Section: Fleet

Canberra tests anti-ship missile defence

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare operator Damien Jennings and Seaman Electronic Warfare operator Matthew McPherson manning the console in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Canberra during a Nulka trial as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare operator Damien Jennings and Seaman Electronic Warfare operator Matthew McPherson manning the console in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Canberra during a Nulka trial as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

Amphibious ship HMAS Canberra has tested one of its key defensive capabilities off the south coast of New South Wales.

 

Practice makes perfect

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

The crew of HMAS Canberra fall in on the flight deck while they prepare to conduct a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with HMAS Sirius, during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 18. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

The crew of HMAS Canberra fall in on the flight deck while they prepare to conduct a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with HMAS Sirius, during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 18.

Personnel in HMAS Canberra have wasted no time in honing their seamanship skills ahead of Navy’s premier war fighting activity.

 

Fleet Air Arm gains 'Advanced Precision'

Published on by LEUT Ian Donovan (author), Unknown (photographer)

LS Michael Bennet and PO John Gallagher receive instruction on the fitment of the Digital Rocket Launcher to the weapons loading simulator in Training Authority - Aviation at HMAS Albatross. (photo: Unknown)

LS Michael Bennet and PO John Gallagher receive instruction on the fitment of the Digital Rocket Launcher to the weapons loading simulator in Training Authority - Aviation at HMAS Albatross.

MH-60R instructors from Training Authority Aviation (TA-AVN) were sent back to school recently in order to learn the nuances of the latest weapon for the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopters; the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS).

Battle Tanker prepares to supply the Fleet

Published on by Amphibious and Afloat Support Group (author), CAPT Simon Cannell (photographer)

'Battle Tanker' HMAS Success prepares to supply the fleet during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER. (photo: CAPT Simon Cannell)

'Battle Tanker' HMAS Success prepares to supply the fleet during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER.

HMAS Success, the Royal Australian Navy’s Auxiliary Oil Replenishment (AOR) Tanker has sailed today ready to supply the fleet after an extended maintenance period alongside Fleet Base East, which included a scheduled docking.

Navy recovers fishing net from reef

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABCIS Peta Binns (photographer)

A fifty metre ghost net, recovered from a reef by HMAS Wollongong, is offloaded alongside in Cairns. (photo: ABCIS Peta Binns)

A fifty metre ghost net, recovered from a reef by HMAS Wollongong, is offloaded alongside in Cairns.

Ghost netting is a menace to both marine life and shipping so when the crew of the Royal Australian Navy Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Wollongong got the call to check out a sighting, they didn’t hesitate.

Warships set sail for major exercise

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba leads HMAS Anzac through Sydney Harbour with HMAS Canberra in the background. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

HMAS Toowoomba leads HMAS Anzac through Sydney Harbour with HMAS Canberra in the background.

Two submarines, ten ships and embarked aircraft have departed Fleet Base East in Garden Island, Sydney bound for war games off the east coast of Australia.

ADV Cape Inscription responds to burning boat

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

ADV Cape Fourcroy (pictured) and Cape Inscription were involved in two maritime rescues in seven days. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

ADV Cape Fourcroy (pictured) and Cape Inscription were involved in two maritime rescues in seven days.

ADV Cape Inscription has rushed to the aid of a vessel on fire in Darwin Harbour. It was the second recent incident when Royal Australian Navy crewed Cape Class patrol boats have lent assistance to mariners in distress.

Hobart’s RAS with fellow First-In-Class

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer)

HMA Ships Hobart and Anzac perform a replenishment at sea off the east coast of Australia. (photo: ABIS Craig Walton)

HMA Ships Hobart and Anzac perform a replenishment at sea off the east coast of Australia.

HMAS Hobart has completed her first ever replenishment at sea (RAS) with HMAS Anzac off the east coast of Australia.

Adelaide commissions artwork

Published on by CPOB Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Artist Megan Spiers presents her painting of HMAS Adelaide to the Commanding Officer of the ship, Captain Jonathan Earley. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Artist Megan Spiers presents her painting of HMAS Adelaide to the Commanding Officer of the ship, Captain Jonathan Earley.

HMAS Adelaide has commissioned a painting which showcases its capability on amphibious operations, thanks to the revitalisation of a traditional fundraising idea.

No shortage of milestones for DDG-39

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer)

HMAS Hobart fires a round from her Mk 45 Mod 6 5-inch gun during test firing off the east coast of Australia. (photo: ABIS Craig Walton)

HMAS Hobart fires a round from her Mk 45 Mod 6 5-inch gun during test firing off the east coast of Australia.

HMAS Hobart has achieved a number of firsts for her class and the Royal Australian Navy over the past several weeks off the east coast of Australia.