Accession Number : ADA311848

Title :   The Development of the RAN Research Laboratory,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Hunter, W. F.

PDF Url : ADA311848

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : This monograph records the history of the RAN Research Laboratory, which was established in 1956 as the RAN Experimental Laboratory on the shores of Rushcutters Bay in Port Jackson, NSW. This site has a long history of association with the Royal Australian Navy. Founded in a period when British influence was strong in Australia, the laboratory drew its early culture from the Admiralty. During the period of this chronology the USA came to dominate defence technology and provided the western role model for this area of endeavour. The laboratory's links with US Navy increased during its history but the laboratory evolved its own Australian character. A description of the laboratory's relocation in 1984 to the Royal Edward Victualling Yard in the Sydney suburb of Pyrmont, and the subsequent subsumption, in 1987, of RANRL by the Weapons Systems Research Laboratory completes the story.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL RESEARCH, *NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, HYDROPHONES, AUSTRALIA, UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS, MARINE ENGINEERING, SONAR, MINE WARFARE, MILITARY OCEANOGRAPHY, OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE