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Postby MichaelB » 14 Apr 2019 11:23

Rare shot of Hobart and her stern anti aircraft gun mounting
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Postby MikeJames » 17 Apr 2019 18:50

HMAS Stuart (I) leaving harbour

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Postby MikeJames » 19 Apr 2019 20:01

HMAS Darwin during operation Damask in 1992 preparing to board a merchant ship.

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Postby MikeJames » 20 Apr 2019 09:10

Another Darwin shot. In this shot HMAS Yarra escorts HMAS Darwin into Sydney Harbour on 8 November 1985. This was Yarra's last time entering the harbour, she paid off soon after.

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Postby MichaelB » 25 Apr 2019 11:26

A couple of golden oldies.
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Postby MikeJames » 25 Apr 2019 13:09

HMAS Vendetta in a heavy swell.

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Postby MikeJames » 28 Apr 2019 15:21

Bow and stern of HMAS Derwent.

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Postby MikeJames » 05 May 2019 17:44

HMAS Hobart (I) being towed to the breakers.

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Postby MichaelB » 06 May 2019 11:03

Towed out by a Bustler I notice.
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Postby MikeJames » 07 May 2019 12:56

Q-class destroyer HMAS Quickmatch (G92) at the time of being commissioned in the Royal Australian Navy.

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Postby MikeJames » 10 May 2019 19:43

HMA Ships Brisbane and Hobart

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Postby MikeJames » 18 May 2019 18:38

The Town-class cruiser HMAS Adelaide entering Burrard Inlet, BC, Canada during the world cruiser of the Special Service Squadron, 1924

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Postby MikeJames » 19 May 2019 16:24

Wessex operating over Melbourne

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Postby MikeJames » 24 May 2019 15:42

The Singapore basin is full in this iconic photo from Oct.1975

From front clockwise, HMAS Oxley II, HMS Plymouth and Berwick, HMAS Diamantina (outboard), HMAS Hobart and Brisbane, Supply and Torrens II. Vendetta II, Vampire II and HMS Ajax (inboard).

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Postby MikeJames » 31 May 2019 11:28

HMAS Quadrant at Williamstown for Type 15 frigate conversion, March 27, 1950

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Postby MikeJames » 10 Jun 2019 08:14

HMAS Vengeance sailing to Australia with her flight deck loaded with aircraft and freight, and two of her three Sycamore helicopters overhead.

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Postby MichaelB » 15 Jun 2019 19:12

Superb large photo by Wright & Logan of QueenB during her visit to the UK just after her conversion.
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Postby MikeJames » 20 Jun 2019 18:38

The screw corvette HMS Wolverine, flagship of Commodore Second Class John C. Wilson, Commander of the Australia Station, moored in Farm Cove. Beyond her is the screw corvette HMS Carysfort, of the visiting detached squadron, and Fort Denison. Sydney, NSW, July 1881.

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Postby MikeJames » 03 Jul 2019 08:10

HMAS Melbourne (R21) moored at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, July 1958

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Postby MikeJames » 05 Jul 2019 14:33

HMAS Torrens being expended as a target ship via a torpedo from one of the RANs Collins class subs

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Postby MikeJames » 06 Jul 2019 15:52

Formation of Royal Australian Navy Westland Wessex HAS.31B from 725 Squadron

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Postby MikeJames » 24 Jul 2019 22:31

HMAS Melbourne heels under full starboard rudder, March 3rd 1960

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Postby MikeJames » 26 Jul 2019 19:36

A pair of Town-class cruisers in 1918. The center ship, with the spectacular dazzle camo, is HMAS Melbourne.

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Postby MikeJames » 06 Aug 2019 13:50

HMAS Melbourne in Milford Sound, NZ, 1957. Still wearing her original ‘Y’ deck letter and with seven Sea Venoms on deck.

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Postby MikeJames » 13 Aug 2019 13:39

HMAS Hobart, Newcastle, NSW, 1955. Options for reactivating the cruiser were then being explored, including conversion to a guided missile ship, but by April 1955, all proposals were abandoned and she was ultimately sold for scrap in 1962.

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Postby scott154 » 13 Aug 2019 19:24

Some outstanding photos there Mike, I like the Wessex photo and the ddg's bouncing around too.
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Postby MikeJames » 14 Aug 2019 09:27

Cerberus-class breastwork monitor HMVS Cerberus which was operated by the colony of Victoria. She was scuttled on 26 September 1926 at Half Moon Bay to serve as a breakwater for the Black Rock Yacht Club.

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