Section: Fleet

Surveying the great south

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABHSO Peyton Carey (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy’s Laser Airborne Depth Sounder Flight surveys the Gulf of St Vincent. (photo: ABHSO Peyton Carey)

The Royal Australian Navy’s Laser Airborne Depth Sounder Flight surveys the Gulf of St Vincent.

The Royal Australian Navy has been engaging in a world first as part of a 10-week maritime survey mission in waters off South Australia.

Waller hits the mark

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HMAS Waller crew on the boat after a perfect score of four from four shots during recent anti-surface and antisubmarine ‘advanced capability’ Mark 48 torpedo firing serials off Western Australia. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Waller crew on the boat after a perfect score of four from four shots during recent anti-surface and antisubmarine ‘advanced capability’ Mark 48 torpedo firing serials off Western Australia.

As the sun set on May 13, spirits were high in the control room of HMAS Waller after the crew’s perfect score of four from four shots during recent anti-surface and antisubmarine ‘advanced capability’ Mark 48 torpedo firing serials off Western Australia.

Inscription joins the fleet

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Commanding Officer ADV Cape Inscription, LCDR Iain McCall (centre), stands alongside Austal Chief Operating Officer, Mr Patrick Gregg (centre left) and Captain Patrol Boats, Captain Jason Hunter (centre right), and his crew on board ADV Cape Inscription. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Commanding Officer ADV Cape Inscription, LCDR Iain McCall (centre), stands alongside Austal Chief Operating Officer, Mr Patrick Gregg (centre left) and Captain Patrol Boats, Captain Jason Hunter (centre right), and his crew on board ADV Cape Inscription.

Australian Defence Vessel Cape Inscription has had her official naming ceremony in Henderson, Western Australia on 6 June with the Australian White Ensign hoisted for the first time.

Training deepens for clearance divers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mitchell Hosking (author)

Clearance Divers from HMA Ships Huon and Yarra conduct dive training on the mine counter-measures “Stealth” diving set in Jervis Bay. (photo: Unknown)

Clearance Divers from HMA Ships Huon and Yarra conduct dive training on the mine counter-measures “Stealth” diving set in Jervis Bay.

Clearance Divers from minehunters HMA Ships Huon and Yarra recently conducted a week of deep dive training using some more unconventional but operationally important equipment.

Wreck of HMAS Perth surveyed

Published on by Australian National Maritime Museum (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

The Perth/Amphion bell was retrieved from Perth's wreck by an Indonesian diving team in 1974 and subsequently presented to the Australian Government by the Indonesian Government. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

The Perth/Amphion bell was retrieved from Perth's wreck by an Indonesian diving team in 1974 and subsequently presented to the Australian Government by the Indonesian Government.

Maritime archaeologists from the Australian National Maritime Museum and the National Research Centre of Archaeology Indonesia/Pusat Penelitian Arkeologi Nasional (ARKENAS) have conducted a joint dive on the wreck of the Australian Second World War vessel HMAS Perth (I), supported by officials from the Indonesian Navy, Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture (Jakarta), and the Directorate of Heritage and Museum-Regional Office Serang.

Underwater medicine knowledge deepened

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Medical Officer Lieutenant Commander Douglas Falconer in front of Vietnam People's Navy Hospital Ship Khanh Hoa at the Port of Da Nang, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy Medical Officer Lieutenant Commander Douglas Falconer in front of Vietnam People's Navy Hospital Ship Khanh Hoa at the Port of Da Nang, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.

Two Australian Defence Force Medical Officers with specialist knowledge in underwater medicine have completed a very successful information exchange program with the Vietnam People's Armed Forces in Vietnam during Exercise PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2017.

Australia and Fiji Navies on Exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABCIS Neil James (photographer), WO Scott Campbell (photographer)

Boading party members from HMAS Wollongong conduct boarding party exercises with members of the Fijian Navy in Suva, Fiji. (photo: WO Scott Campbell)

Boading party members from HMAS Wollongong conduct boarding party exercises with members of the Fijian Navy in Suva, Fiji.

Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Wollongong has completed an official visit to Fiji, including a four-day exercise within Fiji’s Exclusive Economic Zone with the Republic of Fiji Navy Ship Kula.

Australian Navy exercises with French and Spanish warships

Published on by LEUT Vaoafi Hart (author), LEUT Christopher Thornton (author)

FNS Mistral (left) and ESPS Cristobal Colon exercised with HMA Ships Success and Parramatta in waters to the north of Australia recently. (photo: Unknown)

FNS Mistral (left) and ESPS Cristobal Colon exercised with HMA Ships Success and Parramatta in waters to the north of Australia recently.

HMA Ships Success and Parramatta conducted a unique international engagement with French Navy Ships Mistral and Courbet as well as the Spanish Armada's Cristobal Colon in waters to the north of Darwin recently.

Last Nulka decoy delivered

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Brenton Freind (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Nulka Missile firing from HMAS Melbourne. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Nulka Missile firing from HMAS Melbourne.

The final Nulka missile decoy was delivered to Navy by BAE Systems in April after three decades of service to Australia, the United States and Canada.

Hands to action stations on Darwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author), LSEW Nathan Streeter (photographer), LSEW Brooke Gregory (photographer)

Phase 2 and Phase 4 trainee Maritime Warfare Officers pose for a photo on the bridge wing of HMAS Darwin. (photo: LSEW Brooke Gregory)

Phase 2 and Phase 4 trainee Maritime Warfare Officers pose for a photo on the bridge wing of HMAS Darwin.

HMAS Darwin is making the most of her final months in service, progressing trainees through their qualifications.