Section: Fleet

AE1 search inconclusive

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Ryan McDonald (right) and Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Rodney Burnett guide the Mine Disposal Vehicle outboard from HMAS Yarra to investigate an underwater sonar contact in the waters of Papua New Guinea. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Ryan McDonald (right) and Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Rodney Burnett guide the Mine Disposal Vehicle outboard from HMAS Yarra to investigate an underwater sonar contact in the waters of Papua New Guinea.

HMAS Yarra has completed a mission to search for the Royal Australian Navy submarine, HMAS AE1, off the Duke of York Islands, Papua New Guinea, which has resulted in the discovery of a number of contacts of interest.

Newcastle welcomes aboard Cairns Cadets

Published on by SBLT Daniel Lea (author), LEUT Alan Knights (photographer)

Cadets from Training Ship Endeavour onboard HMAS Newcastle during her port visit to Cairns.
(From left) Cadet Able Seaman Brendan Court, Cadet Able Seaman Jahmina Timu, Cadet Able Seaman Kelly Pollmer, Cadet Able Seaman Elizabeth Hussey and Cadet Leading Seaman Toyah Guardione. (photo: LEUT Alan Knights)

Cadets from Training Ship Endeavour onboard HMAS Newcastle during her port visit to Cairns. (From left) Cadet Able Seaman Brendan Court, Cadet Able Seaman Jahmina Timu, Cadet Able Seaman Kelly Pollmer, Cadet Able Seaman Elizabeth Hussey and Cadet Leading Seaman Toyah Guardione.

During a recent Port visit to Cairns, HMAS Newcastle gave 33 cadets from Cadet Training Ship Endeavour the opportunity to tour the Guided Missile Frigate.

Yarra continues the search for AE1

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The operations room in HMAS Yarra is closed up to commence a search for HMAS AE1 off East New Britain. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

The operations room in HMAS Yarra is closed up to commence a search for HMAS AE1 off East New Britain.

Royal Australian Navy Minehunter HMAS Yarra is conducting an underwater search off Papua New Guinea for HMAS AE1, the Navy’s first submarine. While in Rabaul, Yarra will also participate in events to commemorate 100 years since the First World War.

Exercise CROIX DU SUD concludes

Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), LAC Oliver Carter (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Cameron O’Brien and sailor Petty Officer Liam Heiser, from the Deployable Geospatial Support Team, survey a beach landing area in preparation for the arrival of various landing vessels during Exercise CROIX DU SUD 2014. HMAS Tarakan can be seen in the background. (photo: CPL Oliver Carter)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Cameron O’Brien and sailor Petty Officer Liam Heiser, from the Deployable Geospatial Support Team, survey a beach landing area in preparation for the arrival of various landing vessels during Exercise CROIX DU SUD 2014. HMAS Tarakan can be seen in the background.

Australian Defence Force members have demonstrated their commitment to supporting regional neighbours in need, as Exercise CROIX DU SUD in New Caledonia comes to an end.

Yarra explores the history of her newly awarded battle honour

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Yarra IV makes her way towards East New Britain in Papua New Guinea to commemorate a number of historically significant events that took place at the start of World War I.  (photo: )

HMAS Yarra IV makes her way towards East New Britain in Papua New Guinea to commemorate a number of historically significant events that took place at the start of World War I.

HMAS Yarra is on the way to East New Britain in Papua New Guinea to commemorate a number of historically significant events that took place during World War I. The voyage will take her to the site where HMAS Yarra I earned a Unit Citation for Gallantry, awarded earlier this year.

Fleeting visit to celebrate Darwin’s homecoming

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(3rd Left) Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer arrives onboard HMAS Darwin in 'Blackout', the embarked S-70B-2 Seahawk. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(3rd Left) Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer arrives onboard HMAS Darwin in 'Blackout', the embarked S-70B-2 Seahawk.

When the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Darwin recently returned to its home port of Sydney, it had a special guest embarked: Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar - Navy’s Commander Australian Fleet.

Clearance divers perform heavy-lifting in multi-agency training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Members of the Australian Clearance Diving Team Four and the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia inspect the car wreck that was retrieved from the Canning River during a training exercise.   (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Members of the Australian Clearance Diving Team Four and the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia inspect the car wreck that was retrieved from the Canning River during a training exercise.

Australian Clearance Diving Team Four recently combined with the Western Australia Police Dive Squad, Swan River Trust, Department of Transport and Fire Rescue Service in a combined training activity in Perth.

An 'aggressive' two days for Romeo squadron

Published on by LCDR Todd Glynn (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer)

A Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter armed with Hellfire missiles takes off during Exercise Grey Fox, a major missile firing exercise in Jacksonville, Florida. (photo: LCDR Stephan Immerz)

A Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter armed with Hellfire missiles takes off during Exercise Grey Fox, a major missile firing exercise in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Royal Australian Navy helicopter squadron New Squadron 725 has sent another nine Hellfire Missiles off the rails of the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo Maritime Combat Helicopter during a major missile firing exercise in Jacksonville, Florida.

Governor-General launches national ballot for Young Endeavour 2015 World Voyage

Published on by Ms Jennifer Reilly (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Rtd.), Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, Commanding Officer Sail Training Ship (STS) Young Endeavour, Lieutenant Commander Gavin Dawe, OAM, RAN, and other members of the official party with the STS Young Endeavour crew and representatives of the Young Endeavour alumni in front of the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre, as part of the 2015 STS Young Endeavour world voyage launch. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Rtd.), Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, Commanding Officer Sail Training Ship (STS) Young Endeavour, Lieutenant Commander Gavin Dawe, OAM, RAN, and other members of the official party with the STS Young Endeavour crew and representatives of the Young Endeavour alumni in front of the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre, as part of the 2015 STS Young Endeavour world voyage launch.

The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) has launched a national ballot for a world voyage in 2015 by the Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour.

Aviation engineering skill sets on show

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The 2014 Fleet Air Arm Engineering Challenge at 723 Squadron, HMAS Albatross. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

The 2014 Fleet Air Arm Engineering Challenge at 723 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

The annual Navy Engineering Challenge aims to promote teamwork, skill-of-hand and job planning skills amongst technical Sailors and is divided into three skill sets: Mechanical, Electronics, and Aviation.