Section: Fleet

No average classroom for marine technicians

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Jason Jordan (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

ABMT Dylan Riebe (standing) advises SMNMT Matthew Bakker as he takes action to rectify a simulated ship system fault, during Engineering Casualty Control Drills conducted in the secondary control room of HMAS Adelaide, while underway at sea. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

ABMT Dylan Riebe (standing) advises SMNMT Matthew Bakker as he takes action to rectify a simulated ship system fault, during Engineering Casualty Control Drills conducted in the secondary control room of HMAS Adelaide, while underway at sea.

Marine technicians onboard amphibious ship HMAS Adelaide are trading the classroom for a more hands-on training system, giving them a more realistic experience of the ship’s working environment.

HMAS Darwin farewells the west

Published on by LCDR Jason Gorman (author)

HMAS Darwin at Fleet Base West for the last time. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Darwin at Fleet Base West for the last time.

The call of 'last line!' meant a little more than normal as HMAS Darwin slipped from the wharf at Fleet Base West and set sail for Sydney recently.

Deployed maintenance for more time on task

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HMAS Arunta on patrol in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Arunta on patrol in the Middle East region.

Navy personnel and Defence civilians have deployed as one team to complete maintenance on deployment on an unprecedented scale. The beneficiary – HMAS Arunta, deployed for nine months on operations in the Middle East.

Mum's visit a smashing success

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Darwin Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Jennifer Parker, Commissioning Lady Joan Johnston, Ship’s Warrant Officer Jack Parnell and Navigating Officer Lieutenant Scott Benstead. (photo: Unknown)

Darwin Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Jennifer Parker, Commissioning Lady Joan Johnston, Ship’s Warrant Officer Jack Parnell and Navigating Officer Lieutenant Scott Benstead.

 

One commissioning lady has taken more than a passing interest in her ship over three decades since she smashed a bottle of champagne against the hull of a newly commissioned warship.

Navy on the Record Response to Andrew Greene reporting

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), CPL Matthew Bickerton (photographer)

HMAS Choules sits at anchor off the coast of Darwin during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Choules sits at anchor off the coast of Darwin during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015.

Recent reporting by the ABC that “Navy's largest ships unable to join Cyclone Debbie emergency response amid engine troubles” is misleading.

Technical training takes a bow

Published on by LEUT Daniel Vale (author)

The last of the S-70B- 2 Aviation Technicians graduating at HMAS Albatross for the hangar maintenance team course. (photo: Unknown)

The last of the S-70B- 2 Aviation Technicians graduating at HMAS Albatross for the hangar maintenance team course.

A pioneering training program is drawing to a close with the last class of Australian Navy-trained Seahawk Bravo aviation technicians graduating.

Upgrades complete for Anzac class

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Felicity Petrie (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

HMAS Stuart during undocking at BAE Henderson Dockyard after completing the Anti-ship Missile Defence Upgrade. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

HMAS Stuart during undocking at BAE Henderson Dockyard after completing the Anti-ship Missile Defence Upgrade.

The Australian Navy's eight Anzac class frigates are now all back in the water post anti-ship missile defence upgrades, with HMAS Stuart undocking at the Henderson shipyard in Western Australia.

Cristobal Colon arrives in Sydney

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

ESPS Christobal Colon of the Spanish Amarda arrives in Sydney Harbour. The crew of ESPS Christobal Colon will be helping to train and familiarise crew's of Australia's Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

ESPS Christobal Colon of the Spanish Amarda arrives in Sydney Harbour. The crew of ESPS Christobal Colon will be helping to train and familiarise crew's of Australia's Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers.

HMA Ships DarwinMelbourne and Parramatta have escorted the Spanish Armada's Cristobal Colon into Sydney Harbour as part of her role in providing platform and familiarisation training to Australian personnel.

Deep diving into innovation

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, presents Leading Seaman Shane Bell  with an award for the best  innovation strategy presentation, during the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank forum at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, presents Leading Seaman Shane Bell with an award for the best innovation strategy presentation, during the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank forum at HMAS Albatross.

The Fleet Air Arm recently presented the first of an ongoing series of events dedicated to celebrating and inspiring innovation.

Model training for watch-keepers

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Officers from HMAS Sirius improve their mariner skills at Port Ash Ship Handling Training and Research Centre, two hours north of Sydney. (photo: Unknown)

Officers from HMAS Sirius improve their mariner skills at Port Ash Ship Handling Training and Research Centre, two hours north of Sydney.

Nine officers from HMAS Sirius have attended a three-day course at Port Ash Ship Handling Training and Research Centre recently to improve their mariner skills.