Can you visit HMAS Cerberus?

Although HMAS Cerberus is currently closed to non-official visitors, once reopened, visits to the museum can be arranged, by appointment, via the contact details on this website.

What do they do at HMAS Cerberus?

The beach and bushlands around the bay provide beautiful surrounds for walks and expeditions and activities such as horse riding, trail bike riding, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and kayaking are fun ways to spend the weekend. Additional maps and directions to HMAS Cerberus are available from Google Maps.

How old is HMAS Cerberus?

HMAS Cerberus, formally Flinders Naval Depot, was commissioned HMAS Cerberus on 1 April 1921. Celebrating 100 years of continuous training for the Royal Australian Navy.

What suburb is HMAS Cerberus in?

Mornington Peninsula
HMAS Cerberus is a Royal Australian Navy (RAN) base that serves as the primary training establishment for RAN personnel. The base is located adjacent to Crib Point on the Mornington Peninsula, south of the Melbourne City Centre, Victoria, Australia….HMAS Cerberus (naval base)

HMAS Cerberus Melbourne, Victoria
Federal division(s) Flinders

What happened HMAS Melbourne?

HMAS Melbourne (FFG 05) was an Adelaide-class guided-missile frigate of the Royal Australian Navy, which entered service in 1992. On 26 October 2019, Melbourne was decommissioned from the RAN, subsequently being transferred to Chile. The ship was commissioned into the Chilean Navy as Almirante Latorre on 15 April 2020.

What is a seaman star?

Seaman and seaman* (pronounced “seaman star”), to differentiate between those who have completed their employment training and those who are in training. There is no insignia on a seaman rank slide.

Why is it called HMAS Cerberus?

HMAS Cerberus is the name given to a number of Royal Australian Navy ships and shore establishments, after the mythological Cerberus. HMAS Cerberus (1868) was a breastwork monitor that was transferred from the Victorian Naval Forces to the Commonwealth Naval Forces in 1901, and the Royal Australian Navy in 1911.

How did HMAS Cerberus get its name?

The ship commissioned as Her Majesty’s Victorian Ship (HMVS) Cerberus, named after the three-headed hound in Greek and Roman mythology which guarded the gates to the Underworld. Panter had been serving in Australia aboard HMVS Nelson and had arrived in his native England in June to take command of the new monitor.

Where are Australian Navy bases?

Current bases

Naval facility Purpose State/Territory
Fleet Base East Fleet base, depot, dockyard New South Wales
Fleet Base West (HMAS Stirling) Fleet base, depot Western Australia
HMAS Albatross Naval air station New South Wales
HMAS Cairns Base Queensland

Did HMAS Melbourne go to Vietnam?

Vung Tau Ferry The converted aircraft carrier HMAS SYDNEY had been transporting Army personnel and equipment from Australia to Vietnam since May 1965. On at least one such trip her escort included the aircraft carrier HMAS MELBOURNE, though MELBOURNE did not enter Vietnamese waters.

Has Australia ever had an aircraft carrier?

Melbourne was the third and final conventional aircraft carrier to operate with the RAN. Following the first decommissioning of sister ship HMAS Sydney in 1958, Melbourne became the only aircraft carrier in Australian service.

What is the highest rank in seaman?

Boatswain. The boatswain is the highest ranking unlicensed (rating) in the deck department. The boatswain generally carries out the tasks instructed by the chief mate, directing the able seaman and ordinary seaman. The boatswain generally does not stand a navigational watch.

Where is the Royal Australian Navy HMAS Cerberus located?

Welcome aboard HMAS Cerberus, the Navy’s premier training establishment. About 6000 personnel are trained annually, averaging 800 trainees onboard at any one time. The establishment covers 1517 hectares and is 70km from Melbourne near Crib Point on Hann’s Inlet, Western Port Bay.

What kind of training does HMAS Cerberus do?

Navy-specific training includes School of Survivability and Ship Safety, which specialises in firefighting, damage control and nuclear biological chemical defence, seamanship and weapons training. HMAS Cerberus is also the home of the Recruit School and, for all sailors, their first contact with life in the Navy.

Why was HMAS Cerberus called Flinders Naval Depot?

HMAS Cerberus and the area surrounding it is recognised by the Department of Environment and Energy as being of high geomorphological, botanical and zoological significance and Western Port as a whole, a wetland of international significance. Purchased in 1911 and called Flinders Naval Depot, it was commissioned as HMAS Cerberus 10 years later.

Which is the largest section of HMAS Cerberus?

The Engineering Faculty is the largest training section within HMAS Cerberus. Both Electronics Technical ( ET ), and Marine Technical ( MT) sailors undergo both their Initial Technical Training and Advanced Training within the faculty. The faculty houses a vast array of full size working pieces of equipment, from a gas turbine to an ice machine.