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AE1: never forgotten

Published on by SBLT Jacob von Marburg (author), ABML-C Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Melville, Lieutenant Commander Sara Barnett, speaks to her ship’s company during a service held off the coast of Papua New Guinea to commemorate the Australian submarine AE1, which was sunk during WWI. (photo: Leon Dafonte Fernandez)

Executive Officer HMAS Melville, Lieutenant Commander Sara Barnett, speaks to her ship’s company during a service held off the coast of Papua New Guinea to commemorate the Australian submarine AE1, which was sunk during WWI.

While conducting survey operations off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the crew of HMAS Melville took time to commemorate the first Australian casualties of WW1 and the loss of the Australian submarine AE1.

Sydney goes to sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSET Ashley Rolfe and LSCSO Kate Wood (author), Simon Casson (photographer)

NUSHIP Sydney departs Osborne Shipyards for the first time as it commences its Builder’s Sea Trials. (photo: Simon Casson)

NUSHIP Sydney departs Osborne Shipyards for the first time as it commences its Builder’s Sea Trials.

The Navy’s latest and most exciting addition to the Fleet has set sail for the first time and is currently conducting Builder’s Sea Trials in South Australia, marking the first major step for NUSHIP Sydney and its crew in becoming a highly effective warfighting unit.

Surveying Dampier Strait ‘with determination’

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Matthew Rodert (author)

HMAS Melville conducts survey operations in Papua New Guinean waters.

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HMAS Melville conducts survey operations in Papua New Guinean waters.

As part of the Royal Australian Navy’s ongoing commitment to its historically strong partnership with its regional neighbour Papua New Guinea, a number of Hydrographic Surveying vessels have been deployed to improve charting accuracy in the region.

HMAS Melbourne arrives in namesake city for the final time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne arrived in Melbourne today ahead of a four-day port visit to say goodbye to the city where she was built. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

HMAS Melbourne arrived in Melbourne today ahead of a four-day port visit to say goodbye to the city where she was built.

Guided missile frigate HMAS Melbourne has arrived in Melbourne for her final port visit before she is decommissioned next month, ahead of a four-day port visit to say goodbye to the city where she was built.

HMAS Canberra says Ahoy way down under

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Hobart locals line up to take a tour of HMAS Canberra during her visit to the Tasmanian port in 2015. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Hobart locals line up to take a tour of HMAS Canberra during her visit to the Tasmanian port in 2015.

One of Australia’s largest warships, HMAS Canberra, docked at Macquarie Wharf in Hobart on Wednesday for a five-day port visit, the first time the 230m long LHD has returned to the southern capital since 2016.

Minehunters northbound for international engagement

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

HMAS Diamantina departs Sydney Harbour for a three-month North East Asia Deployment. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

HMAS Diamantina departs Sydney Harbour for a three-month North East Asia Deployment.

Departing Sydney Harbour in the early evening, the Minehunters HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne set sail on Monday for a three month North East Asian Deployment.

Samoa gigs a highlight for Navy Band

Published on by LSIS Craig Walton (author and photographer)

A teacher and children from Aoga Fiamalamalama special needs school dance as the Royal Australia Navy Band Sydney plays during HMAS Choules' visit to Apia, Samoa. (photo: LSIS Craig Walton)

A teacher and children from Aoga Fiamalamalama special needs school dance as the Royal Australia Navy Band Sydney plays during HMAS Choules' visit to Apia, Samoa.

Performing in Samoa recently was a career highlight for musicians from the Royal Australian Navy Band Sydney, visiting with HMAS Choules as part of ADF engagement activities in the South West Pacific.

Fit to fight

Published on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Benjamin Spring, left, supervises Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Lara Pilton, conducting a workout on new exercise equipment in the gymnasium at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Benjamin Spring, left, supervises Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Lara Pilton, conducting a workout on new exercise equipment in the gymnasium at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.

New functional training equipment has been installed at the Fleet Base East Gymnasium as part of a much-needed $400-thousand dollar upgrade, making a big difference in the gym’s overall equipment standard.

Working together for best practice in maintenance and modernisation

Published on by US Navy (author), Image supplied by SWRMC (photographer)

Head of Maritime Systems within the ADF’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, RAN and Australian Naval Attaché to the United States, Commodore Mathew Hudson talk with Contracts Division Head, Dawn Redman from the US Navy’s Southwest Regional Maintenance Center in San Diego. (photo: US Navy SWRMC)

Head of Maritime Systems within the ADF’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, RAN and Australian Naval Attaché to the United States, Commodore Mathew Hudson talk with Contracts Division Head, Dawn Redman from the US Navy’s Southwest Regional Maintenance Center in San Diego.

The Head of Maritime Systems for the Australian Defence Force’s Capability and Sustainment Group, Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, has made a visit to the United States Navy’s Southwest Regional Maintenance Centre in San Diego to meet with subject matter experts on ship maintenance and modernisation.

First salvo fired in the Fleet ‘War on Waste’

Published on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Marine Technician Jerry Rupnik, left, and Veolia Regional Contracts Manager NSW - Defence Mr Brad Bowman stand with the new Veolia commingled bins delivered to Port Services at Fleet Base East in Sydney, NSW. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Marine Technician Jerry Rupnik, left, and Veolia Regional Contracts Manager NSW - Defence Mr Brad Bowman stand with the new Veolia commingled bins delivered to Port Services at Fleet Base East in Sydney, NSW.

A Fleet-wide campaign to significantly cut waste has taken an important step forward with the delivery of ‘commingled’ bins to complement the existing paper/cardboard recycling options at Fleet Base East.