Topic: HMAS Melville (A246)

Blue Crew shines in Cairns

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales speaks to Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Jessica Parsons onboard HMAS Leeuwin in Cairns. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales speaks to Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Jessica Parsons onboard HMAS Leeuwin in Cairns.

Personnel of Hydrographic Ship Blue Crew have become the first hydrographic unit to be awarded The Duke of Gloucester’s Cup.

Mateship recognised as Australians honoured by US Marine Corps

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

The Commanding General, Marine Forces Pacific, Lieutenant General David Berger, USMC presented a US Meritorious Unit Commendation to Australia Defence Force personnel involved in the recovery efforts following the crash of a USMC MV-22 Osprey aircraft, onboard HMAS Adelaide, Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

The Commanding General, Marine Forces Pacific, Lieutenant General David Berger, USMC presented a US Meritorious Unit Commendation to Australia Defence Force personnel involved in the recovery efforts following the crash of a USMC MV-22 Osprey aircraft, onboard HMAS Adelaide, Fleet Base East, Sydney.

The United States Marine Corps has awarded a rare honour to 107 Australian Defence Force members who helped recover a US Marine aircraft off the north Queensland coast late last year.

View from the top for Able Seaman

Published on by CPOB Tony Martin (author and photographer)

The Navy's Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight flight located in Cairns, Queensland. (photo: CPOB Tony Martin)

The Navy's Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight flight located in Cairns, Queensland.

Regularly flying over the Great Barrier Reef is one of the perks of the job for Able Seaman Hydrographic System Operator Scott Thomas, who is part of the small but highly-skilled Navy Laser Airborne Depth Sounder or LADS, Flight based in Cairns.

Stalwart on the line in Sabre

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Daniel Kay (author), Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cameron McCulloch (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy frigate helicopter HMAS Anzac (FFH 150) steams through the water as part of a large-scale amphibious assault during Talisman Saber 17. (photo: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cameron McCulloch)

The Royal Australian Navy frigate helicopter HMAS Anzac (FFH 150) steams through the water as part of a large-scale amphibious assault during Talisman Saber 17.

With a potent mix of sophisticated sensors and human ingenuity, HMAS Anzac has ‘protected’ a maritime advance force consisting of hydrographic ships, coastal mine hunters and clearance divers at Freshwater Beach in Central Queensland as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE.

Gearing up for Talisman Sabre

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Darwin, ESPS Cristobal Colon, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Melbourne enter  in line astern formation, in Sydney Harbour New South Wales, Australia. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Darwin, ESPS Cristobal Colon, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Melbourne enter in line astern formation, in Sydney Harbour New South Wales, Australia.

Australian and US forces are gearing up for mid- to high-intensity warfare against ‘near-peer’ adversaries on the month-long Exercise TALISMAN SABRE, which begins at the end of June.

HMA Ships CanberraChoulesAnzacToowoombaBallaratDarwinMelbourneSuccessDiamantinaHuonGascoyne and Melville will all take part.

Hydrographers show off capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Danielle Britton (author)

Year 10 students from Malanda State High School visit HMAS Melville as part of an excursion to Cairns. (photo: Unknown)

Year 10 students from Malanda State High School visit HMAS Melville as part of an excursion to Cairns.

Cairns-based Navy personnel have proudly shown off their ship and career paths to a group of students interested in seeing a military lifestyle first hand.

Post cyclone support close to home

Published on by Mr Richard Mihaich (author)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Ian Hines with family members who are local residents of Hide Away Beach. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Ian Hines with family members who are local residents of Hide Away Beach.

For Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Simon Smith, the welcome Australian Defence personnel received from communities in the wake of Cyclone Debbie was what made the job worthwhile.

Work Experience Program visits Cairns

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Jo Heenan (author), Ms Natalie Staples (author)

Commanding Officer, Commander Carl Capper presents the participants of the second Women in Navy Technical Trades camp held at HMAS Cairns with certificates of achievement. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer, Commander Carl Capper presents the participants of the second Women in Navy Technical Trades camp held at HMAS Cairns with certificates of achievement.

Fourteen young Queensland women recently attended the Women in Navy Technical Trades Camp at HMAS Cairns and experienced life at sea onboard hydrographic ship, HMAS Melville.

Melville assists Daydream Island

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author)

HMAS Melville's Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat prepares to deliver emergency water supplies to Daydream Island as the ship supports the rescue of more than 400 people, following the destruction caused by Tropical Cyclone Debbie. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Melville's Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat prepares to deliver emergency water supplies to Daydream Island as the ship supports the rescue of more than 400 people, following the destruction caused by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

More than 400 stranded guests and staff have been rescued from Daydream Island off Queensland, ravaged by Tropical Cyclone Debbie, thanks to the actions of HMAS Melville

Maningrida survey for Melville

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABHSO Peyton Carey (author and photographer)

 Hydrographic Crew White conduct survey operations within vicinity of Maningrida, NT. (photo: ABHSO Carey)

Hydrographic Crew White conduct survey operations within vicinity of Maningrida, NT.

During October and November, eight members of Hydrographic crew White (embarked in HMAS Melville), deployed on the first detached boat camp conducted for several years.