Topic: Ships, Boats and Submarines

Navy farewells HMAS Darwin after 33 years of service

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LEUT Harley Slatter (photographer)

HMAS Darwin's ceremonial guard, march from the ship during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East in Sydney. (photo: LEUT Harley Slatter)

HMAS Darwin's ceremonial guard, march from the ship during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East in Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy has decommissioned the Adelaide Class frigate, HMAS Darwin, at her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney, after more than three decades of service to the nation.

History and heraldry by design

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

'The Badger' Mr Paul Burnett shows how the HMAS Darwin badge was designed and some of the finer details that are involved with the history of the badge. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

'The Badger' Mr Paul Burnett shows how the HMAS Darwin badge was designed and some of the finer details that are involved with the history of the badge.

With the Royal Australian Navy undergoing it’s biggest refresh since the Second World War, and a number of ships commissioning and decommissioning, it’s time to investigate ships’ badges.

 

Rankin renders assistance

Published on by LEUT Luke Richmond (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

STOCK PHOTO: - HMAS Rankin returns to Fleet Base West (c2014).   (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

STOCK PHOTO: - HMAS Rankin returns to Fleet Base West (c2014).

It is a rare occasion that a submarine finds itself involved in the co-ordination of life-saving events, however that is exactly how the day began for the crew of HMAS Rankin last month.

Newcastle returns from Middle East mission

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Department of Defence (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer), Able Seaman Tara Byrne (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Monique Van Der Kolk disembarks HMAS Newcastle at Sydney's Garden Island after six months away in the Middle East Region.  (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Monique Van Der Kolk disembarks HMAS Newcastle at Sydney's Garden Island after six months away in the Middle East Region.

HMAS Newcastle has returned to her home port of Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney, following a six month deployment to the Middle East region.

No place like home for Anzac

Published on by MIDN Petrus van Aswegen (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Anzac in Sydney Harbour. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Anzac in Sydney Harbour.

As the clock struck the 11th hour of the 11th day of November this year, HMAS Anzac III was sailing home across the Great Australian Bight after completing a challenging 12 week maintenance period away from her home port.

 

Don't mind the Gap Year

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Zachary Davis at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Zachary Davis at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

Navy’s 'try before you buy' program provided experiences a lifetime which are now the basis for a career in electronic warfare for one sailor.

 

75th Anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Armidale

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Captain Ainsley Morthorpe CSM, RAN, lays a wreath during the HMAS Armidale (I) 75th Anniversary commemorative service in Central Park, Armidale.  (photo: LSIS Kayla Hayes)

Captain Ainsley Morthorpe CSM, RAN, lays a wreath during the HMAS Armidale (I) 75th Anniversary commemorative service in Central Park, Armidale.

On the 75th anniversary of the final action of HMAS Armidale I, the Royal Australian Navy has again paused to mark the loss of 100 servicemen.

Young Endeavour races to 30th birthday

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

STS Young Endeavour heading towards Fremantle Port after her year-long circumnavigation of the world in 2015. (photo: UNKNOWN)

STS Young Endeavour heading towards Fremantle Port after her year-long circumnavigation of the world in 2015.

The countdown is on as the Royal Australian Navy operated tall ship Young Endeavour approaches her 30th birthday, with celebrations planned in Sydney.

Second destroyer enters sea trials

Published on by Department of Defence (author), AWD Alliance (photographer)

The second Air Warfare Destroyer 'Brisbane' heads out for its first phase of sea trials. (photo: AWD Alliance)

The second Air Warfare Destroyer 'Brisbane' heads out for its first phase of sea trials.

The second Hobart class destroyer, NUSHIP Brisbane, has commenced her first phase of sea trials, which will test the ship’s hull, propulsion and navigation systems.

Darwin sails into Sydney Harbour for final time

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), AB Tara Byrne (photographer)

HMAS Darwin flies her decommissioning pennant as she sails toward Fleet Base East for the final time as a commissioned ship. (photo: Able Seaman Tara Byrne)

HMAS Darwin flies her decommissioning pennant as she sails toward Fleet Base East for the final time as a commissioned ship.

Twelve former Commanding Officers have sailed onboard Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Darwin today as she transited through Sydney Heads into her home port for the last time.