Commonwealth Naval Orders

Various covers of the Commonwealth Naval Orders.
Various covers of the Commonwealth Naval Orders.

Since the inception of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in July 1911, through to 1976, the promulgation, amendment and cancellation of administrative policies were routinely issued in the form of Navy Orders (later Commonwealth Naval Orders).

These orders covered a wide range of aspects affecting the day-to-day running of the RAN. These past editions have been digitised and placed in the public domain as part of the Sea Power Centre - Australia's ongoing digitisation project. The aim of this project is to make historic records and information more readily available to members of the public. Additional volumes of Navy Orders will be added throughout the life of the project as will other documents and records of an historic nature.