Section: Fleet

No rest for Success

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Members of Ship's Company from HMAS Success conducting community engagement (photo: ABCSO Porter)

Members of Ship's Company from HMAS Success conducting community engagement

HMAS Success has completed a port visit to Honiara, Solomon Islands, to commemorate the 75th anniversaries of the Battles of Guadalcanal and Savo Island. The ship’s company took every available opportunity to engage with the local community, reinforcing the strong ties between Australia and the people of the Solomon Islands.

Courageous Colac remembered

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Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive (photo: )

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive

Despite being in the thick of action on many occasions, Bathurst class corvette HMAS Colac ended the Second World War with only two members of her ship’s company killed and two wounded, another amazing ship and crew being remembered 75 years on.

Joint logistics integral to submarine capability

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The staff from Fleet Logistics Support Element Submarines, HMAS Stirling, gathers after loading stores on board a RAAF C-17A Globemaster III at RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia.  (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

The staff from Fleet Logistics Support Element Submarines, HMAS Stirling, gathers after loading stores on board a RAAF C-17A Globemaster III at RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia.

It takes a special logistical effort across the Defence organisation to keep submarines fully equipped to sustain a peak state of capability and operational readiness.

Tradition and ceremony key to crew

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The Admiral Hudson pulls alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

The Admiral Hudson pulls alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.

With only two boats, the VIP Boat Squadron based at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney is a small, but important part of the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet.

Simulation training for tomorrow

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Lieutenant Chris Standon instructs Midshipman Harrion Rees in the bridge simulator at HMAS Watson.  (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Lieutenant Chris Standon instructs Midshipman Harrion Rees in the bridge simulator at HMAS Watson.

The Bridge Training Faculty at HMAS Watson, on the south head of Sydney Harbour, has used simulation systems to deliver effective training to sailors and officers throughout Navy for years but recently the ability to increase training throughput with simulation has been given a boost. 

Future focus for Waterhen

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), CMDR Nick Watson (photographer)

HMAS Waterhen with a large variety of assets alongside, including MATV and Cape Inscription.   (photo: CMDR Nick Watxon)

HMAS Waterhen with a large variety of assets alongside, including MATV and Cape Inscription.

More than three decades ago the continued service of Sydney base, HMAS Waterhen was confirmed as a key component to Navy’s future requirements, and she’s certainly paid back dividends since – but what’s next?

Information Warfare Force established

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Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, AM, CSC and Bar, RAN, and Commander Information Warfare Force, Commodore Braddon Wheeler, RAN, (centre) with personnel that are now part of the Information Warfare Force at HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, AM, CSC and Bar, RAN, and Commander Information Warfare Force, Commodore Braddon Wheeler, RAN, (centre) with personnel that are now part of the Information Warfare Force at HMAS Kuttabul.

An important step in delivering Navy’s future warfare effects was achieved in Sydney on 1 July with the establishment of a specific organisation to focus on information warfare.

Adelaide air operations on track

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Aircraft Director Leading Seaman Aviation Support Charanpreet Anand controls a hot refuel of a S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter from 816 Squadron, while a MRH90 Taipan helicopter of 808 Squadron conducts concurrent deck landings aboard HMAS Adelaide, in the East Australian Exercise Area off the coast of NSW. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Aircraft Director Leading Seaman Aviation Support Charanpreet Anand controls a hot refuel of a S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter from 816 Squadron, while a MRH90 Taipan helicopter of 808 Squadron conducts concurrent deck landings aboard HMAS Adelaide, in the East Australian Exercise Area off the coast of NSW.

Following a period of maintenance, HMAS Adelaide sailed from Sydney’s Fleet Base East in July for trials with over 50 technical staff embarked to verify and validate the work undertaken during her dry dock.

Evacuated with wisdom and courage

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An Aircrewman from HMAS Ballarat watches as HMAS Ballarat's MH60-R helicopter prepares to conduct a casualty extraction from HMAS Shepparton. (photo: Unknown)

An Aircrewman from HMAS Ballarat watches as HMAS Ballarat's MH60-R helicopter prepares to conduct a casualty extraction from HMAS Shepparton.

When one of their own became a real-time casualty, the crew of survey motor launch, HMAS Shepparton acted swiftly to provide an immediate response and medical evacuation by helicopter.

Paradise not lost on patrol boats

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Dignitaries from the Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and Australian navies at the Openening Ceremony for Exercise PARADISE, an annual activity designed to improve regional security to the north of Australia and interoperability between the PNG and Australian navies.  (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Dignitaries from the Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and Australian navies at the Openening Ceremony for Exercise PARADISE, an annual activity designed to improve regional security to the north of Australia and interoperability between the PNG and Australian navies.

One of the largest bilateral maritime exercises between Australia and Papua New Guinea is underway off Darwin, reinforcing the strong ties between the navies of the maritime nations.