Harry William Christie, affectionately known as "Babe," served in HMAS Australia from February 1943 to March 1946

September 21, 2010


My name is Andrew Christie. I have come across your website while researching information on my Grandfather and his time on HMAS Australia. He was on the ship from February 1943 to March 1946. He told me stories when I was a little boy but I have forgotten some of them and of course, I no longer have the chance to ask him as he passed
away nearly 20 years ago.

I would appreciate any information you might have on the battles and other officers stories of their time on this ship during these years if you have them. My grandfathers name was Harry William Christie and he was affectionately known as "Babe" amongst his family and friends.

Thank you for your website. It is excellent and heart warming to know that you have had a
fulfilling and adventurous life after fighting a war to achieve just that. I thank you and every officer and soldier from the bottom of my heart. 

Kind regards,
Andrew Christie
Brisbane Australia


My thanks for your kind words about AHOY, a joint effort with my Web Master Terry Kearns in Atlanta Georgia.

I research and write, and Terry cleans it up and puts it all on AHOY.

See these web sites:

Note External sites.


Here is your Grand Father's WW2 Certificate of Service:

Able Seaman

Service: Royal Australian Navy 
Date of Birth: 6 October 1924 
Place of Birth: KOGARAH 
Date of Enlistment: 19 October 1942 
Locality on Enlistment: SOUTH HURSTVILLE, NSW 
Home Port/Port Division: SYDNEY, NSW 
Date of Discharge: 1 March 1946 
Posting at Discharge: HMAS Australia 

Best wishes,

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