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No Pleasure Cruise : The story of the Royal Australian Navy - Tom Frame

No Pleasure Cruise

The story of the Royal Australian Navy

By: Tom Frame

Paperback Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9781741142334
Number Of Pages: 352

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In 1901 Australia's fledgling Federal Government assumed the responsibility for the new nation's defence. Their first task was to take the aged and obsolete remnants of the colonies' navies and create a national navy to defend our island's coastal waters and overseas trade routes.

For the first 40 years the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) was designed to serve alongside the Royal Navy, and resembled it in everything but scale. After the Second World War the RAN developed along US lines but, despite these overseas ties, the RAN has developed its own proud character and tradition and has entered the twenty-first century as a confident and independent force in its own right.

In No Pleasure Cruise, Australia's best-known naval historian, Dr Tom Frame, charts the RAN's emergence as one of the world's strongest and most respected navies, and its evolving relationship with the Australian public, press and parliament.



1 Strategic sea base? 1770-85

2 Pax Britannica, 1786-1855

3 Colonial navies, 1856-1900

4 National navy, 1901-13

5 First test, 1914-19

6 Trials and tribulations, 1920-38

7 Global war, 1939-41

8 The continent under threat, 1942-45

9 Wars and rumours of wars, 1946-64

10 Up Top, 1965-72

11 Finding a niche, 1973-89

12 Across the seas, 1990-2003

13 The new millennium

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ISBN: 9781741142334
ISBN-10: 1741142334
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1