Section: Fleet

Man on a mission of excellence

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Hobart, Captain John Stavridis, RAN, salutes the officer of the day Lieutenant James Chinner, after being the last man to board the Guided Missile Destroyer at the ship's commissioning ceremony at Garden Island Sydney. (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Hobart, Captain John Stavridis, RAN, salutes the officer of the day Lieutenant James Chinner, after being the last man to board the Guided Missile Destroyer at the ship's commissioning ceremony at Garden Island Sydney.

The man given the responsibility of commanding Navy’s new destroyer says it is an honour to be in command of a ship that shares her name with a rich history of operational service and excellence.

Aviation training facilities tested

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An EC-135 helicopter conducts First of Class Flight Trials (FOCFT) with MV Sycamore. (photo: Mr Wayne Dunlop)

An EC-135 helicopter conducts First of Class Flight Trials (FOCFT) with MV Sycamore.

The Navy’s newest aviation capability has been stretching her wings off the eastern seaboard, with the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit conducting first of class flight trials with the EC-135 helicopter in aviation training vessel, MV Sycamore.

Damage control a joint responsibility

Published on by WO Christopher Garner (author), SMNET Brandon Gilroy (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Richard Carter points out affected compartments on the Damage Control board on HMAS Toowoomba, part of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Joint Task Group, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: SMNET Brandon Gilroy)

Lieutenant Commander Richard Carter points out affected compartments on the Damage Control board on HMAS Toowoomba, part of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Joint Task Group, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.

Emergencies can and will happen at sea with no warning so that is why it is important for onboard damage control training to be efficient as possible – a task every Australian Navy warship practices daily.

Indonesia in focus as LHD visits Jakarta

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Indonesian military personnel watch as HMAS Adelaide comes alongside Tanjung Priok in Jakarta during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: Unknown)

Indonesian military personnel watch as HMAS Adelaide comes alongside Tanjung Priok in Jakarta during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.

HMAS Adelaide has left Jakarta after a two-day visit, building on relationships, as part of a multi-ship Australian Defence Force deployment across the region.

Building relations in the Indo-Pacific

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Simon Howard and The Hon Lieutenant Governor James Yangetmai shake hands at the natural history museum at Yap, Micronesia.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Simon Howard and The Hon Lieutenant Governor James Yangetmai shake hands at the natural history museum at Yap, Micronesia.

HMAS Parramatta has conducted the first of many of her international engagements in support of Indo-Pacific Endeavour, an Australian Defence Force deployment to the region.

Welcome to the fleet - HMAS Hobart III

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The ship's company of HMAS Hobart line the upper decks and cheer ship during HMAS Hobart’s Commissioning Ceremony held at Garden Island, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

The ship's company of HMAS Hobart line the upper decks and cheer ship during HMAS Hobart’s Commissioning Ceremony held at Garden Island, Sydney.

With a zealous crowd and great fanfare, the guided missile destroyer HMAS Hobart was commissioned in to the Royal Australian Navy fleet in a formal ceremony at Garden Island in Sydney today.

Hobart (II) - one in a million

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HMAS Hobart returning to Sydney Harbour for the last time prior to being  decommisioned. (photo: Able Seaman Photographer Yuri Ramsey)

HMAS Hobart returning to Sydney Harbour for the last time prior to being decommisioned.

On 23 September, the Royal Australian Navy will commission the first of three new destroyers. In continuing our reflective stories of previous ships that have carried the name HMAS Hobart, this is the story of Hobart (II).

Innovation empowers safety culture

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, outlines the Fleet Air Arm innovation strategy though a Shark Tank style forum at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, outlines the Fleet Air Arm innovation strategy though a Shark Tank style forum at HMAS Albatross.

In November, HMAS Albatross will play host to the final of a series of forums designed to harness the creativity of Navy aviation personnel.

Heroic Hobart (I)

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Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive (photo: )

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive

In the lead-up to the commissioning ceremony of the first of the Royal Australian Navy’s new destroyers on 23 September, we look back upon ships who have previously carried the name HMAS Hobart.

Sister ships share final transit

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HMA Ships Darwin (right) and Melbourne, part of task group Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, steam in company in the Gulf of Carpentaria.  (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

HMA Ships Darwin (right) and Melbourne, part of task group Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, steam in company in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

HMAS Darwin and her younger sister HMAS Melbourne have shared their last moments together, showing the rest of the Navy that the guided missile frigates are still an impressive capability.