Section: Fleet

Romeo added to destroyer arsenal

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

An MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter from 816 Squadron lands on HMAS Hobart's flight deck during a flight deck trial alongside Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

An MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter from 816 Squadron lands on HMAS Hobart's flight deck during a flight deck trial alongside Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney.

It was a marriage made in...Fleet Base East recently, when Navy’s most sophisticated helicopter partnered with Navy’s most potent and capable warship.

 

Future fleet oilers named

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HMAS Parramatta (left) and SPS Cantabria (right) conducting a replenishment in the Timor Sea in 2013. The Navantia design for the two ships is based on the design of the Cantabria class.
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HMAS Parramatta (left) and SPS Cantabria (right) conducting a replenishment in the Timor Sea in 2013. The Navantia design for the two ships is based on the design of the Cantabria class.

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today announced the names of the Royal Australian Navy’s future support ships.

 

Australian-Indian ties draws closer

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Fiona Eggins (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Warramunga Commander Dugald Clelland (right) is presented a plaque by Flag Officer Commanding Goa Naval Area and Naval Aviation Rear Admiral Puneet K Bahl, VSM during the ship's visit to Goa, India, as part of HMAS Warramunga's deployment to Operation Manitou.  (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Warramunga Commander Dugald Clelland (right) is presented a plaque by Flag Officer Commanding Goa Naval Area and Naval Aviation Rear Admiral Puneet K Bahl, VSM during the ship's visit to Goa, India, as part of HMAS Warramunga's deployment to Operation Manitou.

The Navy to Navy relationship between Australia and India was deepened recently with HMAS Warramunga conducting exercises with INS Subhadra.

Training technology displayed

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Stock Photo: A visitor experiences an infra-red virtual reality fly over of Sydney Harbour. (photo: CPL Sebastian Beurich)

Stock Photo: A visitor experiences an infra-red virtual reality fly over of Sydney Harbour.

Participants the recent Sea Power Conference in Sydney experienced a taste of Navy training at the adjoining Pacific 2017 International Maritime Exposition.

$500,000 grant to help find HMAS AE1

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Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive (photo: )

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive

The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, has announced funding to match private investment for an expedition to search for Royal Australian Navy First World War submarine, HMAS AE1.

Navy airborne survey for PNG

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Commanding Officer LCDR Mark Matthews with POHSM Russell Hinze and Mr Nick Pion (National Maritime Safety Authority) prior to departing for a survey sortie. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer LCDR Mark Matthews with POHSM Russell Hinze and Mr Nick Pion (National Maritime Safety Authority) prior to departing for a survey sortie.

The Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (or LADS) Flight recently commenced a six week deployment to Papua New Guinea, with the Dash 8-200 aircraft operating from Port Moresby whilst deployed.

Joint police operation assists island base

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Brad Darvill (photographer)

Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Kate Taylor conducts a breath test as Naval Police Officers and Rockingham policing teams perform a pro-active high visibility vehicle stops near the entry of HMAS Stirling as part of a joint initiative code named Operation LERINA.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Kate Taylor conducts a breath test as Naval Police Officers and Rockingham policing teams perform a pro-active high visibility vehicle stops near the entry of HMAS Stirling as part of a joint initiative code named Operation LERINA.

Naval Police Coxswains at HMAS Stirling and Western Australia Police have performed proactive high visibility vehicle stops outside the base as part of a joint initiative - named Operation LERINA.

 

Cooperation aids safety investigations

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Lieutenant Commander Darryl Whitehead during his six month secondment to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Darryl Whitehead during his six month secondment to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

An Australian Navy member had a unique opportunity recently when he joined civilian aviation accident investigators as part of a six-month secondment to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

 

A mystery in a bottle returned

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Commodore Peter Leavy, the Naval Attache in Washington and a former Commanding Officer of Sydney IV took the opportunity of being in Seattle to present a certificate of appreciation, to former members of Todd Shipyards at a  group to dinner. (photo: Unknown)

Commodore Peter Leavy, the Naval Attache in Washington and a former Commanding Officer of Sydney IV took the opportunity of being in Seattle to present a certificate of appreciation, to former members of Todd Shipyards at a group to dinner.

The HMAS Sydney IV whisky retrieval story has added a new chapter, with an Australian Navy memento being presented to members of the ship’s American build team.

 

Submarines - a ‘worthy’ force

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mrs Cindy Wainwright (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

(R to L): Commodore Andrew Robertson, Commodore Russell Baker, and other Senior Naval Officers during a Submarine Seaworthiness Board at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

(R to L): Commodore Andrew Robertson, Commodore Russell Baker, and other Senior Naval Officers during a Submarine Seaworthiness Board at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

The requirement to traverse both in and on the waters of the greater region creates significant complexity for the enterprise that gets Australian submarines to sea. The sum of all the parts is called ‘seaworthiness’ and looks at the physical condition of submarines as well as the status and training of the personnel that are required to crew and support them. So who deems a submarine ‘worthy’?