Topic: HMAS Leeuwin (A245)
Sailors and officers of HMAS Leeuwin with participants of a Women in Maritime round table hosted by the Royal Australian Navy ship in the Federated States of Micronesia.
Leeuwin, currently conducting her second deployment for the year, has hosted a round table discussion about Women in Peace and Security, focussing on Women in Maritime, while alongside Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.
Guests onboard HMAS Leeuwin, from left, US Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia, Ambassador Robert Riley; Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Federated States of Micronesia, the Hon Lorin Robert; Commanding Officer HMAS Leeuwin, Commander Richard Mortimer; US Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Hon Robert Wilkie; Assistant Minister for Defence and Minister for International Development and the Pacific, the Honourable Alex Hawke, MP; and Australian Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia, Mr George Fraser.
Leeuwin arrived in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, ahead of the inauguration of the country’s ninth President, David W Panuelo, on 29 July 2019.
Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Alexander Singe mans the
Hydrographic Survey Suite console on the bridge of HMAS Leeuwin.
Leeuwin has completed a survey of Dili Harbour, collecting up-to-date data at the request of the Timor-Leste government for development of new charts.
Leading Seaman Hydrographic Survey Operator Geoffrey Pickering demonstrates knot tying to Timor-Leste Defence Force Naval Component personnel.
The crew of HMAS
Leeuwin have used their recent visit to Timor-Leste and survey of Dili Harbour to provide training to officers and sailors from the Timor-Leste Defence Force (F-FDTL) as they prepare to take on two new Guardian Class Patrol Boats.
Part of a package of donated goods destined for Soibada, Timor-Leste, a washing machine is craned aboard HMAS Leeuwin alongside Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin, NT.
Leeuwin helped a small Australian charity to transport medical supplies and other donated items to Soibada, Timor-Leste recently, and the goods have had an immediate effect.
Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina travel towards HMAS Leeuwin in a Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat while crossing the Bay of Bengal on the way to Sri Lanka.
When 19 year old Seaman Siobhan von Prott joined the Navy as a Hydrographic Systems Operator in 2018, she expected to spend much of her time at sea charting coastlines within Australian waters.
Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Marine Technician Joshua McDonald tightens a bolt on the start-air flange after conducting maintenance on a diesel generator onboard HMAS Leeuwin.
Marine Technicians in HMAS
Leeuwin have proved their skills by overhauling one of the ship’s diesel generators while at sea crossing the Bay of Bengal.
The Sri Lankan Navy Band welcomes HMAS Leeuwin to Ashraaf Wharf in Trincomalee following the ship’s search for HMAS Vampire (I).
Leeuwin has achieved a series of significant milestones since her new crew was assembled several months ago – including their first overseas deployment as a ship’s company.
March 20, 2019 by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)
Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina prepare to dive while deployed off the coast of Sri Lanka during the search for HMAS Vampire (I).
Despite searching 150 square nautical miles off the coast of Sri Lanka, HMA Ships
Leeuwin and Diamantina have been unable to confirm the final resting place of HMAS Vampire (I).
HMAS Leeuwin transits across the Bay of Bengal on her way to Sri Lanka where she will search for the wreck of the lost destroyer HMAS Vampire (I).
Leeuwin and Diamantina are on the hunt for the lost destroyer HMAS Vampire (I), 77 years after the Australian warship was sunk in battle.