Section: Fleet

Sydney welcomes USS Blue Ridge

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

The USS Blue Ridge approaches Garden Island Naval Base, Fleet Base East, Sydney, for a port visit prior to Exercise TALISMAN SABER 2013. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

The USS Blue Ridge approaches Garden Island Naval Base, Fleet Base East, Sydney, for a port visit prior to Exercise TALISMAN SABER 2013.

Sydney was abuzz on Saturday, 13 July with the arrival of United States Navy, USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) docking at Garden Island, Sydney for a port visit.

HMAS Waller makes a pit stop in Sydney

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Collins Class Submarine, HMAS Waller berths alongside Garden Island for a port visit in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Collins Class Submarine, HMAS Waller berths alongside Garden Island for a port visit in Sydney.

HMAS Waller made a short visit to Garden Island, Sydney recently. Prior to the short layover at Fleet Base East (FBE), the crew honed their skills and re-established their onboard routines as they transited and patrolled the Southern Oceans of Australia.

Exercise TALISMAN SABER 2013 begins

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Personnel from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, embark on HMAS Choules to participate in Exercise TALISMAN SABER 2013. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Personnel from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, embark on HMAS Choules to participate in Exercise TALISMAN SABER 2013.

Exercise TALISMAN SABER 2013 has commenced, with more than 28,000 soldiers, sailors, air men and women taking to the sea, land and sky in northern Australia.

Melbourne completes MRE

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author)

HMAS Melbourne's embarked S-70B Seahawk aircraft, Dominator, lifts off the flight deck for a sortie whilst in Jervis Bay, NSW. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

HMAS Melbourne's embarked S-70B Seahawk aircraft, Dominator, lifts off the flight deck for a sortie whilst in Jervis Bay, NSW.

Following several weeks of intense training, in trying environmental conditions, HMAS Melbourne fought valiantly for Mission Readiness as she prepared her forthcoming deployment.

Shepparton surveys the Clarence Strait

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Michael Kumpis (author)

LSHSO Coates, ABHSO Ball and ABHSO Tabram get ready to deploy the tide guage onboard HMAS Shepparton during a survey operation of the Clarence Strait.  (photo: Unknown)

LSHSO Coates, ABHSO Ball and ABHSO Tabram get ready to deploy the tide guage onboard HMAS Shepparton during a survey operation of the Clarence Strait.

HMAS Shepparton’s Hydrographic Department have been hard at work, conducting high resolution surveys of the Australian coastline. The Paluma Class Survey Motor Launch (SML) is currently conducting survey operations between Clarence Strait and the approaches to Darwin Harbour.

Navy commissions 808 Squadron

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

808 Squadron members parade in front of MRH90 Taipan Multi-Role Helicopters, during the commissioning held at HMAS Albatross. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

808 Squadron members parade in front of MRH90 Taipan Multi-Role Helicopters, during the commissioning held at HMAS Albatross.

The Navy’s newest Squadron - 808 - was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm on 11 July, in a traditional ceremony at HMAS Albatross.

Tartan Terror returns

Published on by LCDR David Perry (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Stuart prepares to come alongside her home port at Garden Island, Sydney, to the sounds of bagpipes. HMAS Stuart was temporarily based in the west after a hull swap with HMAS Anzac. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Stuart prepares to come alongside her home port at Garden Island, Sydney, to the sounds of bagpipes. HMAS Stuart was temporarily based in the west after a hull swap with HMAS Anzac.

Following an extremely busy and challenging ten weeks alongside Fleet Base West, HMAS Stuart returned to Sydney yesterday. With the sounds of a lone piper playing on the Chaff Deck, the Tartan Terror glided into Fleet Base East and was met by family and friends as well as the Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett.

All systems go on simulated training

Published on by SBLT Jez Kokshoorn (author)

Graduates of the pilot FCO Endorsement Course at the Systems Training School, HMAS Watson, with their instructor: CPOET Hunter-Wield, LSET Weeks, LSET Boyd, LSET Walsh, POET Bowden, LSET Draheim (Dux). (photo: Unknown)

Graduates of the pilot FCO Endorsement Course at the Systems Training School, HMAS Watson, with their instructor: CPOET Hunter-Wield, LSET Weeks, LSET Boyd, LSET Walsh, POET Bowden, LSET Draheim (Dux).

The Weapons Electrical Engineering and Warfare Communities have embraced Training Force’s first priority to increase the use of simulation in training by establishing a pilot Anzac Mk3 Fire Control Officer (FCO) Endorsement Course.

Romeo Training hits full throttle in the US

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author)

Romeo Training hits full throttle in the US.
MH-60R Simulator training. (photo: Unknown)

Romeo Training hits full throttle in the US. MH-60R Simulator training.

NUSQN 725 (CMDR David Frost) has been hitting the books and burning the midnight oil as it undertakes training  with the USN in Jacksonville, Florida USA.

Australian Navy leading the world with MRH90 helicopter introduction at sea

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author)

Australian MRH90 Taipan helicopters operating at sea. (photo: Unknown)

Australian MRH90 Taipan helicopters operating at sea.

The Royal Australian Navy is leading the world in bringing the new MRH90 ‘Taipan’ Multi-Role Helicopter into service at sea.