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The Old RAN

Postby MikeJames » 24 Dec 2018 17:36

HMAS Australia with RMS Queen Mary in 1940

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Canberra leaving the Heads in a swell pre-war

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HMAS Shropshire 1946

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Perth in 1939

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Late war shot of HMAS Nizam

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HMAS Sydney 1

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HMAS Melbourne alongside GI after her collision with HMAS Voyager.

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HMAS Sydney on a Vung Tau Ferry run, topping up from Supply.

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Postby BsHvyCgn9 » 28 Dec 2018 08:33

Looks like its a reversed negative?? Her Island is on wrong side!! :shock: :shock:

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Postby MichaelB » 28 Dec 2018 10:48

Some more oldies
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HMAS Vendetta comes alongside at HMS Tamar in Hong Kong

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Postby ozpirate » 29 Dec 2018 16:10

I've turned the image around the right way.
HMAS Sydney on a Vung Tau Ferry run, topping up from Supply.
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Postby MikeJames » 29 Dec 2018 17:56

Thanks Mick.

HMAS Katoomba is co-credited with the destruction of the Japanese submarine I-124 - the first enemy sub sunk in Australian waters - off Darwin on 20 Feb 1942

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Postby MikeJames » 30 Dec 2018 19:13

An A-4G Skyhawk landing on HMAS Melbourne in 1980.

10 of these jets were collected from the US by HMAS Sydney for use by the Fleet Air Arm in July 1971.

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Postby MikeJames » 31 Dec 2018 11:52

HMAS Australia seen here post-war.

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Postby MichaelB » 31 Dec 2018 16:28

River class frigates for all
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Postby MikeJames » 01 Jan 2019 06:57

The three sisters together: Perth-class destroyers HMAS Perth, HMAS Hobart and HMAS Brisbane.

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HMAS Vendetta making a replenishment approach on the fleet oiler, HMAS Supply, in a heavy swell

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Postby MikeJames » 02 Jan 2019 08:05

HMAS Napier was one of 5 N-class destroyers transferred to the RAN in the early 1940s.

She operated with the Mediterranean Fleet until the start of 1942. She was then transferred to the East and served with the BPF at the end of the war.

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Postby MikeJames » 03 Jan 2019 07:47

Japanese midget sub M-21 raised from the bottom of Sydney Harbor where RAN defences had sunk her during the Japanese midget submarine raid of June 1942 that sank Kuttabul.

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Postby MichaelB » 03 Jan 2019 10:14

Some nice old River class.
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Postby MikeJames » 04 Jan 2019 10:47

The Tribal-class destroyer HMAS Warramunga running trials in 1942.

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Postby MikeJames » 05 Jan 2019 08:43

A Firefly on the deck of HMAS Vengeance. HMAS Anzac is in the background.

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Postby MikeJames » 06 Jan 2019 11:48

The Battle of Lingayen Gulf, 5-9 January, part of the allied operations to liberate the Philippines.

Along with the US Navy, HMAS Australia, Shropshire, Arunta, Warramunga, Gascoyne and Warrego were engaged. Australia and Arunta were hit by Japanese kamikaze planes.

Australia is seen here after being hit.

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Battle-class destroyer HMAS Tobruk seen off the coast of Korea during the Korean War

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Postby MikeJames » 08 Jan 2019 15:01

HMAS Deloraine and Bathurst-class minesweepers, Williamstown, 1946.

She (J232) was commissioned in 1941. In January 1942 she evaded an attack by the Japanese submarine I-124 and was jointly credited with the submarines' sinking after she inflicted the initial damage.

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Postby MikeJames » 09 Jan 2019 11:33

HMAS Vengeance and HMAS Sydney in Brisbane in 1954

The Colossus-class light aircraft carrier Vengeance as acquired by the RAN in 1952 and was reclassified in 1954 as a training ship.

Following Australian service Vengeance was sold to the Brazilian Navy in 1955.

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HMAS Perth firing on North Vietnamese targets, 23 February 1968. It was on that day that she fired her 5000th round of her second Vietnam deployment.

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Postby MikeJames » 11 Jan 2019 10:11

On 10 Dec 1983, HMAS Geraldton (II) commissioned at Cairns. She was one of 15 Fremantle class patrol boats whose primary role was to conduct fisheries and civil surveillance patrols, protecting Australia's borders.

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Postby MikeJames » 12 Jan 2019 17:53

HMAS Bataan carrying out a surface gunfire serial.

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Postby MikeJames » 13 Jan 2019 18:42

HMAS Jervis Bay en route to Operation MORRIS DANCE, as seen from HMAS Stalwart, as part of the proposed RAN resonse to the 1987 Fijian coup.

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Postby MichaelB » 13 Jan 2019 18:49

MikeJames wrote:On 10 Dec 1983, HMAS Geraldton (II) commissioned at Cairns. She was one of 15 Fremantle class patrol boats whose primary role was to conduct fisheries and civil surveillance patrols, protecting Australia's borders.

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Not the best photo around but a rare one of the three boats used for the RAN's paint trials
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Postby MikeJames » 14 Jan 2019 11:09

Lovely shot Michael, rare as too.

Apparently the tests showed the Blue Grey was by far the most effective, but the then Chief of Navy was reported to have said that the RAN would not be painting their ships blue on his watch and killed it.

Having repeatedly watched Fremantle sail in and out of Sydney Harbour in Grey Blue I can attest that it was FAR harder to see than Storm Grey or Haze Grey.

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