Feature Histories

Title Summary Author Year
Naval Ingenuity: A Case Study Throughout history, seafarers have had to consistently use their ingenuity to improvise, adapt and overcome in the face of adversity. John Perryman 1979
Ho Hum - Another Day Surveying in Paradise Since the late 1800s Australia has maintained an important hydrographic presence in the South West Pacific. Kevin Slade (OIC and Advisor SIHU 1980/82) and Clifford Olisukulu (Chief Hydrographer SIHU 2013/2018) 1980
Gulf War I - Operation DAMASK Operation DAMASK Dr David Stevens and John Perryman 1990
Operation SOLACE - RAN Relief to Somalia 1993 On the morning of Thursday 20 May 1993, HMAS Tobruk, with personnel from 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR) aboard and 844 tonnes of vehicles and stores embarked... John Perryman 1993
The RAN in the Gulf - Two Years On On 17 March 2003 some 40 cargo dhows sailed from the Khawr Abd Allah (KAA) waterway and entered the Northern Arabian Gulf (NAG). Dr David Stevens and John Perryman 2003
Farewell to the Fremantle Class On 23 June 2005 the Australian White Ensign was hauled down for the last time in the Fremantle Class patrol boat (FCPB) HMAS Cessnock, heralding the first tangible sign of the end of an era. Brett Mitchell 2005
Operation ASTUTE - The RAN in East Timor Operation ASTUTE, the ADF’s recent deployment of “troops to bring security, peace and confidence to the people of Timor-Leste”, has been accompanied by the expected flood of media analysis. Dr David Stevens 2006
725 Squadron Recommissioning In 2013 the RAN will begin taking delivery of 24 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ naval combat helicopters. They will replace the current combat helicopter, the Seahawk S-70B-2... Petar Djokovic 2013