Topic: HMAS Shepparton (A03)

Evacuated with wisdom and courage

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Dean Gilbert (author), Unknown (photographer)

An Aircrewman from HMAS Ballarat watches as HMAS Ballarat's MH60-R helicopter prepares to conduct a casualty extraction from HMAS Shepparton. (photo: Unknown)

An Aircrewman from HMAS Ballarat watches as HMAS Ballarat's MH60-R helicopter prepares to conduct a casualty extraction from HMAS Shepparton.

When one of their own became a real-time casualty, the crew of survey motor launch, HMAS Shepparton acted swiftly to provide an immediate response and medical evacuation by helicopter.

Community contributes to survey success

Published on by SBLT Dean Gilbert (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members of ship's company from HMA Ships Shepparton and Benalla ashore to conduct a community engagement activity in Warruwi Primary School, Arnhem Land.  (photo: Unknown)

Members of ship's company from HMA Ships Shepparton and Benalla ashore to conduct a community engagement activity in Warruwi Primary School, Arnhem Land.

Survey operations near the Goulburn Islands, 300 kilometres east of Darwin, has provided an opportunity to engage with a remote local community.

HMAS Shepparton assists yachtsman

Published on by MIDN Grace Morton (author and photographer)

HMAS Shepparton Medical & Boarding team(l-r) ABHSO Miller, LEUT Voysey, LSHSO Keene, LSNPC Quinn. 
LSET Ballard, ABMT Crossthwaite
 (photo: MIDN Grace Morton)

HMAS Shepparton Medical & Boarding team(l-r) ABHSO Miller, LEUT Voysey, LSHSO Keene, LSNPC Quinn. LSET Ballard, ABMT Crossthwaite

It is not every day that HMAS Shepparton encounters fellow Australians in uncharted foreign waters, yet when conducting survey operations off Papua New Guinea, Shepparton was quick to respond to a VHF radio call for help.

Navy makes PNG waters safer for shipping

Published on by MIDN Liana Malavisi (author), ABHSO Kristina Tadic-Vulin (photographer)

HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton conducting a formation anchorage off Wari Island, Papua New Guinea             (photo: ABHSO Kristina Tadic-Vulin)

HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton conducting a formation anchorage off Wari Island, Papua New Guinea

Survey Motor Launches, HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton, arrived in Papua New Guinea on Thursday with the task of conducting survey operations in the vicinity of Long Reef, in order to provide alternate routes for shipping through the area. Hydrographic Survey Ship, HMAS Leeuwin (HS Red Crew), had been working in the area for the previous five weeks.

Shades of grey gain attention

Published on by SBLT Rohan Waldie (author), LEUT Shaun Burns (photographer)

HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton with the new haze grey paint scheme alongside other fleet units. (photo: LEUT Shaun Burns)

HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton with the new haze grey paint scheme alongside other fleet units.

The Royal Australian Navy's ships are progressively getting a facelift - sporting a new paint scheme that is turning heads.