Section: Fleet

HMAS Paluma Surveys the Kimberley

Published on by LEUT Peter Locke (author), ABHSO Jessica Van Der Kolk (photographer)

An example of the Bradshaw artwork on Jar Island in Vansittart Bay, thought to be many thousands of years old. (photo: ABHSO Jessica Van Der Kolk)

An example of the Bradshaw artwork on Jar Island in Vansittart Bay, thought to be many thousands of years old.

On Sunday, the crew of HMA Ships’ Paluma and Mermaid celebrated Easter Sunday at anchor off Jar Island, Vansittart Bay, Western Australia.

A window view of the future

Published on by LCDR Jodie Wilkinson (author and photographer)

ABML-P Shane Clubb watches NUSHIP Canberra depart the dry dock at Garden Island in Sydney. (photo: LCDR Jodie Wilkinson)

ABML-P Shane Clubb watches NUSHIP Canberra depart the dry dock at Garden Island in Sydney.

The Ship’s Company of HMAS Newcastle recently occupied Building 68 on the Garden Island Defence Precinct in Sydney while their ship underwent a maintenance and production period. Once the docking dependant work was complete, Newcastle vacated the dock to make way for the mighty NUSHIP Canberra.

Navy’s royal birds in flight

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

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge before the departure from Victoria Barracks, Sydney, in a MRH90 helicopter to visit the 2013 bushfire affected residents in the town of Winmalee in the Blue Mountains. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge before the departure from Victoria Barracks, Sydney, in a MRH90 helicopter to visit the 2013 bushfire affected residents in the town of Winmalee in the Blue Mountains.

Aircrew from the Royal Australian Navy’s 808 Squadron had the privilege of transporting royalty today, when they flew the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge from Sydney to the Blue Mountains in a Navy MRH-90 helicopter.

Sun sets on first major amphibious exercise for the year

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Paul Parnell guides a Navy MRH-90 helicopter from 808 Squadron onto the flight deck of HMAS Choules as the ship transits from Sydney to Townsville for Exercise Sea Dawn 2014. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Leading Seaman Aviation Paul Parnell guides a Navy MRH-90 helicopter from 808 Squadron onto the flight deck of HMAS Choules as the ship transits from Sydney to Townsville for Exercise Sea Dawn 2014.

As the sun sets on Exercise SEA DAWN this month, the ship’s company of HMAS Choules reflected on the important milestones they helped the Australian Defence Force (ADF) achieve in training for amphibious operations.

Huge learning curve for Canberra’s Damage Control Instructors

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Pete Cannon provides guidance to members of the fire hose party during a damage control exercise in the Embarked Forces laundry aboard NUSHIP Canberra. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Pete Cannon provides guidance to members of the fire hose party during a damage control exercise in the Embarked Forces laundry aboard NUSHIP Canberra.

Recently, NUSHIP Canberra’s Damage Control Instructor organisation had to apply their experience to brand new information as they took the leap into teaching Canberra’s first Duty Watch groups about how to react to incidents such as fires, floods and gas detector alarms.

Canberra’s Duty Watch teams go the extra miles getting to know their new ship

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Duty Watch Officer of the Day, Lieutenant Jazz Kastaniotis, discusses the Command and Control aspects of a duty watch exercise with the Engineering Officer of the Day, Petty Officer Marine Technician Andrew Copeland. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Duty Watch Officer of the Day, Lieutenant Jazz Kastaniotis, discusses the Command and Control aspects of a duty watch exercise with the Engineering Officer of the Day, Petty Officer Marine Technician Andrew Copeland.

NUSHIP Canberra's Ship's Company walked hundreds of kilometres over the past month, familiarising themselves with the Navy’s newest platform.

*** Includes time-lapse video footage of NUSHIP Canberra docking and un-docking!

Soldiers families enjoy tour of Choules during Exercise Sea Dawn

Published on by MIDN Samuel Fiez (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Midshipman Samuel Fiez guides families of the Embarked Forces from 2RAR around the bridge of HMAS Choules for an Amphibious Ready Element family day while the ship was alongside in Townsville. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Midshipman Samuel Fiez guides families of the Embarked Forces from 2RAR around the bridge of HMAS Choules for an Amphibious Ready Element family day while the ship was alongside in Townsville.

Last weekend while alongside the port of Townsville, the crew of HMAS Choules was honoured to open their ship to the families of the men and women of the Army's Second Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, known as 2RAR.

Australian crew strengthens regional partnerships during Indonesian exercise

Published on by Ardent One (author), LSCIS Ellise Holl (photographer), ABCIS Kristi Burgess (photographer)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Taylor Burgess of Ardent One with Filipino Officers at the closing ceremony of Exercise KOMODO 2014 in Indonesia.  (photo: LSCIS Ellise Holl, ABCIS Kristi Burgess)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Taylor Burgess of Ardent One with Filipino Officers at the closing ceremony of Exercise KOMODO 2014 in Indonesia.

Ardent One, embarked in HMAS Launceston, participated in the Multilateral Naval Exercise KOMODO from 29 March to 3 April 2014.

Farewell the King

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

One of the six Sea King fuselages on low loader trailers pass the Fleet Air Arm Museum UH-1B Iroquois Navy Helicopter in Nowra on route to Port Kembla for export to the United Kingdom. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

One of the six Sea King fuselages on low loader trailers pass the Fleet Air Arm Museum UH-1B Iroquois Navy Helicopter in Nowra on route to Port Kembla for export to the United Kingdom.

Shoalhaven residents had a last glimpse of 817 Squadron’s fleet of Sea King helicopters as the aircraft made their final journey from HMAS Albatross, on what was a suitably sombre, grey and rainy day.

Three services hone amphibious capabilities in major joint exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Jason Hextell shows Craftsman, Private Tristan Creasy (right) and Craftsman, Private Dylan Rowe (centre) the procedure for securing the rotor blades of the MRH-90 helicopter embarked on HMAS Choules. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Jason Hextell shows Craftsman, Private Tristan Creasy (right) and Craftsman, Private Dylan Rowe (centre) the procedure for securing the rotor blades of the MRH-90 helicopter embarked on HMAS Choules.

The first major joint amphibious exercise for the year, Exercise SEA DAWN, is now underway in North Queensland.