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Australian Navy Celebrates 100th Anniversary

  • VOA News

Warships from 17 nations, including the United States and China, have arrived in Sydney Harbor to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Australia's navy.

Thousands of people lined the harbor shores on Friday to watch the warships sail into Australia's largest city.

Seven Australian vessels also entered the harbor in single file to recall October 4, 1913, when the country's first seven warships steamed into the harbor and officially made Australia an independent sea power.

Until then, Australia had been protected by British vessels.
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