HMAS Newcastle recently embarked on one of the biggest maintenance tasks a warship can undergo - replacing its Mk 13 Guided Missile Launching System (GMLS), often referred to as the "one-armed bandit” due to its distinctive single-armed design.
After two years in Command, Captain Gordon Andrew formally handed over command of HMAS Albatross to aviator, Captain Simon Bateman at a ceremony in Nowra last week.
Recently, HMAS Tobruk conducted a rendezvous in the Mindanao Sea, Philippines Islands; with the Japanese Naval Ships Ise (LHD) and Towada (AOR) to achieve a short notice replenishment. It was the first underway replenishment activity for Tobruk in over two and a half years.
HMAS Sydney’s busy program clocked up thousands of nautical miles during 2013; from Hobart to Japan, Christmas Island to Sydney.
Twenty NUSHIP Canberra personnel recently undertook the initial boarding party course at HMAS Cerberus, satisfying yet another training requirement in preparation for Canberra’s delivery to Navy in 2014.
The Royal Australian Navy's MH-60R squadron, NUSQN 725, has been busy completing mandatory inspections, tests and ground runs to get Navy's two new Romeos 'Ready On Deck' prior to Christmas.
HMAS Perth is wrapping up its busy year in 2013, after representing Australia and proving the Royal Australian Navy’s new capability as the first ANZAC Class Frigate to get the Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) Upgrade.
The once in a century date 11/12/13 was also a historical day for Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Newcastle.
It has been a busy year at Garden Island, Sydney with a number of changes being made to access and berthing arrangements.
2013 has been an eventful and exciting year for the submarines of the Royal Australian Navy.