Section: Fleet

Pride and professionalism on display in Fleet Divisions

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer), CPOIS Phillip Hunt (photographer)

Officers and sailors from fleet and lodger units of Fleet Base East parade on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra for Fleet Divisions, at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: CPOIS Phillip Hunt)

Officers and sailors from fleet and lodger units of Fleet Base East parade on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra for Fleet Divisions, at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

With great fanfare, more than 1,500 officers and sailors have lined the decks of HMAS Canberra in the Australian Fleet’s 2017 Ceremonial Divisions.

Support Ship returns from Indo-Pacific mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

STOCK PHOTO: Chief Petty Officer Communication and Information Systems Leighton Potts communicates via signal lamp with HMAS Sirius during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.
 (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

STOCK PHOTO: Chief Petty Officer Communication and Information Systems Leighton Potts communicates via signal lamp with HMAS Sirius during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.

True to her motto of ‘To Serve and Provide’- HMAS Sirius sailed into her home port of Fleet Base West after almost four months at sea on 15 December, in time for well-earned Christmas break.

Technical mastery skills showcased

This article has photo gallery Published on by PORO Ann-Maree Anderson (author and photographer)

The 2017 Engineering Challenge winners from 816 Squadron with Head of Navy Engineering Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence. (photo: www.anthonystrong.com.au)

The 2017 Engineering Challenge winners from 816 Squadron with Head of Navy Engineering Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence.

The annual Navy Engineering Challenge finals were recently held at HMAS Cerberus, as part of Engineering Training Week.

Navy farewells HMAS Darwin after 33 years of service

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LEUT Harley Slatter (photographer)

HMAS Darwin's ceremonial guard, march from the ship during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East in Sydney. (photo: LEUT Harley Slatter)

HMAS Darwin's ceremonial guard, march from the ship during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East in Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy has decommissioned the Adelaide Class frigate, HMAS Darwin, at her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney, after more than three decades of service to the nation.

History and heraldry by design

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

'The Badger' Mr Paul Burnett shows how the HMAS Darwin badge was designed and some of the finer details that are involved with the history of the badge. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

'The Badger' Mr Paul Burnett shows how the HMAS Darwin badge was designed and some of the finer details that are involved with the history of the badge.

With the Royal Australian Navy undergoing it’s biggest refresh since the Second World War, and a number of ships commissioning and decommissioning, it’s time to investigate ships’ badges.

 

Rankin renders assistance

Published on by LEUT Luke Richmond (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

STOCK PHOTO: - HMAS Rankin returns to Fleet Base West (c2014).   (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

STOCK PHOTO: - HMAS Rankin returns to Fleet Base West (c2014).

It is a rare occasion that a submarine finds itself involved in the co-ordination of life-saving events, however that is exactly how the day began for the crew of HMAS Rankin last month.

Newcastle returns from Middle East mission

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Department of Defence (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer), Able Seaman Tara Byrne (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Monique Van Der Kolk disembarks HMAS Newcastle at Sydney's Garden Island after six months away in the Middle East Region.  (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Monique Van Der Kolk disembarks HMAS Newcastle at Sydney's Garden Island after six months away in the Middle East Region.

HMAS Newcastle has returned to her home port of Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney, following a six month deployment to the Middle East region.

Seahawk flies into history

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), Jay Cronan (photographer), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy conducts the final flight of the S-70B-2 Seahawk Bravo after 29 years of operational service. (photo: Jay Cronan)

The Royal Australian Navy conducts the final flight of the S-70B-2 Seahawk Bravo after 29 years of operational service.

The Royal Australian Navy has marked the end of an era by handing over the last of its S‑70B-2 Seahawk "Bravo" helicopters to the Australian War Memorial for preservation in the national collection.

Fleet Air Arm farewells magnificent machines

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

The Guard during Ceremonial Divisions held at HMAS Albatross give a 'General Salute' to mark the withdrawal from Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Service of the S-70B-2 Seahawk (Bravo) and the AS350BA Squirrel helicopters. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

The Guard during Ceremonial Divisions held at HMAS Albatross give a 'General Salute' to mark the withdrawal from Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Service of the S-70B-2 Seahawk (Bravo) and the AS350BA Squirrel helicopters.

The S-70B-2 Bravo Seahawk and AS350BA Squirrel helicopters were formally retired from active service in the Royal Australian Navy at a ceremony today at HMAS Albatross.

 

Heritage dock delivers for future fleet

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABCSO Steven Thomson (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

HMAS Sirius in the dry dock at Garden Island, Sydney NSW. (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

HMAS Sirius in the dry dock at Garden Island, Sydney NSW.

The dry dock at Garden Island in Sydney Harbour is one of Defence’s oldest pieces of infrastructure. So what happens there?