On this day in history: Japanese submarine sunk

Back to overview,Home naval-today On this day in history: Japanese submarine sunk in Australian waters On this day in history: Japanese submarine sunk in Australian waters Authorities View post tag: Royal Australian Navy January 20, 2016 On this day in history, January 20, 1942, the Bathurst class corvette, HMAS Deloraine led by Lieutenant Commander DA Menlove (Royal Australian Naval Reserve) attacked and sunk the Japanese submarine I-124 north of Darwin, Australia.Another two of the overall sixty Australian minesweepers, commonly known as corvettes, HMA Ships Katoomba and Lithgow, assisted HMAS Deloraine in her undertaking.I-124 was the first enemy submarine sunk in Australian waters and one of just four minelaying submarines in the Japanese Navy. Lieutenant Commander Menlove was awarded the Australian Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for his part in the action.The corvettes were built during World War II in Australian shipyards as part of the Commonwealth Government’s wartime shipbuilding programme. Twenty were built on Admiralty order but manned and commissioned by the Royal Australian Navy. Thirty-six (including Deloraine) were built for the Royal Australian Navy and four for the Royal Indian Navy.Source: Royal Australian Navy View post tag: HMAS Deloraine Share this article read more

57 Career Speakers Educate OA Students

first_imgOldenburg, IN—As part of the Oldenburg Academy College to Career Readiness Program, Oldenburg Academy students had the opportunity to hear from 57 different guest speakers throughout the third annual “Career Guest Speaker Week” November 4-8. During the Catholic college-preparatory high school’s REACH time, students spent 30 minutes listening to college-career guest speakers. Doctors, nurses, lawyers, educators, pharmacists, athletic trainers, criminal justice professionals, and entrepreneurs were just a few of the professionals that shared thoughts with students.Many students found the week to be beneficial. Senior Ruth Heile attended a session given by Brian Rennekamp, from The Village Workshop. Heile was inspired by the interactivity and engagement of the speaker, “he seemed very passionate about his work.” After talking with Rennekamp after the session, Heile determined that she wanted to participate in a semester-long internship program at the Village Workshop; Heile looks forward to the internship and learning hands-on and first-hand.Career Guest Speaker Week was just one of the many activities that students have participated in to further prepare them for their college and career decisions. “It was a huge success – anytime that we can excite our students about their future and give them memorable opportunities to learn from the community, we know it will have a lasting impact,” noted OA Assistant Principal, Jonathon Maple.  “Furthermore, anytime we can showcase local careers to retain talent in the area and state, it is a win-win.” Anyone who is interested in participating in an Oldenburg Academy Career Guest Speaker Week can contact Maple at [email protected]last_img read more