Following the Japanese advance throughout S.E. Asia and the Pacific during WWII the US made a strategic decision to base a number of its submarines in Australia. From those bases a determined submarine offensive was launched against Japanese sea lines of communication.
The Sea Power Centre - Australia actively researches the history of the Australian Navy from colonial times to present day. Much of this research appears on our dedicated history site which is frequently updated with new content.
The diverse events that took place during 11-14 September 1914, although now largely forgotten in the annals of Australia’s military history, formed the cornerstone on which the RAN’s enduring tradition of achievement has since been built.
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The ninth Sea Power Conference was held over the period 6-8 October 2015 on Glebe Island in Sydney as part of Pacific 2015.
SPC-A staff lectured to the LCDR promotion course on naval strategy, naval history and strategic policy.
Commander John Bradford, USN, the Seventh Fleet regional cooperation coordinator conducted a roundtable discussion on Seventh Fleet activities.
Rear Admiral A Taufiq R, the Indonesian Western Fleet Commander, visited SPC-A for broad ranging discussions.
A delegation from the Indian National Defence College paid a familiarisation visit to SPC-A and received a briefing on regional security issues.
SPC-A staff lectured to the Lieutenant Commander promotion course on naval strategy, naval history and strategic policy.
Captain Michael McArthur visited the Republic of Korea (meeting with the Korean Institute for Maritime Strategy), and Japan (meeting with National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, and the National Institute for Defense Studies, before speaki
Captain Michael McArthur gave a paper on Protecting Vessels in International Waters at the National Transport Security Conference, Melbourne.
SPC-A hosted the Maritime Trade Operations Officer Tier 1 Primary Qualification Course and lectured on maritime doctrine and the importance of sea lines of communication.
Captain Michael McArthur gave a paper on Contemporary Maritime Security Challenges: Developing an effective and Integrated Security mechanism - the Role of Cooperation, at the 6th International Maritime Conference held in Karachi, Pakista