ID numberRCDIG1069926
TitleVolume IX – The Royal Australian Navy, 1914–1918 (9th edition, 1941)
ClassificationDigitised Collection
Record typeVolume
Item count1
Object typeBook
MakerJose, Arthur Wilberforce
Description

Writing in the 1920s, when the future development of the Royal Australian Navy was uncertain, Jose attempted to combat what he perceived as local tendencies either to reduce participation in Imperial Defence or to leave all responsibility for it to Great Britain. His history set out to show that during the war the RAN had justified the policy of those pre-war Australian leaders who had inaugurated it. Whether fighting an action, in routine patrolling, or working ashore, the very young Australian fleet and its men, under Admiralty control, had shown themselves worthy of the traditions and courage of the Royal Navy. Such strategic errors as there may bave been in its employmnet were not of Australian origin. Jose’s main interest was in the events described in the early chapters, covering the work in the Pacific during the second half of 1914.


Introduction by Ross Lamont, to the University of Queensland Press edition.

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PDF 1.52 MB Preface, Contents, List of illustrations, List of maps, Diagrams, Chronology and Introduction (pages i-xli)
PDF 2.18 MB Chapter I – The Outbreak of War (pages 1-46)
PDF 1.19 MB Chapter II – Capture of the German Colonies: Samoa, Nauru (pages 47-73)
PDF 1.28 MB Chapter III – Capture of the German Colonies: German New Guinea (pages 74-99)
PDF 1.43 MB Chapter IV – The Australia; and the German Squadron (pages 100-128)
PDF 1006.78 KB Chapter V – Affairs in the Western Pacific (pages 129-149)
PDF 1.43 MB Chapter VI – The Convoys and the Emden (pages 150-178)
PDF 1.55 MB Chapter VII – The Sydney–Emden Fight and its Results (pages 179-207)
PDF 1.22 MB Chapter VIII – Service Overseas: Malay Archipelago (pages 208-232)
PDF 1.33 MB Chapter IX – Service Overseas: East Africa, Dardanelles, North Atlantic (pages 233-261)
PDF 3.59 MB Chapter X – Service in European Waters (pages 262-335)
PDF 1.87 MB Chapter XI – The Australian Coastal Patrol: Raiders and Mine–fields (pages 336-374)
PDF 1.35 MB Chapter XII – The Royal Australian Naval Brigade (pages 375-405)
PDF 1.38 MB Chapter XIII – Transports, Hospital Ships and Dockyards (pages 406-435)
PDF 1.58 MB Chapter XIV – Sundry Services: Radio–Telegraphy, Censorship, Coaling, etc (pages 436-469)
PDF 58.33 KB Appendix 1 – Statement of Schemes for Commonwealth Naval Defence (pages 470-471)
PDF 11.47 KB Appendix 2 – Growth of the Australian Naval Forces (pages 472-472)
PDF 26.07 KB Appendix 3 – Strength of the RAN at the Outbreak of War (pages 473-473)
PDF 18.83 KB Appendix 4 – Ships Built or Building for the RAN during the War (pages 474-474)
PDF 104.31 KB Appendix 5 – Personnel Serving in or with the RAN during the War (pages 475-477)
PDF 2.69 MB Appendix 6 – Merchant Ships Employed in Government War–Service (pages 478-539)
PDF 78.49 KB Appendix 7 – Cruising Strength in the Pacific (pages 540-542)
PDF 36.99 KB Appendix 8 – Enemy Vessels Captured in Australian ports (pages 543-543)
PDF 25.08 KB Appendix 9 – Enemy Vessels Captured by Australian Warships in the Bismarck Archipelago (pages 544-544)
PDF 100.27 KB Appendix 10 – German Instructions to Shipping in Case of war (pages 545-546)
PDF 68.53 KB Appendix 11 – The Capture of s.s. Pfalz (pages 547-547)
PDF 386.55 KB Appendix 12 – German Diaries found at Rabaul (pages 548-556)
PDF 24.85 KB Appendix 13 – Translation of Instructions found on Lieutenant Kempf (pages 557-557)
PDF 91.84 KB Appendix 14 – The German Cruiser Squadron at Papeete (pages 558-559)
PDF 46.51 KB Appendix 15 – The Raid on Fanning Island by the Nürnberg (pages 560-560)
PDF 122.34 KB Appendix 16 – Extracts from Convoy Naval Orders (pages 561-565)
PDF 232.03 KB Appendix 17 – An Officer’s account of the Sydney–Emden action (pages 564-567)
PDF 228.63 KB Appendix 18 – The Landing on Cocos (pages 568-572)
PDF 59.49 KB Appendix 19 – A Suvla Bay Episode (pages 573-573)
PDF 131.94 KB Appendix 20 – Work of the RAN Bridging Train (pages 574-576)
PDF 98.75 KB Appendix 21 – The Cause of Sinking of s.s. Cumberland (pages 577-578)
PDF 315.77 KB Appendix 22 – Extracts from Diaries of Men Serving in the Australian Destroyers (pages 579-584)
PDF 122.93 KB Appendix 23 – Official Report of the Rescue by Australian Destroyers of the Italian transport Orione (pages 585-587)
PDF 207.87 KB Appendix 24 – The Sydney in the North Sea (pages 588-591)
PDF 73.5 KB Appendix 25 – The Australian Detachment for Zeebrugge (pages 592-593)
PDF 45.04 KB Appendix 26 – Mines found in Australian Waters (pages 594-594)
PDF 46.47 KB Appendix 27 – Proclamation Transferring the Australian Navy to Admiralty Control (pages 595-595)
PDF 24.92 KB Appendix 28 – Letter from Herr Tolke to Admiralty Patey (pages 596-596)
PDF 74.31 KB Appendix 29 – Documents Relating to the Capture of Samoa (pages 597-599)
PDF 249.45 KB Appendix 30 – Documents re Occupation of New Britain (pages 600-606)
PDF 71.82 KB Appendix 31 – Documents re Occupation of Friedrich Wilhelmshafen (pages 607-608)
PDF 25.17 KB Appendix 32 – Congratulations from New Zealand (pages 609-609)
PDF 127.91 KB Appendix 33 – The Disbandment of the RAN Bridging Train (pages 610-613)
PDF 2.11 MB Index (pages 614-649)