Section: Fleet

Torpedo firings on the mark

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne fires a Eurotorp MU90 Lightweight Torpedo in the West Australian Exercise Area during Exercise Ocean Explorer 17. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Melbourne fires a Eurotorp MU90 Lightweight Torpedo in the West Australian Exercise Area during Exercise Ocean Explorer 17.

The Royal Australian Navy has tested its primary anti-submarine warfare weapon during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER off the coast of Western Australia recently.

Adelaide’s fighting edge tested

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author)

HMAS Adelaide leads a close formation of warships from the Royal Australian Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy and the Spanish Armada during a photographic exercise, part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17, off the western coast of Australia. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

HMAS Adelaide leads a close formation of warships from the Royal Australian Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy and the Spanish Armada during a photographic exercise, part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17, off the western coast of Australia.

Royal Australian Navy’s amphibious ship HMAS Adelaide lead from the front during the recent Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER.

Trans-Tasman ties strengthened

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author)

A Royal Australian Navy MRH-90 helicopter approaches the flight deck of Royal New Zealand Navy ship HMNZS Te Kaha, during Exercise Ocean Explorer 2017. (photo: Unknown)

A Royal Australian Navy MRH-90 helicopter approaches the flight deck of Royal New Zealand Navy ship HMNZS Te Kaha, during Exercise Ocean Explorer 2017.

HMAS Adelaide’s embarked MRH-90 Taipan multi-role helicopter brought to life the ship’s motto, ‘United for the Common Good’ conducting cross-deck operations with a New Zealand frigate.

Mine hunters conduct advance force operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mitchell Hosking (author), ABCIS Albert Majtenyi (photographer)

Crew members from HMAS Huon and 723 Squadron practice personnel transfers during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER. (photo: ABCIS Albert Majtenyi)

Crew members from HMAS Huon and 723 Squadron practice personnel transfers during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER.

HMAS Huon has tested a critical piece of mine countermeasures equipment and practiced helicopter operations as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER.

HMAS Parramatta tops up tanks

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

HMAS Parramatta conducts a Replenishment at Sea with HMNZS Endeavour as part of Exercise Ocean Explorer 17. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Parramatta conducts a Replenishment at Sea with HMNZS Endeavour as part of Exercise Ocean Explorer 17.

When you’re on the run from enemy submarines, defending against hostile aircraft, and fighting to maintain sea control, it’s always good to know that food, fuel and essential supplies are not far away.

South-West welcome for Anzac

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author and photographer)

HMAS Anzac is welcomed to Albany by Harbour Master CAPT Gary Wilson and Southern Ports Authority personnel for her first visit since 2014. (photo: LEUT Andrew Ragless)

HMAS Anzac is welcomed to Albany by Harbour Master CAPT Gary Wilson and Southern Ports Authority personnel for her first visit since 2014.

HMAS Anzac has arrived in her adopted home port of Albany for a short respite visit after a number of weeks honing war fighting skills in Western Australian waters.

Watson's wonderful place of worship

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Chaplain Colin Tett, RAN, stands out the front of the HMAS Watson chapel. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Chaplain Colin Tett, RAN, stands out the front of the HMAS Watson chapel.

Whitewashed walls and giant windows of HMAS Watson’s chapel shine like a beacon in the morning sun atop Sydney’s South Head.

Fleet's support capability gets Sirius boost

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Sirius passes the Sydney Opera House to commence her journey back to her home port in Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Sirius passes the Sydney Opera House to commence her journey back to her home port in Western Australia.

The Royal Australian Navy’s replenishment capability is operating at capacity once again with HMAS Sirius back in the brine after four months of maintenance at Captain Cook Graving Dock, Garden Island.

Real-time readiness for Adelaide’s medical team

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

Aircrewman from HMAS Adelaide conduct helicopter winching during Aeromedical Evacuation training on the flight deck during Exercise Ocean Explorer 2017. (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

Aircrewman from HMAS Adelaide conduct helicopter winching during Aeromedical Evacuation training on the flight deck during Exercise Ocean Explorer 2017.

Navy’s frontline medical staff in HMAS Adelaide have been training as they would fight in a recent aero-medical evacuation scenario off the south west Australian coast.

Forces integrate during multi-nation exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

An embarked MRH-90 helicopter from HMAS Adelaide conducts a vertical replenishment, as HMAS Success transfers fuel to Adelaide during Exercise Ocean Explorer 17. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

An embarked MRH-90 helicopter from HMAS Adelaide conducts a vertical replenishment, as HMAS Success transfers fuel to Adelaide during Exercise Ocean Explorer 17.

Warships from Australia, Italy, New Zealand and Spain are currently exercising off the Western Australian coast honing war-fighting skills and enhancing joint operating procedures.