Topic: HMAS Paluma (A01)
HMAS Paluma has been formally recognised as the ‘First Lady of the Fleet’, assuming the title of longest serving ship in the Royal Australian Navy.
The crews of Royal Australian Navy survey motor launches HMA Ships Mermaid and Paluma have been busy enhancing an important regional relationship during a recent port visit to Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.
An Australian Navy Cadet from Training Ship Paluma has his eyes firmly focused on a career in Navy as a boatswains mate, having completed a recent voyage on the Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour from Brisbane to Mackay.
On 27 May the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, unveiled a new memorial in Brisbane dedicated to the Royal Australian Navy.
On Sunday, the crew of HMA Ships Paluma and Mermaid celebrated Easter Sunday at anchor off Jar Island, Vansittart Bay, Western Australia.
Yesterday the ship’s company of HMAS Paluma took the opportunity to pause for some well earned rest and relaxation at one of Australia’s most iconic tourist destinations, the northernmost point of mainland Australia, Cape York.
A BBC Television crew visited HMAS Paluma in April to film a segment for the series Coast Australia. The segment will air next Monday on Foxtel’s History Channel.
Two of Royal Australian Navy's Coastal Hydrographic Survey ships have recently returned to their homeport of Cairns, having completed a survey of Dawson Strait, Papua New Guinea.
A chance to deploy as part of HMAS Mermaid’s ship’s company to conduct soundings in Dawson Strait, Papua New Guinea, was too good an opportunity for former Papua New Guinea native, Leading Seaman Bart Tiro to pass up.
HMA Ships Choules, Paluma and Mermaid anchored in locations around Papua New Guinea recently for PNG Independence Day Celebrations in the local regions.