Section: Fleet

Home again: Newcastle returns from SLIPPER

Published on by LEUT David Osborne (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Family and friends gather at Garden Island, Sydney to welcome home their loved ones embarked on HMAS Newcastle, following a 6 month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Family and friends gather at Garden Island, Sydney to welcome home their loved ones embarked on HMAS Newcastle, following a 6 month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations.

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. 

Sirius opens ship in the West

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, CMDR Brian Delamont assisting his daughter Brooke Delamont to look through the 'big eyes' onboard HMAS Sirius. (photo: LEUT Samantha Dudley)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, CMDR Brian Delamont assisting his daughter Brooke Delamont to look through the 'big eyes' onboard HMAS Sirius.

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.

Aegis tower lifted onto Hobart

Published on by Minister for Defence Senator the Hon. David Johnston (author)

The main radar tower for the first of Australia's three Air Warfare Destroyers, Hobart, has been successfully lifted into position. (photo: Unknown)

The main radar tower for the first of Australia's three Air Warfare Destroyers, Hobart, has been successfully lifted into position.

The main radar tower for the first of Australia’s three Air Warfare Destroyers, Hobart, has been successfully lifted into position.

HMAS Albany assists stricken yacht

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), CPOMT Duncan Thomas (photographer)

HMAS Albany rendezvous with Police Patrol Vessel Beagle Gulf to hand over the disabled sailing vessel Su Ying for further towing to Darwin. (photo: CPOMT Duncan Thomas)

HMAS Albany rendezvous with Police Patrol Vessel Beagle Gulf to hand over the disabled sailing vessel Su Ying for further towing to Darwin.

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.

Australian Hydrographic Service celebrates birthday

Published on by Ms Melinda McMullen (author)

Australian Hydrographic Service nautical cartographers reviewing chart during quality assurance process. (photo: Unknown)

Australian Hydrographic Service nautical cartographers reviewing chart during quality assurance process.

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.

NUSHIP Canberra aviation team prepares to be first of class

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), CMDR Paul Moggach (photographer)

Members of NUSHIP Canberra and HMS Illustrious' Air Departments in the Flying Control room of HMS Illustrious. (photo: CMDR Paul Moggach)

Members of NUSHIP Canberra and HMS Illustrious' Air Departments in the Flying Control room of HMS Illustrious.

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 stops in on NUSQN 725

Published on by CPOATV Phil Copley (author), Mr Clark Pierce (photographer)

(L-R) LS Benjamin Elliott, WO-N Martin Holzberger, LSA Eammon O'Brien and LS Tyron Garrett talk about anti-submarine warfare improvements in the MH-60R helicopter. (photo: Mr Clark Pierce)

(L-R) LS Benjamin Elliott, WO-N Martin Holzberger, LSA Eammon O'Brien and LS Tyron Garrett talk about anti-submarine warfare improvements in the MH-60R helicopter.

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.

Attack One on target

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Attack One personnel from HMAS Albany proceed in rigid hull inflatable boats to a simulated Suspected Irregular Entry Vessel (SIEV) during their Mission Readiness Evaluation by Sea Training Unit - Minor War Vessel. (photo: LSIS Andrew Dakin)

Attack One personnel from HMAS Albany proceed in rigid hull inflatable boats to a simulated Suspected Irregular Entry Vessel (SIEV) during their Mission Readiness Evaluation by Sea Training Unit - Minor War Vessel.

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.

PNG Independence Day celebrations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah Mills (author), LEUT Sarah Mills (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Mermaid, LCDR Sara Lambden with local children at Esa'Ala Station in Dawson Strait for Papua New Guinea Independence celebrations. (photo: LEUT Sarah Mills)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Mermaid, LCDR Sara Lambden with local children at Esa'Ala Station in Dawson Strait for Papua New Guinea Independence celebrations.

HMA Ships Choules, Paluma and Mermaid anchored in locations around Papua New Guinea recently for PNG Independence Day Celebrations in the local regions.

Navy Divers prove deployable recovery and salvage capability

Published on by CPOCD Michael Barnes (author)

Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Andrew Allen wears an underwater battle damage repair dive suit during a unit readiness evaluation in Cairns. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Andrew Allen wears an underwater battle damage repair dive suit during a unit readiness evaluation in Cairns.

The Royal Australian Navy's Clearance Divers have proven their underwater battle damage repair capabilities during a Unit Readiness Evaluation in Cairns.