Topic: HMAS Leeuwin (A245)

HMAS Leeuwin hosts Women in Maritime round table

Published on by LCDR Clare Randall (author), ABHSO Siobhan Von Prott (photographer)

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. (photo: ABHSO Siobhan Von Prott)

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.

HMAS 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.

HMAS Leeuwin joins celebrations for presidential inauguration

Published on by LCDR Clare Randall (author)

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. (photo: Unknown)

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.

HMAS 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.

Full survey efforts to chart Dili Harbour

Published on by LCDR Clare Randall (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Alexander Singe mans the
Hydrographic Survey Suite console on the bridge of HMAS Leeuwin. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Alexander Singe mans the Hydrographic Survey Suite console on the bridge of HMAS Leeuwin.

HMAS 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.

Building relationships through training in Timor-Leste

Published on by LCDR Clare Randall (author)

Leading Seaman Hydrographic Survey Operator Geoffrey Pickering demonstrates knot tying to Timor-Leste Defence Force Naval Component personnel. (photo: LEUT HOLLIS)

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.

HMAS Leeuwin delivers the goods for Timor-Leste

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

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. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

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.

HMAS 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.

Hydrographic ships on-task overseas

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

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. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

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.

At sea repairs keep Leeuwin sailing

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

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. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

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.

New Leeuwin crew charts the way

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

The Sri Lankan Navy Band welcomes HMAS Leeuwin to Ashraaf Wharf in Trincomalee following the ship’s search for HMAS Vampire (I). (photo: )

The Sri Lankan Navy Band welcomes HMAS Leeuwin to Ashraaf Wharf in Trincomalee following the ship’s search for HMAS Vampire (I).

HMAS 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.

Search ends but progress made in Vampire hunt

This article has photo gallery Published on 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). (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

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).

Leeuwin and Diamantina start Vampire hunt off Sri Lankan coast

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

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). (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

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).

HMA Ships Leeuwin and Diamantina are on the hunt for the lost destroyer HMAS Vampire (I), 77 years after the Australian warship was sunk in battle.