Topic: HMAS Toowoomba (F156)

HMAS Success volunteers visit local shelter

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), Unknown (photographer)

(L-R) Warrant Officer Class 2 Mathew Dabinet, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Supply Chain Cheryl Sutherland, Petty Officer Boatswain Jordan Bradshaw, Defence Attaché Colonel Nerolie McDonald, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Stephanie Hourigan, Seaman Maritime Logistics-Supply Chain Linda Hannah from HMAS Success, at the Thi Nghe Shelter for Orphans and Children with a Disability in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, as part of the ship's South East Asia Deployment. (photo: Unknown)

(L-R) Warrant Officer Class 2 Mathew Dabinet, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Supply Chain Cheryl Sutherland, Petty Officer Boatswain Jordan Bradshaw, Defence Attaché Colonel Nerolie McDonald, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Stephanie Hourigan, Seaman Maritime Logistics-Supply Chain Linda Hannah from HMAS Success, at the Thi Nghe Shelter for Orphans and Children with a Disability in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, as part of the ship's South East Asia Deployment.

A team of volunteers from HMAS Success have visited an orphanage during a port visit to Ho Chi Minh City.

Tri-nation exercise for HMAS Toowoomba

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Sailors and officers from three participating nations work together on HMAS Toowoomba's bridge during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. From left, Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Spencer Doyle; Royal Navy Sub Lieutenant Callum Fitzsimons and Royal New Zealand Navy Ensign Sean Kerwick. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Sailors and officers from three participating nations work together on HMAS Toowoomba's bridge during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. From left, Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Spencer Doyle; Royal Navy Sub Lieutenant Callum Fitzsimons and Royal New Zealand Navy Ensign Sean Kerwick.

HMAS Toowoomba has strengthened the Royal Australian Navy’s ties to international Navies after hosting personnel from the United Kingdom and New Zealand during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

 

Boarding party trains in real environment

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba's boarding party teams transit to training ship MV Sycamore on Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats for drills as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

HMAS Toowoomba's boarding party teams transit to training ship MV Sycamore on Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats for drills as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

Navy frigate HMAS Toowoomba has conducted a successful boarding exercise during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018, Navy’s premier fleet training activity.

 

HMAS AE1 remembered by two Navies

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Stuart Watters (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Members of HMAS Toowoomba's ship's company hold a memorial service for HMAS AE1 on the ships flight deck in waters off Papua New Guinea. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Members of HMAS Toowoomba's ship's company hold a memorial service for HMAS AE1 on the ships flight deck in waters off Papua New Guinea.

HMAS Toowoomba and HMS Sutherland have held simultaneous memorial services in honour of the lives lost during the sinking of Australia’s first submarine.

 

Navy proud, Australia proud

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), Unknown (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Lyndon Ballard onboard HMAS Toowoomba during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 in Port Klang, Malaysia. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Lyndon Ballard onboard HMAS Toowoomba during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 in Port Klang, Malaysia.

Being professional and enhancing the reputation of his ship and that of the Royal Australian Navy, is the personal philosophy of Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Support Operations Lyndon Ballard.

The show must go on – drill training at sea

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba ship's company conduct guard training at sea enroute to Jakarta, Indonesia for an upcoming ceremonial sunset as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 17  (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

HMAS Toowoomba ship's company conduct guard training at sea enroute to Jakarta, Indonesia for an upcoming ceremonial sunset as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 17

Traditions of pomp and ceremony still have their place in a modern military – with the self-discipline required being reflected across all parts of Navy life.

‘Eyes and ears’ determined and ready to shine

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

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

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Adeel Patel at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

The lure of an adventurous and an unrivalled career was enough motivation for a recruit to ‘pull out all the stops’ before heading to HMAS Cerberus for the 11 weeks of Recruit School.

 

Task group marks dual birthday celebrations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason Parsons (author), LCDR Helen Ward (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), SMNEW Harrison Looney (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Simon Howard and HMAS Parramatta's youngest crew member Midshipman Tiffany McCormack cut a large birthday cake celebrating HMAS Parramatta's 14th Birthday since commissioning in 2003.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Simon Howard and HMAS Parramatta's youngest crew member Midshipman Tiffany McCormack cut a large birthday cake celebrating HMAS Parramatta's 14th Birthday since commissioning in 2003.

The ship’s companies of HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Toowoomba recently celebrated their vessels’ birthdays in perfect mariner fashion – at sea as part of a joint task group deployment in the Indo-Pacific region.

Toowoomba concludes MASTEX 17

Published on by LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

KD Lekir, from the Royal Malaysian Navy, displays the flags after the completion of the sea phase with HMAS Toowoomba of MASTEX 2017. (photo: Department of Defence)

KD Lekir, from the Royal Malaysian Navy, displays the flags after the completion of the sea phase with HMAS Toowoomba of MASTEX 2017.

HMAS Toowoomba has successfully concluded the week-long Exercise MASTEX 17, held at the Royal Malaysian Navy Western Fleet base of Lumut.

Collaboration makes a seaworthy solution

Published on by WO Christopher Garner (author), SMNEW Brendon Gilroy (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Richard Carter and Lieutenant Commander Ray Pozzebom with the electrical hose repair kit on the forecastle deck of HMAS Toowoomba.  (photo: SMNEW Brandon Gilroy)

Lieutenant Commander Richard Carter and Lieutenant Commander Ray Pozzebom with the electrical hose repair kit on the forecastle deck of HMAS Toowoomba.

‘Navy, the Team Works’ is a very familiar theme used in Navy recruiting ads, but it’s a truism every day at sea where the crew need to rely on each other to keep the ship working to optimum performance.