HMAS Cerberus | Royal Australian Navy
HMAS Cerberus, the Navy's premier training establishment. About 6000 personnel are trained annually, averaging 800 trainees onboard at any one time.
The establishment covers 1517 hectares and is 70 kilometres from Melbourne near Crib Point on Hann's Inlet, Western Port Bay. Purchased in 1911 and called Flinders Naval Depot, it was commissioned as HMAS Cerberus 10 years later. It comprises numerous training and recreation facilities, two chapels, small marina and attractive grounds.
The primary role of HMAS Cerberus has always been Navy personnel training. With the establishment of four tri-service schools over the last 13 years, this role has been extended to training Army, Navy and Air Force personnel.
Despite change, the charm of HMAS Cerberus remains. Its historic presence, heritage buildings, chapels, sports facilities and gardens create a pleasant training environment. Navy-specific training includes School of Survivability and Ship Safety, which specialises in firefighting, damage control and nuclear biological chemical defence, seamanship and weapons training. HMAS Cerberus is also the home of the Recruit School and, for all sailors, their first contact with life in the Navy.
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→ H.M.V.S. Cerberus | Historic Shipwreck
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