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The Navy has played a vital role in the discovery, settlement, development and protection of Australia.


Sail into battle, and around the world, in both War and Peace, with the Royal Australian Navy, from its early Australian Colonial beginnings to our first actions, from the Boxer Rebellion in China, WW1 & Gallipoli, WW2, Malaya, Korea, Indonesia and quite a large section devoted to the Vietnam War. 


Gun Plot is not merely a website full of dates, and statistical data about Australia's Navy.  It also provides an insight into what life in the navy is like and an insight into the personal lives of sailors, both in peace and at war.  From when Captain Cook first landed on our shores, until the present day.

The Gun Plot Website is divided into a number of separate sections, Main Site Content, Media Galleries and Members Area.  You may enter these areas via the Link Buttons at the top of this page and from links found inside the Main Content Section.


Membership to the Gun Plot Message-boards and Discussion Forums is Restricted to Past and Present Members of the Royal Australian Navy only.  If you wish to Register you will be asked to provide a small amount of information pertaining to your Naval Service at your Registration Sign Up.  Every Submission is reviewed by a human, not a robot, and depending on the information you supply, will depend on whether your registration is accepted or not.  For these reasons please be patient, as Registration is not immediate..  Normal online Discussion Forum Rules apply.   Registrations are to be submitted from the link on the Forum Page (link Button Below)

Gun Plot Members Forums

Heroic and famous Ships, Officers and Sailors. Veterans personal accounts of famous battles and survival.


Study a rich abundance of Australian and British Commonwealth Naval history, including the secrets of the ancient Crossing The Line (aka Equator) Ceremony, The Navy Rum Ration, Origins of the Navy, The term 'Pussers' and its history and meaning, 'Jack Speak', Naval Jargon, customs, nicknames and terminology, Cat-o-nine tails, mutiny, Articles Of War,  Badgemen, Matelots, 'Pussers Bones', or Mah Jongg, Uckers, Pussers Ludo including rules, techniques and scoring. Naval Law, Discipline, Punishment and training. You can read the Webmaster's own account of his time at the now controversial Junior Recruit Training Establishment (JRTE), at HMAS LEEUWIN in Western Australia.


View and read about items of Naval Memorabilia - ID Cards, Short Leave Cards. Leave Passes etc.


Take a nostalgic tour 'Up Top' with Australian Matelots ashore, and at sea whilst on the Far East Station.


Data, Stats, Histories and Galleries of warships, submarines, naval aircraft, diving, including ship crew lists and ship's pictorial histories -  or visit the armoury to see weapons the RAN has used.


Navy Ranks, Commissioned Officers and Non Commissioned Officers, Naval Rates and categories.


'Spin Me A Dit' - Amusing navy anecdotes of life in a blue suit. Navy and nautical traditions, customs, phrases, songs, tunes, sea shanties, dits and Sea Stories.


Photo and Multimedia Galleries of RAN Warships, Aircraft, Submarines, Establishments, both past and present. Sailors at work and at play. Weapons, Movies, Songs and much, much more.


View nominal lists of ship's crews and honour rolls.


Streaming Video Clips from famous navy movies and Australian Navy PR and Recruiting Campaigns of the past. 


Watch and play with interactive shockwave flash movies. Play the Bosun's Call (Pipe). Ring the Ships Bell.



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CPOFC R Graystone

Creator, Owner & Webmaster
Retired Chief Petty Officer Fire Control, Russ Graystone, RAN.