Section: Fleet

Navy helps Bofors gun find a new home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Facilities Manager Fleet Support Unit-West, Petty Officer Marine Technician Submarines Jamie Saunders, kneels beside the restored Bofors 40/60 gun at the Aviation Heritage Museum in Bull Creek, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Facilities Manager Fleet Support Unit-West, Petty Officer Marine Technician Submarines Jamie Saunders, kneels beside the restored Bofors 40/60 gun at the Aviation Heritage Museum in Bull Creek, Western Australia.

A 40/60 Bofors gun has found a new home at the Aviation Heritage Museum after a combined effort from Navy, the Aviation Heritage Museum and the Western Australian Museum to prepare the gun for display.

 

Fleet Air Arm forum uncovers great ideas

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Peter Kenworthy (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM RAN (COMAUSFLT), Lieutenant Commander Craig Castlewith his certificate for a navy silver level commendation and Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN (COMFAA) at the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM RAN (COMAUSFLT), Lieutenant Commander Craig Castlewith his certificate for a navy silver level commendation and Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN (COMFAA) at the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank.

The Fleet Air Arm (FAA) Innovative Behaviours Program continues to produce results to get the best from the Navy’s maritime aviation warfare capabilities.

Navy Fleet Support Unit cuts Leopard Tank in half

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Marcus Mariani (author), MAJ Paul Handel (photographer)

A trial fit of the turret on the hull after both had been cut. (photo: MAJ Paul Handel)

A trial fit of the turret on the hull after both had been cut.

Navy’s Fleet Support Unit – South East has completed a very unusual job for their Army friends.

 

RASamataz top of the pops as HMA Ships return from SEAD

Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Success' ship's company band entertains HMAS Toowoomba during a replenishment at sea on their South East Asia Deployment 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Success' ship's company band entertains HMAS Toowoomba during a replenishment at sea on their South East Asia Deployment 2018.

HMAS Success ship’s band, RASamataz, has played live to a captive audience as the RAN 'Battle Tanker' topped up HMAS Toowoomba, during their South East Asia Deployment.

 

Navy Airborne Survey for Papua New Guinea waters

Published on by Department of Defence (author), Mr Matt Collins (photographer)

LADS flight Dash 8 200 aircraft on the runway in Rabaul, New Guinea. In the background is the volcano which erupted in 1994, resulting in most of the habitants of Rabaul moving further around Rabaul Harbour to Kokopo. (photo: Mr Matt Collins)

LADS flight Dash 8 200 aircraft on the runway in Rabaul, New Guinea. In the background is the volcano which erupted in 1994, resulting in most of the habitants of Rabaul moving further around Rabaul Harbour to Kokopo.

The Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight has just commenced a five week deployment to Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.

NUSHIP Brisbane completes CAT 5 trials and cooks up a storm

This article has photo gallery Published on by POML-C Nicholas Pearce (author), LEUT Thomas Rodgers (author), Unknown (photographer)

NUSHIP Brisbane at sea conducting CAT 5 trials assisted by HMAS Hobart. (photo: Unknown)

NUSHIP Brisbane at sea conducting CAT 5 trials assisted by HMAS Hobart.

NUSHIP Brisbane has recently completed her Category 5 (CAT 5) Sea Trials off the coast of Adelaide. During CAT 5 Sea Trials, the functional performance of the Mission System as a whole is verified.

 

Australian and French warships exercise off Darwin

Published on by MIDN Emily Tanner (author), French Marine Nationale (photographer)

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Newcastle exercises with the Jean d'Arc Task Group of French Naval Ships Dixmude and Surcouf in waters to the north of Australia recently. (photo: French Marine Nationale )

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Newcastle exercises with the Jean d'Arc Task Group of French Naval Ships Dixmude and Surcouf in waters to the north of Australia recently.

When more than 25,000 tonnes of steel in the shape of three warships exercise in close proximity to each other, it is an impressive example of each crew's warfighting and seamanship skills. That display occurred when HMAS Newcastle trained with French Navy Ships Dixmude and Surcouf off the coast of Darwin recently.

 

HMAS Melbourne departs for seven month deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne departs Sydney Harbour for the last time in seven months as she heads off on Indo-Pacific Endeavour and Exercise RIMPAC. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Melbourne departs Sydney Harbour for the last time in seven months as she heads off on Indo-Pacific Endeavour and Exercise RIMPAC.

HMAS Melbourne has departed her home port of Fleet Base East bound for a seven month deployment to the South West Pacific and North East Asia. Melbourne's deployment will include participation in the second iteration of Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Exercise KAKADU in Australia's north and a variety of port visits and community engagement in the North East Asian region. 

Reservists tour HMAS Anzac in Cebu

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author and photographer)

Philippine Navy Reservists view HMAS Anzac's MH60-R helicopter while conducting a ship tour during Exercise LUMBAS 2018, as part of the South East Asia Deployment. (photo: SBLT Max Logan)

Philippine Navy Reservists view HMAS Anzac's MH60-R helicopter while conducting a ship tour during Exercise LUMBAS 2018, as part of the South East Asia Deployment.

Reserve members of the Philippine Navy (PN) were shown an insider’s view of an Anzac-class frigate during a ship tour in Cebu recently.

 

'Excellence Under Pressure' - enhancing inter agency relations

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPOMED(U) Zamri Burns (author and photographer)

NSW Ambulance and SUMU staff conducting water rescue training at HMAS Penguin.  (photo: CPOMED(U) Zamri Burns)

NSW Ambulance and SUMU staff conducting water rescue training at HMAS Penguin.

A perfect day in Sydney’s Middle Harbour set the scene for the first of many waterborne rescue exercises for the Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit (SUMU) based at HMAS Penguin.