Topic: Ships, Boats and Submarines

Sea Series in full swing

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), Annual Journal of the 8th/9th Battalion (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Ashley Papp, CSM, RAN, addresses guests attending the Kids in Need 'Worlds Largest Open House' launch event in 2017 at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Ashley Papp, CSM, RAN, addresses guests attending the Kids in Need 'Worlds Largest Open House' launch event in 2017 at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Five weeks, three ships, 2000 uniforms and civilians, four dogs and a sheep! Task Group Operations are always challenging. Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Ash Papp answered a few questions for us, during Exercise SEA EXPLORER off the North Queensland coast.

 

HMAS Anzac arrives in Fleet Base East after completing her South East Asia Deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ronald Trigg (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Welcome back and BZ to HMAS Anzac - home today after a 3 month deployment to South East Asia. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Welcome back and BZ to HMAS Anzac - home today after a 3 month deployment to South East Asia.

Helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac has returned to Fleet Base East after a three month South East Asia Deployment as part of a three ship Task Unit with HMA Ships Success and Toowoomba. Since departing Fleet Base East in March, Anzac has visited seven ports in six nations, participated in two international exercises, conducted passage exercises with French, Royal Thai and Philippines navies and travelled a total of 13,000 nautical miles.

Amphibious forces join for major exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), PTE Cameron Sykes (photographer)

Landing craft return to HMAS Canberra on completion of training activities during Exercise SEA EXPLORER 2018. (photo: PTE Cameron Sykes)

Landing craft return to HMAS Canberra on completion of training activities during Exercise SEA EXPLORER 2018.

Navy’s amphibious focus has shifted into top gear with two Task Groups now deployed across the region.

 

RASamataz top of the pops as HMA Ships return from SEAD

Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Success' ship's company band entertains HMAS Toowoomba during a replenishment at sea on their South East Asia Deployment 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Success' ship's company band entertains HMAS Toowoomba during a replenishment at sea on their South East Asia Deployment 2018.

HMAS Success ship’s band, RASamataz, has played live to a captive audience as the RAN 'Battle Tanker' topped up HMAS Toowoomba, during their South East Asia Deployment.

 

Quilts appreciated by team on operations

Published on by LCDR Fiona Eggins (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga shipmates, Lieutenant Thomas Liley (left) and Chaplain Stephen Hutchinson proudly hold their quilts, made by Aussie Hero Quilts, during the ship’s deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Warramunga shipmates, Lieutenant Thomas Liley (left) and Chaplain Stephen Hutchinson proudly hold their quilts, made by Aussie Hero Quilts, during the ship’s deployment to Operation MANITOU.

There are a just a few things that help make a deployment away from family and friends bearable - emails and phone calls home, letters and care packages and quilts and laundry bags made by Aussie Hero Quilts.

 

Onward and upward for Anzac CSO

Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Kaleb Prangley mans a console in the operations room onboard HMAS Anzac during the South East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Kaleb Prangley mans a console in the operations room onboard HMAS Anzac during the South East Asia Deployment.

HMAS Anzac’s recent South East Asia Deployment was a valuable experience for a Combat Systems Operator (CSO) with a bright future at sea.

 

Chief of Navy makes final ship visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

The Chief of Navy (CN), Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, (centre in white vest) with the flight deck crew of HMAS Canberra during his last visit to a ship at sea as CN. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

The Chief of Navy (CN), Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, (centre in white vest) with the flight deck crew of HMAS Canberra during his last visit to a ship at sea as CN.

The Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has visited the Task Group supporting the Sea Raider series of exercises in North Queensland.

 

City celebrates HMAS Ararat (II) visit

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Ararat Rural City Council (photographer)

HMAS Ararat (II) exercises its right to Freedom of Entry to Ararat, Victoria for the first time in the Navy and city’s 75 year association. (photo: Ararat Rural City Council)

HMAS Ararat (II) exercises its right to Freedom of Entry to Ararat, Victoria for the first time in the Navy and city’s 75 year association.

The crew of HMAS Ararat (II) celebrated 75 years of association with its city namesake by exercising its right to Freedom of Entry to Ararat, Victoria recently.

 

HMAS Kuttabul remembers the bravery of 27 lives lost

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer), LSML-P Kylie Jagiello (photographer), ABATV Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

A member of the HMAS Kuttabul Catafalque Party during the memorial service marking 76th anniversary of the Japanese midget submarine attack in Sydney Harbour and sinking of RAN depot ship, HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

A member of the HMAS Kuttabul Catafalque Party during the memorial service marking 76th anniversary of the Japanese midget submarine attack in Sydney Harbour and sinking of RAN depot ship, HMAS Kuttabul.

Personnel at HMAS Kuttabul have paused to remember the 76th anniversary of the Japanese midget submarine attack in Sydney Harbour, which claimed the lives of 27 service personnel in 1942.

 

Ship bolsters crucial partnerships during ‘Success’ful’ visit to Samoa

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

Members of the ship's company of HMAS Success and members of the Samoan Police Force on the police patrol boat Nafanua, during a visit to Apia, Samoa as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Members of the ship's company of HMAS Success and members of the Samoan Police Force on the police patrol boat Nafanua, during a visit to Apia, Samoa as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

HMAS Success has achieved the mission of meaningful and mutually beneficial engagement with partner nations after the undertaking of several activities during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.