Topic: HMAS Melbourne (F05)

Hobart welcomes HMAS Melbourne at the beginning of the end

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

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Tyron Ahmat throws the first line across to the wharf as HMAS Melbourne berths in Hobart as part of their decommissioning trip around Australia. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Tyron Ahmat throws the first line across to the wharf as HMAS Melbourne berths in Hobart as part of their decommissioning trip around Australia.

The guided missile frigate, HMAS Melbourne, and her 180-strong ship’s company arrived in the City of Hobart for one of her final port visits before she is decommissioned later this year.

Flotilla welcomes Chilean Navy to Sydney

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Chilean Navy tall ship STS Esmeralda visits Fleet Base East in Sydney. (photo: POIS Helen Frank)

Chilean Navy tall ship STS Esmeralda visits Fleet Base East in Sydney.

A flotilla of tall ships and a Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate welcomed Chilean Navy tall ship Buque Escuela Esmeralda to Sydney today.

Show of force

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robson (author), ABAVN Susan Mossop (photographer), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer), US Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Timothy M Black (photographer)

An impressive show of force as the TALISMAN SABRE 2019 fleet moves into position off the North Queensland coast. (photo: )

An impressive show of force as the TALISMAN SABRE 2019 fleet moves into position off the North Queensland coast.

In a demonstration of combat power, 17 warships from four nations united at first light to conduct a close-in formation at the opening stages of TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Melbourne families get a taste of life at sea

Published on by LEUT James McPherson (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Marine Technician Adam Hope, left, gives family and friends of crew members a guided tour of the machinery spaces of HMAS Melbourne during a families cruise from Gladstone to Sydney. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Marine Technician Adam Hope, left, gives family and friends of crew members a guided tour of the machinery spaces of HMAS Melbourne during a families cruise from Gladstone to Sydney.

On HMAS Melbourne’s final stretch of her latest and last overseas deployment, a number of family members had the unique chance to experience life at sea.

No rest for the Demons

Published on by LEUT James McPherson (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Marine Technician Jack Everett demonstrates the equipment used in damage control to the crew members and their guests in HMAS Melbourne during a families cruise from Gladstone to Sydney. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Marine Technician Jack Everett demonstrates the equipment used in damage control to the crew members and their guests in HMAS Melbourne during a families cruise from Gladstone to Sydney.

It is easy to imagine after a number of months at sea a ship’s company would take their last day pretty easy. Not so for the crew of HMAS Melbourne.

HMAS Melbourne breeds new crop on last overseas deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT James McPherson (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

From left, Seaman Electronic Warfare Brady Miller, Seaman Marine Technician Jack Everett, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Bethany East, and Seaman Marine Technician Jason Sneath on the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne during their first deployment at sea. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

From left, Seaman Electronic Warfare Brady Miller, Seaman Marine Technician Jack Everett, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Bethany East, and Seaman Marine Technician Jason Sneath on the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne during their first deployment at sea.

In her 27th year of faithful service, HMAS Melbourne has completed her final overseas deployment, returning last week to her home port of Sydney after a successful mission.

Melbourne visits Land of the Rising Sun for last time

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

L-R: Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Todd Pyman; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator David Cox; and Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Coban Beer, on the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne as the ship enters the Japanese port city of Sasebo. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

L-R: Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Todd Pyman; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator David Cox; and Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Coban Beer, on the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne as the ship enters the Japanese port city of Sasebo.

As part of her deployment in Asia and the Pacific, HMAS Melbourne recently conducted visits to the Japanese ports of Sasebo and Yokosuka.

Melbourne’s crew dives into action

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Joshua Goener (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Officer Lieutenant Jason Battley surfaces from diving underneath HMAS Melbourne to disentangle a hawser from the propeller during the ship's East Asian Deployment. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

Royal Australian Navy Officer Lieutenant Jason Battley surfaces from diving underneath HMAS Melbourne to disentangle a hawser from the propeller during the ship's East Asian Deployment.

When HMAS Melbourne’s fin became tangled in a large berthing hawser and other debris, Lieutenant Jason Battley leapt into action – literally.

A marathon effort by Melbourne runners in Guam

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Joshua Goener (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Members from HMAS Melbourne at the finish line of the Guam Marathon event, held annually on the island of Guam. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

Members from HMAS Melbourne at the finish line of the Guam Marathon event, held annually on the island of Guam.

Going for a run ashore is a great way to train with your shipmates and explore a foreign port.

HMAS Brisbane integrates with Air Force Fifth Generation Fighters

Published on by LEUT Rory Tuit (author), AB Nicholas Raptis (photographer)

L-R: LEUT Joshua Woodward, LEUT Kyle Livingstone and LEUT Rory Tuit from Fleet Fighter Control Element onboard HMAS Brisbane for Exercise DIAMOND SHIELD 2019. (photo: AB Nicholas Raptis)

L-R: LEUT Joshua Woodward, LEUT Kyle Livingstone and LEUT Rory Tuit from Fleet Fighter Control Element onboard HMAS Brisbane for Exercise DIAMOND SHIELD 2019.

Her Majesty’s Australian Ships Brisbane and Melbourne have successfully integrated into Exercise DIAMOND SHIELD, the Royal Australian Air Force’s Tier 1 air defence activity.