While I was doing some work, I happened across the Royal Australian Navy’s news site.
The reporting includes an interesting mix of stories, and some commemorative activities relating to long-establish RAN bases.
It does give you some insight into what a modern navy looks like and how it works. Click on the link above for more information.
For international readers unfamiliar with the prefix HMAS, it stands for Her Majesty’s Australian Ship.
Yes, Australia remains a constitutional monarchy with a head of state on the other side of the world in Britain. The monarch is represented in Australia by a Governor-General, who resides in Canberra, and is Australian.