The crew of the Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Newcastle has returned home to Sydney today, after a six-month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations. Hundreds of loved ones were waiting for them on the wharf at Fleet Base East, Garden Island.
HMAS Sirius usually sails with up to 70 personnel onboard but on Monday 7 October, while ships opened their gangways to the public for International Fleet Review in Sydney, Sirius opened hers to family members, Royal Australian Navy Cadets and Defence Force Recruiting candidates for a day on the water in the west.
The main radar tower for the first of Australia’s three Air Warfare Destroyers, Hobart, has been successfully lifted into position.
Three Australian occupants of a disabled sailing vessel, 105 nautical miles north west of Darwin are back on terra firma this week thanks to assistance by Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Albany.
The first of October marks the 93rd anniversary of the Australian Hydrographic Service (AHS). First established in1920, the AHS is the Commonwealth agency responsible for surveying and charting Australian waters.
The Air Department in the Royal Australian Navy’s first Landing Helicopter Dock ship, NUSHIP Canberra, has taken another step towards achieving operational capability following a period with the Royal Navy developing multi-spot helicopter operating procedures.
Warrant Officer of the Navy (WO-N), WO Martin Holzberger has visited NUSQN 725 in Jacksonville, Florida to view the progress of MH-60R training and hear how the officers and sailors have integrated into the US Navy training system.
The Armidale Class Patrol Boat crew Attack One has been deemed mission ready for Operation RESOLUTE following two weeks of training by Sea Training Unit – Minor War Vessels and a final assessment by the senior assessor Commodore Warfare.
HMA Ships Choules, Paluma and Mermaid anchored in locations around Papua New Guinea recently for PNG Independence Day Celebrations in the local regions.
The Royal Australian Navy's Clearance Divers have proven their underwater battle damage repair capabilities during a Unit Readiness Evaluation in Cairns.