OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF NAVY LEAGUE OF AUSTRALIA

Published 1920 to 1932 then continuously from April 1938

2013 – the 90th Year of PublicationThe_Navy_Vol_75_No1_Cover_001

The Navy magazine has for most of the last eight decades served as the public voice of the Navy League of Australia on all matters concerning the maritime well-being of Australia, including naval matters of Australian and international interest both present and past. The magazine is published in Sydney, and every financial member of the Navy League receives a copy by mail as part of their annual subscription. The magazine is available for retail purchase through selected newsagents.

The editorial policy of the magazine reflects the principal objects of the League, namely –

  • to keep before the Australian people the fact that, as an island nation, a strong Navy and a sound maritime industry are indispensable to Australia’s security and independence.
  • to promote and actively support local shipping, manufacturing and transport industries in the interests of maintaining a strong and effective Australian defence capability.
  • to encourage and enhance the interest of Australian youth in the sea and in maritime affairs generally and to support initiatives that provide sea-going and related training for young people.

In the interests of encouraging informed public discussion and debate, the League invites expressions of opinion on issues affecting naval and shipping matters generally, but material published in the magazine does not necessarily represent the views of the Navy League of Australia, the editor or the Royal Australian Navy.

All enquiries about the magazine should be sent to –

“The Navy”

GPO Box 1719 Sydney NSW 2001 Australia

Telephone: +61 (0)2 9232 2144
Facsimile: +61 (0)2 9232 8383

Email Enquiries

Business Enquiries: magazine@navyleague.org.au

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In the Latest Edition

Available now to subscribers and at Australian Newsagents:

In the April-June 2013 edition of The Navy, Dr Roger Thornhill sets out the arguements in favour of ordering a fourth air-warfare destroyer for the Royal Australian Navy. At the other end of the ship-life spectrum, William Matthews examines the US experience with sinking old navy ships as reefs or recreational dive sites. CMDR Greg Swinden RAN reviews the remarkably long service over four decades of the RAN’s Heavy Landing Craft (LCH) which are now being decommissioned and Murray Dear, in his second-place winning essay in the Navy League 2012 Essay Competition, examines the early stages of World War II in the South Pacific.

Past Editions

All available past editions of The Navy (from 1920) will be progressively added to this site as PDF files, although the most recent will be available only by subscription or retail purchase. Some files might be quite large.

To search for information in past editions, download the index by the link below. The index, prepared by CMDR John Wilkins OAM RFD* RANR, is a searchable PDF file. If the relevant edition of The Navy has not yet been uploaded to this site, email magazine@navyleague.org.au and the edition will be provided either directly or on this site.

The Navy – Master Index 1920-2000

2016 editions of the Navy Magazine will be added to the website in early 2018

2015

The Navy Vol_77_No_1_Jan 2015

The Navy Vol_77_No_2_Apr 2015

The Navy Vol_77_No_3_ Jul 2015

The Navy Vol_77_No_4_Oct 2015

2014

The Navy Vol_76_No_1_Jan 2014

The Navy Vol_76_No_2_Apr 2014

The Navy Vol_76_No_3_Jul 2014

The Navy Vol_76_No_4_Oct 2014

2013

The Navy Vol_75_No_1_Jan 2013

The Navy Vol_75_ No_2 Apr 2013

The Navy Vol_75_No_3 Jul 2013

The Navy Vol_75_No_4 Oct 2013

2012

The Navy Vol_74_No_1 Jan 2012

The Navy Vol_74_No_2 Apr 2012

The Navy Vol_74_No_3 Jul 2012

The Navy Vol_74_No_4 Oct 2012

2011

The Navy Vol_73_No_1 Jan 2011

The Navy Vol_73_No_2 Apr 2011

The Navy Vol_73_No_3 Jul 2011

The Navy Vol_73_No_4 Oct 2011

2010

The Navy Vol_72_No_1 Jan 2010

The Navy Vol_72_No_2 Apr 2010

The Navy Vol_72_No_3 Jul 2010

The Navy Vol_72_No_4 Oct 2010

2009

The Navy Vol_71_No_1 Jan 2009

The Navy Vol_71_No_2 Apr 2009

The Navy Vol_71_No_3 Jul 2009

The Navy Vol_71_No_4 Oct 2009

2008

The Navy Vol_70_No_1 Jan 2008

The Navy Vol_70_No_2 Apr 2008

The Navy Vol_70_No_3 Jul 2008

The Navy Vol_70_No_4 Oct 2008

2007

The Navy Vol_69_No_1 Jan 2007

The Navy Vol_69_No_2 Apr 2007

The Navy Vol_69_No_3 Jul 2007

The Navy Vol_69_No_4 Oct 2007

2006

The Navy Vol_68_No_1 Jan 2006

The Navy Vol_68_No_2 Apr 2006

The Navy Vol_68_No_3 Jul 2006

The Navy Vol_68_No_4 Oct 2006

2005

The Navy Vol_67_No_1 Jan 2005

The Navy Vol_67_No_2 Apr 2005

The Navy Vol_67_No_3 Jul 2005

The Navy Vol_67_No_4 Oct 2005

2004

The Navy Vol_66_Part1 2004  (Jan and Apr 2004)

The Navy Vol_66_Part2 2004  (Jul and Oct 2004)

2003

The Navy Vol_65_Part1 2003 (Jan and Apr 2003)

The Navy Vol_65_Part2 2003 (Jul and Oct 2003)

2002

The Navy Vol_64_Part1 2002 (Jan and Apr 2002)

The Navy Vol_64_Part2 2002 (Jul and Oct 2002)

 2001

The Navy Vol_63_Part1 2001 (Jan and April 2001)

The Navy Vol_63_Part2 2001 (Jul and Oct 2001)

2000

The Navy Vol_62_Part1 2000 (Jan and Apr 2000)

The Navy Vol_62_Part2 2000 (Jul and Oct 2000)

1999

The Navy Vol_61_Part1 1999 (Jan and Apr 1999)

The Navy Vol_61_Part2 1999 (Jul and Oct 1999)

1998

The Navy Vol_60_Part1 1998 (Jan and Apr 1998)

The Navy Vol_60_Part2 1998 (Jul and Oct 1998)

1997

The Navy Vol_59_Part1 1997 (Jan and Apr 1997)

The Navy Vol_59_Part2 1997 (Jul and Oct 1997)

1996

The Navy Vol_58_Part1 1996 (Jan and Apr 1996)

The Navy Vol_58_Part2 1996 (Jul and Oct 1996)

1995

The Navy Vol_57_Part1 1995 (Jan and Apr 1995)

The Navy Vol_57_Part2 1995 (Jul and Oct 1995)

1994

1993

The Navy Vol_55_Part1 1993 (Jan and Apr 1993)

The Navy Vol_55_Part2 1993 (Jul and Oct 1993)

1992

The Navy Vol_54_Part1 1992 (Jan and Apr 1992)

The Navy Vol_54_Part2 1992 (Jul and Oct 1992)

1991

The Navy Vol_53_Part1 1991 (Jan and Apr 1991)

The Navy Vol_53_Part2 1991 (Jul and Oct 1991)

1990

The Navy Vol_52_Part1 1990 (Jan and Apr 1990)

The Navy Vol_52_Part2 1990 (Jul and Oct 1990)

1989

The Navy Vol_51_Part1 1989 (Jan and Apr 1989)

The Navy Vol_51_Part2 1989 (Jul and Oct 1989)

1988

The Navy Vol_50_Part1 1988 (Jan and Apr 1988)

The Navy Vol_50_Part2 1988 (Jul and Oct 1988)

1987

The Navy Vol_49_Part1 1987 (Jan and Apr 1987)

The Navy Vol_49_Part2 1987 (Jul and Oct 1987)

1986

The Navy Vol_48_Part1 1986 (Jan and Apr 1986)

The Navy Vol_48_Part2 1986 (Jul and Oct 1986)

1985

The Navy Vol_47_Part1 1985 (Jan and Apr 1985)

The Navy Vol_47_Part2 1985 (Jul and Oct 1985)

1984

The Navy Vol_46_Part1 1984 (Jan and Apr 1984)

The Navy Vol_46_Part2 1984 (Jul 1984)

The Navy Vol_46_Part3 1984 (Oct 1984)

1983

The Navy Vol_45_Part1 1983 (Jan and Apr 1983)

The Navy Vol_45_Part2 1983 (Jul and Oct 1983)

1982

The Navy Vol_44_Part1 1982 (Jan and Apr 1982)

The Navy Vol_44_Part2 1982 (Jul and Oct 1982)

1981

The Navy Vol_43_Part1 1981 (Jan 1981)

The Navy Vol_43_Part2 1981 (Apr and Jul 1981)

The Navy Vol_43_Part3 1981 (Sep 1981)

1980

The Navy Vol_42_Part1 1980 (Feb, Mar, Apr 1980)

The Navy Vol_42_Part2 1980 (May, Jun, Jul 1980)

The Navy Vol_42_Part3 1980 (Aug, Sep, Oct 1980)

 1979

The Navy Vol_41_Part1 1979 (Feb-Mar-Apr, May-June-July 1979)

The Navy Vol_41_Part2 1979 (Aug-Sep-Oct, Nov, Dec 1979, Jan 1980)

1978

The Navy Vol_40_Part1 1978 (Feb-Mar-Apr, May-June-July 1978)

The Navy Vol_40_Part2 1978 (Aug-Sep-Oct, Nov-Dec 1978-Jan 1979)

1977

The Navy Vol_39_Part1 1977 (Feb-Mar-Apr, May-June-July 1977)

The Navy Vol_39_Part2 1977 (Aug-Sep-Oct, Nov-Dec 1977 -Jan 1978)

1976

The Navy Vol_38_Part1 1976 (Feb-Mar-Apr, May-June-July 1976)

The Navy Vol_38_Part2 1976 (Aug-Sep-Oct, Nov-Dec 1976-Jan 1977)

1975

The Navy Vol_37_Part1 (Feb-Mar-Apr, May-June-July 1975)

The Navy Vol_37_Part2 (Aug-Sep-Oct, Nov-Dec 1975-Jan 1976)

1974

The Navy Vol_36_Part1 1974 (Feb-Mar-Apr, May-June-July 1974)

The Navy Vol_36_Part2 1974 (Aug-Sep-Oct, Nov-Dec 1974-Jan 1975)

1973

The Navy Vol_35_Part1 1973 (Feb-Mar-Apr, May-June-July 1973)

The Navy Vol_35_Part2 1973 (Aug-Sep-Oct, Nov-Dec1973-Jan 1974)

1972

The Navy Vol_34_Part1 1972 (Feb-Mar-Apr, May-June-July 1972)

The Navy Vol_34_Part2 1972 (Aug-Sep_Oct, Nov-Dec 1972-Dec 1973)

1971

The Navy Vol_33_Part1 1971 (Feb-Mar-Apr, May-June-July 1971)

The Navy Vol_33_Part2 1971 (Aug-Sep-Oct, Nov-Dec 1971-Jan 1972)

1970

The Navy Vol_32_Part1 1970 (Feb-Mar-Apr 1970)

The Navy Vol_32_Part2 1970 (June-July 1970)

The Navy Vol_32_Part3 1970 (Aug-Sep-Oct 1970)

The Navy Vol_32_Part4 1970 (Nov-Dec 1970-Jan1971)

1969

The Navy Vol_31 Part1 1969  (Feb-Mar-Apr 1969)

The Navy Vol_31_Part2 1969 (May-Jun-Jul 1969)

The Navy Vol_31_Part3 1969 (Aug-Sep-Oct 1969)

The Navy Vol_31_Part4 1969 (Nov-Dec 1969-Jan1970)

1968

The Navy Vol_30_Part1 1968 (Feb-Mar-Apr 1968)

The Navy Vol_30_Part2 1968 (May-Jun-Jul 1968)

The Navy Vol_30_Part3 1968 (Aug-Sep-Oct 1968)

The Navy Vol_30_Part4 1968 (Nov-Dec 1968 – Jan 1969)

1967

The Navy Vol_29_Part1 1967 (Feb-Mar-Apr 1967)

The Navy Vol_29_Part2 1967 (May-Jun-Jul 1967)

The Navy Vol_29_Part3 1967 (Aug-Sep-Oct 1967)

The Navy Vol_29_Part4 1967 (Nov-Dec 1967-Jan 1968)

1966

The Navy Vol_28_Part1 1966 (Feb-Mar-Apr 1966)

The Navy Vol_28_Part2 1966 (May-Jun-Jul 1966)

The Navy Vol_28_Part3 1966 (Aug-Sep-Oct 1966)

The Navy Vol_28_Part4 1966 (Nov-Dec1966-Jan 1967)

1965

The Navy Vol_27_Part1 1965 (Jan-Feb, Mar-Apr, May-Jun 1965)

The Navy Vol_27_Part2 1965 (Jul,Aug-Sep, Nov-Dec 1965-Jan 1966)

1964

The Navy Vol_26_Part1 1964 (Jan-Feb, Mar 1964)

The Navy Vol_26_Part2 1964 (Apr-May,Jun-Jul,Aug 1964)

The Navy Vol_26_Part3 1964 (Sep-Oct 1964)

The Navy Vol_26_Part4 1964 (Nov-Dec 1964)

1963

The Navy Vol_25_Part1 1963 (Feb, Mar, Apr-May 1963)

The Navy Vol_25_Part2 1963 (Jun, Jul, Aug 1963)

The Navy Vol_25_Part3 1963 (Sep-Oct, Nov, Dec 1963)

1962

The Navy Vol_24_Part1 1962 (Feb, Mar, Apr-May 1962)

The Navy Vol_24_Part2 1962 (Jun, Jul, Aug 1962)

The Navy Vol_24_Part3 1962 (Sep-Oct, Nov, Dec 1962-Jan 1963)

1961

The Navy Vol_23_Part1 1961 (Jan-Feb, Mar, Apr 1961)

The Navy Vol_23_Part2 1961 (May, Jun, Jul 1961)

The Navy Vol_23_Part3 1961 (Aug, Sep-Oct 1961)

The Navy Vol_23_Part4 1961 (Nov, Dec 1961-Jan 1962)

1960

The Navy Vol_22_Part1 1960 (Feb, Mar, Apr-May 1960)

The Navy Vol_22_Part2 1960 (Jun, Jul 1960)

The Navy Vol_22_Part3 1960 (Aug-Sep, Oct 1960)

The Navy Vol_22_Part4 1960 (Nov, Dec 1960)

1959

The Navy Vol_21_Part1 1959 (Jan, Feb, Mar 1959)

The Navy Vol_21_Part2 1959 (Apr, May, Jun 1959)

The Navy Vol_21_Part3 1959 (Jul, Aug-Sep 1959)

The Navy Vol_21_Part4 1959 (Oct, Nov, Dec 1959-Jan 1960)

 1958

The Navy Vol_20_Part1 1958 (Jan, Feb, Mar 1958)

The Navy Vol_20_Part2 1958 (Apr, May-Jun 1958)

The Navy Vol_20_Part3 1958 (Jul, Aug-Sep 1958)

The Navy Vol_20_Part4 1958 (Oct, Nov, Dec 1958)

1957

The Navy Vol_19_Part1 1957 (Jan, Feb, Mar 1957)

The Navy Vol_19_Part2 1957 (Apr-May, Jun 1957)

The Navy Vol_19_Part3 1957 (Jul, Aug, Sep 1957)

The Navy Vol_19_Part4 1957 (Oct, Nov, Dec 1957)

1956

The Navy Vol_18_Part1 1956 (Jan, Feb, Mar 1956)

The Navy Vol_18_Part2 1956 (May, Jun 1956)

The Navy Vol_18_Part3 1956 (Jul, Aug, Sep 1956)

The Navy Vol_18_Part4 1956 (Dec 1956)

1955

The Navy Vol_17_Part1 1955 (Mar 1955)

The Navy Vol_17_Part2 1955 (Apr, May, Jun 1955)

The Navy Vol_17_Part3 1955 (Jul, Aug-Sep 1955)

The Navy Vol_17_Part4 1955 (Oct, Nov, Dec 1955)

1954

The Navy Vol_16_Part1 1954 (Jan, Feb, Mar 1954)

The Navy Vol_16_Part2 1954 (Apr, May-Jun 1954)

The Navy Vol_16_Part3 1954 (Jul, Aug 1954)

The Navy Vol_16_Part4 1954 (Dec 1954)

1953

The Navy Vol_15_Part1 1953 (Jan, Feb, Mar 1953)

The Navy Vol_15_Part2 1953 (Apr, May, Jun 1953)

The Navy Vol_15_Part3 1953 (Jul, Aug, Sep 1953)

The Navy Vol_15_Part4 1953 (Oct, Nov, Dec 1953)

1952

The Navy Vol_14_Part1 1952 (Jan, Feb, Mar 1952)

The Navy Vol_14_Part2 1952 (Apr, May, Jun 1952)

The Navy Vol_14_Part3 1952 (Jul, Aug, Sep 1952)

The Navy Vol_14_Part4 1952 (Oct, Nov, Dec 1952)

1951

The Navy Vol_13_Part1 1951 (Jan, Feb, Mar 1951)

The Navy Vol_13_Part2 1951 (Apr, May, Jun 1951)

The Navy Vol_13_Part3 1951 (Jul, Aug, Sep 1951)

The Navy Vol_13_Part4 1951 (Oct, Nov, Dec 1951)

1950

The Navy Vol_12_Part1 1950 (Jan, Feb, Mar 1950)

The Navy Vol_12_Part2 1950 (Apr, May 1950)

The Navy Vol_12_Part3 1950 (Jun, Jul, Aug 1950)

The Navy Vol_12_Part4 1950 (Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec 1950)

1949

The Navy Vol_11_Part1 1949 (Jan, Feb 1949)

The Navy Vol_11_Part2 1949 (Mar, Apr 1949)

The Navy Vol_11_Part3 1949 (May, Jun 1949)

The Navy Vol_11_Part4 1949 (Jul, Aug 1949)

The Navy Vol_11_Part5 1949 (Sep, Oct 1949)

The Navy Vol_11_Part6 1949 (Nov, Dec 1949)

1948

The Navy Vol_10_Part1 1948 (Jan, Feb, Mar 1948)

The Navy Vol_10_Part2 1948 (Apr, May, Jun 1948)

The Navy Vol_10_Part3 1948 (Jul, Aug, Sep 1948)

The Navy Vol_10_Part4 1948 (Oct, Nov, Dec 1948)

1947

The Navy Vol_9_Part1 1947 (Jan, Mar, Apr 1947)

The Navy Vol_9_Part2 1947 (May, Jun 1947)

The Navy Vol_9_Part3 1947 (Jul, Sep 1947)

The Navy Vol_9_Part4 1947 (Oct, Nov, Dec 1947)

1946

The Navy Vol_8_Part1 1946 (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun 1946)

The Navy Vol_8_Part2 1946 (Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec 1946)

1945

The Navy Vol_7_Part1 1945 (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun 1945)

The Navy Vol_7_Part2 1945 (Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec 1945)

1944

The Navy Vol_6_Part1 1944 (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun 1944)

The Navy Vol_6_Part2 1944 (Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec 1944)

1943

The Navy Vol_5_Part1 1943 (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May 1943)

The Navy Vol_5_Part2 1943 (Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec 1943)

1942

The Navy Vol_4_Part1 1942 (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun 1942)

The Navy Vol_4_Part2 1942 (Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec 1942)

1941

The Navy Vol_3_Part1 1941 (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun 1941)

The Navy Vol_3_Part2 1941 (Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec 1941)

1940

The Navy Vol_2_Part1 1940 (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun 1940)

The Navy Vol_2_Part2 1940 (Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec 1940)

1939

The Navy Vol_1_Part1 1939 (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May 1939)

The Navy Vol_1_Part2 1939 (Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec 1939)

1938

The Navy Vol_01_Part1 1938 (Apr, May, Jun, Jul 1938)

The Navy Vol_01_Part2 1938 (Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec 1938)

1931

The Navy 1931 Vol_12_Part1 1931 (Mar, Jun 1931)

The Navy Vol_12_Part2 1931 (Sep, Dec 1931)

1930

The Navy Vol_11_Part1 1930 (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr 1930)

The Navy Vol_11_Part2 1930 (May, Jun, Jul, Aug 1930)

The Navy Vol_11_Part3 (Sep, Oct, Nov 1930)

1929

The Navy Vol_10_Part1 1929 (Jan, Feb, Mar 1929)

The Navy Vol_10_Part2 1929 (Apr, May, Jun 1929)

The Navy Vol_10_Part3 1929 (Jul, Aug, Sep 1929)

The Navy Vol_10_Part3 1929 (Oct, Nov, Dec 1929)

1928

The Navy Vol_9_Part1 1928 (Jan, Feb, Mar 1928)

The Navy Vol_9_Part2 1928 (Apr, May, Jun 1928)

The Navy Vol_9_Part3 1928 (Jul, Aug, Sep 1928)

The Navy Vol_9_Part4 1928 (Oct, Nov, Dec 1928)

1927

The Navy Vol_8_Part1 1927 (Jan, Feb, Mar 1927)

The Navy Vol_8_Part2 1927 (Apr, May, Jun 1927)

The Navy Vol_8_Part3 1927 (Jul, Aug, Sep 1927)

The Navy Vol_8_Part4 1927 (Oct, Nov, Dec 1927)

1926

The Navy Vol_7_Part1 1926 (Jan, Feb, Mar 1926)

The Navy Vol_7_Part2 1926 (Apr, May, Jun 1926)

The Navy Vol_7_Part3 1926 (Jul, Aug, Sep 1926)

The Navy Vol_7_Part4 1926 (Oct, Nov, Dec 1926)

1925

The Navy Vol_6_Part1 1925 (Jan, Feb, Mar 1925)

The Navy Vol_6_Part2 1925 (Apr, May, Jun 1925)

The Navy Vol_6_Part3 1925 (Jul, Aug, Sep 1925)

The Navy Vol_6_Part4 1925 (Oct, Nov, Dec 1925)

1924

The Navy Vol_5_Part1 1924 (Jan, Feb, Mar 1924)

The Navy Vol_5_Part2 1924 (Apr, May, Jun 1924)

The Navy Vol_5_Part3 1924 (Jul, Aug, Sep 1924)

The Navy Vol_5_Part4 1924 (Oct, Nov, Dec 1924)

1923

The Navy Vol_4_Part1 1923 (Jan, Feb, Mar 1923)

The Navy Vol_4_Part2 1923 (Apr, May, Jun 1923)

The Navy Vol_4_Part3 1923 (Jul, Aug, Sep 1923)

The Navy Vol_4_Part4 1923 (Oct, Nov, Dec 1923)

1922

The Navy Vol_3_Part1 1922 (Mar 1922)

The Navy Vol_3_Part2 1922 (Sep, Oct 1922)

The Navy Vol_3_Part3 1922 (Nov, Dec 1922)

1921

The Navy Vol_2_Part1 1921 (Jan, Feb, Mar 1921)

The Navy Vol_2_Part2 1921 (Jun, Jul 1921)

The Navy Vol_2_Part3 1921 (Sep, Dec 1921)

1920

The Navy Vol_1_Part1 1920 (May, Jun 1920)

The Navy Vol_1_Part2 1920 (Sep 1920)

The Navy Vol_1_Part3 1920 (Oct, Nov, Dec 1920)