Section: Fleet

Melbourne ship shape on safety

Published on by LEUT Andrea Lock (author)

Ship’s Safety and Environment Team and the FFG Alliance undertake maintenance during the Intermediate Maintenance Availability period. (photo: Unknown)

Ship’s Safety and Environment Team and the FFG Alliance undertake maintenance during the Intermediate Maintenance Availability period.

When you’re a 25 year old ship, a little nip and tuck is required every so often to keep you looking good and performing at your best.

Synchronised simulation for safer training

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Nick Tate (author)

Lieutenant Commander Ben Welfare simulating berthing at proposed wharf. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Ben Welfare simulating berthing at proposed wharf.

Navy and industry partners have been working together in the Maritime Simulation Centre at the Australian Maritime College based at the University of Tasmania.

Simulation key to team dynamics

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author)

Royal Australian Navy members participate in Experiment Sky Kraken, a study to monitor team interactions during MTUAS operations. (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy members participate in Experiment Sky Kraken, a study to monitor team interactions during MTUAS operations.

Royal Australian Navy personnel have taken part in Experiment Sky Kraken, a study to monitor team interactions during Aerial System operations.

Amphibious milestones mount

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS Jake Badior (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), CPL David Said (photographer)

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment disembark a Landing Craft from HMAS Canberra during a major amphibious beach landing operation during Exercise Talisman Saber. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment disembark a Landing Craft from HMAS Canberra during a major amphibious beach landing operation during Exercise Talisman Saber.

Australia’s amphibious capability was put to the test recently as the Amphibious Task Group Headquarters took charge of the largest amphibious assault conducted by an Australian force for 70 years as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABER.

Patrol boats essential to exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABMT Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

HMAS Bathurst breaks away from the fleet during Exercise Talisman Saber 17 Field Training Exercise - North. (photo: ABMT Leo Baumgartner)

HMAS Bathurst breaks away from the fleet during Exercise Talisman Saber 17 Field Training Exercise - North.

HMA Ships Bathurst and Broome have been mixing it up with the big kids; proving they can punch above their weight in complex maritime warfare exercises.

Partnership pays off for Frigate Enterprise

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

FFG Systems Program Office (SPO) director Captain Brad Smith thanks the audience on behalf of the FFG Enterprise team at the Essington Lewis Awards for Defence and Industry Excellence in Canberra. (photo: Unknown)

FFG Systems Program Office (SPO) director Captain Brad Smith thanks the audience on behalf of the FFG Enterprise team at the Essington Lewis Awards for Defence and Industry Excellence in Canberra.

When Leading Seaman Marine Technician Sarah Battenally posted into the Guided Missile Frigate Systems Program Office as Technical Support Officer, she braced herself to expect the unexpected.

HMAS Newcastle visits India

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Holly Murphy (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswain's Mate Glen Cameron throws a heaving line from the forecastle of HMAS Newcastle in Kochi, India. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Able Seaman Boatswain's Mate Glen Cameron throws a heaving line from the forecastle of HMAS Newcastle in Kochi, India.

Making her way north to commence duties as part of Operation MANITOU, HMAS Newcastle made a port visit to Cochin, India, further strengthening relationships recently made on exercise off Fremantle.

HMAS Arunta departs the Middle East to return home

Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author)

HMAS Arunta's S70-B Helicopter (Skeletor) lands onboard during a patrol in the Middle East region. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Arunta's S70-B Helicopter (Skeletor) lands onboard during a patrol in the Middle East region.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Arunta is returning home to Australia after completing the longest Middle Eastern deployment by a Navy vessel since 1990.

Top end exercises get maritime component of TS17 underway

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLGOFF Deanna Ellick (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), POA Matthew Jose (photographer)

(Front to Back) HMA Ships Bathurst and Ballarat conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres with USS John S. McCain during Exercise Talisman Saber 17 Field Training Exercise - North. (photo: POA Matthew Jose)

(Front to Back) HMA Ships Bathurst and Ballarat conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres with USS John S. McCain during Exercise Talisman Saber 17 Field Training Exercise - North.

The Royal Australian and United States navies have proven a potent and agile force when operating together during the opening phases of Exercise TALISMAN SABER 17, which took place in the Northern Territory.

Naval College sails third Franklin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR David Jones (author), LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

Franklin III arrives at HMAS Creswell. (photo: Unknown)

Franklin III arrives at HMAS Creswell.

Navy has carried on a tradition that was started in 1915 by naming the latest Naval College sail training yacht Franklin (III).