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HMAS Dechaineux's Exmouth expedition

Published on by LCDR Dan McCall (author)

Personnel from HMAS Dechaineux visit the Naval Communication Station Harold E Holt, at Exmouth, Western Australia. (photo: )

Personnel from HMAS Dechaineux visit the Naval Communication Station Harold E Holt, at Exmouth, Western Australia.

The Weapons Electrical Engineering and Communications Information Systems departments of HMAS Dechaineux recently participated in a week long expedition to Exmouth, Western Australia.

HMAS Newcastle makes final entry into Sydney Harbour

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer), SMNGX Alex Samuel (photographer)

Family and friends wait on the wharf at Fleet Base East as HMAS Newcastle returns after a four month deployment to the Pacific. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

Family and friends wait on the wharf at Fleet Base East as HMAS Newcastle returns after a four month deployment to the Pacific.

It was a happy occasion tinged with a hint of sadness as HMAS Newcastle arrived alongside Fleet Base East after entering Sydney Harbour for the final time with her ‘paying off’ pennant flying.

First Lady’s CO reflects on successful mission

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer), CPOIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Families and friends gather to meet HMAS Success as it returns to Fleet Base East after a four month deployment to South East Asia and the Pacific. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

Families and friends gather to meet HMAS Success as it returns to Fleet Base East after a four month deployment to South East Asia and the Pacific.

HMAS Success is now alongside in Sydney, preparing for her decomissioning, having returned from her last overseas deployment last week.

Melbourne families get a taste of life at sea

Published on by LEUT James McPherson (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Marine Technician Adam Hope, left, gives family and friends of crew members a guided tour of the machinery spaces of HMAS Melbourne during a families cruise from Gladstone to Sydney. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Marine Technician Adam Hope, left, gives family and friends of crew members a guided tour of the machinery spaces of HMAS Melbourne during a families cruise from Gladstone to Sydney.

On HMAS Melbourne’s final stretch of her latest and last overseas deployment, a number of family members had the unique chance to experience life at sea.

No rest for the Demons

Published on by LEUT James McPherson (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Marine Technician Jack Everett demonstrates the equipment used in damage control to the crew members and their guests in HMAS Melbourne during a families cruise from Gladstone to Sydney. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Marine Technician Jack Everett demonstrates the equipment used in damage control to the crew members and their guests in HMAS Melbourne during a families cruise from Gladstone to Sydney.

It is easy to imagine after a number of months at sea a ship’s company would take their last day pretty easy. Not so for the crew of HMAS Melbourne.

HMAS Melbourne breeds new crop on last overseas deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT James McPherson (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

From left, Seaman Electronic Warfare Brady Miller, Seaman Marine Technician Jack Everett, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Bethany East, and Seaman Marine Technician Jason Sneath on the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne during their first deployment at sea. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

From left, Seaman Electronic Warfare Brady Miller, Seaman Marine Technician Jack Everett, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Bethany East, and Seaman Marine Technician Jason Sneath on the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne during their first deployment at sea.

In her 27th year of faithful service, HMAS Melbourne has completed her final overseas deployment, returning last week to her home port of Sydney after a successful mission.

Navy projects from east to west

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Des Paroz (author), Clarisse Dupont (French Navy) (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer), CPL Kylie Gibson (photographer), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba, HMAS Collins, the USS William P Lawrence, French ships Charles de Gaulle, Provence, Forbin, Latouche-Tréville, Marne and the JFDF Ships Izumo and Murasame in the Bay of Bengal during Exercise LA PEROUSE. (photo: Clarisse Dupont, French Navy)

HMAS Toowoomba, HMAS Collins, the USS William P Lawrence, French ships Charles de Gaulle, Provence, Forbin, Latouche-Tréville, Marne and the JFDF Ships Izumo and Murasame in the Bay of Bengal during Exercise LA PEROUSE.

The month of May saw the Royal Australian Navy engage and prove the capability to sustain multiple task groups from east to west across the Indo-Pacific, with three task groups simultaneously operating in the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and South East Asia.

Moreton unites the Port of Brisbane for TS19

Published on by LCDR Anne Mena (author), LEUT Monzon (photographer)

Representatives of the Royal Australian Navy, the Port of Brisbane and other key stakeholders meet to discuss berthing arrangements for Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: )

Representatives of the Royal Australian Navy, the Port of Brisbane and other key stakeholders meet to discuss berthing arrangements for Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

The Port of Brisbane will host more than twenty-five warships for Exercise TALISMAN SABRE this year.

HMAS Arunta re-joins fleet with traditional smoking ceremony

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer), SBLT Samantha Brandstater (photographer)

Connie Craig, with fellow Arrernte tribal group members, Kumalie and Nari, addresses members of ship's company and guests during a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony held onboard HMAS Arunta at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Connie Craig, with fellow Arrernte tribal group members, Kumalie and Nari, addresses members of ship's company and guests during a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony held onboard HMAS Arunta at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

A cold, wet day didn’t spoil the feeling of optimism that surrounded the Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony that marked the recent return of HMAS Arunta to Fleet Base West after a 20-month Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade.

HMAS Newcastle visits namesake city for final time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), SGT Guy Young (photographer), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle enters the Port of Newcastle, NSW, prior to the ship's final visit to her namesake city. (photo: SGT Guy Young)

HMAS Newcastle enters the Port of Newcastle, NSW, prior to the ship's final visit to her namesake city.

HMAS Newcastle has sailed into her namesake city for the final time after 25 years of faithful service, steaming more than 900,000 miles and gaining battle honours in East Timor, the Solomon Islands and the Persian Gulf.