HMAS Melbourne has continued to gather strength in 2017 conducting FFG MH60-R ‘Romeo’ Helicopter first of class flight trials.
Whilst off the East coast of Australia, the embarked Romeo, ‘Cobra 09’, was required to land ashore to conduct mission essential calibration of equipment following maintenance.
Melbourne has continued to ‘gather strength’ in 2017 conducting MH60-R ‘Romeo’ Helicopter first of class flight trials.
Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Underwater Ben Hinton and family onboard HMAS Darwin during the recent family day.
Darwin rolled out the welcome mat for around 120 family and friends recently helping them understand the life at sea of their loved ones.
Former HMAS Riawe was built in 1912 by well-known Tasmanian shipwright EA ‘Ned’ Jack, at his boatyard on the Tamar River near Launceston, as a workboat for wealthy grazier Captain James Holyman.
The wooden carvel-construction hull was planked in Huon pine, and the boat was powered by a Rugby Red Seal 16 horsepower petrol motor. Riawe displaces nine tonnes and is 11 metres long.
A patrol boat that was already 30 years old when it was acquired for war service is still going strong – 104 years after its construction.
A Rheinmetall Boxer combat reconnaissance vehicle prior to being loaded onto the heavy vehicle deck of the Royal Australian Navy amphibious ship HMAS Canberra during a series of trials at Fleet Base East in Sydney on 6 December 2016.
Canberra was introduced to the next generation of armoured fighting vehicles late last year, as part of Project Land 400 phase two trials.
The Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight will deploy to Tasmania to survey coastal waters from King Island to Launceston.
Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Mark Matthews, said the survey will provide improved data that will be used to update the existing nautical charts used by all civilian and military vessels.
Navy's Laser Airborne Depth Sounder Flight has
deployed to Tasmania to survey coastal waters from King Island to Launceston.
Outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Dechaineux, Commander Robin Dainty, RAN, (right) hands over a historic telescope to symbolise the handover to incoming Commanding Officer, Commander Daniel Sutherland, RAN, during a command supersession held in the control room of HMAS Dechaineux, while alongside Fleet Base West, Western Australia.
The start of the year heralded a change at the top for the crew of HMAS
Dechaineux, with Commander Daniel Sutherland taking charge of the submarine from Commander Robin Dainty.
(L-R) Commanding Officer, HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, Warrant Officer Jo Jordan, Seaman Combat Systems Operator Ashley Martin, Able Seaman Marine Technician Jamal Darawshi, Warrant Officer Andrew Jocumsen, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN and Fleet Command Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Stephen Downey stand with the First Lady of the Fleet Trophy during a ceremony held on-board HMAS Darwin.
Darwin has been recognised as the Navy’s most senior commissioned ship, with the presentation of a newly created perpetual trophy, the First Lady of the Fleet.
I-124 on the surface with her aerials up and men clustered on the conning tower for the photograph (Lewis Collection via Atsuko Kishigami).
Outside Darwin’s harbour, a Japanese submarine still lies with her 80-man crew on board.
Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN, handing over the toolbox of responsibility as Training Authority - Engineering to Captain Tim Standen, CSC, RAN, on 13 January 2017 at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.
Friday the 13
th is considered unlucky by some but for HMAS Cerberus 13 January was a day to herald exciting challenges as outgoing Commanding Officer Captain Stephen Bowater, handed command to Captain Tim Standen.
Brisbane Navy base, HMAS Moreton, recently hosted 60 Army Assault Pioneer Platoon personnel for a three-week intensive Advanced Small-Craft Operations Course.
Situated on the Brisbane River at Bulimba, the base became the home to 30 trainees and 30 support staff from 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment.
Brisbane Navy base, HMAS
Moreton, recently hosted 60 Army Assault Pioneer Platoon personnel for a three-week intensive Advanced Small-Craft Operations Course.