South westerly aerial of Garden Island, Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW. by tormentor4555, via Flickr

South westerly aerial of Garden Island, Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW. by tormentor4555, via Flickr

10 February – Melbourne-Voyager collision: The aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne and the destroyer HMAS Voyager collide, with the loss of 82 lives

10 February – Melbourne-Voyager collision: The aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne and the destroyer HMAS Voyager collide, with the loss of 82 lives

Royal Australian Navy Landing Craft Heavy, HMA Ships Brueni, Lauban and Tarakan depart Cairns Harbour. Now decomissioned.Defence Minister Kevin Andrews has undertaken to donate two Landing Craft Heavy vessels to the Philippines, the HMAS Tarakan and Brunei, formerly of the RAN. That comes as PAL in Indonesia finishes off building two Strategic Sealift vessels for Manila.

Two former Australian landing craft commissioned into Philippines navy - 23 July

A Royal Australian Navy Douglas A-4G Skyhawk lands on the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne (R21) in 1980. This Skyhawk was originally delivered to the U.S. Navy as A-4F BuNo 155063. It served in Vietnam on the USS Ranger (CVA-61) with attack squadron VA-155 Silver Foxes from 26 October 1968 to 17 May 1969 (Attack Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2)/NE-416), and on the USS Hancock (CVA-19) with VA-212 Rampant Raiders from 02 August 1969 to 15 April 1970 (CVW-21/NP-4XX). 155063 was then…

A Royal Australian Navy Douglas Skyhawk lands on the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne in

An Australian Army Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo craft departs from HMAS Tobruk off the coast of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea.

HMAS Tobruk An Australian Army Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo craft departs from her well deck off the coast of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea.

HMAS Melbourne 1967

Side view of an aircraft carrier in motion. A helicopter sits on the carrier's deck, and several dark-uniformed people can also be seen.

Gallipoli - Landings in rows of open-topped boats towed behind steamers. Cut loose near the shore, the men used oars the rest of the way

Gallipoli - Landings in rows of open-topped boats towed behind steamers. Cut loose near the shore, the men used oars the rest of the way

HMAS Stalwart  215 HMAS Derwent 49 HMAS Stuart 48 HMAS Yarra 46 About 1969

HMAS Stalwart 215 HMAS Derwent 49 HMAS Stuart 48 HMAS Yarra 46 About 1969

HMAS Voyager (D04) was a Daring class destroyer of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). #2C

HMAS Voyager was a Daring class destroyer of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

ALBANY, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 1914-1918 WAR. HMAS MELBOURNE. [P00117.037 | Australian War Memorial]

ALBANY, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 1914-1918 WAR. HMAS MELBOURNE. [P00117.037 | Australian War Memorial]

Anzac-class Frigates HMAS Arunta and HMAS Perth conduct a dual Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Sirius during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015.

Anzac-class Frigates HMAS Arunta and HMAS Perth conduct a dual Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Sirius during Exercise Talisman Sabre

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