Section: Fleet

Hobart steps up in expeditionary strike group

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

File image: HMAS Hobart conducts officer of the watch manoeuvres with HMAS Toowoomba enroute to South East Asia, 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

File image: HMAS Hobart conducts officer of the watch manoeuvres with HMAS Toowoomba enroute to South East Asia, 2018.

HMA Ships Hobart and Stuart have participated in a real-time, simulated exercise with American forces, with Hobart showcasing her AEGIS Combat System while assigned Air Defence Commander duties.

Toowoomba team puts to work in Thailand

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Members of HMAS Toowoomba pitch in to paint the local public school, Kalim School, during a visit to Phuket, Thailand. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Members of HMAS Toowoomba pitch in to paint the local public school, Kalim School, during a visit to Phuket, Thailand.

A team of dedicated volunteers from HMAS Toowoomba lent a hand to support a local charity and public school in Patong, during a port visit to Phuket, Thailand, recently.

Fond memories of Canberra as NZ sailors return home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jake Badior (author and photographer), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Royal New Zealand Navy officers and sailors embarked in HMAS Canberra for INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

Royal New Zealand Navy officers and sailors embarked in HMAS Canberra for INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

A small contingent of Royal New Zealand Navy officers and sailors returned home after spending almost three months deployed in HMAS Canberra as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

MV Sycamore takes training to new heights

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Karl Brinckmann (author), Mr Garry Vincent (photographer)

From left, Recruit Dylan Hahn, Recruit Bodhi Greenham, Recruit Mitchell Rose and Teekay Shipping Steward Tess Neumann who were all winched in MRH-90 Poseidon 15. 
 (photo: Mr Garry Vincent)

From left, Recruit Dylan Hahn, Recruit Bodhi Greenham, Recruit Mitchell Rose and Teekay Shipping Steward Tess Neumann who were all winched in MRH-90 Poseidon 15.

The Multi Role Aviation Training Vessel MV Sycamore is responsible for providing training to a variety of Navy and Defence organisations.

Success completes her last overseas port visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray and LEUT John Thompson (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Success' Guard Party conducts a Ceremonial Sunset display for the guests at an official reception held on the flight deck of HMAS Success during a port visit to Makassar in Indonesia as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Success' Guard Party conducts a Ceremonial Sunset display for the guests at an official reception held on the flight deck of HMAS Success during a port visit to Makassar in Indonesia as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

HMAS Success has completed her last foreign port visit after 33 years of proud service in the Royal Australian Navy.

Task Group Commander says thanks with a visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer), MTS Audrey Agostinelli (French Navy) (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba supports French Navy Ship (FNS) Charles De Gaulle as a Rafale F3 aircraft launches during Exercise LA PEROUSE. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

HMAS Toowoomba supports French Navy Ship (FNS) Charles De Gaulle as a Rafale F3 aircraft launches during Exercise LA PEROUSE.

As Exercise LA PEROUSE drew to a close in the Indian Ocean, the Commander Task Force for the exercise, Rear Admiral Olivier Lebas of the French Navy, visited the two Australian units that participated in the exercise.

Starter something good on Success

Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Andrew McDonald, left, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Chad Freund stand next to the ‘star delta starter machine testing system’ which was developed onboard HMAS Success during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Andrew McDonald, left, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Chad Freund stand next to the ‘star delta starter machine testing system’ which was developed onboard HMAS Success during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Challenge issued and accepted. A leading seaman aboard the retiring HMAS Success has created what is believed to be Navy’s first on-board star delta starter machine testing system.

The Fighting Stallion has wings

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy flight deck marshaller Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Adam Hearps guides in the MRH-60R helicopter to conduct a passenger transfer above the flight deck of HMAS Toowoomba. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Royal Australian Navy flight deck marshaller Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Adam Hearps guides in the MRH-60R helicopter to conduct a passenger transfer above the flight deck of HMAS Toowoomba.

On a glassy East Asian sea, the sight of a Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ helicopter hovering over the flight deck of a modern warship could easily be used as a recruiting image, highlighting the cutting edge capability of today’s Navy.

Beach clean up yields big results in the west

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

LCDR Dave Reid, POETSM Terry Douglas and WOMTSM Mark Layton with some of the flotsam collected at Beagle Bay, Garden Island, WA.

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LCDR Dave Reid, POETSM Terry Douglas and WOMTSM Mark Layton with some of the flotsam collected at Beagle Bay, Garden Island, WA.

A beach on the west side of Garden Island - an area south of Perth that houses HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West - has had 200kg of flotsam (floating debris) removed as part of an environmental program organised by the Collins Submarines Program Office (COLSPO).

Melbourne visits Land of the Rising Sun for last time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

L-R: Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Todd Pyman; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator David Cox; and Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Coban Beer, on the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne as the ship enters the Japanese port city of Sasebo. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

L-R: Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Todd Pyman; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator David Cox; and Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Coban Beer, on the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne as the ship enters the Japanese port city of Sasebo.

As part of her deployment in Asia and the Pacific, HMAS Melbourne recently conducted visits to the Japanese ports of Sasebo and Yokosuka.