Accession Number : ADA304111

Title :   Hydrographic Service Annual Report, 1994 - 1995.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. no. 31,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY HYDROGRAPHIC SERVICE CANBERRA

PDF Url : ADA304111

Report Date : 07 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The RAN Hydrographic Service is the Commonwealth Government Agency responsible for the publication of nautical charts and other information required for the safety of ships navigating in Australian waters. The Hydrographic Service has its origins in the British Admiralty Hydrographic Office, which was established in 1795. The Admiralty carried out surveys and published charts of the Australian coast throughout the 19th century in support of the defence and commercial development of the colonies. The RAN assumed responsibility for hydrographic surveys in 1920, and for the publication of charts in 1942. In 1946 the Federal Cabinet made the Commonwealth Naval Board responsible for the surveying and charting of Australian waters. This responsibility was confirmed in 1988 after a review of Commonwealth mapping activities. P 6

Descriptors :   *HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, SHIPS, COASTAL REGIONS, COMMERCE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, WATER, SAFETY, CONTAINERS, CHARTS, HYDROGRAPHY, AUSTRALIA.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE