Topic: HMAS Success (OR 304)

The First Lady receives a final makeover

Published on by MIDN Ayla Williams (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

File image: HMAS Success sails south towards Busselton, Western Australia, during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

File image: HMAS Success sails south towards Busselton, Western Australia, during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17.

HMAS Success (II) has completed her final External Maintenance Period (EMP) alongside Fleet Base East after her South East Asia, Indo Pacific Endeavour 18 and Exercise RIMPAC deployment, and prior to her planned decommissioning in 2019.

Mum of five follows her dream

Published on by ABIS Tara Byrne (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Linda Hannah, checks stocktake totals in the uniform store on board HMAS Success during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Linda Hannah, checks stocktake totals in the uniform store on board HMAS Success during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

A warship is an unusual place to find a knitting club, but that hasn’t stopped ex-Shoalhaven local Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Linda Hanna from keeping up her skills while at sea as part of her holistic approach to maintaining happiness and health.

Home sweet home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Family and friends greet HMAS Success as she returns to her homeport of Fleet Base East, Sydney, after a five-month deployment through South East Asia and the Pacific. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Family and friends greet HMAS Success as she returns to her homeport of Fleet Base East, Sydney, after a five-month deployment through South East Asia and the Pacific.

HMAS Success returned to Fleet Base East on August 24 after a five month deployment to South East Asia and the Pacific, in support of Indo Pacific Endeavour and Exercise RIMPAC 18.

Success builds bonds with the Rabaul community

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Members from HMAS Success and local high school students on the steps of the Malaguna High School Hall after the crew assisted in the maintenance of the school building in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Members from HMAS Success and local high school students on the steps of the Malaguna High School Hall after the crew assisted in the maintenance of the school building in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

During HMAS Success’ recent visit to Rabaul, in Papua New Guinea’s East New Britain province, members of the crew participated in a broad range of engagement activities with the people of the area.

IPE completes its final port visits

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Volunteers from HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Toowoomba assist Royal Solomon Islands Police Force personnel with the maintenance of the Seif Ples shelter for abused families during the port visit to Honiara in the Solomon Islands as a part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Volunteers from HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Toowoomba assist Royal Solomon Islands Police Force personnel with the maintenance of the Seif Ples shelter for abused families during the port visit to Honiara in the Solomon Islands as a part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

The Australian Defence Force has completed its final two port visits as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018, marking the conclusion of a three month journey across the Pacific, working with Pacific Island partners in support of regional prosperity and security.

IPE18 resumes following RIMPAC success

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide's departs Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, after participating in Exercise RIMPAC. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

HMAS Adelaide's departs Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, after participating in Exercise RIMPAC.

Following the successful conclusion of Exercise Rim of the Pacific, the Australian Defence Force has resumed its major maritime activity, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18).

Fleet Commander meets Navy RIMPAC Commanders

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, addresses the ship's company of HMAS Success during a clear lower deck at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in preparation for Exercise RIMPAC 18. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, addresses the ship's company of HMAS Success during a clear lower deck at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in preparation for Exercise RIMPAC 18.

With final preparations being conducted before sailing for the sea phase, aboard HMAS Success there was meeting of minds when Navy’s senior leadership team for RIMPAC 18 met with Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead.

One last RIMPAC for Battle Tanker

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), US Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Holly He (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy replenishment ship HMAS Success (OR 304) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in preparation for Exercise RIMPAC 18. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy replenishment ship HMAS Success (OR 304) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in preparation for Exercise RIMPAC 18.

With 32 years of service behind her, HMAS Success is at sea for her 11th and final Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) in Hawaii.

US Army up close with Melbourne

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Soldiers from the US Army's 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment visit HMAS Melbourne in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during Exercise RIMPAC 2018. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Soldiers from the US Army's 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment visit HMAS Melbourne in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during Exercise RIMPAC 2018.

International engagement during Exercise RIMPAC started early for HMAS Melbourne as the ship welcomed aboard 20 soldiers from the US Army in Hawaii.

RASamataz top of the pops as HMA Ships return from SEAD

Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Success' ship's company band entertains HMAS Toowoomba during a replenishment at sea on their South East Asia Deployment 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Success' ship's company band entertains HMAS Toowoomba during a replenishment at sea on their South East Asia Deployment 2018.

HMAS Success ship’s band, RASamataz, has played live to a captive audience as the RAN 'Battle Tanker' topped up HMAS Toowoomba, during their South East Asia Deployment.