2019, English, Book, Illustrated, Government publication edition: The ABC of Royal Australian Navy Corvettes / by Able Seaman Libby Pearce. Pearce, Libby, 1956-, (Author.)

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The ABC of Royal Australian Navy Corvettes / by Able Seaman Libby Pearce
 
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Physical Description
  • 142 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 30 cm.
Published
  • Canberra, ACT : Department of Defence, Sea Power Centre Australia, 2019.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • The ABC of Royal Australian Navy Corvettes /​ by Able Seaman Libby Pearce.
Author
  • Pearce, Libby, 1956-, (Author.)
Other Authors
  • Sea Power Centre Australia, (issuing body.)
Published
  • Canberra, ACT : Department of Defence, Sea Power Centre Australia, 2019.
Copyright
  • © 2019.
Content Types
  • text
  • still image
Carrier Types
  • volume
Physical Description
  • 142 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 30 cm.
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Summary
  • The tradition of naming ships of the Royal Australian Navy's fleet after our nation's cities and towns began when the Royal Australian Navy Fleet Unit was created in the years immediately preceding World War I. When the Australian Fleet Unit first arrived in Sydney on 4 October 1913 it was led into Port Jackson by the flagship HMAS Australia (I), followed closely by two brand new cruisers each carrying the name of Australia's largest cities - Melbourne and Sydney. Later, more cruisers were ordered and over time the names of other capital cities were added including Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Hobart. The citizens of those major cities took much pride in having state-of-the-art Australian warships so named, particularly as most knew someone serving in them. It followed that the exploits and adventures of those men and ships were reported with great enthusiasm and pride by 'hometown' newspapers.Soon after the outbreak of World War II an order was placed for sixty minesweepers of simple design to be constructed in Australian shipyards as part of the Commonwealth Government's wartime shipbuilding programme. Rapidly produced, these vessels were capable of patrol work, shore bombardment, minesweeping, escort and survey duties and troop-transport. They became popularly known as corvettes and with so many ships commissioning the Navy turned its attention to regional towns and communities in search of worthy names.The lead ship of the class was named HMAS Bathurst after the town in the central tablelands of NSW and those that followed each took their names from other regional towns dotted around the country. This linkage between the Navy and the Nation forged strong and enduring links between the RAN and the communities it drew upon to crew its fighting ships at a time when Australia never felt more threatened. Altogether 56 Bathurst class corvettes saw active service in the RAN during World War II performing valuable work in far-flung theatres in both hemispheres. Four corvettes were built for the Royal Indian Navy. Three corvettes were lost during the war and a fourth in 1947 while clearing mines from the Great Barrier Reef.
Notes
  • Incorrect ISBN number appear on the book.
  • © Copyright Libby Anna Pearce 2019
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9780646804040
  • 0646804049
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