Section: Fleet

Successful torpedo firing

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HMAS Stuart fires a live MU90 torpedo 'war shot' at a submerged static target in the EAXA (East Australian Exercise Area), off NSW's South Coast. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

HMAS Stuart fires a live MU90 torpedo 'war shot' at a submerged static target in the EAXA (East Australian Exercise Area), off NSW's South Coast.

The Royal Australian Navy has successfully conducted the world’s first firing of a "war shot" MU90 Lightweight Torpedo.

Navy Band gives Indonesian visitor a familiar welcome

Published on by LS Cathy Wainwright (author)

The Royal Australian Navy Band played a traditional Indonesian song using Angklung instruments which were gifted to the RAN by the Indonesian Navy in 2012. (photo: Unknown)

The Royal Australian Navy Band played a traditional Indonesian song using Angklung instruments which were gifted to the RAN by the Indonesian Navy in 2012.

The Royal Australian Navy Band went to great lengths to welcome the Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy, Admiral Dr. Marsetio, to Fleet Base East this week, when he made a counterpart visit to the Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs.

Navy Daily exceeds 49,000 visits in first six weeks

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LEUT Tony White (author)

Google Analytics map of Visits by City to the Navy Daily website. (photo: n/a)

Google Analytics map of Visits by City to the Navy Daily website.

Since the website was launched on July 3, Navy Daily has gone from strength to strength, having clocked up 49,600 visits in its first six weeks.

NUSHIP Canberra's Command Team to benefit from training in model replica LHD

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), Port Ash Australia (photographer)

Replica LHD, NU SHIP Assault being

Replica LHD, NU SHIP Assault being "launched" by Port Ash Australia personnel for final preparations ahead of NUSHIP Canberra's Command team training next week.

The model, replica Landing Helicopter Dock ship, NUSHIP Assault, has been launched in Port Ash (near Newcastle) this week - ready to be used by NUSHIP Canberra's Command Team during a professional ship handling course next week.

Ballarat receives top up from Sirius on transit north

Published on by LCDR Simon Franklin (author), ABEW Andrew Hardrin (photographer)

Sailors man the distance line during HMAS Ballarat’s Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Sirius. (photo: ABEW Andrew Hardrin)

Sailors man the distance line during HMAS Ballarat’s Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Sirius.

“Distance two cables, bearing seven degrees,” reported HMAS Ballarat’s Navigating Office, Lieutenant Tom Geraghty to his Commanding Officer, Commander Matthew Doornbos.

Confidence for HS Blue Crew

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author)

Lieutenant (LEUT) Reece Osborne pilots HMAS Leeuwin under the watchful eye of Navigation Officer, LEUT Scott Benstead (binoculars) and Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Neil Cheverton. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant (LEUT) Reece Osborne pilots HMAS Leeuwin under the watchful eye of Navigation Officer, LEUT Scott Benstead (binoculars) and Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Neil Cheverton.

Officers from the first Bridge Sim graduating class have found success on Hydrographic Ships since arriving at their first ship posting with Bridge Warfare Certificate in hand.

Perth ends Talisman Saber with a bang

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Upgraded Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth provides Naval Gunfire Support with her 5 inch gun during the closing stages of exercise Talisman Saber. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Upgraded Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth provides Naval Gunfire Support with her 5 inch gun during the closing stages of exercise Talisman Saber.

The upgraded Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth ended Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 with a bang—lots of bangs actually—as she participated in a joint live fire exercise at Townsend Island, off Queensland.

Bridge Simulator boosts BWC certifications

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Daniel Camparini in training for his Bridge Warfare Certificate Phase IV in Bridge Alpha, Full Mission Simulator at HMAS Watson in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Sub Lieutenant Daniel Camparini in training for his Bridge Warfare Certificate Phase IV in Bridge Alpha, Full Mission Simulator at HMAS Watson in Sydney.

Last year Navy took the bold step of embracing simulation in an area that many thought was 'a sacred cow'. The decision to award the Bridge Warfare Certificate (BWC) using simulation ashore represented an enormous shift in the way that Navy trained Junior Warfare Application Course officers.

Ballarat slips quietly away for South East Asian deployment

Published on by LCDR Simon Franklin (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat leaves stern first from Fleet Base East, Sydney, for a three month deployment to South East Asia. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Ballarat leaves stern first from Fleet Base East, Sydney, for a three month deployment to South East Asia.

Without fanfare, HMAS Ballarat departed Fleet Base East early on 5 August 2013 to conduct some additional warfare training before commencing a three month South East Asian and Operation RESOLUTE deployment, following almost a month of intense Unit Readiness Workups.

HMAS Darwin resurgent again

Published on by LEUT Andrew Serchen (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

HMAS Darwin sails past Hornby Lighthouse on South Head, at Watsons Bay, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

HMAS Darwin sails past Hornby Lighthouse on South Head, at Watsons Bay, Sydney.

HMAS Darwin is "Resurgent" again, having recently completed a major maintenance docking, which involved more than 140,000 hours of contracted work. Emerging from the dry Dock in mid May, her crew began the tireless work required to transform the industrial worksite back into an operational warship.