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- History - general, Ship histories and stories
- RAN Ships
- HMAS Parramatta III, HMAS Swan III, HMAS Torrens II, HMAS Penguin (Shore Base - Balmoral), HMAS Albatross (Shore Establishment), HMAS Duchess, HMAS Flinders, HMAS Nirimba, HMAS Kimbla, HMAS Yarra III, HMAS Supply I, HMAS Brisbane II, HMAS Onslow, HMAS Hobart II
- March 1976 edition of the Naval Historical Review (all rights reserved)
HMAS Nirimba is the Royal Australian Navy Apprentice Training Establishment (RANATE) and is responsible for the training of Naval artificers in the various trades required in a modern and technical Navy.
Formerly an RAAF airfield, it was taken over by The Navy in 1956 for its present role. Recruits are trained in the disciplines of Marine, Electrical and Aircraft Engineering.
HMAS Onslow is the fourth Oberon-class attack submarine to come into service in the RAN.
As a member of that class she is one of the world’s most efficient diesel-electric submarines, having high underwater speed and the ability to dive very deeply and to run very quietly.
She is named after the West Australian town.
HMAS Supply, previously the RFA Tide Austral, was built in 1955.
She was commissioned into the RAN as a Fleet Oiler in 1962. Her displacement is 26,500 tonnes
The Daring Class destroyer HMAS Duchess is the RAN’s training ship.
In 1973-74 Duchess underwent extensive modernisation to provide facilities required for training junior officers. The ship recommissioned on 14 August 1974.
Duchess served with the Royal Navy from 1952 until early 1964 when it was lent to the RAN. It recommissioned on 8 May 1964 as HMAS Duchess. Its motto is Duci Non Trahi (Led but not Dragged). Duchess was bought by the RAN in 1972.
Designed and built by advanced standards, the hydrographic survey ship HMAS Flinders was launched at Williamstown Naval Dockyard on 29 July 1972 and commissioned on 27 April 1973.
The ship is 161 feet overall, with a waterline length of 150 feet, and a cruising speed of 131/2 knots. She has a range of 5,000 nautical miles.
She is named after the British explorer, Captain Matthew Flinders.
The guided missile destroyer (DDG) HMAS Brisbane is one of three of her class in service with the Royal Australian Navy.
She displaces 4,500 tons and carries a complement of 20 officers and 313 sailors. Her maximum speed is more than 30 knots.
She is the second ship of the name to serve.
Hobart is the fourth ship to bear the name, the first being a captured French sloop which was commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1794.
A missile destroyer, she was launched on 9 January 1964 and commissioned on 18 December 1965 at Boston.
She is armed with IKARA and TARTAR missiles and two 127mm guns.