Section: Fleet

Take note – Navy trial underway

Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Members of HMAS Canberra's ship's company using the new Navy notebooks. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Members of HMAS Canberra's ship's company using the new Navy notebooks.

Navy’s sailors and officers have a new and improved war-fighting tool in the form of the humble pocket notebook with important information at the fingertips, saving time and effort.

Busy Ballarat returns home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Patrick Scott (author), LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Family and friends of the crew of HMAS Ballarat wave to their loved ones as the ship pulls alongside to her home port of Fleet Base West, Western Australia, at the completion of a four month South East Asia deployment. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Family and friends of the crew of HMAS Ballarat wave to their loved ones as the ship pulls alongside to her home port of Fleet Base West, Western Australia, at the completion of a four month South East Asia deployment.

HMAS Ballarat has sailed into her home port of Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia, to a large gathering of family and friends after completing a three month deployment to South East Asia and; participating in Exercise TALISMAN SABER off the Australian coast.

Top End exercise improves regional security

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Joshua Eyles of HMAS Larrakia talks with a member of HMPNGS Moresby boarding party team while conducting boarding party exercise during Exercise Paradise.  (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Joshua Eyles of HMAS Larrakia talks with a member of HMPNGS Moresby boarding party team while conducting boarding party exercise during Exercise Paradise.

The Australian and Papua New Guinean navies have successfully completed Exercise PARADISE off the coast of Darwin, sharing knowledge and rehearsing scenarios to improve regional security and interoperability between the forces.

Spray booth gets new life

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Air Force Logistics Manager, Flight Lieutenant Russell Cocks hands over a combined spray booth and baking oven to Chief Petty Officer Michael Knott, at a ceremony held at the HMAS Stirling Fleet Support Unit's Surface Finishing section, completing a transfer of the booth from the Air Force to the Navy. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Air Force Logistics Manager, Flight Lieutenant Russell Cocks hands over a combined spray booth and baking oven to Chief Petty Officer Michael Knott, at a ceremony held at the HMAS Stirling Fleet Support Unit's Surface Finishing section, completing a transfer of the booth from the Air Force to the Navy.

It was a case of ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ when HMAS Stirling’s Fleet Support Unit West, commissioned a spray booth and oven from the Royal Australian Air Force, saving Defence thousands of dollars in replacement costs.

Simulation enhances training safety

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), Unknown (author)

The 'FLAIM Trainer' is a multi-component system, that will bring more realism to damage control exercises and allows Navy to conduct training in scenarios that would have been impossible in the past. (photo: Unknown)

The 'FLAIM Trainer' is a multi-component system, that will bring more realism to damage control exercises and allows Navy to conduct training in scenarios that would have been impossible in the past.

Navy is working with a team of engineers led by a fire fighting expert at Deakin University to provide next generation simulation tools to train officers and sailors.

No rest for Success

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), LEUT Vaoafi Hart (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members of Ship's Company from HMAS Success conducting community engagement (photo: ABCSO Porter)

Members of Ship's Company from HMAS Success conducting community engagement

HMAS Success has completed a port visit to Honiara, Solomon Islands, to commemorate the 75th anniversaries of the Battles of Guadalcanal and Savo Island. The ship’s company took every available opportunity to engage with the local community, reinforcing the strong ties between Australia and the people of the Solomon Islands.

Courageous Colac remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), Defence (photographer)

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive (photo: )

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive

Despite being in the thick of action on many occasions, Bathurst class corvette HMAS Colac ended the Second World War with only two members of her ship’s company killed and two wounded, another amazing ship and crew being remembered 75 years on.

Joint logistics integral to submarine capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

The staff from Fleet Logistics Support Element Submarines, HMAS Stirling, gathers after loading stores on board a RAAF C-17A Globemaster III at RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia.  (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

The staff from Fleet Logistics Support Element Submarines, HMAS Stirling, gathers after loading stores on board a RAAF C-17A Globemaster III at RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia.

It takes a special logistical effort across the Defence organisation to keep submarines fully equipped to sustain a peak state of capability and operational readiness.

Tradition and ceremony key to crew

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), Unknown (photographer)

The Admiral Hudson pulls alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

The Admiral Hudson pulls alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.

With only two boats, the VIP Boat Squadron based at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney is a small, but important part of the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet.

Simulation training for tomorrow

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), LEUT Harley Slatter (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Lieutenant Chris Standon instructs Midshipman Harrion Rees in the bridge simulator at HMAS Watson.  (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Lieutenant Chris Standon instructs Midshipman Harrion Rees in the bridge simulator at HMAS Watson.

The Bridge Training Faculty at HMAS Watson, on the south head of Sydney Harbour, has used simulation systems to deliver effective training to sailors and officers throughout Navy for years but recently the ability to increase training throughput with simulation has been given a boost.