Section: Fleet

Navy Hydrographic Ships Complete PNG Survey

Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author)

HMAS Mermaid in Port Vila Harbour during a South West Pacific deployment. (photo: )

HMAS Mermaid in Port Vila Harbour during a South West Pacific deployment.

Two of Royal Australian Navy's Coastal Hydrographic Survey ships have recently returned to their homeport of Cairns, having completed a survey of Dawson Strait, Papua New Guinea.

High Seas Rendezvous

Published on by LCDR Simon Franklin (author), LSEW Andrew Harding (photographer)

POCSS David Kennedy and ABMT Ross Kennedy together onboard Ballarat. (photo: LSEW Andrew Harding)

POCSS David Kennedy and ABMT Ross Kennedy together onboard Ballarat.

Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor David Kennedy and his son Able Seaman Marine Technican Ross Kennedy had an unexpected reunion onboard HMAS Ballarat recently, during a transfer of personnel while on Operation RESOLUTE.

HMAS Choules’ remembers fallen Defence personnel at Manus Island

Published on by LEUT Sarah Mills (author), LSCIS Stephanie Cokanauto (photographer)

HMAS Choules' crew salute during a memorial service at the Manus Island cemetary. (photo: LEUT Sarah Mills)

HMAS Choules' crew salute during a memorial service at the Manus Island cemetary.

Personnel from HMAS Choules conducted a memorial service at a cemetery on Manus Island to remember Australians who died there.  The ceremony was conducted on 24 October 2013 by the ship's Chaplain.

Battle Tanker is Back

Published on by LEUT Joseph McKay (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Success sails past Sydney's iconic Fort Dennison to conduct a Mariner Skills Evaluation for two weeks off the East Coast of Australia. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Success sails past Sydney's iconic Fort Dennison to conduct a Mariner Skills Evaluation for two weeks off the East Coast of Australia.

HMAS Success returned to sea on 25 October and has commenced Sea Qualification Trials and a Unit Readiness workup package.

Australian and New Zealand training collaboration

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author)

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Training elements of the Royal Australian and Royal New Zealand Navies recently joined forces to collaborate on unit readiness evaluations during Exercise ANZAC 2013.

ESPS Cantabria takes part in TRITON CENTENARY 13

Published on by LEUT Christopher Thornton (author)

Commander Jose L. Nieto, ESPS Cantabria CO, looking very pleased after job well done. USS Chosin is the last ship that Cantabria would refuel whilst participating in TC13. (photo: )

Commander Jose L. Nieto, ESPS Cantabria CO, looking very pleased after job well done. USS Chosin is the last ship that Cantabria would refuel whilst participating in TC13.

ESPS Cantabria has taken part in her final exercise as part of the Royal Australian Navy Fleet. The Spanish Armada ship was in high demand during exercise TRITON CENTENARY (TS13) part 2, and refuelled ships from participating nations.

HMAS Albatross Accommodation Opens

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(L-R) Plenary Group Project Manager and representative, Phil Dark and HMAS Albatross Commanding Officer, Captain Gordon Andrew RAN, cut the ribbon during the opening ceremony of the Single Leap accommodation buildings, at HMAS Albatross, Nowra. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Plenary Group Project Manager and representative, Phil Dark and HMAS Albatross Commanding Officer, Captain Gordon Andrew RAN, cut the ribbon during the opening ceremony of the Single Leap accommodation buildings, at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

HMAS Albatross Commanding Officer Captain Gordon Andrew has officially opened the base’s first major residential construction project in over 40 years.

HMAS Broome farewells Pacific Patrol Boats

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LEUT Sarah West (photographer)

The Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Broome, with Ardent Five embarked, transited from Darwin to Sydney in September, 2013, in company with four Pacific Patrol Boats from Tonga, Papua New Guinea and Micronesia, to participate in the Royal Australian Navy’s (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

The Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Broome, with Ardent Five embarked, transited from Darwin to Sydney in September, 2013, in company with four Pacific Patrol Boats from Tonga, Papua New Guinea and Micronesia, to participate in the Royal Australian Navy’s

After almost a month of operating together in-company, HMAS Broome, on 15 October, parted company with four Pacific Patrol Boats visiting Australia for the International Fleet Review 2013 and Exercise Triton Centenary.

Triton Centenary draws to a close

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author)

HMAS Parramatta RHIB returning US personnel back to USS Chosin after a PXP during TC13. (photo: )

HMAS Parramatta RHIB returning US personnel back to USS Chosin after a PXP during TC13.

The final phase of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) International Fleet Review drew to a close today, with the completion of Exercise Triton Centenary 2013.

Choules joins in IFR from afar

Published on by LEUT Sarah Mills (author), LS Darryl Ford (photographer)

Ship's Company from HMAS Choules commemorate the International Fleet Review while anchored off Manus Island. (photo: LS Darryl Ford)

Ship's Company from HMAS Choules commemorate the International Fleet Review while anchored off Manus Island.

Personnel onboard HMAS Choules have conducted their own version of the International Fleet Review (IFR) while anchored off Manus Island, Papua New Guinea.