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Mine Hunter returns from north Asian deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

HMAS Gascoyne's forecastle berthing party prepare to come alongside HMAS Waterhen to re-unite with their families after the ships North East Asia Deployment.  (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

HMAS Gascoyne's forecastle berthing party prepare to come alongside HMAS Waterhen to re-unite with their families after the ships North East Asia Deployment.

The Royal Australian Navy Minehunter, HMAS Gascoyne has returned to Australia after completing the longest voyage undertaken by a vessel of its class.

HMAS Hobart returns home, mission achieved, systems ready

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer), LSIS Craig Walton (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Hobart Ship's Company line the forecastle during their entry into Sydney Harbour after returning from the United States for weapons trials. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

HMAS Hobart Ship's Company line the forecastle during their entry into Sydney Harbour after returning from the United States for weapons trials.

Australia’s first Aegis combat system based guided missile destroyer, HMAS Hobart, has ended the year in spectacular style, conducting weapons and systems evaluations with the United States Navy off the US West Coast.

Arunta celebrates 20 years

Published on by LCDR Charles Marchant (author)

Cutting HMAS Arunta's birthday cake are, from left, Executive Officer HMAS Arunta LCDR Aaron Scott; the youngest member of ship’s company SMNMT Charley Klaster; and the Command Warrant Officer WOMT Kenneth McPherson. (photo: )

Cutting HMAS Arunta's birthday cake are, from left, Executive Officer HMAS Arunta LCDR Aaron Scott; the youngest member of ship’s company SMNMT Charley Klaster; and the Command Warrant Officer WOMT Kenneth McPherson.

HMAS Arunta recently celebrated 20 years’ service with a seafood buffet and birthday cake prepared by the ship’s Maritime Logistics staff.

Taking the weight in the Top End

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, ADC, RAN, passes 'the weight', a symbol of command, to the new Commanding Officer, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, ADC, RAN, passes 'the weight', a symbol of command, to the new Commanding Officer, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin, NT.

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Coonawarra has handed over command during a clear lower deck ceremony at the Darwin establishment’s busy port.

Navy’s future submarine class named

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Artist impression courtesy of Naval Group Australia. (photo: )

Artist impression courtesy of Naval Group Australia.

The Royal Australian Navy’s future submarines will be named the Attack class, with the first submarine being named HMAS Attack.

Maritime bonds built during APEC 2018

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Armidale Class Patrol Boats HMAS Larrakia and HMAS Glenelg lead HMNZS Otago in a sail past of HMAS Adelaide as the Australian and international maritime elements prepare to depart Fairfax Harbour, Port Moresby on completion of Operation APEC 2018 ASSIST. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Armidale Class Patrol Boats HMAS Larrakia and HMAS Glenelg lead HMNZS Otago in a sail past of HMAS Adelaide as the Australian and international maritime elements prepare to depart Fairfax Harbour, Port Moresby on completion of Operation APEC 2018 ASSIST.

The successful conclusion of APEC 2018 Leaders’ Week marked a very successful conclusion of a significant maritime security effort undertaken by Papua New Guinea and supported by international security partners Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

New PNG Patrol Boat ready to serve

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy Sea Training Group with the Papua New Guinea Defence Force Maritime Element ships company of NUSHIP Ted Diro (P401) on completion of the ship's sea readiness evaluation at HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy Sea Training Group with the Papua New Guinea Defence Force Maritime Element ships company of NUSHIP Ted Diro (P401) on completion of the ship's sea readiness evaluation at HMAS Stirling, WA.

One week after being handed over from Australia to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force, NUSHIP Ted Diro has passed its initial sea-readiness evaluation with support from Navy’s Sea Training Unit - Defence Cooperation Program.

Aussie Hero Quilts deliver ten thousandth gift

Published on by POIS Phillip Cullinan (author), ABMT Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Founder of Aussie Hero Quilts, Mrs Jan-Maree Ball, OAM, presents Commanding Officer HMAS Collins, Commander Christopher Ellis, RAN, and members of ship's company with the 10,000th hero quilt. (photo: ABMT Leo Baumgartner)

Founder of Aussie Hero Quilts, Mrs Jan-Maree Ball, OAM, presents Commanding Officer HMAS Collins, Commander Christopher Ellis, RAN, and members of ship's company with the 10,000th hero quilt.

Aussie Hero Quilts have just reached the milestone of ten thousand items produced by volunteers to help bring a touch of home to deployed ADF members.

HMAS Broome on patrol

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

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Bree-Ann Garner, signals a vessel during sea trials aboard HMAS Broome off the coast of Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Bree-Ann Garner, signals a vessel during sea trials aboard HMAS Broome off the coast of Darwin, NT.

As Navy commissions new Major Fleet Units, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle squadrons and construction begins on the new Offshore Patrol Vessels, the fleet of boats in Australia’s northern most approaches remains constantly on watch.

Rankin and her crew finally back home for Christmas

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

(L-R) XO HMAS Rankin, LCDR Simon O’Hehir; Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Submarines Kerry Cousins (dressed as a panda); CO HMAS Rankin, CMDR Gary Lawton, RAN; Commander Submarine Force (Design), CAPT Doug Theobald, CSC, RAN; and Deputy Commander Submarine Force, CMDR Justin Cloney, RAN; stand together after HMAS Rankin berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

(L-R) XO HMAS Rankin, LCDR Simon O’Hehir; Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Submarines Kerry Cousins (dressed as a panda); CO HMAS Rankin, CMDR Gary Lawton, RAN; Commander Submarine Force (Design), CAPT Doug Theobald, CSC, RAN; and Deputy Commander Submarine Force, CMDR Justin Cloney, RAN; stand together after HMAS Rankin berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West.

After nearly seven months away on deployment, the crew of HMAS Rankin has returned to Fleet Base West, to be met by the sight of familiar faces.