Section: Fleet

STS Young Endeavour returns to Australia

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Jennifer Reilly (author), Young Endeavour (photographer)

Young Endeavour youth crew aloft the foremast. (photo: Young Endeavour)

Young Endeavour youth crew aloft the foremast.

STS Young Endeavour has returned to Australia following the Sydney Auckland Tall Ship Regatta and the ship's New Zealand Voyage Program. It was Young Endeavour's first overseas visit in seven years, and the young Australians on board certainly made the most of it, spending several weeks exploring the Bay of Islands, Cook Strait and the East Cape.

Submariners practice world-class rescue skills

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

HMAS Farncomb sails in company with ADV Ocean Shield from Fleet Base East with the Sydney Opera House in the background, as both vessels make their way to the East Australian Exercise Area for Exercise Black Carillon 2013.  (photo: Leading Seaman Brenton Freind)

HMAS Farncomb sails in company with ADV Ocean Shield from Fleet Base East with the Sydney Opera House in the background, as both vessels make their way to the East Australian Exercise Area for Exercise Black Carillon 2013.

HMAS Farncomb has completed a week of training with the James Fisher Rescue Service LR5 Submersible in the East Australia Exercise Area to prove Australia's submarine rescue capabilities. 

HS BLUE Crew 12.7mm practice

Published on by LCDR Chris Waterson (author), LEUT Geoff Lawes (photographer)

HS Blue crew embarked in HMAS Melville, conduct a 12.7mm weapons practice enroute to Darwin for a port visit.  (photo: LEUT Geoff Lawes)

HS Blue crew embarked in HMAS Melville, conduct a 12.7mm weapons practice enroute to Darwin for a port visit.

HS BLUE Crew embarked in HMAS Melville recently to complete maritime skills evaluation, unit readiness evaluation and mission readiness evaluation before proceeding on survey operations near Bathurst Island, Northern Territory.

Sod turned for new Seahawk Romeo maintenance facility

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

L-R: Colonel Noel Beutel, Acting Director General Capital Facility and Infrastructure, The Hon Darren Chester MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence and Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs use silver shovels during the sod turning ceremony to mark the commencement of construction of the MH-60R facilities at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

L-R: Colonel Noel Beutel, Acting Director General Capital Facility and Infrastructure, The Hon Darren Chester MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence and Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs use silver shovels during the sod turning ceremony to mark the commencement of construction of the MH-60R facilities at HMAS Albatross.

“Today, is very much a history making day,” the Commander of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro, told guests at a sod-turning ceremony to officially mark the commencement of construction of the MH-60R (Seahawk Romeo) Helicopter Capability facilities at HMAS Albatross yesterday.

Welcome back Waller

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

HMAS Waller returns to Fleet Base West to a welcoming crowd following her five month deployment. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

HMAS Waller returns to Fleet Base West to a welcoming crowd following her five month deployment.

After almost five months away, HMAS Waller graciously berthed back at her home port of Fleet Base West last week. As she arrived alongside, she was welcomed by crew member’s families and members of the Submarine Force. Her return marked the end of a series of exercise engagements and port visits in Australia and Asia.

Submarine trainers cap a big year in a major way

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), CPOETSM Ross Euing (photographer)

Sea Training Unit Submarines (STU-SM) conduct a force protection exercise on HMAS Farncomb, alongside at Fleet Base West. (photo: CPOETSM Ross Euing)

Sea Training Unit Submarines (STU-SM) conduct a force protection exercise on HMAS Farncomb, alongside at Fleet Base West.

A focus on Force Protection by the Sea Training Unit – Submarines (STU-SM) this year not only improved this necessary competency across the Navy’s fleet of submarines, but also provided unique support to HMAS Sirius in October.

Success working-up

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Fleet Whole Ship Coordinator, WO Peter Ritchie, from Sea Training Group, reviews the Damage Control exercise in the Manoeuvring Deck onboard HMAS Success during the Ship's Work-Up period in the East Australian Exercise Area. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Fleet Whole Ship Coordinator, WO Peter Ritchie, from Sea Training Group, reviews the Damage Control exercise in the Manoeuvring Deck onboard HMAS Success during the Ship's Work-Up period in the East Australian Exercise Area.

The crew of HMAS Success are hard at work conducting their Work-Up and Unit Readiness Evaluation in the East Australian Exercise Area after returning to sea late October following an extended refit.

Navy geospatial team prepares for Antarctic adventure

Published on by LEUT Peter Waring (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy's Deployable Geospatial Survey Team One prepare to fly to Hobart to meet the ship Aurora Australis to begin a four week trip to the Australian Antarctic Division. Clockwise from top left: 2IC PO Hydrographic Systems Manager Graham Campton, ABHSO Roek Dyer, POMT Michael Cameron, OIC LEUT Peter Waring and LSHSO Cameron Rea. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

The Royal Australian Navy's Deployable Geospatial Survey Team One prepare to fly to Hobart to meet the ship Aurora Australis to begin a four week trip to the Australian Antarctic Division. Clockwise from top left: 2IC PO Hydrographic Systems Manager Graham Campton, ABHSO Roek Dyer, POMT Michael Cameron, OIC LEUT Peter Waring and LSHSO Cameron Rea.

Thirty-seven kilometres south of Hobart, the idyllic shores of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel were the scene of some rather unique Navy training activity.

HMAS Tobruk hosts sea-ready NEOCs

Published on by LEUT Harrison Ingham (author and photographer), CAPT Robert Knight (photographer)

Sailors launch HMAS Tobruk's Sea Boat while at anchor near Magnetic Island, Townsville. (photo: LEUT INGHAM)

Sailors launch HMAS Tobruk's Sea Boat while at anchor near Magnetic Island, Townsville.

On Sunday 20 October, 65 sea-ready members of the 49th New Entry Officer Course (NEOC), or NEOCs as they are affectionately known, embarked on their three-week Sea Training Deployment in HMAS Tobruk.

HMAS Farncomb visits Hobart

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

HMAS Farncomb in Hobart. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

HMAS Farncomb in Hobart.

Hobart welcomed the first Collins Class submarine visit to the region for five years, with the arrival of HMAS Farncomb into port late last week.