Section: Fleet

MV Sycamore - future proofing the RAN

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Karl Brinckmann (author), Mr Garry Vincent (photographer)

Australian Navy Cadets with Mr Scott Jackson, left, preparing for working at heights. (photo: Mr Garry Vincent)

Australian Navy Cadets with Mr Scott Jackson, left, preparing for working at heights.

Maritime Aviation Training Vessel MV Sycamore has recently taken time in a very busy schedule to help ‘future proof’ the Royal Australian Navy by training and supporting Australian Navy Cadets (ANC).

A heroes’ welcome for HMAS Ballarat

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Families and friends welcome home HMAS Ballarat to Fleet Base West, Western Australia after a nine-month deployment on Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Families and friends welcome home HMAS Ballarat to Fleet Base West, Western Australia after a nine-month deployment on Operation MANITOU.

The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has been enthusiastically welcomed home to Australia following a highly successful nine-month deployment as part of Operation MANITOU.

Enhanced Regional Engagement, PNG - HMA Ships Mermaid and Paluma

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Samuel Penfold (author), ABCIS Dylan White-Jennings (photographer)

Ship’s company from HMA Ships Mermaid and Paluma assisting staff at the Rabaul Cenotaph. (photo: ABCIS Dylan White-Jennings)

Ship’s company from HMA Ships Mermaid and Paluma assisting staff at the Rabaul Cenotaph.

The crews of Royal Australian Navy survey motor launches HMA Ships Mermaid and Paluma have been busy enhancing an important regional relationship during a recent port visit to Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.

What’s in a name? 108 years of the ‘Royal Australian Navy’

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author)

Commonwealth Naval Orders 77 and 78 of 1911 - Designation of the Naval Forces of the Commonwealth; and Flags to be worn on H.M.A. Ships. (photo: )

Commonwealth Naval Orders 77 and 78 of 1911 - Designation of the Naval Forces of the Commonwealth; and Flags to be worn on H.M.A. Ships.

It has often been asked, “What’s in a name?” When it comes to the ‘Royal Australian Navy’, a great deal indeed…

Choules’ galley rules thanks to upgrade

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics – Chefs, from left, AB Benjamin Kleemeyer, AB Gabriel Perdomo Valle, AB Brendan Berthaly, CPO Drew Robinson, LS Lachlan Stevenson, AB Gregory Roeser and AB Raj Rajak stand in the newly renovated galley aboard HMAS Choules, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics – Chefs, from left, AB Benjamin Kleemeyer, AB Gabriel Perdomo Valle, AB Brendan Berthaly, CPO Drew Robinson, LS Lachlan Stevenson, AB Gregory Roeser and AB Raj Rajak stand in the newly renovated galley aboard HMAS Choules, Sydney.

The old saying “an army marches on its stomach” is also true of warships, with crews relying on their chefs to provide nutritious meals to keep them sailing.

Enhancing culture for better retention

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ben Robinson (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Command Warrant Officer (CWO) COMSHORE, Warrant Officer Bill Shepherd and CWO HMAS Cerberus Warrant Officer Michael Connors talk to Leading Seaman Alex Zourkas about the popularity of the 'Grab and Go' meals system at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Command Warrant Officer (CWO) COMSHORE, Warrant Officer Bill Shepherd and CWO HMAS Cerberus Warrant Officer Michael Connors talk to Leading Seaman Alex Zourkas about the popularity of the 'Grab and Go' meals system at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

As part of Navy’s growth and retention strategy, staff working in the office of Commander Shore Force have been developing a raft of new initiatives to support serving members while also preserving the traditions, culture and history of the service.

New Navy experience in New Caledonia

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ben Sweetenham (author)

Lieutenant Commander Ben Sweetenham and Leading Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariner Stevie-Jean Morrison visit a school in Noumea. (photo: )

Lieutenant Commander Ben Sweetenham and Leading Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariner Stevie-Jean Morrison visit a school in Noumea.

HMAS Farncomb recently completed a highly successful port visit to Noumea, New Caledonia, in a milestone first for a Collins Class submarine.

It's a dog's life at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author)

Australian Defence Force Military Police dog Nitro waits to fly from a Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock ship during Exercise SEA RAIDER. (photo: )

Australian Defence Force Military Police dog Nitro waits to fly from a Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock ship during Exercise SEA RAIDER.

Three dogs and their handlers deployed to sea off Townsville recently, as part of the Australian Defence Force’s Australian Amphibious Task Group.

Last Aussie-built FFG farewelled at Fleet Base East

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer), ABET Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy members from ship's company dress right during HMAS Newcastle's decommissioning ceremony held at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

Royal Australian Navy members from ship's company dress right during HMAS Newcastle's decommissioning ceremony held at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

The last Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigate built in Australia for the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Newcastle, was decommissioned at a rousing ceremony at Fleet Base East in Sydney on Sunday.

HMAS Leeuwin delivers the goods for Timor-Leste

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

Part of a package of donated goods destined for Soibada, Timor-Leste, a washing machine is craned aboard HMAS Leeuwin alongside Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Part of a package of donated goods destined for Soibada, Timor-Leste, a washing machine is craned aboard HMAS Leeuwin alongside Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin, NT.

HMAS Leeuwin helped a small Australian charity to transport medical supplies and other donated items to Soibada, Timor-Leste recently, and the goods have had an immediate effect.