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  Royal Australian Navy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is the naval branch of the Australian Defence Force.
The Royal Navy continued to provide blue water defence in the Pacific until World War Two, when expansion of the RAN saw the acquisition of aircraft carriers, and other large surface vessels.
The Royal Australian Navy was established in 1909.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Royal_Australian_Navy   (899 words)

 Chapter 1 Royal Australian Navy at War
They had their representatives in H.M.S. Royal Oak when she was sunk in Scapa Flow by a German U-boat; in British merchant ships-where they were serving as gunners-which were sunk by the German raider Graf Spee; and in various vessels of the Royal Navy.
Consequently, the arrival of the Australian destroyers in the Mediterranean was a godsend to the commander-in-chief.
The Australian ships suffered their first casualty in action later this month when, at 1,000 on the 11th, Vampire, proceeding with a convoy from Malta to Alexandria, was straddled by bombs, and Mr.
www.diggerhistory2.info /ran/1942/01.htm   (7584 words)

 RAN in WW2
The Australian Navy suffered the worse loss in its history in November 1941 when HMAS Sydney was lost with all hands off the Western Australian Coast.
HMAS Vampire was also the first Australian vessel to engage the Japanese navy when on the night of 26-27 January 1942 she, along with HMS Thanet attacked Japanese naval units off Endau, Malaya..
The Royal Australian Navy's first victory against the Japanese occurred on 21 January off Darwin when the submarine I124 was destroyed by depth charges dropped by the Bathurst Class corvettes Katoomba, Lithgow and Deloraine and the United States destroyer Edsall.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-navy/ran_ww2.htm   (994 words)

 Royal Navy, October 1932
She was widely considered the pride of the Royal Navy and was often used for ceremonial duties and showing the flag.
By 1932, the Royal Navy had been forced to accept the idea of parity with the United States Navy, especially concerning capital ships, though the British still maintained an advantage in terms of cruisers and destroyers.
Also, it might be interesting to comapre the Royal Navy of 1932 with the United States Navy at the same date.
www.geocities.com /scs028a/royalnavy   (386 words)

 The Royal Australian Navy in the Vietnam War
The Royal Australian Navy's role in the Vietnam War is sometimes overlooked by comparison with the Army's larger numerical involvement.
RAN CDT 3 was primarily employed in clearing rivers and shipping channels of mines and booby traps laid by the Viet Cong.
During the 10 years that the RAN was involved in the war, eight officers and sailors were killed and another 46 were either wounded or suffered other injuries.
www.vvaa.org.au /ran.htm   (1527 words)

 Flag History - Other Australian Flags - Royal Australian Navy White Ensign
The tradition of Australian flags featuring the Southern Cross and Union Jack dates from 1823 with the advent of the National Colonial Flag of Australia which was a white ensign featuring the naval cross of St George on which was displayed four stars representing the constellation of the Southern Cross.
This flag arrangement was accepted for many years; our Navy had been founded upon the traditions, regulations, laws and procedures of the Royal Navy, our officers underwent much of their training in the UK and most RAN ships, aircraft and materiel continued to be of British origin or design.
The involvement of RAN ships in the Vietnam War where they were flying a distinguishing ensign identical with that of another country not engaged in the war lent logic and urgency to his argument.
www.australianflag.org.au /navyensign.php   (695 words)

 Royal Australian Navy - heritage - weapons - equipment - ships
The Australian cargo ship, the SS Iron Knight, was en route from Whyalla to Newcastle with a load of iron ore when it was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine during World War II.
Navy received an urgent request for assistance on Saturday morning, which saw HMAS Anzac immediately embark a medical officer and specialist medical equipment before sailing from her home port of Fleet Base West at Rockingham, WA.
Despite an assurance from Navy Chief Vice Admiral Russ Shalders that the ships would be "right at the leading edge of naval capability", one of two companies bidding for the contract to design them said the $6 billion budget for the three ships did not allow for top-of-the-line technology.
www.australiandefencereport.com.au /royal-australian-navy.htm   (2815 words)

 Submarine Force of the Royal Australian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
With the delivery of the first submarines of the new Collins class, the RAN is on the threshold of a new era of excellence in undersea warfare.
During the period 1949-69 a total of ten Royal Navy ‘A’ and ‘T’ class submarines were stationed in Sydney with operating costs funded jointly by Australia and New Zealand.
Most RAN submariners transfer into the submarine service after initial qualification in the surface fleet, and all volunteers undergo a rigorous selection process that also provides prospective submariners with significant insight into what the service is like.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/cno/n87/usw/issue_4/submarine_royalaustralian.html   (1368 words)

 Publications (Royal Australian Navy)
Navy News is published fortnightly with its basic charter to inform and entertain our sailors wherever they are serving, in ships or on shore, at home or overseas.
Australian Maritime Doctrine fills a gap in Australian military maritime writing that has traditionally existed between the strategic and operational levels.
Papers in Australian Maritime Affairs allow for the distribution of substantial work by members of the Royal Australian Navy, as well as members of the Australian and international community, undertaking original research into regional maritime issues.
www.navy.gov.au /publications   (559 words)

 Royal Navy, warships, WW2, battleships, battlecruisers, aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, submarines, escorts
The Royal Navy would be responsible for the North Sea and most of the Atlantic, although the French would contribute some forces.
In the Mediterranean, defence would be shared between both Navies, but as it happened, Benito Mussolini's claimed ownership of the Mediterranean - his 'Mare Nostrum' - did not have to be disputed for another nine months.
Troop convoys were always heavily escorted, and the Commonwealth Navies played an important part in protecting the men as they left their home shores.
www.naval-history.net /WW2CampaignRoyalNavy.htm   (1305 words)

 The Royal Australian Air Force
A thin red line of 69,000 members of the Royal Australian Navy, Royal Australian Air Force, and Australian Army is responsible for the defense of this island continent of 2,900,000 square miles as well as its 12,500 miles of coastline and surrounding waters.
The forerunner of the Royal Australian Air Force, known as the Australian Flying Corps, was dispatched to Mesopotamia on 8 February 1915.
An Australian defense writer has commented that "Australia's Defence problem is that there is no Defence problem." The point being made was that in trying to determine the shape and size of the Defence Forces the key element of an identifiable threat was missing, thereby raising problems in striking a Defence Force composition.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/aureview/1977/mar-apr/burt.html   (3486 words)

 Ocean Waves - Royal Australian Navy - The Genesis of the Royal Australian Navy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
From the very start of white settlement in Australia, the defence of the Colony rested with the Royal Navy, and it was to Captain Arthur Phillip, a Naval Officer, that command of this new Colony was given.
This establishment of the Australian Station was indeed a landmark in the devolopment of Defence in Australia, and marked a new coming of age in that regard.
It was generally agreed to continue with the arrangement concerning the Australian Squadron after 1901, but South Australia dissented, their Premier wanted a Royal Naval Reserve to be raised and trained in Australia, using the Colonies contribution to the Squadron.
www.royal-navy.org /ran/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12&Itemid=14   (3837 words)

 Service with the Royal Australian Navy from 1960 to 1969
Royal Australian Navy basic training establishment was then and still is today, HMAS Cerberus on Hanns Inlet, which runs off Westernport Bay in Victoria.
Queenborough (known as Queenbee) was to recommission as a training ship for the RAN and she was in a deplorable state of disrepair, but made the deadline for recommissioning and sailed for Sydney.
In 2005 after almost 40 years, the Malaysian Government with the agreement of the Australian Government announced that it is to award a medal to servicemen who were allocated to the FESR for a minimum of 90 days during the Indonesian Confrontation.
users.qld.chariot.net.au /~dialabull/Service.htm   (2567 words)

 Royal Australian Navy
The Navy Recruit School is where all sailors begin their naval careers.
The Board of Inquiry commenced on 6 September 2005 into the Sea King helicopter accident on the Indonesian island of Nias on 2 April 2005.
The Royal Australian Naval College is responsible for the education and training of Navy's future leaders.
www.navy.gov.au   (53 words)

 Seascape Navigator - Royal Australian Navy Exhibition
The Australian National Maritime Museum at Sydney's Darling Harbour has an exhibition on the history of the Royal Australian Navy.
The Navy is one of the National Maritime Museum’s general exhibitions, which are now open for inspection without admission charges.
Yet another of the many displays illustrates wide-ranging RAN peacetime efforts including the help it provided to clean up after Darwin’s Cyclone Tracy in 1974-75, its rescue of lone yachtsman Tony Bullimore from the Southern Ocean in 1998 and its involvement in the Tampa refugee incident of 2001.
www.maritimeworld.net /sn.asp?PageNumber=148   (414 words)

 ANMM Royal Australian Navy Ships   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Australian War Memorial in Canberra has extensive book, manuscript and photo collections relating to Australian service personnel and the campaigns in which they were engaged.
The Royal Australian Naval Historical Society has a list of RAN ship plans for sale.
The Royal Australian Navy website is a very useful source with information on current naval vessels including details of ships of the fleet photos and details of ships badges.
www.anmm.gov.au /lib/ausnav.htm   (841 words)

 Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union
The Men’s team was placed second in the international Commonwealth Navy Cup during 2000 and 2003.
From these various competitions the Navy National Team is selected to represent their Service at the Australian Defence Force Rugby Championships - the pinnacle of the annual Defence rugby calendar.
RANRU were the host of the very successful international Commonwealth Navy Cup in 2001 (comprising the RAN, Royal Navy and Royal New Zealand Navy); as an indication of the prestige of this competition, in 2006, the Republic of South Africa Navy will join and host the competition.
www.navyrugby.asn.au   (341 words)

 War At Sea: The Royal Australian Navy In Korea
RAN armourers crowd together in the mess of the aircraft carrier HMAS Sydney, 1951.
Other RAN ships were deployed shortly thereafter, bombarding shore installations and supply lines.
For the last two years of the war, RAN ships in Korean waters continued to protect the islands off the west coast of North Korea that were in South Korean possession.
www.awm.gov.au /korea/ausinkorea/navy/navy.htm   (318 words)

 Defence Jobs :: Overview
The Royal Australian Navy has an important role defending Australia's national interests, assisting in times of national crisis and supporting neighbouring countries in times of need.
A career in the Navy is exciting and challenging with opportunities to serve at sea and ashore.
This site will provide you with information regarding Navy careers, lifestyle, pay and benefits and other considerations in deciding if the Navy is the right career for you.
www.defencejobs.gov.au /default.asp?initMedia=1&media=flash&bounceBack=/default.asp&p=118   (218 words)

 ANMM Navy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The richness of Australia's naval heritage is brought to life through the human stories behind the service and the roles and activities of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) at peace and war.
Naval affairs and rivalries have been paramount among Australian concerns, and naval victories (like the destruction in 1914 of the German raider Emden by HMAS Sydney) have been matters of intense national pride.
The NAVY gallery looks at the way in which the Royal Australian Navy has operated underwater, on the surface and in the air.
www.anmm.gov.au /navy.htm   (188 words)

 NAVY News :: Top Stories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Aegis system is the world’s pre-eminent maritime air warfare system and forms the backbone of the United States Navy fleet.
It’s also in-service with the Japanese and Spanish navies and soon to be introduced into the South Korean and Norwegian fleets.
It will provide significantly increased protection from air attack for troops being transported and deployed, long-range area air warfare defence for a Navy task group and a coordinated air picture for the more effective deployment of fighter and surveillance aircraft,” Defence Minister Robert Hill said.
www.defence.gov.au /news/navynews/editions/4716/topstories/story16.htm   (301 words)

 Royal Australian Navy - 18/10/2001 - ADJ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
We should all be extremely proud of the history of the Royal Australian Navy, which in many ways uniquely mirrors the development of this nation.
References are often made to the willingness of Australian citizens, even before Federation, to join what were viewed at the time as important world conflicts and, particularly in the very early days, to respond to the calls of what was then known as the British Empire.
Beyond that the Australian Navy played a significant part in the Korean War, and a lesser role in the Vietnam War.
www.parliament.nsw.gov.au /prod/parlment/hansart.nsf/V3Key/LC20011018034   (612 words)

 UGS: About Us: Customer Case Studies and Videos: Royal Australian Navy
On May 5, 1998, a fire aboard the Royal Australian Navy fuel tanker HMAS Westralia claimed the lives of four of its crew.
A commissioned study into the tragedy identified numerous areas in which improvement was necessary in the way the Navy approached product lifecycle management.
Russell notes, "The capabilities of plm and its capacity to support this project are also a strength.We may be able to buy or procure the best piece of software, but the support of this software is also very important.
www.ugs.com /about_us/success/royal_navy.shtml   (1124 words)

 The Royal Australian Navy manages its fleet with LANSA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Royal Australian Navy has given staff at Navy, Army and Air Force bases across Australia secure Intranet access to fleet information.
All external Navy bases through the country need the information as well, to determine where the ships are, how and when to bring materials to ships, when it is an appropriate time to train the crew according to the ship's schedule, and so on."
The Royal Australian Navy's Maritime Headquarters (MHQ) is located on the southern shore of Sydney Harbour.
www.lansa.com /casestudies/ran.htm   (1060 words)

 United States Navy Meritorious Commendation to Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving Team Three
The US Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation confers on the recipient the right to wear a distinctive pennant, a green pennant with yellow, blue and scarlet horizontal stripes top and bottom.
As a part of the Inshore Undersea Warfare Group ONE, Western Pacific Detachment, the Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving Team THREE displayed well-coordinated effort and exemplary performance of duty during the planning and establishment phase of the counterinsurgency operations.
Through their initiative, versatility, reliability and professional competence, the officers and men of the Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving Team THREE reflected great credit upon themselves and the Royal Australian Navy, and upheld the highest traditions of the naval service.
www.vvaa.org.au /cdt3.htm   (394 words)

 Hazard Log for the Royal Australian Navy | Agileware
The NHL enables RAN staff to record the potential hazards that personnel are exposed to on ships, submarines and ashore; track and manage these hazards and provides a medium through which this information can be distributed to all RAN establishments, whether they be constantly connected to a network or are limited by periodic access.
Lotus Notes replication enables RAN to distribute the system to establishments which are both constantly connected to a network and those that are occassionally connected.
The Navy Hazard Log system is licensed under the GPL license.
www.agileware.net /navyhazardlog   (590 words)

 Royal Australian Navy - Cruisers
HMAS Shropshire ("London" type) was commissioned into the Royal Navy under that name in 1929, but did not join the RAN until April 1943 as a replacement for Canberra.
Prior to Australian service she had steamed many miles escorting convoys and bombarding the enemy in the Atlantic and Indian oceans.
She spent most of the rest of the war as part of Task Force 74 (the Australian cruiser squadron operating effectively as part of the US Navy in and around New Guinea, New Britain and the Phillipines).
users.chariot.net.au /~lenshome/cruisers1.htm   (1725 words)

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