Jul 22, 2019 · When HMAS (His Majesty’s Australian Ship) Sydney II failed to return to Fremantle as scheduled on November 20, 1941 there was not too much concern. A troopship, Zelandia, which had been escorted by Sydney, had arrived a day later than expected in Singapore and so it was thought that Sydney was simply running behind schedule.
A gift to the seamen of HMA Ships Australia & Sydney with best wishes from members of the Commonwealth Guild. July 21st 1913. Inside the flyleaf is inscribed in pen: Donald McKenzie, HMAS Australia, St Vincent, Cape Verde Islands. August 2nd 1913.
On page 54 meet a group of dedicated historians who’ve been tracing the descendants of the Australian men who died when HMAS Kuttabul was attacked in Sydney Harbour in 1942.
The first of these, HMAS Collins, was commissioned on 27 July 1996. The O-boats were progressively decommissioned, commencing with HMAS Oxley on 13 February 1992. HMAS Orion was paid off into reserve at Garden Island, Western Australia, on 4 October 1996.
Then there was Baptism of Fire in 1964, a one-hour documentary on the first-ever naval engagement of the Royal Australian Navy when HMAS Sydney did battle with the German raider “Emden” off the Cocos Islands. In 1965, he was involved when Mavis Bramston came to town and appeared on ‘In Perth Tonight’, for which he was the first director.
The year was also made memorable by the discovery in March 2008 of HMAS Sydney (II) and the German raider Kormoran, followed by a series of memorial services. Members of the SPC-A were heavily involved in supporting the Sydney (II) events, none more so than John Perryman the Senior Naval Historical Officer.
cially commissioned HMAS Choules. Choules is a Landing Ship Dock (LSD) which was commissioned into service in 2006.
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