Historical Model Ship Display At Pacific 2013 Tradeshow

The U.S. Australia Centennial Display honors RAN and USN cooperation in a unique exhibit
WALDWICK, N.J. - Sept. 17, 2013 - PRLog -- The U.S. Australian Centennial Display, a unique exhibit comprising historically-accurate scale models of maritime vessels exemplifying 100 years of cooperation between the U.S. Navy (USN) and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), opens Monday, October 7th at the Pacific 2013 International Maritime Exposition in Sydney.    The display can be viewed in the U.S. International Pavilion, Hall 4 Stand M1, through Wednesday, October 9th. The naval show takes place at the Sydney Convention & Exposition Centre.    The U.S. Australian Centennial Display was created by the Pacific ‘13 U.S. representative and U.S. International Pavilion organizer, Kallman Worldwide Inc., and is supported by Northrop Grumman, the Royal Naval Historical Society and Maritime Australia Ltd.    Tom Kallman, president and CEO of Kallman Worldwide explained, “Over the last 100 years, the RAN and USN have engaged in countless wartime battles in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and in the Arab Gulf.  And they have sailed together in peacetime exercises conducting training, search-and-rescue and humanitarian relief missions around the world.” He continued, “We created the U.S. Australian Centennial Display to honor this century of cooperation between these two great navies—in this opportune time and place.”    Noted author and official historian of the Royal Australian Navy, Dr. David M. Stevens, curated the collection, which includes:    ·        USS Connecticut    o   (1906-1923) Flagship of Admiral Sperry's Great White Fleet which visited Sydney in 1908. The arrival of the Great White Fleet did much to encourage the push for an effective Australian Navy.    ·        HMAS Australia    o   (1913-1922) The RAN's first flagship and the centerpiece of the 1913 fleet entry. During World War I, it operated in the North Sea with the Grand Fleet, which included a USN battleship squadron.    ·        USS Peary    o   (1920-1942) “A leading symbol of Australian-American ties…survived the first month of [WWII] by ‘brilliant seamanship’ only to turn ‘desperately unlucky’ in her sinking [at Darwin] six weeks later…” (destroyerhistory.org)    ·        USS Pampanito    o   (1943- ) World War II Balao class fleet submarine. Conducted a famous rescue of Australian prisoners of war (including RAN members), from a torpedoed Japanese transport in September 1944.    ·        HMAS Darwin (http://www.navy.gov.au/hmas-darwin)    o   (1984-) Built in the USA, served regularly with the US Navy in the Gulf from 1990 onwards, took part in 2003 Iraq War.    The U.S. Australian Centennial Display exhibit is open to all visitors of Pacific 2013. Photography is permitted.    The display will be donated to the Australian National Maritime Museum at show’s end.    # # #    Kallman Worldwide (http://www.kallman.com/our-upcoming-shows.php) is the recognized leader in global business development, strategy, and implementation.    Established in 1963, and currently celebrating its 50th year, the international tradeshow organizing company represents and promotes a carefully-selected portfolio of leading industry events.     Best known for its award-winning “U.S. International Pavilions,” Kallman shares five decades of experience to provide advice and assistance to globally-minded companies as they establish or increase their business abroad through international trade shows, trade missions and conferences.  Kallman Worldwide was awarded the President’s “E” Award for Excellence in Export Services at the White House in May, 2012.     The Kallman group of companies has been involved with more than 700 exhibitions in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Peru, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the USA.  The company specializes in aerospace, defense, maritime, energy, mining, water, oil & gas, alternative fuels and healthcare.     Contact: Carole Lotito carolel@kallman.com    +1 (201) 294-251-2600 X126    +1 (201) 294-7309 (mobile)    NOTES FOR EDITORS    Newly-appointed U.S. Ambassador to Australia, the Honorable John Berry, is expected to lead the dedication of the U.S. Australian Centennial Display Monday morning, October 7th (time TBA at press time). A media alert will be issued closer to event time.    The Pacific 13 International Maritime Exposition is scheduled in this “off-year” to run concurrently with the Royal Australian Navy’s Centennial of its entry into the Sydney Harbour    From the arrival of the USA’s Great White Fleet in Sydney Harbor in August 1908 (which was instrumental in garnering support for the expansion of the Commonwealth Naval Forces to an ocean-going National Navy*) to the numerous maritime battles of World War II to modern-day broad area maritime challenges, the United States and Australia have endured trial, tragedy, and victory around the globe in pursuit of their common goal of peaceful and safe maritime operations.    * later renamed the Royal Australian Navy    Photo portfolio at:   https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1va7pbet6vyi8j2/h6kkeUCIO1
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