Section: Fleet

Defence funding in the Budget

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First Air Warfare Destroyer Hobart undertakes acceptance sea trials off the coast of South Australia to undertake testing of combat, communications and additional platform systems. (photo: Russell Millard)

First Air Warfare Destroyer Hobart undertakes acceptance sea trials off the coast of South Australia to undertake testing of combat, communications and additional platform systems.

For those of you wondering how Defence fared in the Budget, here’s a wrap of the proposed funding.

Fourcroy joins the fleet

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Commanding Officer Cape Fourcroy, Commander Mark Taylor, RAN, stands with his crew on completion of the Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Cape Fourcroy Acceptance Ceremony at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Commanding Officer Cape Fourcroy, Commander Mark Taylor, RAN, stands with his crew on completion of the Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Cape Fourcroy Acceptance Ceremony at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

The first of two Austal-built Cape Class Patrol Boats has officially joined the Royal Australian Navy fleet.

Tanks ‘sea ride’ on Choules

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew McDonald (author), CAPT (Army) Hugh Johnston (author)

An M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank embarked on HMAS Choules. (photo: Unknown)

An M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank embarked on HMAS Choules.

HMAS Choules added a new capability to the Australian Defence Force’s arsenal when they safely loaded and recovered Army’s heaviest vehicles onto the ship recently.

Team Anzac tops up fleet training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Robert Gould (author), ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne (photographer)

A Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter flying at sunset during trials with HMAS Anzac. (photo: ABCSO(U) TARA BYRNE)

A Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter flying at sunset during trials with HMAS Anzac.

HMAS Anzac sailed from Fleet Base East, Sydney, in April with a handful of additional Marine Technical sailors and Aviation personnel embarked. 

Farncomb assists rescue of Indonesian fishermen

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT James Lybrand (author), POIS Paul McCallum (author)

Norwegian merchant vessel MV Fermita closes on a stranded Indonesian fishing boat. (photo: Unknown)

Norwegian merchant vessel MV Fermita closes on a stranded Indonesian fishing boat.

The crew of an Indonesian fishing vessel, stranded 100 nautical miles from land, have been rescued thanks to the efforts of the crew of submarine, HMAS Farncomb

South West Pacific deployment reaffirms regional ties

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Foreground HMAS Wollongong takes up her station while incompany during Exercise CASSOWARY, in the Northern Australian Exercise Area. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Foreground HMAS Wollongong takes up her station while incompany during Exercise CASSOWARY, in the Northern Australian Exercise Area.

HMAS Wollongong has embarked on a voyage to the South West Pacific as part of the Australian Defence Force’s enduring commitment to assist with building security capacity in the region.

HMAS Ballarat visit to Zhanjiang

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Danica Thompson (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The Australian Consul General Guangzhou, Mr Dominic Trindade, the CO, Commander David Landon, CSM, RAN, and a contingent from HMAS Ballarat are given a tour the People's Liberation Army-Navy Jiangkai II class frigate Huangshan by the CO, Captain Zhang Huiwu. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The Australian Consul General Guangzhou, Mr Dominic Trindade, the CO, Commander David Landon, CSM, RAN, and a contingent from HMAS Ballarat are given a tour the People's Liberation Army-Navy Jiangkai II class frigate Huangshan by the CO, Captain Zhang Huiwu.

A musical welcome greeted HMAS Ballarat as she drew alongside Zhanjiang, China, the home of the People’s Liberation Army – Navy South Sea Fleet for a port visit.

HMAS Ballarat exercises with Canadian Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Patrick Scott (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat in company with the Royal Canadian Navy ships HMCS Ottawa and Winnipeg conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres during HMAS Ballarat's South East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Ballarat in company with the Royal Canadian Navy ships HMCS Ottawa and Winnipeg conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres during HMAS Ballarat's South East Asia Deployment.

Royal Australian Navy Frigate HMAS Ballarat has completed a range of underway exercises with Royal Canadian Navy ships HMCS Ottawa and Winnipeg in the waters of South East Asia during Ballarat's South East Asia deployment.

Deputy Chief of Navy - On the Record

Published on by RADM Michael Noonan (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Canberra at Fleet Base East  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Canberra at Fleet Base East

Deputy Chief of Navy has responded to an article in the Daily Telegraph about maintenance and operability of the Canberra class amphibious ships.

Commemorating 1942, the Royal Australian Navy's Darkest Year

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr John Perryman (author), Able Seaman Paul McCallum (photographer)

HMAS Perth (I) was a modified Leander Class Light Cruiser which commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy in 1939. (photo: UNKNOWN)

HMAS Perth (I) was a modified Leander Class Light Cruiser which commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy in 1939.

During 2017 the Royal Australian Navy will pause to commemorate a number of significant 75th anniversaries as it focuses on what was, arguably, the Navy’s darkest year - 1942.