HMAS Stuart (bottom) and JDS Kirisame depart Fleet Base West en route to Albany to participate in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.  (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)
HMAS Stuart (bottom) and JDS Kirisame depart Fleet Base West en route to Albany to participate in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.

Warships on their way to Albany

HMAS Stuart and Japanese Defence Ship Kirisame departed Fleet Base West late yesterday to participate in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event this weekend.

Events

  • Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, chats with Leyte Gulf veteran, Rear Admiral Maxwell Reed, AO, RAN (ret'd), at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

    Leyte Gulf veterans remembered 70 years on

    Survivors of the 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf gathered in Canberra recently to share memories and remember those who lost their lives in one of the greatest naval actions of the Second World War.

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People

  • From left, Able Seaman Jacob Morel, Leading Seaman Gordon Spooner and Seaman Christopher Hall enjoy a hearty breakfast inside HMAS Brunei's Junior Sailors cafe. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

    Landing craft crew prepare for goodbye

    As the last of the Royal Australian Navy fleet of Landing Craft Heavy (LCH) vessels prepare to be decommissioned this November in Cairns, Leading Seaman Gordon Spooner shares his first-hand knowledge of the important amphibious capability that the vessels have provided to the Navy.

Fleet

  • Members of HMAS Newcastle on the bridge wing during Officer of the Watch manoeuvres with HMAS Rankin in the West Australian Exercise Area.  (photo: ABEW Spencer)

    Newcastle manoeuvres training outcome

    While supporting HMAS Rankin’s unit readiness evaluation in the West Australian Exercise Area recently, HMAS Newcastle had the unique opportunity to consolidate anti-submarine warfare skills completed during their unit readiness workup in September. 

Fleet

  • NUSHIP Canberra and NUSHIP Adelaide sit alongside the Naval Dockyard Williamstown, Victoria.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

    First LHD Duty Watches certified

    The motivation and mood within NUSHIP Canberra’s ship’s company has lifted another notch after the ship’s first four duty watch teams were endorsed to take responsibility for the safety and security of the ship in harbour.

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Warrant Officer Graeme Gibney makes an Ocsober donation to Healthy Harold at HMAS Harman.  (photo: SGT William Guthrie)

Raising the bar

Passing the half way mark of the 2014 Ocsober campaign, 169 Navy members are meeting the challenge of saying ‘no’ to alcohol and spreading the message to keep fit and healthy.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, joins with community leaders from Lidcombe to celebrate the acceptance of a new Aquila Safety Boat at cadet unit New Training Ship Australia in Lidcombe, New South Wales. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

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Navy's committment to cultural diversity has never been more apparent than over the weekend of 19-20 October when Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett attending three significant and unique events in Sydney.

Events

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, chats with Leyte Gulf veteran, Rear Admiral Maxwell Reed, AO, RAN (ret'd), at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

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Survivors of the 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf gathered in Canberra recently to share memories and remember those who lost their lives in one of the greatest naval actions of the Second World War.

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley, RAN, and the Mayor of Fremantle, Dr Brad Pettitt, hold the Freedom of Entry ceremonial scroll in the Fremantle Council Chambers, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Submariners prepare to enter Fremantle

As part of the Centenary of Submarines celebrations being held in November, the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Force has received a centuries old honour from the Fremantle City Council.

Sport

Seaman James Ryan of the RAN charges towards the Royal Navy's defence during the first game of the Navy Tri Nations Rugby League match held at Leichardt Oval, Sydney. (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

Navy Tridents wear their jersey with pride to take on the Kiwis in Tri-Nations rugby league final

Iconic Leichhardt Oval has seen some nail-biting rugby league matches in its time but rarely has it hosted Chief of Navy in its commentary box.

Honorary Lieutenant Chaz Mostert an Ambassador for Team Navy in Disruptive Pattern Navy Uniform. 
 (photo: LCDR Don Hogarth)

Team Navy conquers the mountain This article has photo gallery

Australia's greatest annual motorsport event, the Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercar race again had a significant Navy audience this year, supporting Honorary Lieutenant Chaz Mostert from Team Navy, racing in the Pepsi Max Ford Performance Racing (FPR) car.