Semaphore

The Semaphore series is produced by the Sea Power Centre - Australia to raise awareness of naval and maritime issues, both contemporary and historical. They are generally 2000 words (two pages) but may occasionally be 4000 words (four pages) in length. The series is only available in electronic format.

Alert: These pdf documents have been created from scanned images and accordingly are large in file size. They may take time to download.

Issue Title Download
Issue 1, January 2022 Australian Naval Anniversaries 2022 PDF (3.17 MB)
Issue 10, November 2021 Saluting the Sacrifice of HMAS Parramatta (II) PDF (2.09 MB)
Issue 9, November 2021 Commemorating the Crews of HMAS Sydney (II) and HSK Kormoran at Home and Abroad PDF (1.56 MB)
Issue 8, October 2021 50 Years of Exercise RIMPAC PDF (2.32 MB)
Issue 7, September 2021 Nuclear Powered Submarines for the RAN PDF (764.66 KB)
Issue 6, June 2021 Naming RAN Ships and Establishments PDF (1.71 MB)
Issue 5, April 2021 Vale HRH The Duke of Edinburgh PDF (877.27 KB)
Issue 4, April 2021 The Suez Canal: Its History And Significance PDF (762.84 KB)
Issue 3, March 2021 The Washington Naval Conference and Australia’s Regional Security PDF (718.23 KB)
Issue 2, February 2021 The RAN Fleet Air Arm Mark I PDF (2.48 MB)
Issue 1, January 2021 Australian Naval Anniversaries 2021 PDF (3.75 MB)
Issue 3, September 2020 ‘Trouble in the Balkans’ The Royal Australian Navy in Yugoslavia PDF (3.82 MB)
Issue 2, April 2020 Requiem for an Able Seaman - 6092 Able Seaman Henry Louis Emanuel Sellick PDF (504.91 KB)
Issue 1, April 2020 Inspired Naval Leadership in the Pacific War PDF (893.96 KB)
Issue 4, July 2019 Operation TAMAR - The Royal Australian Navy in Rwanda 1994-1995 PDF (896.72 KB)
Issue 3, March 2019 The Acquisition of HMAS Success (II) PDF (312.36 KB)
Issue 2, February 2019 Australian Naval Anniversaries 2019 PDF (847.46 KB)
Issue 1, January 2019 HMAS Tarangau Manus Island PDF (584.66 KB)
Issue 5, November 2018 The 21st Century Sailors’ Contribution to Australian Maritime Security PDF (412.61 KB)
Issue 4, October 2018 The Second United Nations Emergency Force Naval Aviators In Egypt During 1977-1979 PDF (440.85 KB)
Issue 3, April 2018 RAN in Southern Russia 1918-20 PDF (497.8 KB)
Issue 2, February 2018 The Navy and the British Commonwealth Occupation Force in Japan 1945-1952 PDF (508.01 KB)
Issue 1, January 2018 Australian Naval Anniversaries 2018 PDF (653.06 KB)
Issue 8, September 2017 The Royal Australian Navy on the Silver Screen PDF (380.91 KB)
Issue 7, August 2017 Calling Mrs Boye PDF (381.52 KB)
Issue 6, June 2017 HMAS Adelaide and the 1927 Malaita Expedition PDF (442.02 KB)
Issue 5, May 2017 Commemorating the Battle of the Coral Sea PDF (373.97 KB)
Issue 4, April 2017 75 Years After the Bombing of Darwin a Story of Reconciliation Hope and Peace PDF (131.37 KB)
Issue 3, March 2017 Leadership, Devotion to Duty, Self Sacrifice - HMAS Yarra in Action 1942 PDF (371.41 KB)
Issue 2, February 2017 Commemorating and Protecting HMAS Perth (I) PDF (90.52 KB)
Issue 1, January 2017 2017 - Commemorating 1942, The Royal Australian Navy's Darkest Year PDF (556.09 KB)
Issue 3, July 2016 The RAN in ‘Konfrontasi’ - 50 Years On PDF (394.95 KB)
Issue 2, April 2016 Operations HURRICANE and MOSAIC PDF (690.16 KB)
Issue 1, January 2016 2016 - Reflecting and Learning from Australia's Naval Past PDF (302.51 KB)
Issue 5, August 2015 Ships Named Hobart PDF (100.9 KB)
Issue 4, July 2015 Ships Named Adelaide PDF (450.98 KB)
Issue 3, March 2015 Cooperation across the Tasman PDF (129.39 KB)
Issue 2, February 2015 Ships Named Anzac PDF (496.38 KB)
Issue 1, January 2015 2015 - The Anzac Centenary PDF (455.34 KB)
Issue 5, June 2014 Operation NEPTUNE - D-Day 6 June 1944 PDF (100.7 KB)

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