Naval Studies Group

Founded in May 2016, the Naval Studies Group (NSG) is part of the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society (ACSACS) at UNSW Canberra. The NSG's goal is to provide leadership in the study and understanding of Australian and global naval history. A key aspect of the NSG's work is identifying and encouraging collaboration between individuals, academic institutions and community organisations.

The NSG currently consists of its founding members - former naval officers who have written extensively on naval history and have a long-term association with UNSW.

In promoting the study of naval history, the NSG will hold regular Naval History Workshops for those interested in naval history and those who are already active contributors. Through these workshops a network of researchers and projects will be established and developed.

The NSG is undertaking a number of initiatives including:

  • Producing accurate and well-researched posts, articles and lengthier works in a variety of media
  • Mentoring and offering advice on naval historical study
  • Networking and collaborating both within Australia and internationally, and
  • Provide authoritative advice and guidance on issues of Australian and international naval history when required.


Australian Naval History Video and Podcast Series

These programs are produced by the Naval Studies Group in conjunction with the Submarine Institute of Australia, the Australian Naval Institute, Naval Historical Society and the RAN Seapower Centre. The programs discuss notable events in the history of the Royal Australian Navy.

To provide feedback and comments on each episode email: navalstudiesgroup@gmail.com

Season Three

 

Episode Name

Release Date

Description & Further Reading

 

S3 E14

(#35)

 

The Loss and Relocation of HMAS AE 1

 

7 November 2018

Professor Rob McLaughlin & his expert panel of rear Admiral Peter Briggs, Mr James McPherson & Mr Jim Smail discuss the tragic loss and remarkable discovery of HMA Submarine AE-1.

Further Reading:

  • Jose, AW, The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18 Volume IX: The Royal Australian Navy, University of Queensland Press, 1981.
  • Stevens, DM, In All Respects Ready: Australia's Navy in World War One, Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • White, MWD, Australian Submarines: A History, Australian Teachers of Media, 2015.

 

S3 E13

(#34)

 

The Tobruk Ferry Service

 

31 October 2018

Professor Rob McLaughlin & his expert panel of Flight Lieutenant Greg Pierce, Mr Rick Pelvin & Mr Peter Poland discuss the dangerous but strategically important Tobruk Ferry Service during World War II.

Further Reading:

  • Gill, GH, Royal Australian Navy 1939-1942, Collins, 1957.
  • Gill, GH, Royal Australian Navy 1942-1945, Collins, 1968.
  • Poland, A, Tobruk and Beyond: War Notes from the Mediterranean Station 1941-1943, 2018.
  • Stevens, D.M. The Royal Australian Navy in World War II, Allen & Unwin, 1996.

 

S3 E12

(#33)

 

HMAS Sydney

in the Korea War

 

24 October 2018

Vice Admiral Peter Jones & his expert panel of Dr Fred Lane, Commodore Norman Lee & Commodore Jack McCaffrie discuss the only wartime employment of an Australian aircraft carrier.

Further Reading:

  • Frame, T.R., Goldrick, J.V. P & Jones, P.D. Reflections on the RAN, Kangaroo Press, 1991.
  • Stevens, D.M. The Australian Centenary History of Defence: The Royal Australian Navy, Volume III, Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • Australian Naval Aviation Museum, Flying Stations : A Story of Australian Naval Aviation, Allen & Unwin, 1998.

 

S3 E11

(#32)

 

The RAN & Mine warfare in World War II

 

17 October 2018

Commander Alastair Cooper & his expert panel of Commodore Hec Donohue, Mike Turner & Commander David Wright discuss the RAN's extensive mine warfare effort during World War II.

Further Reading:

  • Gill, GH, Royal Australian Navy 1939-1942, Collins, 1957.
  • Gill, GH, Royal Australian Navy 1942-1945, Collins, 1968.
  • Jones, PD, Australia's Argonauts: The Remarkable Story of the First Class to enter the Royal Australian Navy, Echo Books, 2016.
  • Stevens, D.M. The Royal Australian Navy in World War II, Allen & Unwin, 1996.
  • Turner, M & Donohue, H, Australian Minesweepers at War, Seapower Centre Australia, 2018.

S3 E10

(#31)

Cockatoo Island & the Navy

Part 2

10 October 2018

Commander Alastair Cooper & his expert panel of Dr Greg Gilbert, Mr John Jeremy & Dr David Stevens discuss the significant contribution Cockatoo Island Dockyard made to the RAN.

Further Reading:

  • Jeremy, J, Cockatoo Island : Sydney's historic dockyard, UNSW Press, 1998.
  • Jeremy, J, The Island Shipyard - Shipbuilding at Cockatoo Island 1870-1987, 2014.
  • Visit www.cockatooisland.gov.au/visit/history
  • Stevens, D.M. The Australian Centenary History of Defence: The Royal Australian Navy, Volume III, Oxford University Press, 2001.

 

S3 E9

(#30)

 

Cockatoo Island & the Navy

Part 1

 

3 October 2018

Commander Alastair Cooper & his expert panel of Dr Greg Gilbert, Mr John Jeremy & Dr David Stevens discuss the significant contribution Cockatoo Island Dockyard made to the RAN.

Further Reading:

  • Jeremy, J, Cockatoo Island : Sydney's historic dockyard, UNSW Press, 1998.
  • Jeremy, J, The Island Shipyard - Shipbuilding at Cockatoo Island 1870-1987, 2014.
  • Visit www.cockatooisland.gov.au/visit/history
  • Stevens, D.M. The Australian Centenary History of Defence: The Royal Australian Navy, Volume III, Oxford University Press, 2001.

 

S3 E8

(#29)

 

The Naval War against Japan in Northern Australia

 

26 September 2018

Commander Alastair Cooper & his expert panel of Dr Tom Lewis, Mr John Perryman & Dr David Stevens discuss the naval war in northern Australia against Japan during World War II.

Further Reading:

  • Lewis, T, Darwin Sayonara, Boolarong, 1991.
  • Lewis, T, Wrecks in Darwin Waters, Turton and Armstrong, 1991.
  • Lewis, T, Sensuikan I-124, Tall Stories, 1997.
  • Lewis, T, A War at Home, Tall Stories, 1999.
  • Lewis, T, Zero Hour in Broome. Avonmore Books, 2010.
  • Lewis, T, Darwin's Submarine I-124. Avonmore Books, 2011.
  • Lewis, T, Carrier Attack. Avonmore Books, 2013.
  • Lewis, T, Honour Denied – Teddy Sheean, A Tasmanian Hero. Avonmore Books, 2016.
  • Lewis, T, The Empire Strikes South. Avonmore Books, 2017.
  • Stevens, D.M. The Royal Australian Navy in World War II, Allen & Unwin, 1996.

 

S3 E7

(#28)

 

RAN Code Breaking in World War II

Part 2

 

19 September 2018

Commander Alastair Cooper & his expert panel of Vice Admiral Peter Jones, Dr Joe Straczek, Dr Ian Pfennigwerth & Craig Collie discuss the operations of the Fleet Radio Unit Melbourne & its code breaking legacy.

Further Reading:

  • Collie, C, Code Breakers: Inside the shadow world of signals intelligence in Australia's two Bletchley Parks, Allen & Unwin, 2017.
  • Jones, PD, Australia's Argonauts: The Remarkable Story of the First Class to enter the Royal Australian Navy, Echo Books, 2016.
  • Pfennigwerth, I, A Man of Intelligence: The life of Captain Theodore Eric Nave, Australian codebreaker extraordinary, Rosenberg Publishing. 2006.

 

S3 E6

(#27)

 

RAN Code Breaking in World War II

Part 1

 

12 September 2018

Commander Alastair Cooper & his expert panel of Vice Admiral Peter Jones, Dr Joe Straczek, Dr Ian Pfennigwerth & Craig Collie discuss the creation of a RAN codebreaking capability in the interwar period. They go onto to discuss the formation of the Fleet Radio Unit Melbourne (FRUMEL).

Further Reading:

  • Collie, C, Code Breakers: Inside the shadow world of signals intelligence in Australia's two Bletchley Parks, Allen & Unwin, 2017.
  • Jones, PD, Australia's Argonauts: The Remarkable Story of the First Class to enter the Royal Australian Navy, Echo Books, 2016.
  • Pfennigwerth, I, A Man of Intelligence: The life of Captain Theodore Eric Nave, Australian codebreaker extraordinary, Rosenberg Publishing. 2006.

 

S3 E5

(#26)

 

The RAN in Papua New Guinea

Part 3

Patrol Boats & Landing Craft

 

5 September 2018

Commander Greg Swinden & his expert panel of Commodore Sam Bateman, Commander Jerry Lattin, Commodore Lou Rago & Vice Admiral Chris Richie discuss the operations of patrol boats & landing craft in Papua New Guinea waters.

Further Reading:

  • Bastock,J, Australia's Ships of War, Angus & Robertson, 1975.
  • Moss,T, Guarding the Periphery : The Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951-75, Cambridge University Press, 2017.

 

S3 E4

(#25)

 

The RAN in Papua New Guinea

Part 2

Establishing the Maritime Element of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force.

 

29 August 2018

Commander Greg Swinden & his expert panel of Commodore Sam Bateman, Mr Jim Nockels & Commander Viv Littlewood discuss the RAN's involvement in the establishment of the Maritime Element of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force.

Further Reading:

  • Bastock,J, Australia's Ships of War, Angus & Robertson, 1975.
  • Moss,T, Guarding the Periphery : The Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951-75, Cambridge University Press, 2017.

 

S3 E3

(#24)

 

The RAN in Papua New Guinea

Part 1

1945-1973

 

22 August 2018

Commander Greg Swinden & his expert panel of Commander Jerry Lattin, Commander Viv Littlewood, Dr Tristan Moss & Dr Brian MacDonald discuss the RAN's involvement in Papua New Guinea from 1945 to the lead up to independence.

Further Reading:

  • Bastock,J, Australia's Ships of War, Angus & Robertson, 1975.
  • Moss,T, Guarding the Periphery : The Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951-75, Cambridge University Press, 2017.

 

S3 E2

(#23)

 

HMAS Adelaide in New Caledonia

 

15 August 2018

Commander Alastair Cooper & his expert panel of Vice Admiral Peter Jones, Mr Peter Shannon & Commander Greg Swinden discuss the role HMAS Adelaide played in the installation of a French French regime in New Caledonia in 1942.

Further Reading:

  • Gill, GH, Royal Australian Navy 1942-1945, Collins, 1968.
  • Jones, PD, Australia's Argonauts: The Remarkable Story of the First Class to enter the Royal Australian Navy, Echo Books, 2016.
  • Stevens, D.M. The Royal Australian Navy in World War II, Allen & Unwin, 1996.
  • Swinden, G. HMAS Adelaide 1922-1946: A Short History of the Cruiser, The Naval Historical Society of Australia, 1996.

 

S3 E1

(#22)

 

The Creation of the

Royal Australian Navy

 

8 August 2018

Commander Greg Swinden & his expert panel of Lieutenant Tim Döbler (Federal German Navy), Rear Admiral James Goldrick & Dr David Stevens discuss the creation of the Royal Australian Navy.

Further Reading:

  • Feakes, White Ensign - Southern Cross: A Story of the King's Ships of Australia's Navy, Ure Smith Publication, 1951.
  • Stevens, D.M. The Australian Centenary History of Defence: The Royal Australian Navy, Volume III, Oxford University Press, 2001.

Season Two

 

S2E10

(#21)

 

The Battle of Savo Island

 

3 April 2018

Commander Greg Swinden & his expert panel discuss the brutal Battle of Savo Island in which HMAS Canberra & three US heavy cruisers were sunk. The panel consists of Dr Greg Gilbert, Vice Admiral Peter Jones & Dr Kathryn Spurling.

Further Reading:

  • Carlton, M, Flagship: The Cruiser HMAS Australia and the Pacific War on Japan, William Heinemann, 2016.
  • Gill, GH, Royal Australian Navy 1942-1945, Collins, 1968.
  • Jones, PD, Australia's Argonauts: The Remarkable Story of the First  Class to enter the Royal Australian Navy, Echo Books, 2016.
  • Loxton, B and Coulthard-Clark, C, The Shame of Savo: Anatomy of a naval disaster, Allen and Unwin, 1994.
  • Spurling, K, HMAS Canberra: Casualty of Circumstance, New Holland Publishers, 2016.

 

S2E8

(#20)

 

The RAN Helicopter Flight in Vietnam:

Families back home and the legacy.

(Part 3 of 3 episodes)

 

27 March 2018

This episode was recorded at the 50 year reunion of the RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam (HFV) at the Fleet Arm Museum on October 2017. The final episode with two speakers gives a perspective of the families & well as the HFV's return to Australia.

Further Reading:

  • Australian Naval Aviation Museum, Flying Stations : A Story of Australian Naval Aviation, Allen & Unwin, 1998.
  • Perryman, J & Mitchell, B, Australia's Navy in Vietnam: Royal Australian Navy Operations 1965-72, Topmill, 2007.

 

S2E7

(#19)

 

The RAN Helicopter Flight in Vietnam:

Command and Logistics

(Part 2 of 3 episodes)

 

20 March 2018

This episode was recorded at the 50 year reunion of the RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam (HFV) at the Fleet Arm Museum on October 2017. The episode presents four speakers that provide a US Army view of the HFV contribution as well as command and logistics.

Further Reading:

  • Australian Naval Aviation Museum, Flying Stations : A Story of Australian Naval Aviation, Allen & Unwin, 1998.
  • Perryman, J & Mitchell, B, Australia's Navy in Vietnam: Royal Australian Navy Operations 1965-72, Topmill, 2007.

 

S2E6

(#18)

 

The RAN Helicopter Flight in Vietnam:

Preparations to deploy and Operations

(Part 1 of 3 episodes)

 

13 March 2018

This episode was recorded at the 50 year reunion of the RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam (HFV) at the Fleet Arm Museum on October 2017. The episode presents five speakers that discuss the preparations for the deployment & operations with the US Army and RAAF.

Further Reading:

  • Australian Naval Aviation Museum, Flying Stations: A Story of Australian Naval Aviation, Allen & Unwin, 1998.
  • Perryman, J & Mitchell, B, Australia's Navy in Vietnam: Royal Australian Navy Operations 1965-72, Topmill, 2007.

 

S2E9

(#17)

 

The RAN in the Malaysian Emergency &

Confrontation

 

6 March 2018

Commander Greg Swinden and his expert panel discuss the RAN's involvement in both the Malaysian Emergency and Confrontation. The panel consists of commander Peter Cooke-Russell, Commodore Ian Pfennigwerth, Dr Andrew Ross and Commander Steve Youll.

Further Reading:

  • Grey, J, Up top : The Royal Australian Navy and Southeast Asian conflicts, 1955-1972, Allen & Unwin, 1998.
  • Pfennigwerth, I, Tiger Territory : The Untold Story of the Royal Australian Navy in Southeast Asia from 1948 to 1971, Rosenberg Publishing, 2008.

 

S2E5

(#16)

 

The RAN DDGs in Vietnam:

Through the lens of a Junior Officer and a

Junior Sailor

 

27 February 2018

Two seminar speakers give their perspectives as junior officer & a junior sailor onboard the new RAN Charles F Adams class destroyers in the Vietnam War. The final of three episodes. The presenters are Captain David Cotsell & Warrant Officer Peter Eveille.

Further Reading:

  • ACSACS Occasional Paper No.7. The RAN DDGs in Vietnam: Their war service and their impact of the DDGs on the RAN
  • Perryman, J & Mitchell, B, Australia's Navy in Vietnam: Royal Australian Navy Operations 1965-72, Topmill, 2007.

 

S2E4

(#15)

 

The RAN DDGs in Vietnam:

Technical and Logistics aspects

 

20 February 2018

Two seminar speakers discuss the technical & logistic impact of the three Charles F. Adams class destroyers had on entering RAN service. The second of three episodes. The presenters are Rear Admiral Peter Purcell and Rear Admiral David Campbell.

Further Reading:

  • ACSACS Occasional Paper No.7. The RAN DDGs in Vietnam: Their war service and their impact of the DDGs on the RAN
  • Perryman, J & Mitchell, B, Australia's Navy in Vietnam: Royal Australian Navy Operations 1965-72, Topmill, 2007.

 

S2E3

(#14)

 

The RAN DDGs in Vietnam:

Their war service and their impact of the DDGs on the RAN

 

13 February 2018

This episode was recorded at a seminar to mark the 50th anniversary of the deployment of the first RAN Charles F Adams guided missile destroyers (DDGs) to Vietnam Three seminar speakers discuss the impact the DDGs had on the RAN & their service in the Vietnam War. The first of three episodes. The presenters are Rear Admiral James Goldrick, Vice Admiral David Shackleton & Vice Admiral Rob Walls.

Further Reading:

  • ACSACS Occasional Paper No.7. The RAN DDGs in Vietnam: Their war service and their impact of the DDGs on the RAN
  • Perryman, J & Mitchell, B, Australia's Navy in Vietnam: Royal Australian Navy Operations 1965-72, Topmill, 2007.

 

S2E2

(#13)

 

The HMAS Sydney-Kormoran Action

 

6. February 2018

Commander Greg Swinden & his expert panel discuss the World War II action in which the cruiser HMAS Sydney and the German raider Kormoran engaged one another & were both sunk. The panel consists of Vice Admiral Peter Jones, Mr David Mearns, Mr Wes Olsen & Mr John Perryman.

Further Reading:

  • Collins, J.A., HMAS Sydney, Garden Island, The Naval Historical Society of Australia, 1971.
  • Detmars,T, The Raider Kormoran, Tandem Publishing, London, 1973.
  • Gill, G.H., Royal Australian Navy 1939-1942, Collins, Melbourne, 1985.
  • Jones, PD, Australia's Argonauts: The Remarkable Story of the First  Class to enter the Royal Australian Navy, Echo Books, 2016.
  • Mearns, DL, The Shipwreck Hunter: A lifetime of extraordinary discovery and adventure in the deep seas, Allen and Unwin, 2017.
  • Olson, W, Bitter Victory: The Death of HMAS Sydney, University of WA, 2000.
  • Olson, W, HMAS Sydney (II) : In Peace and War, Hilton, 2016.

 

S2E1

(#12)

 

HMAS Sydney in the

Mediterranean

 

30 January 2018

Commander Greg Swinden & his expert panel discuss the remarkable service of the cruiser HMAS Sydney in the Mediterranean during World War II. The panel consists of Vice Admiral Peter Jones, Mr Wes Olsen and Mr John Perryman.

Further Reading:

  • Collins, JA, As Luck Would Have It: Reminiscences of an Australian Sailor, Angus & Robertson, 1965.
  • Collins, JA, HMAS Sydney, Garden Island, The Naval Historical Society of Australia, 1971.
  • Gill, G.H., Royal Australian Navy 1939-1942, Collins, Melbourne, 1985.
  • Jones, PD, Australia's Argonauts: The Remarkable Story of the First Class to enter the Royal Australian Navy, Echo Books, 2016.
  • Olson, W, HMAS Sydney (II) : In Peace and War, Hilton, 2016.

Season One

 

S1E11

(#11)

 

The Royal Australian Naval

College:

Its formation & Early Years

 

26 December 2017

Professor Tom Frame and his expert panel discuss the founding and early years of the Royal Australian Naval College. The panel consists of Vice Admiral Peter Jones, Commander Greg Swinden and Lieutenant Commander David Jones.

Further Reading:

  • Cunningham, IJ, Work Hard Play Hard, The Royal Australian Naval College 1913-1988, AGPS, 1988.
  • Eldridge, FB, A History of the Royal Australian Naval College: From its inception in 1913 to the end of World War II in 1945, Georgian House, 1949.
  • Jones, PD, Australia's Argonauts: The Remarkable Story of the First  Class to enter the Royal Australian Navy, Echo Books, 2016.

 

S1E10

(#10)

 

Creation of the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service.

 

19 December 2017

Vice Admiral Peter Jones and his expert panel on the formation of the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) during World War II. The panel consists of Dr Christine Reghenzni, Dr Kathryn Spurling and Commander Alison Westwood.

Further Reading:

  • Fenton Huie, S, Ships Belles: The story of the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service 1941-1985, Sydney, Watermark Press, 2000.
  • Hemstock, J, Women of the Royal Australian Navy- Part 1. Instant Colour Press, 2013.
  • Jones, PD, Australia's Argonauts: The Remarkable Story of the First  Class to enter the Royal Australian Navy, Echo Books, 2016.

 

S1E9

(#9)

 

The RAN Bridging Train

 

Dec 12, 2017

Professor Tom Frame & his expert panel discuss the RAN Bridging Train who served in World War I. The panel consists of Mr John Perryman, Mr Martin Smee and Commander Greg Swinden.

Further Reading:

  • Frame TR & Swinden, GJ, First In, Last Out: The Navy at Gallipoli, Kangaroo Press, 1990.
  • Jose, AW, The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18 Volume IX: The Royal Australian Navy, University of Queensland Press, 1981.
  • Stevens, DM, In All Respects Ready: Australia's Navy in World War One, Oxford University Press, 2014.

 

S1E8

(#8)

 

The 1914 Rabaul Campaign

 

5 December 2017

Professor Tom Frame & his expert panel discuss the 1914 Australian capture of Rabaul in German New Guinea. The panel consists of Rear Admiral Peter Briggs, Professor Michael Epkenhans, Dr David Stevens, Dr Stephenson and Commander Greg Swinden.

Further Reading:

  • Jose, AW, The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18 Volume IX: The Royal Australian Navy, University of Queensland Press, 1981.
  • Stevens, DM, In All Respects Ready: Australia's Navy in World War One, Oxford University Press, 2014.

 

S1E7

(#7)

 

The RAN in the World War I - An Overview

 

28 November 2017

Commander Greg Swinden & his expert panel assess the Royal Australian Navy's involvement in World War I. The panel consists of Rear Admiral James Goldrick, Dr David Stevens and Commodore Jack McCaffrie.

Further Reading:

  • Jose, AW, The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18 Volume IX: The Royal Australian Navy, University of Queensland Press, 1981.
  • Stevens, DM, In All Respects Ready: Australia's Navy in World War One, Oxford University Press, 2014.

 

S1E6

(#6)

 

HMAS Australia Court Martial

 

21 November 2017

Professor Tom Frame & his expert panel discuss the famous 1942 HMAS Australia Court Martial. The panel consists of Mr Mike Carlton, Rear Admiral James Goldrick, Associate Professor David Letts and Associate Professor Cameron Moore.

Further Reading:

  • Carlton, M, Flagship: The Cruiser HMAS Australia and the Pacific War on Japan, William Heinemann, 2016.
  • Goldrick, JVP, The Australia Court Martial of 1942, Masters Thesis, University of New England, 1984.
  • Jones, PD, Australia's Argonauts: The Remarkable Story of the First  Class to enter the Royal Australian Navy, Echo Books, 2016.

 

S1E5

(#5)

 

Oberon Class Submarines in RAN Service:

Go West and Living Hard  (Part 3 of 3)

 

14 November 2017

Professor Tom Frame and his expert panel discuss the service of the RAN Oberon class submarines. This final episode covers the move of the Oberons to Fleet Base West in Western Australia and life in a Oberon submarine. The panel consists of Vice Admiral Ian MacDougall, Commodore Rick Shalders, Commander Mike Carew, Commander David Nicholls and Warrant Officer Gary Wight.

Further Reading:

  • White, MWD, Australian Submarines: A History, Australian Teachers of Media, 2015.

 

S1E4

(#4)

 

Oberon Class Submarines in RAN Service:

Getting New Ears and Teeth  (Part 2 of 3)

 

6 November 2017

Professor Tom Frame & his expert panel discuss the service of the RAN Oberon class submarines. This second episode covers the Submarine Weapons Upgrade Program. The panel consists of  Vice Admiral Ian MacDougall, Rear Admiral Peter Briggs, Commodore Terry Roach, Commander Peter Horobin, and Commander David Nicholls.

Further Reading:

  • White, MWD, Australian Submarines: A History, Australian Teachers of Media, 2015.

 

S1E3

(#3)

 

Oberon Class Submarines in RAN Service:

Their origin and early years. (Part 1 of 3)

 

31 October 2017

Professor Tom Frame & his expert panel discuss the acquisition of the Oberon class submarines for the RAN & their initial service. The first episodes on the Oberons covers the reasons for the Oberons acquisition & their introduction into service. The panel consists of Vice Admiral Ian MacDougall, Rear Admiral Peter Briggs, Commodore Terry Roach, Commodore Mark Sander & Commander David Nicholls.

Further Reading:

  • White, MWD, Australian Submarines: A History, Australian Teachers of Media, 2015.

 

S1E2

(#2)

 

Battle of the Coral Sea

 

23 October 2017

Professor Tom Frame & his expert panel of the 1942 Battle of the Coral Sea. The panel consists of Rear Admiral James Goldrick, Vice Admiral Peter Jones & Lieutenant Commander Desmond Woods.

Further Reading:

  • Carlton, M, Flagship: The Cruiser HMAS Australia and the Pacific War on Japan, William Heinemann, 2016.
  • Gill, GH, Royal Australian Navy 1942-1945, Collins, Melbourne, 1968.
  • Jones, PD, Australia's Argonauts: The Remarkable Story of the First  Class to enter the Royal Australian Navy, Echo Books, 2016.

 

S1E1

(#1)

 

Midget Submarine Attack on Sydney Harbour

 

Oct 12, 2017

Professor Tom Frame & his expert panel discuss the 1942 Japanese Midget Submarine Attack on Sydney Harbour. The panel consists of Rear Admiral Peter Briggs, Dr David Stevens & Vice Admiral Peter Jones.

Further Reading:

  • Carruthers, SL, Japanese Submarine Raiders 1942: A Maritime Mystery, Casper Publications, 2006.
  • Gill, GH, Royal Australian Navy 1942-1945, Collins, Melbourne, 1968.
  • Jones, PD, Australia's Argonauts: The Remarkable Story of the First  Class to enter the Royal Australian Navy, Echo Books, 2016.
  • Lind, LJ, The Midget Submarine Attack on Sydney, Bellrope Press, 1990.