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10 July - Australian Navy birthday today

Unread postby Max ADU » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:13 pm

Today in Australian History
Sunday, July 10, 1910.

** a must see video below

Australia's Commonwealth Naval Forces are granted the title of Royal Australian Navy by King George V.

From the time that Australia was first colonised in 1788, up until 1859, Australia's naval defence depended on detachments from the Royal Navy in Sydney.
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A separate British naval station was established in Australia in 1859, while a Royal Navy squadron, paid for and maintained by Australia, was maintained in Australian waters through to 1913.

In 1909, the decision was made to establish an Australian Fleet Unit. The first ships comprising this fleet arrived in Australian waters during November of 1910.

These Commonwealth Naval Forces became the Royal Australian Navy on 10 July 1911, following the granting of this title by King George V.

Late in 1911, the Federal Parliament of Australia selected Captain's Point, Jervis Bay, as the site of the future Royal Australian Naval College.

As the Australian Capital Territory was inland, it was determined that the national seat of government needed access to the ocean, so the Jervis Bay Territory was surrendered by New South Wales to the Commonwealth in 1915 under the "Jervis Bay Territory Acceptance Act 1915".

What our Navy consist of
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Today, the RAN consists of 53 commissioned vessels and over 16,000 personnel.

The navy is one of the largest and most sophisticated naval forces in the Pacific region, with a significant presence in the Indian Ocean and worldwide operations in support of military campaigns and peacekeeping missions.

Our Navy consist of
4 Guided Missile Frigate8 Frigate Helicopter
6 Coastal Minehunter14 Patrol Boat
6 Coastal Minehunter6 Coastal Minehunter
1 Landing Ship1 Heavy Landing Ship
3 Heavy Landing Craft2 Surveying Ship
4 Coastal Surveying Ship2 Support Ship
6 Ancillary Craft6 Submarine

Since the being of the Australian Navy more than 237 ships have been Decommissioned or Lost at sea.

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Re: 10 July - Australian Navy birthday today

Unread postby Max ADU » Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:06 pm

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