HMAS Parramatta (left) and SPS Cantabria (right) conducting a replenishment in the Timor Sea in 2013. The Navantia design for the two ships is based on the design of the Cantabria class.
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HMAS Parramatta (left) and SPS Cantabria (right) conducting a replenishment in the Timor Sea in 2013. The Navantia design for the two ships is based on the design of the Cantabria class.

Future fleet oilers named

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today announced the names of the Royal Australian Navy’s future support ships.

 

Operations

  • Able Seaman Marine Technician Erik Schneider is seen inside HMAS Warramunga's gas turbine room during the ships deployment to Operation MANITOU.  (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

    Ideal job on operations

    A world of oceans has opened up for a man who has landed his “ideal job” with the Royal Australian Navy.

Fleet

  • Commanding Officer LCDR Mark Matthews with POHSM Russell Hinze and Mr Nick Pion (National Maritime Safety Authority) prior to departing for a survey sortie. (photo: Unknown)

    Navy airborne survey for PNG

    The Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (or LADS) Flight recently commenced a six week deployment to Papua New Guinea, with the Dash 8-200 aircraft operating from Port Moresby whilst deployed.

People

  • Ships Company of HMAS Moreton proudly displaying the new unit PT Shirt. (photo: Unknown)

    Totally teamwork for Moreton

    Navy life is all about teamwork, and the folk at Brisbane base HMAS Moreton have ensured that looking like a team translates directly into action.

     

Operations

  • HMAS Newcastle  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

    Newcastle’s operations complete

    HMAS Newcastle has rounded out her busy six-month deployment to the Middle East, completing some ‘firsts’ and ‘lasts’ for Australian Navy ships in the region.

Events

  • The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral (VADM) Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, stands with the six crew members of the Indian Sail Training Ship Tarini berthed at the Fremantle Yacht Club during his visit to the vessel in Fremantle, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

    Navy welcomes Indian circumnavigators

    Indian Navy sailing boat INSV Tarini stopped in Fremantle recently, further developing the friendship with the Royal Australian Navy before sailing ‘across the ditch’ as part of a historic journey to circumnavigate the world.

     

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Community

HMAS Stirling has received a community award that celebrated the growth of employment and training for people with disabilities and mental illness. (photo: Unknown)

Champions of equal opportunity

HMAS Stirling has received a community award at an annual event that celebrates the growth of employment and training for people with disabilities and mental illness.

Chief Petty Officer Tristan

Navy medic shows resilience in trans-continental trek

Following six months on the road, 4,358 kilometres, and nine pairs of joggers, Chief Petty Officer Medic Tristan Harris has successfully trekked across Australia.

Events

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral (VADM) Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, stands with the six crew members of the Indian Sail Training Ship Tarini berthed at the Fremantle Yacht Club during his visit to the vessel in Fremantle, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Navy welcomes Indian circumnavigators This article has photo gallery

Indian Navy sailing boat INSV Tarini stopped in Fremantle recently, further developing the friendship with the Royal Australian Navy before sailing ‘across the ditch’ as part of a historic journey to circumnavigate the world.

 

Ship's Company of HMAS Huon prior to conducting a Freedom of Entry into Huonville. (photo: Unknown)

Huon’s Tassie homecoming

HMAS Huon capped off a South West Pacific deployment recently with the final of six port visits to Hobart, Tasmania, and her nearby namesake city of Huonville.

Sport

Competitors from across the Defence community throughout the Canberra area, South West NSW, and a team from HMAS Success based in Sydney, all braved a clearing overnight storm to participate in this annual fun run/walk event.  (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

The race that stops a base This article has photo gallery

Fit for life, fit for work, was the theme for the running of the 55th Bonshaw Cup, at HMAS Harman, in Canberra on 27 October.

The Navy Dragons paddled their way to back-to-back championships at this year’s Dragons Abreast Dragon Boat Festival held on Sydney Harbour. (photo: Unknown)

Back-to-back win for Navy Dragons

The Navy Dragons paddled their way to back-to-back championships at this year’s Dragons Abreast Dragon Boat Festival held on Sydney Harbour.