Topic: HMAS Sirius (A266)

A flurry of activity sets the tone for a busy 2019

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Fleet units alongside Fleet Base East in Sydney. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Fleet units alongside Fleet Base East in Sydney.

There’s a flurry of activity at Garden Island in Sydney as Fleet Units and support organisations busily prepare for the year ahead.

HMAS Sirius reaches milestone by conducting 600th replenishment at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Janiszewski and LEUT Gilkinson (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Sirius conducts her 600th Replenishment at Sea serial with HMAS Stuart in waters off northern Australia. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Sirius conducts her 600th Replenishment at Sea serial with HMAS Stuart in waters off northern Australia.

HMAS Sirius has reached a significant milestone, having recently completed her 600th replenishment at sea (RAS), in waters off Northern Australia, with HMAS Stuart the lucky recipient.

Australia and Singapore complete Exercise SINGAROO

Published on by LCDR Mark Janiszewski (author and photographer)

HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius (right) and Republic of Singapore Navy Ships Valiant and Vigour sail in company during Exercise SINGAROO.

 (photo: LCDR Mark Janiszewski)

HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius (right) and Republic of Singapore Navy Ships Valiant and Vigour sail in company during Exercise SINGAROO.

HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius have joined the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) corvettes RSS Valiant and Vigour for Exercise SINGAROO, a two day maritime exercise in waters off Singapore. 

HMAS Sirius prepares for Exercise KAKADU with USS Michael Murphy

Published on by LEUT Peter Gilkinson (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

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. (photo: Department of Defence)

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.

HMAS 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.

WA-based ships depart for deployments

This article has photo gallery Published on 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. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

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.

Governor visits Fleet Base West

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

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. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

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.

 

One hundred million litres of fuel transferred by HMAS Sirius

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

HMAS Sirius conducts a replenishment at sea with multiple ships during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

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).

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.

 

Support ship returns from Indo-Pacific mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Stock image: Chief Petty Officer Communication and Information Systems Leighton Potts communicates via signal lamp with HMAS Sirius during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.
 (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

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.

 

Team energy at the ‘cutting-edge’ of leadership

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

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. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

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.