aircraft ‘Yellow’ immediately followed by ‘Air Raid Red’ […]
We arrived at Malta on Tuesday 14th January  just at dawn. Valletta is a wonderful sight. We entered Grand Harbour and went alongside opposite to the Illustrious which certainly […]
I pray we never have to face again all we went through in those savage seven months. “Malta” – the realisation of what we were up against – just previous […]
Came back into Suda Bay again next morning 2nd Jan  at 1100 and had another alarm from R.D.F but no aircraft was spotted. No soldiers arrived so about 1600 […]
Saturday [19 April 1941] quiet. Sunday we rendezvoused according to plan. Beautiful weather and they gave the ships company roast turkey and trifle for dinner. During the forenoon a Fulmar […]