Section: Fleet

Serving to the limit in Adelaide

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Outgoing CO HMAS Adelaide, CAPT Paul Mandziy, CSC, RAN, (left) hands over the 'weight', a 100 year old polished pick, to incoming CO, CAPT Jonathan Earley, RAN, during a Command Supersession aboard HMAS Adelaide at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

Outgoing CO HMAS Adelaide, CAPT Paul Mandziy, CSC, RAN, (left) hands over the 'weight', a 100 year old polished pick, to incoming CO, CAPT Jonathan Earley, RAN, during a Command Supersession aboard HMAS Adelaide at Garden Island, Sydney.

Captain Jonathan Earley is excited by the challenge of what is shaping to be one of the busiest and most significant years in the Royal Australian Navy’s recent history.

Training the aviation trainers

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author)

Trainee instructors at the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (L-R) Warrant Officer Class 2 Joseph Laycock, Major Anton Leshinskas, Captain Anthony Erwin, Major David Oddy, Captain Adrian Ludman and Lieutenant Commander Michael Robertson. (photo: Unknown)

Trainee instructors at the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (L-R) Warrant Officer Class 2 Joseph Laycock, Major Anton Leshinskas, Captain Anthony Erwin, Major David Oddy, Captain Adrian Ludman and Lieutenant Commander Michael Robertson.

The Royal Australian Navy and Army Joint Helicopter School at HMAS Albatross is a step closer to lift off with the first group of instructors beginning their training at the multi-million-dollar facility.

Working like an Anzac

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Alexandra Morthorpe (author)

HMAS Anzac conducts a Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Success in the Southern Ocean. (photo: POEW Tristan Smith)

HMAS Anzac conducts a Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Success in the Southern Ocean.

HMAS Anzac commenced her recent transit to Fleet Base West alone, meeting with sister frigate HMAS Parramatta in Jervis Bay.

New headphones music to the ears

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Officer of the Watch Lieutenant Robert McRae wears the new Bluetooth wireless headset on the bridge of HMAS Newcastle. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Officer of the Watch Lieutenant Robert McRae wears the new Bluetooth wireless headset on the bridge of HMAS Newcastle.

Bluetooth headsets could soon be introduced onto the bridges of Australian frigates thanks to the enterprise and innovation of two young engineers onboard HMAS Newcastle.

Melbourne celebrates 25 years of service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Robert White (author), LSCSO David Gregg (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne crew celebrates the 25th anniversary of Melbourne's commissioning at Fleet Base East after a successful first of class flight trials period. (photo: LSCSO David Gregg)

HMAS Melbourne crew celebrates the 25th anniversary of Melbourne's commissioning at Fleet Base East after a successful first of class flight trials period.

HMAS Melbourne has celebrated 25 years since she entered service with the Royal Australian Navy, proving her motto, ‘She gathers strength as she goes’.

Danes try Navy HATS on for size

Published on by LCDR Jeffery Choat (author)

The Royal Australian Navy’s reputation for delivering world-class training received a boost when five members of the Royal Danish Navy visited HMAS Albatross to learn how the Fleet Air Arm teaches pilots and aircrew.
 (photo: Unknown)

The Royal Australian Navy’s reputation for delivering world-class training received a boost when five members of the Royal Danish Navy visited HMAS Albatross to learn how the Fleet Air Arm teaches pilots and aircrew.

The Royal Australian Navy’s reputation for delivering world-class training received a boost when five members of the Royal Danish Navy visited HMAS Albatross to learn how the Fleet Air Arm teaches pilots and aircrew.

Diving into partnership provides an edge

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Clearance Divers and support staff from both Australian Clearance Diving Team Four and the United States Explosives Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Five outside the Team's building. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Clearance Divers and support staff from both Australian Clearance Diving Team Four and the United States Explosives Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Five outside the Team's building.

A United States Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit journeyed to Perth in Western Australia recently, to train with Australian Clearance Divers, building relationships and exchanging ideas.

Darwin helps Adelaide celebrate Navy Week

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author)

Members of the Royal Australian Air Force’s Maritime Patrol Wing toured HMAS Darwin while berthed at Adelaide for Navy Week celebrations 2017. (photo: LSEW Nathan Streeter)

Members of the Royal Australian Air Force’s Maritime Patrol Wing toured HMAS Darwin while berthed at Adelaide for Navy Week celebrations 2017.

HMAS Darwin proved a popular attraction for sightseers in Adelaide when she berthed at the capital city for Navy Week South Australia.

Navy develops tactical unmanned aircraft capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), Schiebel (photographer)

The Schiebel S100 Camcopter has been acquired by the Royal Australian Navy to support trials and evaluation activities to reduce risks ahead of acquiring a permanent unmanned aircraft system capability in the early 2020s. (photo: Schiebel)

The Schiebel S100 Camcopter has been acquired by the Royal Australian Navy to support trials and evaluation activities to reduce risks ahead of acquiring a permanent unmanned aircraft system capability in the early 2020s.

The next phase of introducing an unmanned aircraft system capability to the Royal Australian Navy has progressed. 

Mine warfare hub sees smoke

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR David Hellier (author)

LCDR David Hellier, Elaine and Terry Olsen with CMDR Nick Watson at HMAS Waterhen during one of the ancient ceremonies and consists of smouldering various native plants to produce smoke, which is used as a cleansing property and to ward off bad spirits. (photo: Unknown)

LCDR David Hellier, Elaine and Terry Olsen with CMDR Nick Watson at HMAS Waterhen during one of the ancient ceremonies and consists of smouldering various native plants to produce smoke, which is used as a cleansing property and to ward off bad spirits.

HMAS Waterhen is often referred to as a 'sleepy hollow across the Harbour' by most of the Navy in Sydney, but that was proved wrong recently with a day highlighting the combination of old and new.