October 6 - 12, 2013: Issue 131

International Fleet Review 2013 - Tall Ships Enter Sydney Harbour

Sixteen tall ships from around the world entered Sydney Harbour on Thursday 3rd of October, 2013, as part of the Royal Australian Navy's International Fleet Review. The tall ships anchored in the harbour to await the arrival of almost 40 warships the following day. The ships were led into the harbour by the sail training ship Young Endeavour and Her Majesties Bark Endeavour. 

The International Fleet Review, 3rd-11th October 2013, commemorates the centenary of the arrival of the first Royal Australian Navy Fleet into Sydney when seven warships, state of the art for their time, entered the harbour on 4th October 1913. 

Find out more about the International Tall Ship Festival 22013 here: http://tallshipsfleet.com.au/

See our previous collations on the events leading up to and including the 1913 newly formed Australian Navy and Fleet:

International Fleet Review 2013

Royal Motor Yacht Club - Broken Bay Grand Opening of the 2012-2013 Boating Season - IFR 2013 Announced

International Fleet Review on Sydney Harbour October 2013 and The Opening of the Sailing Season on Sydney Harbour, October 1885

First Naval Exercises by New South Wales Colonial Ships –The Wolverene at Broken Bay It may not surprise many of you that the first ever Naval Exercises carried out by colonial vessels began from Broken Bay – where else? In the lead up to the International Fleet Review in Sydney Harbour, October 3-11 2013, celebrating the entry of our own Royal Australian Navy fleet into Sydney Harbour 100 years ago, we will share a few articles on the lead up events to this original great day for New South Wales and Australia. First though - Colonial Naval Ships Exercises; 1885...

From Colonial Navy Brigades in Second Hand Ships to Where the Australian Navy was Born – The Practical Verses of William Rooke Cresswell’s Charter - International Fleet Review 2013 precursors - Article II

The Arrival of the Australia's Navy in Sydney Harbour - 4th of October, 1913 International Fleet Review 2013 precursors - Article III

The Australian Fleet Celebrations of October 1913 - A Week of Welcomes- International Fleet Review 2013 precursors - Article IV

 Bark Endeavour, Australia

 Young Endeavour, Australia

 Coral Trekker, Australia

 James Craig, Australia

 Lord Nelson, United Kingdom

 Spirit of New Zealand, New Zealand

 Oosterschelde, Netherlands

 Picton Castle, Canada

 Soren Larson, Australia

 Southern Swan, Australia

 Windeward Bound, Australia

Sydney Ports Fire Boat 

photos by Michael Mannington, Volunteer Photography, 2013.