Topic: HMAS Tobruk (II)

Tobruk to become dive wreck

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Tobruk sails out of Sydney Harbour for the last time just days before decommissioning (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Tobruk sails out of Sydney Harbour for the last time just days before decommissioning

Home to many thousands of Australian Defence Force members over the past three and a half decades, the former HMAS Tobruk will now be home to sealife and recreational divers.

HMAS Tobruk hosts sea-ready NEOCs

Published on by LEUT Harrison Ingham (author and photographer), CAPT Robert Knight (photographer)

Sailors launch HMAS Tobruk's Sea Boat while at anchor near Magnetic Island, Townsville. (photo: LEUT INGHAM)

Sailors launch HMAS Tobruk's Sea Boat while at anchor near Magnetic Island, Townsville.

On Sunday 20 October, 65 sea-ready members of the 49th New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC), or NEOCs as they are affectionately known, embarked on their three-week Sea Training Deployment in HMAS Tobruk (II).

723 Squirrel joins Tobruk for Pacific deployment

Published on by LEUT Harrison Ingham (author), CAPT Robert Knight (photographer)

A Squirrel aircraft launches from HMAS Tobruk's aft flight deck during flying stations.
 (photo: CAPT Robert Knight)

A Squirrel aircraft launches from HMAS Tobruk's aft flight deck during flying stations.

An AS350BA Squirrel flight from 723 Squadron recently joined HMAS Tobruk for the ship’s upcoming deployment to Townsville, Cairns and Pacific Islands.

Tobruk's arrival at Ormoc

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A landing craft departs HMAS Tobruk loaded with Australian Army Engineer equipment for the Recovery Support Force during Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST. (photo: CPL Jake Sims)

A landing craft departs HMAS Tobruk loaded with Australian Army Engineer equipment for the Recovery Support Force during Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST.

As HMAS Tobruk steamed into Ormoc on the morning of November 26, a light mist hid much of the city’s devastation.

HMAS Tobruk arrives to support recovery in the Philippines

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HMAS Tobruk sits at anchor off the coast of Ormoc, Philippines, ready to support Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST. (photo: CPL Jake Sims)

HMAS Tobruk sits at anchor off the coast of Ormoc, Philippines, ready to support Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST.

HMAS Tobruk has arrived to commence recovery support operations in the Ormoc region of Leyte Island to assist the Philippines government repair the damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

Tobruk sailors

Published on by Sharon Palmer (author), Lauren Norton (photographer)

Able Seaman Cameron Eccleston and Seaman Scott Boothman on board HMAS Tobruk during the Warship Open Day at Garden Island on 6 October. (photo: Lauren Norton)

Able Seaman Cameron Eccleston and Seaman Scott Boothman on board HMAS Tobruk during the Warship Open Day at Garden Island on 6 October.

It was a case of being in the right place at the right time for three sailors of HMAS Tobruk.

Tobruk in Vanimo during PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2013

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A crowd of local people wait to be seen at the Medical Community Aid Post set up outside the Vanimo Hospital. (photo: LAC David Cotton)

A crowd of local people wait to be seen at the Medical Community Aid Post set up outside the Vanimo Hospital.

A number of local residents recently received medical and dental care from Australian Defence Force personnel at the Medical Community Aid Post set up outside the Vanimo Hospital during PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2013.

Smooth sailing for Hobart's Ashton

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LAC David Cotton (photographer)

Corporal Ashton Brooks of HMAS Tobruk's Army detachment brings a little bit of the Army world to the Navy. (photo: LAC David Cotton)

Corporal Ashton Brooks of HMAS Tobruk's Army detachment brings a little bit of the Army world to the Navy.

Hobart native Ashton Brooks has loved how far her Army career taken her although she never expected it would take across the Coral Sea in a Navy ship on a humanitarian mission.

Navy life grand for Norfolk's Phoebe

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LAC David Cotton (photographer)

Seaman Maritime Logistics Steward Phoebe Evans at her damage control station in HMAS Tobruk. (photo: LAC David Cotton)

Seaman Maritime Logistics Steward Phoebe Evans at her damage control station in HMAS Tobruk.

Phoebe Evans may be far from her home on Norfolk Island but life in the Royal Australian Navy could not be much better.

Small world on deployment

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Sapper Wael Abou Hamad with Lieutenant Daniel Khayat on the forecastle of HMAS Tobruk. (photo: LAC David Cotton)

Sapper Wael Abou Hamad with Lieutenant Daniel Khayat on the forecastle of HMAS Tobruk.

Former school friends, Australian Army Sapper Wael Abou Hamad and Royal Australian Navy Officer Lieutenant Daniel Khayat have met up again on HMAS Tobruk, 10 years after their first meeting and half a world away.