Section: Fleet

Darwin farewells namesake city

Published on by Department of Defence (author), WO2 Chris Houghton (photographer)

A tugboat sends off HMAS Darwin from Darwin Harbour for the final time with a water cannon salute.  (photo: WO2 Chris Houghton)

A tugboat sends off HMAS Darwin from Darwin Harbour for the final time with a water cannon salute.

HMAS Darwin has completed her final port visit to Darwin, farewelling the city by exercising the right to Freedom of Entry and showcasing her capability to thousands of locals.

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.

Malaysian medicos make Adelaide house call

Published on by LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (author)

Lietenant Colonel Dr. Mohamed Zaki Mokhtar of the Malaysian Armed Forces with Lieutenant Commander Richard Classon, in the Intensive Care Unit of HMAS Adelaide during a visit while the ship is alongside Port Klang, Malaysia, for Indo pacific Endeavour 2017.  (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Lietenant Colonel Dr. Mohamed Zaki Mokhtar of the Malaysian Armed Forces with Lieutenant Commander Richard Classon, in the Intensive Care Unit of HMAS Adelaide during a visit while the ship is alongside Port Klang, Malaysia, for Indo pacific Endeavour 2017.

The recent visit to Malaysia by ships from an Australian task group provided an opportunity for medical teams from each country to share stories and talk techniques.

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.

Maitland marches to meet community.

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Seaman Joey Perrin proudly carries the ship's lifering as HMAS Maitland conduct their freedom of entry march into to the city of Maitland. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Seaman Joey Perrin proudly carries the ship's lifering as HMAS Maitland conduct their freedom of entry march into to the city of Maitland.

The small crew of patrol boat HMAS Maitland made a big impact in their namesake city recently, exercising Freedom of Entry and opening their vessel to visitors.

Island call for operational ship

Published on by LEUT Daniel Cochrane (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

From left, Lieutenant Simon Jeffery, Australia's High Commissioner to Madagascar, HE Ms Jenny Dee, Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle, Commander Mark Sirois, RAN and Madagascar's civilian media on the bridge of HMAS Newcastle during a media tour whilst alongside in Diego Suarez, Madagascar.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

From left, Lieutenant Simon Jeffery, Australia's High Commissioner to Madagascar, HE Ms Jenny Dee, Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle, Commander Mark Sirois, RAN and Madagascar's civilian media on the bridge of HMAS Newcastle during a media tour whilst alongside in Diego Suarez, Madagascar.

HMAS Newcastle recently conducted a three-day port visit to Antsiranana, also known as Diego-Suarez, in Madagascar, deployed as part of Operation MANITOU.

Hobart’s medical capability on target

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Petty Officer Medical David Young onboard HMAS Hobart during the Mariner Skills Evaluation.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Petty Officer Medical David Young onboard HMAS Hobart during the Mariner Skills Evaluation.

As well as having some of the most advanced weapons systems available, Navy’s newest ship HMAS Hobart boasts a range of assets that help make it a formidable warfighting unit.

Strengthening interoperability in Singapore

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Vehicles are loaded onto LHD Landing Craft from HMAS Adelaide (background) during Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Response training with the Singapore Armed Forces in Changi Bay, Singapore, for Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.  (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

Vehicles are loaded onto LHD Landing Craft from HMAS Adelaide (background) during Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Response training with the Singapore Armed Forces in Changi Bay, Singapore, for Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.

HMAS Adelaide has visited Singapore to strengthen humanitarian assistance and disaster relief interoperability with the Singaporean Armed Forces.

Choules on task in New Zealand

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), SGT Ricky Fuller (photographer)

An Australian Army Bushmaster is unloaded from HMAS Choules onto Port Marlborough in Picton, New Zealand, during Exercise Southern Katipo 2017.  (photo: SGT Ricky Fuller)

An Australian Army Bushmaster is unloaded from HMAS Choules onto Port Marlborough in Picton, New Zealand, during Exercise Southern Katipo 2017.

HMAS Choules has delivered a combined force of 150 soldiers and marines from Australia and Tonga to New Zealand as part of Exercise SOUTHERN KATIPO.

Darwin welcomes warfighters

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), LSEW Nathan Streeter (photographer)

Warfare Officers of the Philippine Navy pose for a photo in front of HMAS Darwin's Guided Missile Launcher with Midshipman Justin Csucsy. (photo: LSEW Nathan Streeter)

Warfare Officers of the Philippine Navy pose for a photo in front of HMAS Darwin's Guided Missile Launcher with Midshipman Justin Csucsy.

With relationships strengthened, and warfare techniques discussed, shortly before departing Manila, HMAS Darwin rolled out the welcome mat for officers from the Philippine Navy.