Topic: Ships, Boats and Submarines

Choules departs for Southwest Pacific engagement

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Boatswains Mate, Seaman Callum McKenzie prepares to pass securing lines, as an Australian Army LCM8 landing craft enters the well dock of HMAS Choules in Townsville, Queensland. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Royal Australian Navy Boatswains Mate, Seaman Callum McKenzie prepares to pass securing lines, as an Australian Army LCM8 landing craft enters the well dock of HMAS Choules in Townsville, Queensland.

HMAS Choules has deployed on a month long activity focused on conducting maritime and land training activities with Australia’s regional partners in the Southwest Pacific.

MV Sycamore trains Generation Next

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Karl Brinckmann (author), Mr Garry Vincent (photographer)

Australian Navy Cadets watch from the Helicopter Control Station as a EC135 helicopter lands on the flight deck of MV Sycamore. (photo: Mr Garry Vincent)

Australian Navy Cadets watch from the Helicopter Control Station as a EC135 helicopter lands on the flight deck of MV Sycamore.

As the new year began, the Royal Australian Navy’s multi-role aviation training vessel MV Sycamore was setting a course for the future, preparing for a big year of training the next generations of officers and sailors.

Fleet fires up for 2019

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

HMA Ships Canberra (left) and Success depart Sydney Harbour to commence a four month deployment conducting international engagement exercises including. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

HMA Ships Canberra (left) and Success depart Sydney Harbour to commence a four month deployment conducting international engagement exercises including.

Navy’s tempo has increased this month, marking the start of a busy year for the Fleet with more than 20 ships and over 2000 sailors at sea.

Gascoyne makes way for mine warfare course

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Daniel Watson (author)

Members of HMAS Gascoyne’s Ship’s Company conduct mine warfare serials.

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Members of HMAS Gascoyne’s Ship’s Company conduct mine warfare serials.

In their first week at sea in 2019, the new Commanding Officer of HMAS Gascoyne and his Ship’s Company hosted the newest officers of the Mine Warfare community for their final sea assessment week.

HMAS Choules transports Mistral II to Hobart

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

The 1922 classic yacht Mistral II onboard the Royal Australian Navy Landing Ship Dock HMAS Choules, alongside Hobart, Tasmania. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

The 1922 classic yacht Mistral II onboard the Royal Australian Navy Landing Ship Dock HMAS Choules, alongside Hobart, Tasmania.

HMAS Choules has delivered veteran Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race vessel Mistral II (1922) to Hobart.

RAN seizes illegal drug shipments in the Middle East

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Aaron Wheeler pulls out a sack containing suspected illegal narcotics from the hold in a suspicious dhow. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Aaron Wheeler pulls out a sack containing suspected illegal narcotics from the hold in a suspicious dhow.

Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Ballarat, has seized more than 2.1 tonnes of hashish and 345 kilograms of heroin in two boarding operations in the Arabian Sea.

Lucky eight get submarine experience

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Navy submariners and competition winners stand on the casing of Collins class submarine HMAS Sheean during a tour of HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. L-R: Katelyn Mayne, Sarah Cox, Jack Evans, Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarines Kale Vassallo, Damon Dawson, Melvin Wong, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Submarines Leon Bromley, Noah Edberg, Kirkley Whiting, Leading Seaman Communications and Information Systems Submarines Casey Seizovic and Tahlia Purdie. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Navy submariners and competition winners stand on the casing of Collins class submarine HMAS Sheean during a tour of HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. L-R: Katelyn Mayne, Sarah Cox, Jack Evans, Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarines Kale Vassallo, Damon Dawson, Melvin Wong, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Submarines Leon Bromley, Noah Edberg, Kirkley Whiting, Leading Seaman Communications and Information Systems Submarines Casey Seizovic and Tahlia Purdie.

A group of eight young people with submarine careers in their sights were treated to a close-up encounter with a Collins class submarine at Australia’s largest Navy base recently as part of a national competition run by Defence Force Recruiting.

First Sailor posted to all three Guided Missile Destroyers

Published on by LCDR Kristen Russo (author)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Benjamin Smith is the first sailor in the Royal Australian Navy to have been posted to all three Hobart Class Guided Missile Destroyers (DDGs).

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Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Benjamin Smith is the first sailor in the Royal Australian Navy to have been posted to all three Hobart Class Guided Missile Destroyers (DDGs).

Newly promoted Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Benjamin Smith is proud to be the first sailor to be posted to all three of the Royal Australian Navy’s newest and most capable warships.

Distinguished officer gone but not forgotten

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Desmond Woods (author), CMDR Greg Swinden (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Pallbearers from HMAS Melbourne (III) carry the late Captain John Stevenson, AM, RAN (Retd) into the Naval Chapel at HMAS Kuttabul for his funeral. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Pallbearers from HMAS Melbourne (III) carry the late Captain John Stevenson, AM, RAN (Retd) into the Naval Chapel at HMAS Kuttabul for his funeral.

Today the Royal Australian Navy honoured the life of a highly regarded and greatly admired retired officer who had an extraordinary career, marked with distinguished service in war and peace, tragedy and controversy.

Young Endeavour on show at Australian Wooden Boat Festival

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Sail Training Ship (STS) Young Endeavour alongside Macquarie Wharf, Hobart,Tasmania. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Royal Australian Navy Sail Training Ship (STS) Young Endeavour alongside Macquarie Wharf, Hobart,Tasmania.

Almost 2000 people took the opportunity to step on board the Royal Australian Navy operated sail training ship STS Young Endeavour during the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart.