Topic: Ships, Boats and Submarines

Search ends but progress made in Vampire hunt

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina prepare to dive while deployed off the coast of Sri Lanka during the search for HMAS Vampire (I). (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina prepare to dive while deployed off the coast of Sri Lanka during the search for HMAS Vampire (I).

Despite searching 150 square nautical miles off the coast of Sri Lanka, HMA Ships Leeuwin and Diamantina have been unable to confirm the final resting place of HMAS Vampire (I).

IPE19 fleet fuelled up and on its way

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Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Marine Technician Bryan Kok monitors fuelling operations aboard HMAS Success, during a replenishment at sea operation with HMAS Parramatta during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Marine Technician Bryan Kok monitors fuelling operations aboard HMAS Success, during a replenishment at sea operation with HMAS Parramatta during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019.

HMAS Success recently conducted the first Replenishment at Sea of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019, refuelling all of the units in the Joint Task Force soon after they departed from Western Australia.

Remembering Cyclone Pam

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

HMAS Choules off the Coast of Tanna Island for the fourth anniversary of Tropical Cyclone Pam commemorative service at Tafea Provincial Government Council Offices, Vanuatu. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

HMAS Choules off the Coast of Tanna Island for the fourth anniversary of Tropical Cyclone Pam commemorative service at Tafea Provincial Government Council Offices, Vanuatu.

Members of the Australian Defence Force recently took part in a moving ceremony on Vanuatu’s Tanna Island to mark the fourth anniversary of Tropical Cyclone Pam.

Music and sport brings communities together in the Solomon Islands

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Royal Solomon Islands Police and Australian Defence Force members come together for a day of sporting events in Honiara, Solomon Islands. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Royal Solomon Islands Police and Australian Defence Force members come together for a day of sporting events in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Music and sport are well known for providing many benefits, including the ability to bring communities together.

Melbourne awarded Gloucester Cup for outstanding contribution to Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) is greeted by Commanding Officer HMAS Melbourne Commander Marcus Buttler, RAN at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) is greeted by Commanding Officer HMAS Melbourne Commander Marcus Buttler, RAN at Garden Island, Sydney.

HMAS Melbourne has been awarded Navy’s prestigious Gloucester Cup by the Governor-General of Australia.

Leeuwin and Diamantina start Vampire hunt off Sri Lankan coast

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

HMAS Leeuwin transits across the Bay of Bengal on her way to Sri Lanka where she will search for the wreck of the lost destroyer HMAS Vampire (I). (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

HMAS Leeuwin transits across the Bay of Bengal on her way to Sri Lanka where she will search for the wreck of the lost destroyer HMAS Vampire (I).

HMA Ships Leeuwin and Diamantina are on the hunt for the lost destroyer HMAS Vampire (I), 77 years after the Australian warship was sunk in battle.

Training mission reinforces friendships and strategic commitment to Solomon Islands

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Commander Phillipa Hay, Commander Task Group 637, and Commander Scott Houlihan, Commanding Officer HMAS Choules with Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Recruits in Honiara, Solomon Islands. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Royal Australian Navy Commander Phillipa Hay, Commander Task Group 637, and Commander Scott Houlihan, Commanding Officer HMAS Choules with Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Recruits in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Australian Defence Force personnel assigned to Joint Task Group 637 have completed their visit to the Solomon Islands capital, Honiara.

The nurse practitioners will see you now

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy Clinical Nursing Practitioners Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Patricia Kemp, LCDR Roneel Chandra and Lieutenant Lisa Bird conduct aeromedical casualty evacuation drills onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy Clinical Nursing Practitioners Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Patricia Kemp, LCDR Roneel Chandra and Lieutenant Lisa Bird conduct aeromedical casualty evacuation drills onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019.

The Australia Defence Force’s only three nurse practitioners have all been embarked in HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER, enhancing the Fleet’s medical capabilities and completing preparations for the maritime task group’s upcoming international deployment.

Indonesian officers experience life in Leeuwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Electronic Technician Liam Warren (centre left) explains how to use a thermal imaging camera to Lieutenant Commander Dady Suryanegara and Lieutenants Agus Purnawan and Danar Pratama of the Indonesian Navy aboard HMAS Leeuwin. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Electronic Technician Liam Warren (centre left) explains how to use a thermal imaging camera to Lieutenant Commander Dady Suryanegara and Lieutenants Agus Purnawan and Danar Pratama of the Indonesian Navy aboard HMAS Leeuwin.

Three Indonesian Navy officers have experienced life at sea in the Royal Australian Navy Hydrographic Survey ship HMAS Leeuwin.

Search for Vampire to begin off Sri Lanka

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HMAS Vampire (I) at sea. Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Vampire (I) at sea. Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive.

One of the remaining maritime mysteries of the Second World War may soon be solved, thanks to a joint operation between the Royal Australian Navy and the Sri Lankan Navy.