Section: Fleet

HMAS Childers enjoys cultural visit to Bangladesh

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Greenies united, Petty Officer Tapan from the Bangladesh Navy and Leading Seaman Joshua Hobbs meet at the official welcoming ceremony as HMAS Childers comes alongside Chittagong in Bangladesh. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Greenies united, Petty Officer Tapan from the Bangladesh Navy and Leading Seaman Joshua Hobbs meet at the official welcoming ceremony as HMAS Childers comes alongside Chittagong in Bangladesh.

In an historically significant moment, a Royal Australian Navy ship has visited Bangladesh. HMAS Childers, an Armidale Class Patrol Boat, pulled alongside the Port of Chittagong to the welcoming sound of the Bangladesh Navy Band and as soon as the gangway was across, local school children presented the Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Christopher Brough, RAN with fresh flowers.

HMAS Choules awarded two annual Fleet awards for exceptional 2013 efforts

Published on by LCDR John Sime (author)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett and Commander Surface Force, Commodore Jonathan Mead, present Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Ash Papp with the Spada Shield.
The Spada Shield is awarded to the surface force unit that has excelled in all aspects of operations, safety, reliability, warfare and unit level training. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett and Commander Surface Force, Commodore Jonathan Mead, present Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Ash Papp with the Spada Shield. The Spada Shield is awarded to the surface force unit that has excelled in all aspects of operations, safety, reliability, warfare and unit level training.

Last week, the ships company of HMAS Choules held a clear lower deck to witness the award of the Spada Shield, which is awarded to the Royal Australian Navy Surface Force unit that has excelled in all aspects of operations, safety, reliability, warfare and unit level training, and the Pakistan Shield (Major), which is awarded to the Major Fleet unit with a crew size over 100 that has achieved the highest standard of sporting performance.

Patrol Boat crew reflects on a memorable visit to Myanmar

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Crew members of Ardent VI take photos of the Shwedagon Pagoda during their port visit onboard HMAS Childers to Myanmar. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Crew members of Ardent VI take photos of the Shwedagon Pagoda during their port visit onboard HMAS Childers to Myanmar.

The crew of HMAS Childers has enjoyed a memorable port visit to Myanmar, which resulted in new friendships and provided the Armidale Class Patrol Boat crew with life-long memories. 

DCN delivers firm social media warning

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author)

A member of the Royal Australian Navy uses Facebook. (photo: Petty Officer Paul Berry)

A member of the Royal Australian Navy uses Facebook.

The Deputy Chief of Navy has reminded all Navy people of their responsibilities when using social media. 

Royal Australian Navy accepts first two Romeos in Jacksonville

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

NUSQN 725 at the 'In Service Date' ceremony for the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopter at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida.  (photo: )

NUSQN 725 at the 'In Service Date' ceremony for the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopter at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida.

The Royal Australian Navy has accepted the first two MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopters to be introduced into service in 2014, at a ceremony held at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Dust Settles on Helicopter Brownouts

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Tim Grabert (author)

Multi Role Helicopter (MRH-90) Taipan at Mount Stewart Training Area. (photo: )

Multi Role Helicopter (MRH-90) Taipan at Mount Stewart Training Area.

MRH-90 Taipan Helicopter crews will soon be able to operate with increased safety in dusty conditions, thanks to an extensive test program that was conducted at the Mount Stewart Training Area to determine how to best overcome the dangers associated with 'brownouts.' 

Choules Centrepiece on Australia Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Choules amongst the Sydney Harbour traffic during the 2014 Australia Day celebrations. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Choules amongst the Sydney Harbour traffic during the 2014 Australia Day celebrations.

HMAS Choules held centre stage for Australia Day festivities in Sydney Harbour this weekend.

Mobile Survey Team Home From Antarctic Mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABHSO Roek Dyer (photographer)

Antarctic Survey Vessel Wyatt Earp Surveying Newcomb Bay. (photo: ABHSO Dyer)

Antarctic Survey Vessel Wyatt Earp Surveying Newcomb Bay.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Deployable Geospatial Support Team returned this week from an important six week Antarctic mission to collect essential data for nautical navigational charts and scientific research.

Queensland homecoming for new HMAS Cairns Executive Officer

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSET Luke Adams (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Ange Googe, pictured here during Exercise RIMPAC 06, has taken up the role of Executive Officer (XO) at shore establishment HMAS Cairns. (photo: Department of Defence)

Lieutenant Commander Ange Googe, pictured here during Exercise RIMPAC 06, has taken up the role of Executive Officer (XO) at shore establishment HMAS Cairns.

Lieutenant Commander Ange Googe has made a welcomed move back to her home state of Queensland where she took over the role of Executive Officer at shore establishment HMAS Cairns this week.

Inaccurate reporting of Navy capability

Published on by Vice Admiral Ray Griggs Chief of Navy (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

HMAS Waller, HMAS Dechaineux and HMAS Sheean in formation.
 (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

HMAS Waller, HMAS Dechaineux and HMAS Sheean in formation.

The article in the Sydney Morning Herald entitled ‘Submarine fleet a gold plated farce facing a reckoning’ which appeared on Monday 20th January contains a number of errors of fact.