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TO ALL OUR READERS AN APOLOGY

DUE TO THE HOSPITALISATION OF THE WEB MASTER, THE WEB PAGE HAS BEEN SOMEWHAT NEGLETED HOWEVER HE HAS NOW BEEN RELEASED AND WILL TRY TO GET SOME RELEVANT INFO TO YOU ALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

BY THE WAY A BELATED HAPPY NEW YEAR

BLACK TOT DAY ENJOYED

BLACK TOT DAY

2016

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A GREAT DAY FOR A SAD OCCASION.

THE WARDROOM OF

H.M.A.S.DIAMANTINA

WAS A NICE SETTING.

(COURTESY OF THE QUEENSLAND MARITIME MUSEUM)

THERE ARE MORE PHOTOS IN THE GALLERY

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BATTLE OF JUTLAND 31ST MAY 1916

JUTLAND

THE LAST TRUE NAVAL BATTLE.

31ST MAY 1916

FOUGHT BETWEEN THE TWO MOST POWERFUL NAVIES OF THE TIME.

THE LOSSES WERE TREMENDOUS IN BOTH SHIPS AND MEN.

JOINTLY 21 SHIPS AND 9823 MEN.

THE ROYAL NAVY LOST OVER 6000 AS AGAINST THE GERMAN LOSSES OF 3000.

TECHNICALLY THE BATTLE WAS A DRAW THE BRITISH LOST MORE SHIPS AND MEN, BUT THE GERMAN GRAND FLEET NEVER WENT TO SEA AGAIN.

THIS BATTLE WAS A TREMENDOUS PRICE TO PAY FOR AN INDECISIVE OUTCOME:THE BALANCE OF NAVAL POWER REMAINED THE SAME. INDEED THE LESSON OF JUTLAND CAN VIRTUALLY SERVE AS THE LESSON OF WORLD WAR ONE

.FOR ALL THE HEROISM AND SUFFERING OF BOTH SIDES, IN THE END TOO MANY MEN HAD PERISHED FOR VERY LITTLE.

 

Collingwood

This is the ship the future King of Britain King George Vl served on when he was known as “Lt. Johnstone” R.N.(Prince Albert) at Jutland.

Prince Albert

THERE WERE QUITE A NUMBER OF AUSTRALIANS INVOLVED AT JUTLAND BUT DETAILS ARE VERY SKETCHY. HOWEVER ONE PROMINENT SENIOR OFFICER WAS, ADMIRAL SIR FREDRICK AUGUSTUS GAUNT KBE. BORN IN BEECHWORTH VICTORIA, HE WAS SECOND IN COMMAND !ST BATTLE SQUADRON, HIS FLAGSHIP H.M.S.COLOSSUS.

NPG x67067; Sir Ernest Frederick Augustus Gaunt by Walter Stoneman

THERE ARE MORE PICTURES IN THE GALLERY .

Temporary Change of leader

Temporary

 

Charlie

(our current President)

will be standing down due to a health issue.

Until further notice another committee member will be fielding any queries.

Please contact Dexley or Ray for information.

Contact through our leading boys page

Brit’s biggest warship ever.

H.M.S.QUEEN ELIZABETH

HER MAJESTY

QUEEN ELIZABETH II

HAS LAUNCHED THE BIGGEST

SHIP THE ROYAL NAVY HAS

EVER HAD.

Named after Her Majesty it was launched with a bottle of malt Scotch whiskey instead of the traditional champagne to honour the Scots who built her. At 65000 tons she is quite a monster.

More pictures will be added to the Gallery

 

ANZAC DAY first photo

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All dressed up with somewhere to go.  Charlie off to catch the train ready for the march in Brisbane.

A few more photos from other members are on the way.

maybe they will get to the webmaster soon.

H.M.S.LANCE

WORLD WAR 1

H.M.S.LANCE

THIS SHIP FIRED THE FIRST SHOT AT SEA ON 5TH AUGUST 1914

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LANCE AND ANOTHER SHIP WERE PATROLLING IN THE NORTH SEA AND CAME ACROSS THE GERMAN MINELAYER

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LANCE FIRED HER FOUR INCH GUN HITTING AND EVENTUALLY SINKING HER

MAKING HER THE FIRST NAVAL CASUALTY OF

  WWI

 

uk courts fail

A  news flash from UK.

Martin Foster who was jailed for ripping of the Ganges Assoc. of $A90,000 approx has served half of his sentence 18mnths and has been ordered by the court to repay $2.00 within seven days or back he goes back inside for another week.

We thought we had a problem with the punishment fitting the crime.