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INTERNATIONAL FLEET REVIEW

International Fleet Review, Sydney

HISTORY IS FOREVER

Put something from the International Fleet Review into your locker and always remember this amazing milestone for Navy. Get fantastic FREE gifts and a huge 50% discount on items created especially for the 100 year anniversary. There are also great offers on the hugely popular 'Pride in Fleet' limited edition artworks and medallions released during the IFR. If you're connected to or proud of Navy it's your story to share.

We have a vast range of products to celebrate this milestone in the Royal Australian Navy's history, click the links below.


  • Centenary of First Fleet Artworks


  • Pride in Fleet Limited Edition Medallions


  • Navy IFR Products


  • Tall Ships IFR Products


  • Centenary of First Fleet Products


  • Celebrating 100 Years - International Fleet Review Book

Centenary of First Fleet

This special artwork was commisioned to mark his special occasion. The painting depicts the seven vessels of the first fleet steaming towards Sydney. A range of commemorative collectables have been created, including limited edition prints and medallions. View the painting.

Centenary of First Fleet Prints

Your piece of history and pride in fleet with this truly limited edition artwork. To mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy’s first fleet, renowned Australian marine artist, Don Braben, has painted an outstanding artwork depicting the then fledgling Royal Australian Navy en-route to Sydney Harbour on the morning of 4 October 1913.

The artwork, especially commissioned for the anniversary, captures a moment in time when the proud fleet of seven ships steam slowly in formation. The painting portrays calmness, an image of Navy – sailors and ships at sea.

  • Centenary of First Fleet Limited Edition Full Size Canvas Print


  • Centenary of First Fleet Limited Edition Framed Print


  • Centenary of First Fleet Limited Edition Unframed Print

  • Centenary of First Fleet Poster in Tube

Pride in Fleet Limited Edition Proof Medallions


Pride in Fleet – Our Nation Our Navy is one for the collectors or for those seeking a special gift to mark the 100th anniversary of the RAN’s first visit to Sydney. Since 1913 tens of thousands of men and women, and hundreds of vessels of all classes, have served in Navy. This symbolic collection of ships and stories represents just part of that story of service and pride in fleet.

The fronts of the medallions feature ships from the RAN's history while the reverse depicts the image of HMAS Australia (I) as used on the 1913 commemorative coin to mark the fleet’s first visit to Sydney.

These proof quality medallions are minted from brass alloy and finished in highly polished and frosted silver with gold plate RAN badge. Each measures 50mm in diameter by 4.5mm and is enclosed in a sturdy clear protector set in a velvet lined leatherette case. Only 1,000 sets and 250 of each individual medallion will be available worldwide. Each comes with numbered certificate of authenticity featuring short bios on ships of the same name.

  • Pride in Fleet Limited Edition Medallion Set

  • HMAS Australia (I) Limited Edition Medallion

  • HMAS Yarra (II) Limited Edition Medallion

  • HMAS Sydney (III) Limited Edition Medallion

  • HMAS Oxley (II) Limited Edition Medallion

  • HMAS Fremantle (II) Limited Edition Medallion

  • HMAS Parramatta (IV) Limited Edition Medallion

  • HMAS Canberra (III) & HMAS Hobart (III)Limited Edition Medallion

International Fleet Review 2013 Collectables


  • IFR Tote Bag

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  • IFR Medallion

  • IFR Coin


  • IFR Cap

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  • IFR Embroidered DPNU Patch



  • IFR Plaque in Gift Box



  • IFR Plaque in Timber Box



  • IFR Commemorative Chart

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Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS

Hold onto and share the story of our Navy

Enjoy the fascinating and rich history of the Royal Australian Navy with this beautifully crafted full colour book as it takes you on a journey from our early fleet through to today's modern Navy.

Inspired by the amazing images captured by Navy photographers during the spectacular International Fleet Review at Sydney Harbour in 2013, this book has grown to become a remarkable collection of superb stories and fantastic images that fill 272 pages with Navy's history; its establishments; the fleet, and the people who serve. Share this amazing history with family and friends.

Available now in paperback $49.99 or limited edition boxed hardback $149.99. Both measure 297mm x 254mm.

Collectable boxed hardback ltd. ed.

This Limited Edition Hardback is presented in a custom designed Saifu cloth hard bound and hinged box. Only 1000 units will be available worldwide. $149.99

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Paperback edition

All the superb photographs, stories and history presented in made-for-reading paperback format. $49.99

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When the ships come in – 100 years Serving in Harmony

A selection of performances by the Royal Australian Navy Band.

For 100 years the Royal Australian Navy Band has been captivating audiences around the world with its superb musicianship, musical interpretations and compositions. It lives to its motto - Serving in Harmony. More than 70 minutes of great music to take you on a personal journey with one of the best military bands ever. Click here for details.

Royal Australian Navy First Fleet Centenary Collectables


  • Centenary of the First Fleet Lapel Pin on Card


  • Centenary of the First Fleet Coffee Mug

International Fleet Review 2013 Tall Ships Collectables


  • IFR Tall Ships Limited Edition Medallion


  • IFR Tall Ships Cap

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  • IFR Tall Ships Beanie

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  • IFR Tall Ships Penny

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  • IFR Tall Ships Polo Shirt

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  • IFR Tall Ships Drink Cooler

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  • IFR Tall Ships Tag

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Australia's Navy came into existence as the Commonwealth Naval Forces on 1 March 1901 and on 10 July 1911, King George V granted the title 'Royal Australian Navy' to the new service. The RAN had been established with the support of the British Admiralty which felt that independent dominion navies were necessary to control the Pacific, when the Royal Navy was fully engaged with affairs elsewhere. The first new warship built for the Commonwealth, the destroyer Parramatta, was launched in Britain on Wednesday 9 February 1910; Parramatta's sister ship Yarra was launched the following month. Both ships were originally commissioned into the Royal Navy and on 10 September 1910 sailed for Australia, arriving at Broome Western Australia on 15 November where they passed to the control of the Australian Government. Work on other new vessels proceeded rapidly and on Saturday 4 October 1913 the Australian Fleet Unit, comprising the battle cruiser HMAS Australia, the cruisers Melbourne, Sydney, and Encounter, and the torpedo-boat destroyers Parramatta, Yarra and Warrego, entered Sydney Harbour. On the same day, responsibility for the protection of Australian waters was transferred from the Royal Navy to the RAN.

The powerful and effective ocean-going fleet was a source of immense pride to the young Australian nation and its the entry into Sydney was greeted by huge and enthusiastic crowds of onlookers. The RAN went on to have its baptism of fire the following year with the outbreak of the First World War. Over the following ten decades of war and peace the RAN has evolved into the efficient, professional fighting force that serves Australia today. Australia's navy maintains a significant presence in both the Pacific and Indian Oceans and engages in worldwide operations in support of military campaigns, peacekeeping missions and humanitarian relief. Don Braben's evocative painting captures the ships of the new fleet at sea in the early morning light on the morning of 4 October 1913, heading towards Sydney. Australia, flying the flag of Rear Admiral Sir George Patey, KCVO leads the column, followed by the cruisers Melbourne, Sydney and Encounter, with the destroyer Yarra at the end of the line. The destroyers Parramatta and Warrego flank Australia; the destroyers would return to their position in the line for the entry into Sydney Harbour. The names of HMA Ships Melbourne, Parramatta, Sydney and Yarra live on in today's RAN.

Chief of Navy launches IFR Book

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, speaking at the launch of Celebrating 100 Years of Pride in the Fleet

On November 28 2014 the Australian Navy commissioned its biggest ever warship, HMAS Canberra. To celebrate this historic event Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, launched a spectacular new book commemorating the proud history of the Australian fleet. The book "Celebrating 100 Years of Pride in the Fleet" represents the culmination of 100 years of Navy service. The launch of HMAS Canberra represents the next 100 years of Navy service.

The official book launch took place the morning of November 28 at Garden Island on the wharf, right alongside HMAS Canberra, and Vice Admiral Barrett was available for questions immediately following the launch.

"Celebrating 100 Years of Pride in the Fleet" is a spectacular new book about the history of the Royal Australian Navy. It was initially inspired by the images captured by Navy Photographers covering the International Fleet Review in Sydney last year, and the IFR is a key focus of the publication. However, the book has grown to include a rare and substantial offering of spectacular photographs and articles that tell the broader story of Navy, its establishments and the fleet.

The 271 page colour book is a tribute to all those who have served in the Royal Australian Navy. With forewords by former Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs (now Vice Chief of the Defence Force); current Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett; and Warrant Officer of the Navy, Martin Holzberger, this coffee table sized book brings together the work of Navy Photographers and historians to deliver a remarkable account of Navy.

Review of Celebrating 100 years of pride in the fleet

By Brian Hartigan, CONTACT magazine
CONTACT Air Land & Sea


The Royal Australian Navy's International Fleet Review in Sydney from 3 to 11 October 2013 was a spectacle on a grand scale.

Held to commemorate the centenary of the Royal Australian Navy's First Fleet entry into Sydney in 1913 when the then recently commissioned flagship HMAS Australia led HMA Ships Melbourne, Sydney, Encounter, Warrego, Parramatta and Yarra through The Heads.

Their magnificent entry into Sydney Harbour for the first time, greeted by thousands of cheering citizens, was a moment of great national pride and importance, hailed as a key indicator of Australia's progress towards national maturity.

One hundred years later, the centenary International Fleet Review was even more magnificent and almost as meaningful as HMA Ships Sydney, Darwin, Perth, Parramatta, Bundaberg, Diamantina, and Huon, followed by 30 foreign vessels cruised up a thronged Sydney Harbour for official review.

That evening, with a crowd estimated at well over a million watching from all the usual vantage spots, and many more watching on TV, the sky was lit up by a spectacular pyrotechnics and light show the equal of any before in Sydney, as a city and a nation paid homage to a century of Royal Australian Navy service.

Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review: Celebrating 100 years of pride in the fleet is a new and magnificent coffee-table book inspired by the amazing images captured by a plethora of Navy photographers that day.
But it's not just about that one week in October 2013. This book is a volume of immense weight and substance (both physically and metaphorically), which also covers 100 years of RAN history, and features a beautiful, informative and comprehensive catalogue of all Navy's establishments and current fleet.

At 272 pages of mostly colour images, rich stories and tabulated facts, this book is definitely a 'must have' for any serious Navy collector or enthusiast.

Officially launched by Chief of Navy on 28 November 2014 at another historic RAN event, the Commissioning of HMAS Canberra.