Topic: HMAS Sirius (A266)
HMAS Sirius, with lines connected to USS Michael Murphy, passes F76 fuel during a Replenishment at Sea on the way to Australia’s top end for Exercise KAKADU.
Sirius achieved an important milestone recently when she successfully completed Replenishment at Sea (RAS) number 576 by supplying fuel to Arleigh-Burke class destroyer USS Michael Murphy during her transit to Exercise KAKADU 2018.
August 28, 2018 by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)
Family and friends farewell loved ones as HMAS Stuart departs Fleet Base West, Western Australia.
There were banners, tears and hugs on Diamantina Wharf at Fleet Base West on August 22 as HMA Ships
Sirius and Stuart headed off on deployment.
Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of WA (centre) with Officers and staff on HMAS Sirius, alongside Fleet Base West. From left; Navigating/Operations Officer, LCDR Alicia Runde, RAN; Aide-de Camp to The Governor of WA, LEUT Peter Velterop, RAN; Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, CMDR Melanie Verho, RAN; Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of WA; Command Warrant Officer of HMAS Sirius, WO Scott Brown; Mrs Carol Buckley, the Official Secretary of Government House; and Senior Officer WA, CDRE Brett Dowsing, RANR.
As one of her last official engagements as the Governor of Western Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson, AC recently paid a visit to HMAS
Stirling and Fleet Base West in Rockingham.
HMAS Sirius conducts a replenishment at sea with multiple ships during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.
Auxiliary Oiler HMAS
Sirius has achieved a significant milestone with the ship supplying its one hundred millionth litre of fuel during underway replenishments at sea (RAS).
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.
Stock image: Chief Petty Officer Communication and Information Systems Leighton Potts communicates via signal lamp with HMAS Sirius during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.
True to her motto of ‘To Serve and Provide’, HMAS
Sirius sailed into her home port of Fleet Base West after almost four months at sea on 15 December, in time for well-earned Christmas break.
Lieutenant Commander Matthew Cavedon receives the 2017 Admiral Nelson Sword of Excellence and a Gold Commendation from Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN and his father Danny during a ceremony held in Canberra.
The Deputy Engineering Officer in HMAS
Sirius has been awarded the Admiral Nelson Sword of Excellence for displaying qualities of outstanding seagoing leadership.
Lieutenant Matthew Lloyd, conducts preparations for HMAS Sirius' departure from Port of Kuantan, Malaysia.
Lieutenant Matthew Lloyd took the long way round on completion of his Junior Warfare Application Course at HMAS
Watson in Sydney in June, setting out on a 5000 kilometre motorbike ride across Australia to resume his passion for salt water.
Leading Seaman Richard Hankinson is a member of the ships company onboard HMAS Sirius which is currently deployed on Indo-Pacific Endeavour.
Whatever the role of the warship, there’s still the requirement for professionals of all descriptions onboard, and in Navy’s combat support vessels communication is in high demand.
HMAS Parramatta conducts a night time replenishment at sea, taking fuel from HMAS Sirius while transiting in the South China Sea.
With no commercial floating petrol stations in the middle of the ocean, Royal Australian Navy ships and helicopters rely on specialised replenishment ships for all their fuel needs.