Topic: HMAS Canberra (L02)

Warm reception for Flag Ship’s return

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN welcomes home HMAS Canberra as they return to Fleet Base Ease from a six month deployment. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN welcomes home HMAS Canberra as they return to Fleet Base Ease from a six month deployment.

Hundreds of family and friends welcomed HMAS Canberra home last week, following her six month overseas deployment through Asia.

Human resources at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Nicole Strachan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Melanie Ryan and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Rachel Gorbert in the ships office onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Lieutenant Commander Melanie Ryan and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Rachel Gorbert in the ships office onboard HMAS Canberra.

A small Navy team recently took on the complex role of personnel coordination during the major military exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Another major step for ADF amphibious capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Tim Watson (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

A Royal Australian Navy light landing craft transports to land an Australian Army M1A1 Abrams main battle tank as part of load trials with HMAS Canberra. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

A Royal Australian Navy light landing craft transports to land an Australian Army M1A1 Abrams main battle tank as part of load trials with HMAS Canberra.

In waters off the coast of Townsville, HMAS Canberra and units of the Australian Army’s 3rd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and 3rd Combat Service Support Battalion successfully completed trials to transport an M1A1 Main Battle Tank ashore using an LHD Landing Craft.

People sleeping rough to benefit from Canberra's long deployment

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef James Elliott with his collection of donated sanitary products onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef James Elliott with his collection of donated sanitary products onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Some people walk past homeless people in the streets, barely giving them a second thought or at best offering a few coins. But not Chief Petty Officer James Elliott.

It's a dog's life at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author)

Australian Defence Force Military Police dog Nitro waits to fly from a Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock ship during Exercise SEA RAIDER. (photo: )

Australian Defence Force Military Police dog Nitro waits to fly from a Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock ship during Exercise SEA RAIDER.

Three dogs and their handlers deployed to sea off Townsville recently, as part of the Australian Defence Force’s Australian Amphibious Task Group.

Fleet Commander at 24

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Shane Cameron (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Nicholas Peters on board a LHD Landing Craft during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Nicholas Peters on board a LHD Landing Craft during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

He may not be running the entire Royal Australian Navy Fleet, but Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Nicholas Peters is currently responsible for commanding HMAS Canberra’s fleet of LHD Landing Craft.

Double promotion highlight on Canberra

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, and Maritime Logistics Officer, Lieutenant Danica Thompson present Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Grace Morgan, centre, with Able Seaman rank slides, during a promotion ceremony onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, and Maritime Logistics Officer, Lieutenant Danica Thompson present Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Grace Morgan, centre, with Able Seaman rank slides, during a promotion ceremony onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Inside HMAS Canberra’s wardroom, there was a pause in the ship’s busy routine during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 to acknowledge the promotion of two junior sailors.

Change of command for Navy's flagship

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Captain Ashley Papp, CSC, RAN, left, passes the weight to Commanding Officer Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN upon completion of the HMAS Canberra Commanding Officer supersession. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Captain Ashley Papp, CSC, RAN, left, passes the weight to Commanding Officer Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN upon completion of the HMAS Canberra Commanding Officer supersession.

Captain Terry Morrison has joined HMAS Canberra as her fourth Commanding Officer, having previously served as Director Destroyers - a job which had him in charge of the Hobart Class project.

Training on the high seas

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Leo Baumgartner (author and photographer), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

HMAS Canberra's Deputy Aviation Engineering Officer Lieutenant Nachiket Raje keeps watch during close quarters maneuvering during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

HMAS Canberra's Deputy Aviation Engineering Officer Lieutenant Nachiket Raje keeps watch during close quarters maneuvering during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

It’s not every day that trainee aerospace engineering officers get to conduct on-the-job training onboard a Royal Australian Navy ship during a busy major exercise like TALISMAN SABRE.

Every step you take

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Even on a slow day during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019, the average sailor or soldier making their way around HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide climbed the equivalent of 40 flights of steps and walked six kilometres. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Even on a slow day during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019, the average sailor or soldier making their way around HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide climbed the equivalent of 40 flights of steps and walked six kilometres.

As Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 drew to a close, some of the crew and embarked forces on HMA Ships Adelaide and Canberra tallied up the kilometres they travelled over the course of the exercise without ever leaving the ships.