Brisbane Submarine Heritage Trail
A memorial to the Australian and US submariners who were based at the Capricorn Wharf during WWII was opened in 2013 the Governor of Queensland opened the Submariners’ Walk Heritage Trail along the river where the submarines used to dock. Along the trail are plaques commemorating the men, the ships and their service during WWII. Seats shaped like submarines are for people to sit on while they reflect on the sacrifices of war-time service personnel.
HMAS OVENS Fremantle, Western Australia.
The Oberon class Submarine HMAS Ovens is an authentic Cold War-era vessel situated on Fremantle’s historic World War Two submarine slipway. Visitors can find out what life is like aboard a submarine and immerse themselves in Fremantle’s secret wartime history.
Tours reveal intimate details about living and serving aboard the 89 metre long vessel. Amongst controls, sensors, tactical equipment and torpedoes, 63 people lived and served aboard the vessel in extremely cramped conditions.
The Australian National Maritime Museum
The Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour, Sydney is Australia’s national centre for maritime collections, exhibitions, research and archaeology. The museum has one of the largest floating historical vessel collections in the world, featuring a replica of Captain Cook’s HMB Endeavour, the former Navy destroyer HMAS Vampire, the former Navy patrol boat HMAS Advance and former Navy submarine HMAS Onslow. Visitors can explore onboard many of the vessels.
Friends of the Royal Navy Submarine Museum
Founded with charitable status in 1995 , The Society of Friends has attracted over 700 members and the support of the Hampshire County Council. With a sound financial base, the Society has an ongoing programme to finance the conservation of photographs and other archive material, enhancing display galleries, staff training and the purchase of submarine related artefacts. The Friends are an active, involved society working to preserve the heritage of the Submarine Service through its Museum.
Naval Historical Society of Australia
“To promote and uphold the history, prestige and traditions of Naval service and to preserve Australia’s naval history.”
- Library and publishing
- Garden Island Guided Tours
The Society maintains an archive of media on Australian naval history. If you have any historical naval documents, we’d love to hear from you – confidentiality assured.
SAA, SIA Links
The Submarine Association of Australia:
The Submarine Institute of Australia: