Section: Fleet

HMAS Parramatta refuels at historic Gore Bay

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HMAS Parramatta alongside the Gore Bay Fuel Terminal on Sydney’s North shore. (photo: )

HMAS Parramatta alongside the Gore Bay Fuel Terminal on Sydney’s North shore.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Parramatta has taken part in a refuelling trial at the historic Gore Bay facility in Sydney Harbour.

Marine Technicians’ timely fix

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CPO Nigel Butt and PO Stewart Martin with a happy Royal Navy chef in the repaired galley. (photo: Unknown)

CPO Nigel Butt and PO Stewart Martin with a happy Royal Navy chef in the repaired galley.

Navy’s Fleet Support Unit has provided a quick and effective solution to a galley maintenance issue onboard Royal Navy ship HMS Sutherland.

 

Submarine Training and Systems Centre celebrates 25 years

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Director Training Authority Submarines, Commander Dylan Findlater, RAN, and the youngest member of the Submarine Training and Systems Centre (STSC), Seaman Electronic Warfare Kale Vassallo, cut a commemorative cake with four of the original staff members at a morning tea for the 25th Anniversary of the opening of STSC at HMAS Stirling. From left: Mr Des Byrne, Mr Brian Graves, Seaman Electronic Warfare Kale Vassallo, Director Training Authority-Submarines, Commander Dylan Findlater, RAN, Ms Wendy Jackson and Mr Daryl McIntyre. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Director Training Authority Submarines, Commander Dylan Findlater, RAN, and the youngest member of the Submarine Training and Systems Centre (STSC), Seaman Electronic Warfare Kale Vassallo, cut a commemorative cake with four of the original staff members at a morning tea for the 25th Anniversary of the opening of STSC at HMAS Stirling. From left: Mr Des Byrne, Mr Brian Graves, Seaman Electronic Warfare Kale Vassallo, Director Training Authority-Submarines, Commander Dylan Findlater, RAN, Ms Wendy Jackson and Mr Daryl McIntyre.

Staff and special guests have joined together at the Submarine Training and Systems Centre (STSC), HMAS Stirling, Western Australia to celebrate 25 years of delivering training to the Submarine Force.

 

Choules supports First of Class flight trials

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HMAS Choules flight deck team conduct flight deck operations during CH-47 first of class flight trials in the Coral Sea. (photo: LEUT Grant Thaler)

HMAS Choules flight deck team conduct flight deck operations during CH-47 first of class flight trials in the Coral Sea.

Landing Ship Dock HMAS Choules has conducted First of Class Flight Trials for the CH-47F Chinook helicopter marking a significant increase to amphibious capability.

 

Navy’s newest Stokers ready to work

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Graduating class of  Marine Technician Course 352 at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Graduating class of Marine Technician Course 352 at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Eight sailors have become the Navy’s newest qualified Marine Technicians (MTs) following a year of recruit and employment training.

One hundred million litres of fuel transferred by HMAS Sirius

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

HMAS Sirius conducts a replenishment at sea with multiple ships during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

HMAS Sirius conducts a replenishment at sea with multiple ships during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

Auxiliary Oiler HMAS Sirius has achieved a significant milestone with the ship supplying its one hundred millionth litre of fuel during underway replenishments at sea (RAS).

Coonawarra withstands Cyclone Marcus

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Members of Fleet Support Unit remove fallen trees and branches from roads around HMAS Coonawarra after Tropical Cyclone Marcus. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Members of Fleet Support Unit remove fallen trees and branches from roads around HMAS Coonawarra after Tropical Cyclone Marcus.

HMAS Coonawarra's support to Australia's border integrity operations has continued despite the worst cyclone to hit Darwin in 30 years.

 

Report into loss of WW1 submarine HMAS AE1 is released

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E-class submarine, HMA Submarine AE1 at sea. (photo: Unknown. Image sourced from the Naval Historical Collection.)

E-class submarine, HMA Submarine AE1 at sea.

The team that found the wreck of HMAS AE1 in December 2017 has submitted its report into the loss of Australia’s first submarine, cataloguing the successful search and outlining what has been learned.

Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER comes to a close

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HMA Ships Melbourne and Parramatta conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres in the East Australia Exercise Area at the conclusion of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

HMA Ships Melbourne and Parramatta conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres in the East Australia Exercise Area at the conclusion of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

The largest fleet training activity for 2018, Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER has come to a successful close in Jervis Bay this week.

Former oiler’s lifeboat restored to former glory

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The dedicated team of Fleet Support Unit-West Marine Technicians and Boatswains Mates tasked with restoring the life raft of the decommissioned HMAS Westralia (II). (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

The dedicated team of Fleet Support Unit-West Marine Technicians and Boatswains Mates tasked with restoring the life raft of the decommissioned HMAS Westralia (II).

Almost 12 years after decommissioning, part of the former HMAS Westralia (II) will find a permanent home outside the HMAS Stirling Naval Historical Display.