Section: Fleet

Welcome back Waller

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

HMAS Waller returns to Fleet Base West to a welcoming crowd following her five month deployment. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

HMAS Waller returns to Fleet Base West to a welcoming crowd following her five month deployment.

After almost five months away, HMAS Waller graciously berthed back at her home port of Fleet Base West last week. As she arrived alongside, she was welcomed by crew member’s families and members of the Submarine Force. Her return marked the end of a series of exercise engagements and port visits in Australia and Asia.

Submarine trainers cap a big year in a major way

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), CPOETSM Ross Euing (photographer)

Sea Training Unit Submarines (STU-SM) conduct a force protection exercise on HMAS Farncomb, alongside at Fleet Base West. (photo: CPOETSM Ross Euing)

Sea Training Unit Submarines (STU-SM) conduct a force protection exercise on HMAS Farncomb, alongside at Fleet Base West.

A focus on Force Protection by the Sea Training Unit – Submarines (STU-SM) this year not only improved this necessary competency across the Navy’s fleet of submarines, but also provided unique support to HMAS Sirius in October.

Success working-up

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Fleet Whole Ship Coordinator, WO Peter Ritchie, from Sea Training Group, reviews the Damage Control exercise in the Manoeuvring Deck onboard HMAS Success during the Ship's Work-Up period in the East Australian Exercise Area. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Fleet Whole Ship Coordinator, WO Peter Ritchie, from Sea Training Group, reviews the Damage Control exercise in the Manoeuvring Deck onboard HMAS Success during the Ship's Work-Up period in the East Australian Exercise Area.

The crew of HMAS Success are hard at work conducting their Work-Up and Unit Readiness Evaluation in the East Australian Exercise Area after returning to sea late October following an extended refit.

Navy geospatial team prepares for Antarctic adventure

Published on by LEUT Peter Waring (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy's Deployable Geospatial Survey Team One prepare to fly to Hobart to meet the ship Aurora Australis to begin a four week trip to the Australian Antarctic Division. Clockwise from top left: 2IC PO Hydrographic Systems Manager Graham Campton, ABHSO Roek Dyer, POMT Michael Cameron, OIC LEUT Peter Waring and LSHSO Cameron Rea. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

The Royal Australian Navy's Deployable Geospatial Survey Team One prepare to fly to Hobart to meet the ship Aurora Australis to begin a four week trip to the Australian Antarctic Division. Clockwise from top left: 2IC PO Hydrographic Systems Manager Graham Campton, ABHSO Roek Dyer, POMT Michael Cameron, OIC LEUT Peter Waring and LSHSO Cameron Rea.

Thirty-seven kilometres south of Hobart, the idyllic shores of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel were the scene of some rather unique Navy training activity.

HMAS Tobruk hosts sea-ready NEOCs

Published on by LEUT Harrison Ingham (author and photographer), CAPT Robert Knight (photographer)

Sailors launch HMAS Tobruk's Sea Boat while at anchor near Magnetic Island, Townsville. (photo: LEUT INGHAM)

Sailors launch HMAS Tobruk's Sea Boat while at anchor near Magnetic Island, Townsville.

On Sunday 20 October, 65 sea-ready members of the 49th New Entry Officer Course (NEOC), or NEOCs as they are affectionately known, embarked on their three-week Sea Training Deployment in HMAS Tobruk.

HMAS Farncomb visits Hobart

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

HMAS Farncomb in Hobart. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

HMAS Farncomb in Hobart.

Hobart welcomed the first Collins Class submarine visit to the region for five years, with the arrival of HMAS Farncomb into port late last week.

Gascoyne route survey Darwin

Published on by MIDN Emma Cook (author and photographer)

Mine Warfare Sailors ABCSO Simon Owen, ABCSO Mitchell Pevy and ABCSO Natasha Corby of HMAS Gascoyne ready the remote operating vehicle during a Route Survey in Darwin Harbour. (photo: MIDN Emma Cook)

Mine Warfare Sailors ABCSO Simon Owen, ABCSO Mitchell Pevy and ABCSO Natasha Corby of HMAS Gascoyne ready the remote operating vehicle during a Route Survey in Darwin Harbour.

Royal Australian Navy Minehunter Coastal (MHC), HMAS Gascoyne, has been hard at work conducting Route Survey of Darwin Harbour over the past few weeks.

Choules pit stop at Berth 10

Published on by LEUT Sarah Mills (author)

HMAS Choules pulls alongside the newly commissioned Berth 10 in Townsville to clear customs and quarantine. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Choules pulls alongside the newly commissioned Berth 10 in Townsville to clear customs and quarantine.

On her way home from Operation LANDSCAPE, HMAS Choules stopped off in Townsville and used the newly commissioned Berth 10 to clear customs and quarantine.

Experienced hand brought in for Sirius deployment

Published on by LEUT Christopher Harvey (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

On the bridge of HMAS Sirius, Navigator LCDR Peter Russel and Executive Officer CMDR Phill Henry discuss the up coming deployment. (photo: LSIS Brad Darvill)

On the bridge of HMAS Sirius, Navigator LCDR Peter Russel and Executive Officer CMDR Phill Henry discuss the up coming deployment.

An experienced pair of hands guides the way to help HMAS Sirius prepare for a relatively short notice deployment to Asia.

Commander Australian Fleet gets first hand view of future aviation force

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author)

Commander Australian Fleet, RADM Tim Barrett and two members of the Airworthiness Board meet with 725 Squadron personnel undergoing training for the new MH-60R helicopters in Jacksonville, Florida.   (photo: Unknown)

Commander Australian Fleet, RADM Tim Barrett and two members of the Airworthiness Board meet with 725 Squadron personnel undergoing training for the new MH-60R helicopters in Jacksonville, Florida.

The maturity of the MH-60R training and support systems was showcased to Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett and two members of the Airworthiness Board during a recent two day visit to Jacksonville, Florida.