HMAS Melbourne (R21) was a Majestic-class light aircraft carrier of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

HMAS Melbourne was a Majestic-class light aircraft carrier of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

HMAS Vampire (D11) was a (RAN) Royal Australian Navy, Daring-class destroyer. (google.image) #10A

HMAS Vampire was a (RAN) Royal Australian Navy, Daring-class destroyer

How the WW2 German ‘Schnellboot’ S-102 Was Found in the Black sea

A German "E-Boat" torpedo boat. Its similarity to the Coast Guard 83 foot cutters nearly cost the lives of 4 crews, on D-Day.

John's Navy, Marine, and Military News- HMAS Hawk (M 1139) (formerly HMS Somerlyton) was a Ton-class minesweeper operated by the Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The minesweeper was built for the Royal Navy as HMS Gamston, but renamed HMS Somerlyton before entering service. She was sold to Australia in 1961, and commissioned as HMAS Hawk in 1962. The ship operated through the Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation, and was decommissioned in 1972.

New post (HMAS HAWK) has been published on Navy, Military and Marine with JC HMAS Hawk (M (formerly HMS Somerlyton) was a Ton-class minesweeper operated by the Royal Navy and the Royal.

HMAS BAYONET, Attack Class Patrol Boat, early morning rendezvous with HMAS ANZAC near Cairns, Queensland in 1973.

HMAS BAYONET, Attack Class Patrol Boat, early morning rendezvous with HMAS ANZAC near Cairns, Queensland in 1973.

HMAS Ballarat Port Moresby 1942  HMAS Ballarat (J184) named for the city of Ballarat Victoria was one of 60 Bathurst class corvettes constructed during World War II and one of 20 built for the Admiralty but manned by personnel of and commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

HMAS Ballarat, Port Moresby, 1942 HMAS Ballarat named for the city of Ballarat, Victoria, was one of 60 Bathurst class corvettes constructed.

HMAS Curlew and HMAS Snipe. Ton Class Minesweepers, alongside in Auckland? Sometime in 1973

HMAS Curlew and HMAS Snipe. Ton Class Minesweepers, alongside in Auckland? Sometime in 1973

Attack Class Patrol Boat HMAS Adroit. One of 20 in the class. In service from 1967. Named as follows... Acute, Adroit, Advance, Arrow, Attack, Assail, Aware,  Bandolier, Bayonet, Bombard, Buccaneer,  all those from memory ! Now to Google. Archer, Ardent, Barnett, Barricade, Aitape, Ladave, Lae, Madang, Samarai. Out of service by 1985.

Attack Class Patrol Boat HMAS Adroit. One of 20 in the class. In service from 1967. Named as follows... Acute, Adroit, Advance, Arrow, Attack, Assail, Aware, Bandolier, Bayonet, Bombard, Buccaneer, all those from memory ! Now to Google. Archer, Ardent, Barnett, Barricade, Aitape, Ladave, Lae, Madang, Samarai. Out of service by 1985.

HMAS Moresby, a survey vessel of the Royal Australian Navy, in the waters of Northern Australia during the 1930's.  Steve Given collection

HMAS Moresby, a survey vessel of the Royal Australian Navy, in the waters of Northern Australia during the Steve Given collection

Commissioned in 1968, the hardworking patrol boat HMAS Advance served out of Darwin until 1980. In that time it helped shadow a Russian fishing boat suspected of spying, expelled illegal foreign fishing boats, weathered Cyclone Tracy in 1974, helped with hydrographic surveys of Australia's north-west coast. It even featured in the popular ABC-TV series Patrol Boat.

Come aboard the hard-working patrol boat HMAS Advance, commissioned in 1968 and serving out of Darwin until

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