Section: Fleet

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.

Battle Tanker farewelled after 33 years of service

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

Ship’s company of HMAS Success march off the ship for the last time during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Ship’s company of HMAS Success march off the ship for the last time during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

HMAS Success (II), the longest serving ship in Navy’s Fleet, has completed her service to the nation and was decommissioned at her homeport at Sydney’s Garden Island on Saturday.

Sea Series delivers a series of firsts

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide in formation with amphibious landing crafts during Exercise SEA EXPLORER 2019. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide in formation with amphibious landing crafts during Exercise SEA EXPLORER 2019.

In 2005, the then Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Russ Shalders, described amphibious warfare as “the most complex proposition for the future of Australian Defence Force combat power development to 2025.”

Returning to our island home

Published on by LCDR Glenn Blizzard (author)

Hobart natives from the ship’s company of HMAS Sirius. (photo: )

Hobart natives from the ship’s company of HMAS Sirius.

A short port visit to Hobart over the period 18-20 June 2019 provided six members of HMAS Sirius the opportunity to visit friends and family and show off their home state to their shipmates. 

Podcasts - the port of call to a ‘Thinking Navy’

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Travis Onley, right, shows Royal Australian Navy Chaplain Franco Siani where to find the new podcasts on Navy history. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Travis Onley, right, shows Royal Australian Navy Chaplain Franco Siani where to find the new podcasts on Navy history.

A series of podcasts that study Australia's naval history, featuring a variety of history experts, is now available for Navy members to enjoy - whether they’re at sea or ashore.

Collective cogs turn at annual Naval Engineering conference

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Director General Engineering, Commodore Colin Dagg speaks at the 2019 Naval Engineering Community Conference. (photo: )

Director General Engineering, Commodore Colin Dagg speaks at the 2019 Naval Engineering Community Conference.

More than 300 members of the Navy Engineering Community came together in June for the annual Naval Engineering Community Conference.

New home for ‘fang bosuns’ at HMAS Albatross

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Max Banavar (author), POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

The Dental Department stands proudly in front of the entrance to the new dental facility during its opening at the HMAS Albatross Health Centre, NSW.  (photo: POIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

The Dental Department stands proudly in front of the entrance to the new dental facility during its opening at the HMAS Albatross Health Centre, NSW.

Commanding Officer Captain Fiona Sneath was surrounded by gleaming smiles at the recent opening of the impressive new dental facility at HMAS Albatross.

Tonga receives new Guardian-class Patrol Boat

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, RAN, co-signs the handover contract with Deputy Chief of Defence Staff for Tonga, Captain Sione Ulakai for the third Guardian-class Patrol Boat, Ngahau Koula, at Austal Shipyards in Henderson, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, RAN, co-signs the handover contract with Deputy Chief of Defence Staff for Tonga, Captain Sione Ulakai for the third Guardian-class Patrol Boat, Ngahau Koula, at Austal Shipyards in Henderson, Western Australia.

Australia has officially handed over a new Guardian-class Patrol Boat to the Kingdom of Tonga.

HMAS Dechaineux's Exmouth expedition

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Personnel from HMAS Dechaineux visit the Naval Communication Station Harold E Holt, at Exmouth, Western Australia. (photo: )

Personnel from HMAS Dechaineux visit the Naval Communication Station Harold E Holt, at Exmouth, Western Australia.

The Weapons Electrical Engineering and Communications Information Systems departments of HMAS Dechaineux recently participated in a week long expedition to Exmouth, Western Australia.

HMAS Newcastle makes final entry into Sydney Harbour

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer), SMNGX Alex Samuel (photographer)

Family and friends wait on the wharf at Fleet Base East as HMAS Newcastle returns after a four month deployment to the Pacific. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

Family and friends wait on the wharf at Fleet Base East as HMAS Newcastle returns after a four month deployment to the Pacific.

It was a happy occasion tinged with a hint of sadness as HMAS Newcastle arrived alongside Fleet Base East after entering Sydney Harbour for the final time with her ‘paying off’ pennant flying.