Topic: HMAS Coonawarra

Singapore and Australia take to the sporting field

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Australian Defence Force and Republic of Singapore Navy personnel compete in a friendly volleyball match at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct, Darwin. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Australian Defence Force and Republic of Singapore Navy personnel compete in a friendly volleyball match at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct, Darwin.

Junior officers from the Republic of Singapore Navy have joined ADF personnel for an afternoon of sport at Top End base, HMAS Coonawarra.

Top End Cadets enjoy snapshot of patrol boat life

Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), LEUT ANC Jane Reptik (photographer)

Cadets from TS Darwin with Commanding Officer HMAS Ararat, Lieutenant Commander Khan Beaumont and Commanding Officer TS Darwin, Lieutenant ANC Jane Reptik during a ship tour of HMAS Ararat. (photo: Lieutenant ANC Jane Reptik)

Cadets from TS Darwin with Commanding Officer HMAS Ararat, Lieutenant Commander Khan Beaumont and Commanding Officer TS Darwin, Lieutenant ANC Jane Reptik during a ship tour of HMAS Ararat.

A group of Australian Navy Cadets has enjoyed a surprise tour of a working patrol boat during a visit to Top End naval establishment HMAS Coonawarra.

Top End officers have a Ball for charity

Published on by LEUT Bradley Stout (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Lieutenant Bradley Stout, RAN, and Commander Mark Fullick, RAN, of the 2018 Northern Territory Officers' Ball organisation committee, present President of Legacy Northern Territory, Jack Hamilton, OAM, with a cheque for $3000 at the Larrakeyah Officers' Mess. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Lieutenant Bradley Stout, RAN, and Commander Mark Fullick, RAN, of the 2018 Northern Territory Officers' Ball organisation committee, present President of Legacy Northern Territory, Jack Hamilton, OAM, with a cheque for $3000 at the Larrakeyah Officers' Mess.

An evening of fun at Top End ADF establishment Larrakeyah Defence Precinct has proved to be a winner for more than just the guests.

Port Services deliver for Exercise Kakadu

Published on by LEUT James McPherson (author), LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Darren Walker from Port Services Darwin, at his office on HMAS Coonawarra during Exercise Kakadu 2018. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Darren Walker from Port Services Darwin, at his office on HMAS Coonawarra during Exercise Kakadu 2018.

Providing logistics and berthing support to the 27 nations and 23 ships taking part in Exercise Kakadu has not fazed the Port Services team at HMAS Coonawarra, which already supports the Royal Australian Navy’s busiest port in terms of ship movements.

A great Navy day for Tennant Creek students

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Students and teachers from Tennant Creek High School on the forecastle of HMAS Launceston with Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander James Brewster (right), and Midshipman Harry Nixon (rear left), during their visit to HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Students and teachers from Tennant Creek High School on the forecastle of HMAS Launceston with Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander James Brewster (right), and Midshipman Harry Nixon (rear left), during their visit to HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin.

Navy has continued to strengthen ties with the Northern Territory community during a school visit to the Top End Navy establishment, HMAS Coonawarra.

Navy expands its role in the north

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Deputy Commander Northern Command Captain Bryan Parker, RAN (centre), hands over the weight of Senior Australian Defence Force Officer responsibilities for Larrakeyah Defence Precinct and Defence Establishment Berrimah to CO HMAS Coonawarra, CMDR Viktor Pilicic, RAN. (L-R) Commander Mine Warfare, Clearance Diving, Hydrographic, Meteorological and Patrol Boat Force, CAPT Warren Bairstow, CSC, RAN; Commander Navy Shore Force, CAPT Stephen Bowater, RAN; Commander of the Australian Fleet, RADM Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN; and Commander Patrol Boat Group Headquarters, CAPT Jason Hunter, RAN. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Deputy Commander Northern Command Captain Bryan Parker, RAN (centre), hands over the weight of Senior Australian Defence Force Officer responsibilities for Larrakeyah Defence Precinct and Defence Establishment Berrimah to CO HMAS Coonawarra, CMDR Viktor Pilicic, RAN. (L-R) Commander Mine Warfare, Clearance Diving, Hydrographic, Meteorological and Patrol Boat Force, CAPT Warren Bairstow, CSC, RAN; Commander Navy Shore Force, CAPT Stephen Bowater, RAN; Commander of the Australian Fleet, RADM Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN; and Commander Patrol Boat Group Headquarters, CAPT Jason Hunter, RAN.

The Royal Australian Navy continues to strengthen its presence in Darwin with the Commanding Officer of HMAS Coonawarra appointed as Senior Australian Defence Force Officer (SADFO) of two Top End Defence bases recently.

Darwin commemorates the ‘battle that saved Australia’

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Gunner Joel Mortlock (photographer)

Australian Defence Force personnel in Darwin, together with the United States Marines, commemorate the 76th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea. (photo: Gunner Joel Mortlock)

Australian Defence Force personnel in Darwin, together with the United States Marines, commemorate the 76th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.

HMAS Coonawarra has joined with the Darwin community, members of the United States Marines and other Australian Defence Force personnel to commemorate the 76th anniversary of ‘the battle that saved Australia’.

 

Coonawarra commemorates Anzac Day in NT remote communities

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Members of HMAS Coonawarra joined with the Royal Australian Air Force and the Australian Army for an Anzac Day service in the remote community of Tomato Island in the Northern Territory. (photo: Unknown)

Members of HMAS Coonawarra joined with the Royal Australian Air Force and the Australian Army for an Anzac Day service in the remote community of Tomato Island in the Northern Territory.

HMAS Coonawarra personnel joined with residents of remote communities in the Top End on Anzac Day to honour the sacrifices made by all servicemen and women past and present.

 

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.

 

Coonawarra Chaplain helps evacuees during Top End floods

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Chaplain Barry Porter, RANR, at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Chaplain Barry Porter, RANR, at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.

A Navy Chaplain was quick to offer help when flood waters forced the evacuation of almost 350 people from remote communities in the Northern Territory recently.