Topic: HMAS Leeuwin (A245)

Building relationships through training in Timor-Leste

Published on by LCDR Clare Randall (author)

Leading Seaman Hydrographic Survey Operator Geoffrey Pickering demonstrates knot tying to Timor-Leste Defence Force Naval Component personnel. (photo: LEUT HOLLIS)

Leading Seaman Hydrographic Survey Operator Geoffrey Pickering demonstrates knot tying to Timor-Leste Defence Force Naval Component personnel.

The crew of HMAS Leeuwin have used their recent visit to Timor-Leste and survey of Dili Harbour to provide training to officers and sailors from the Timor-Leste Defence Force (F-FDTL) as they prepare to take on two new Guardian Class Patrol Boats.

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.

Hydrographic ships on-task overseas

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina travel towards HMAS Leeuwin in a Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat while crossing the Bay of Bengal on the way to Sri Lanka. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina travel towards HMAS Leeuwin in a Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat while crossing the Bay of Bengal on the way to Sri Lanka.

When 19 year old Seaman Siobhan von Prott joined the Navy as a Hydrographic Systems Operator in 2018, she expected to spend much of her time at sea charting coastlines within Australian waters.

At sea repairs keep Leeuwin sailing

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Marine Technician Joshua McDonald tightens a bolt on the start-air flange after conducting maintenance on a diesel generator onboard HMAS Leeuwin. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Marine Technician Joshua McDonald tightens a bolt on the start-air flange after conducting maintenance on a diesel generator onboard HMAS Leeuwin.

Marine Technicians in HMAS Leeuwin have proved their skills by overhauling one of the ship’s diesel generators while at sea crossing the Bay of Bengal.

New Leeuwin crew charts the way

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

The Sri Lankan Navy Band welcomes HMAS Leeuwin to Ashraaf Wharf in Trincomalee following the ship’s search for HMAS Vampire (I). (photo: )

The Sri Lankan Navy Band welcomes HMAS Leeuwin to Ashraaf Wharf in Trincomalee following the ship’s search for HMAS Vampire (I).

HMAS Leeuwin has achieved a series of significant milestones since her new crew was assembled several months ago – including their first overseas deployment as a ship’s company.

Search ends but progress made in Vampire hunt

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina prepare to dive while deployed off the coast of Sri Lanka during the search for HMAS Vampire (I). (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina prepare to dive while deployed off the coast of Sri Lanka during the search for HMAS Vampire (I).

Despite searching 150 square nautical miles off the coast of Sri Lanka, HMA Ships Leeuwin and Diamantina have been unable to confirm the final resting place of HMAS Vampire (I).

Leeuwin and Diamantina start Vampire hunt off Sri Lankan coast

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

HMAS Leeuwin transits across the Bay of Bengal on her way to Sri Lanka where she will search for the wreck of the lost destroyer HMAS Vampire (I). (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

HMAS Leeuwin transits across the Bay of Bengal on her way to Sri Lanka where she will search for the wreck of the lost destroyer HMAS Vampire (I).

HMA Ships Leeuwin and Diamantina are on the hunt for the lost destroyer HMAS Vampire (I), 77 years after the Australian warship was sunk in battle.

Indonesian officers experience life in Leeuwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Electronic Technician Liam Warren (centre left) explains how to use a thermal imaging camera to Lieutenant Commander Dady Suryanegara and Lieutenants Agus Purnawan and Danar Pratama of the Indonesian Navy aboard HMAS Leeuwin. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Electronic Technician Liam Warren (centre left) explains how to use a thermal imaging camera to Lieutenant Commander Dady Suryanegara and Lieutenants Agus Purnawan and Danar Pratama of the Indonesian Navy aboard HMAS Leeuwin.

Three Indonesian Navy officers have experienced life at sea in the Royal Australian Navy Hydrographic Survey ship HMAS Leeuwin.

Search for Vampire to begin off Sri Lanka

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

HMAS Vampire (I) at sea. Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Vampire (I) at sea. Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive.

One of the remaining maritime mysteries of the Second World War may soon be solved, thanks to a joint operation between the Royal Australian Navy and the Sri Lankan Navy.

Sea-change leads to Navy life

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author)

Midshipmen Jason Gilmore and Elizabeth Lewis on the bridge wing of HMAS Leeuwin. (photo: )

Midshipmen Jason Gilmore and Elizabeth Lewis on the bridge wing of HMAS Leeuwin.

While most people join the Navy directly from high school, university or as their first full-time job, two new officers in HMAS Leeuwin have come with many years of experience in the civilian workforce.