Topic: Fleet Base East

Signs of success at Centre for Innovation

Published on by CPOB Anthony Martin (author), Unknown (photographer)

Graduate Engineer Madeleine Tonkin with one of the signs produced for the FFG Enterprise. (photo: Unknown)

Graduate Engineer Madeleine Tonkin with one of the signs produced for the FFG Enterprise.

Navy’s Fleet Base East Centre for Innovation has fabricated new signage for the FFG Enterprise following last year’s logo design competition won by Ms Karen Jessop.

 

Governor-General inspects our newest warship

Published on by LEUT Anthony White (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart, Captain John Stavridis, RAN, and HMAS Hobart's ship's company salute the Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove depart HMAS Hobart. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart, Captain John Stavridis, RAN, and HMAS Hobart's ship's company salute the Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove depart HMAS Hobart.

The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove visited the Royal Australian Navy destroyer, HMAS Hobart alongside Fleet Base East recently and liked what they saw.

 

Change of Fleet Command

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer), CPOIS Phillip Hunt (photographer), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer receives his Fleet Commander's pennant from Leading Seaman Communications Systems Jake Williams onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer receives his Fleet Commander's pennant from Leading Seaman Communications Systems Jake Williams onboard HMAS Canberra.

In a heartfelt ceremony aboard flagship HMAS Canberra, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer has handed over the reins as Commander Australian Fleet to his successor Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead.

Navy farewells HMAS Darwin after 33 years of service

This article has photo gallery 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.

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?

 

Newcastle returns from Middle East mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (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.

 

Darwin sails into Sydney Harbour for final time

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), AB Tara Byrne (photographer)

HMAS Darwin flies her decommissioning pennant as she sails toward Fleet Base East for the final time as a commissioned ship. (photo: Able Seaman Tara Byrne)

HMAS Darwin flies her decommissioning pennant as she sails toward Fleet Base East for the final time as a commissioned ship.

Twelve former Commanding Officers have sailed onboard Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Darwin today as she transited through Sydney Heads into her home port for the last time. 

 

Romeo added to destroyer arsenal

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

An MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter from 816 Squadron lands on HMAS Hobart's flight deck during a flight deck trial alongside Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

An MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter from 816 Squadron lands on HMAS Hobart's flight deck during a flight deck trial alongside Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney.

It was a marriage made in...Fleet Base East recently, when Navy’s most sophisticated helicopter partnered with Navy’s most potent and capable warship.

 

Revival of training capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), Unknown (photographer)

(l-r) Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Thomas Dann, Able Seaman Electroincs Technician Matthew Minney and Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Gregoire Soler with the Electro-Optical Tracking System. (photo: Unknown)

(l-r) Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Thomas Dann, Able Seaman Electroincs Technician Matthew Minney and Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Gregoire Soler with the Electro-Optical Tracking System.

A 20-foot shipping container on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, helps the Australian Navy run one of the world’s few remaining shore-to-sea live firing training sites.

HMAS Hobart sets sail

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Members of HMAS Hobart pictured on the ship’s forecastle as the destroyer sails out of Sydney Harbour for the first time since becoming a commissioned warship. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Members of HMAS Hobart pictured on the ship’s forecastle as the destroyer sails out of Sydney Harbour for the first time since becoming a commissioned warship.

HMAS Hobart has “slipped her lines” and set sail for the first time since commissioning on 23 September 2017.