Section: Fleet

Cantabria's support during TALISMAN SABER 2013

This article has photo gallery Published on by Lt. Indalecio Núñez (author)

USS Momsen alongside ESPS Cantabria conducting RAS operations in the Coral Sea. (photo: Unknown)

USS Momsen alongside ESPS Cantabria conducting RAS operations in the Coral Sea.

The Spanish Combat Support Ship ESPS Cantabria deployed to Australia since February, is currently in the Coral Sea participating in Exercise TALISMAN SABER 13 providing logistic support to United States Navy and Royal Australian Navy ships.

Exercise TALISMAN SABER fleet prepares for battle

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Ship's company from Royal Australian Navy Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth keep watch from the gun directional platform during an air defence exercise held during Exercise TALISMAN SABER 2013. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Ship's company from Royal Australian Navy Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth keep watch from the gun directional platform during an air defence exercise held during Exercise TALISMAN SABER 2013.

Following aggression by the fictional island nation ‘Kamaria’, Australia and the United States have been called upon to form a combined force to restore peace and security to the region.

Perth medical crew ‘ready for anything’

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy medical staff currently serving in the medical ward on HMAS Perth during Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 are (from left): Petty Officer Gavin Cowie, Able Seaman Bonniguille Dromgool, Medical Officer Lieutenant Phil Marmion and Able Seam (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Royal Australian Navy medical staff currently serving in the medical ward on HMAS Perth during Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 are (from left): Petty Officer Gavin Cowie, Able Seaman Bonniguille Dromgool, Medical Officer Lieutenant Phil Marmion and Able Seam

A ship is a small community, not unlike a small country town, and like any small community it needs its medical care. But when that small community is also a modern warship, the medical services required go way beyond those normally available from a local GP clinic.

Training deployment a career highlight for first time flight crew

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author)

S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter 'Tiger 80' from 816 Squadron on the flight deck of HMAS Perth with aviation technical sailors (from left) AB Steven Cuthbert, AB Barry Cruikshank, CPO Michael Wratten and AB Patrick Davis. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter 'Tiger 80' from 816 Squadron on the flight deck of HMAS Perth with aviation technical sailors (from left) AB Steven Cuthbert, AB Barry Cruikshank, CPO Michael Wratten and AB Patrick Davis.

For four members of the Nowra-based 816 Squadron, deploying to sea as part of the flight embarked in the Upgraded Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth will forever be a career highlight.

Canberra an awesome sight for ship’s company

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), Mary-Anne Lane (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator (ABCSO) Jayo Stenz, ABCSO Chris Carrick and ABCSO Andrew Johns were part of a group of ship’s company who this week had the opportunity to see their ship for the first time. (photo: Mary-Anne Lane, BAE Systems - Maritime)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator (ABCSO) Jayo Stenz, ABCSO Chris Carrick and ABCSO Andrew Johns were part of a group of ship’s company who this week had the opportunity to see their ship for the first time.

A group of NUSHIP Canberra personnel laid eyes on the ship they will soon call home during their first visit to Williamstown Dockyard in Victoria this week.

Australia’s ‘Fighting Felines’ combine

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Cryptologic Systems Jennifer Kennon and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Dan Colbert stand together on HMAS Perth's flight deck in front of embarked Seahawk helicopter 'Tiger 80' from 816 Squadron. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Cryptologic Systems Jennifer Kennon and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Dan Colbert stand together on HMAS Perth's flight deck in front of embarked Seahawk helicopter 'Tiger 80' from 816 Squadron.

When a Seahawk helicopter and its team of aircrew and maintainers from 816 Squadron joined the Upgraded Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth for training at sea, it was a perfect marriage of traditions, mascots and mottos.

HMAS Perth ‘ready for action’

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author)

Officer of the Watch Sub-Lieutenant April Betts takes a bearing in the bridge of HMAS Perth. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Officer of the Watch Sub-Lieutenant April Betts takes a bearing in the bridge of HMAS Perth.

The upgraded Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth is ready for action after recently completing a successful Unit Readiness Evaluation (URE) that tested the crew’s competence across all aspects of ship operations.

Engineering Challenge kicks off for Aviation Technicians

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Anthony Wills (author), WO Anthony Wills (photographer)

Chief Staff Officer Aviation Engineering, CAPT Daniel Reilly, and contest organiser, WOATA Gerry Eastgate (centre right & left) with the 723 Squadron teams competing in the Engineering Challenge. (photo: WO Anthony Wills)

Chief Staff Officer Aviation Engineering, CAPT Daniel Reilly, and contest organiser, WOATA Gerry Eastgate (centre right & left) with the 723 Squadron teams competing in the Engineering Challenge.

Stage one of the "Engineering Challenge" kicked off for Aviation Technicians this week at the Royal Australian Navy's 723 Squadron.

HMAS Gascoyne sets sails for the South West Pacific

Published on by LEUT Michael Gordon (author)

ABCSO(MW) Jarryd Parsons keeps HMAS Gascoyne on course. (photo: Unknown)

ABCSO(MW) Jarryd Parsons keeps HMAS Gascoyne on course.

HMAS Gascoyne recently departed Sydney for a South West Pacific Deployment and the Ship’s company have wasted no time in making the most of their time at sea. The Ship will be visiting Port Vila in Vanuatu, Nuku’alofa in Tonga and Noumea in New Caledonia during July and August.

Tartan Terror reborn

Published on by LCDR David Perry (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Steward (ABML-S) Brad Collins, Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Kelly Timbs and Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Carly Bakes show their old and new badges as crew members of HMAS Stuart. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Steward (ABML-S) Brad Collins, Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Kelly Timbs and Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Carly Bakes show their old and new badges as crew members of HMAS Stuart.

It was with a sense of pride and achievement that HMAS Stuart longing for home, entered Sydney in procedure Alpha after having been away for two years in extended readiness.  The ship was in the West under the watchful eye and care of the FFH Ship Support Team. After a demanding “Hull Swap” she is once again “Always Prepared” for every challenge.