Section: Fleet

An era of crew support draws to a close

Published on by LEUT Alan Clarke (author and photographer)

The FFH Support Team at the BAE Henderson Dockyard. (photo: )

The FFH Support Team at the BAE Henderson Dockyard.

With Anzac class frigates having recently completed their Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrades, the Fast-Frigate Helicopter Support Team’s mission of supporting crews and vessels during the program will be coming to a close in December.

Second destroyer enters sea trials

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The second Air Warfare Destroyer 'Brisbane' heads out for its first phase of sea trials. (photo: AWD Alliance)

The second Air Warfare Destroyer 'Brisbane' heads out for its first phase of sea trials.

The second Hobart class destroyer, NUSHIP Brisbane, has commenced her first phase of sea trials, which will test the ship’s hull, propulsion and navigation systems.

Darwin sails into Sydney Harbour for final time

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), AB Tara Byrne (photographer)

HMAS Darwin flies her decommissioning pennant as she sails toward Fleet Base East for the final time as a commissioned ship. (photo: Able Seaman Tara Byrne)

HMAS Darwin flies her decommissioning pennant as she sails toward Fleet Base East for the final time as a commissioned ship.

Twelve former Commanding Officers have sailed onboard Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Darwin today as she transited through Sydney Heads into her home port for the last time. 

 

Historic helicopter captured for Memorial

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Leading Seaman Daniel Crowe, Chief Petty Officer Michael Bryan, Warrant Officer Brian Pashley, Ms Stephanie Boyle, Mr Ian Parrott, Lieutenant Caleb Muggeridge and Lieutenant Commander Damien Liberale with the Australian Navy's S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter fondly known as 'Christine'. (photo: Dallas McMaugh)

Leading Seaman Daniel Crowe, Chief Petty Officer Michael Bryan, Warrant Officer Brian Pashley, Ms Stephanie Boyle, Mr Ian Parrott, Lieutenant Caleb Muggeridge and Lieutenant Commander Damien Liberale with the Australian Navy's S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter fondly known as 'Christine'.

With the retirement of the Australian Navy’s Seahawk Bravo S-70B-2 helicopter from service scheduled for 1 December, aircraft 872 (fondly known as ‘Christine’) will be taking up a new home at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

 

Offshore Patrol Vessel announced

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An Offshore Patrol Vessel, designed by Lürssen. (photo: Unknown)

An Offshore Patrol Vessel, designed by Lürssen.

The much awaited announcement for the replacement to the current Armidale Class patrol boats was announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at Russell Offices in Canberra today.

Rapid start for Navy engineers

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A group of future Navy engineers who are at various stages in their studies from Naval Officer Year One through to the final year of their engineering degrees have spent a few days in the new Fleet Base East Centre for Innovation, rapid prototyping and 3D printing their way to a thrilling career start. (photo: Unknown)

A group of future Navy engineers who are at various stages in their studies from Naval Officer Year One through to the final year of their engineering degrees have spent a few days in the new Fleet Base East Centre for Innovation, rapid prototyping and 3D printing their way to a thrilling career start.

A group of future Navy engineers have had the opportunity to spend a few days in the Navy’s Centre for Innovation, rapid prototyping and 3D printing their way to a thrilling career start.

 

Maritime medicine in the Middle East

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Holly Murphy (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Holly Murphy stands in the sickbay of HMAS Newcastle whilst on Operation Manitou in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Holly Murphy stands in the sickbay of HMAS Newcastle whilst on Operation Manitou in the Middle East region.

With a ship’s company of 230, HMAS Newcastle’s small medical team of three health care professionals has been kept busy while recently deployed in the Middle East.

 

Newcastle in Sri Lanka

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Ship's Company of HMAS Newcastle donate cricket equipment during a  visit to Samata Sarana, a Catholic school and hostel for children in Colombo, Sri Lanka.   (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Ship's Company of HMAS Newcastle donate cricket equipment during a visit to Samata Sarana, a Catholic school and hostel for children in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The sun beamed on HMAS Newcastle’s crew as she berthed alongside the historic Port of Colombo on her way back from operations in the Middle East.

Romeo added to destroyer arsenal

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

An MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter from 816 Squadron lands on HMAS Hobart's flight deck during a flight deck trial alongside Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

An MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter from 816 Squadron lands on HMAS Hobart's flight deck during a flight deck trial alongside Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney.

It was a marriage made in...Fleet Base East recently, when Navy’s most sophisticated helicopter partnered with Navy’s most potent and capable warship.

 

Future fleet oilers named

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HMAS Parramatta (left) and SPS Cantabria (right) conducting a replenishment in the Timor Sea in 2013. The Navantia design for the two ships is based on the design of the Cantabria class.
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HMAS Parramatta (left) and SPS Cantabria (right) conducting a replenishment in the Timor Sea in 2013. The Navantia design for the two ships is based on the design of the Cantabria class.

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today announced the names of the Royal Australian Navy’s future support ships.