Topic: HMAS Canberra (L02)

United for the common good

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Emily Hull (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Maritime Warfare Officers (L) Lieutenant (LEUT) Matthew Smith, RAN and (R) LEUT Melanie Kristensen, RAN, with 808 Squadron Pilot, LEUT Tammie-Lee Hunter and Lieutenant Commander Colin McLeod, RAN, in the Flying Control Office, HMAS Adelaide. (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

Maritime Warfare Officers (L) Lieutenant (LEUT) Matthew Smith, RAN and (R) LEUT Melanie Kristensen, RAN, with 808 Squadron Pilot, LEUT Tammie-Lee Hunter and Lieutenant Commander Colin McLeod, RAN, in the Flying Control Office, HMAS Adelaide.

The Royal Australian Navy’s largest vessels, HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide, have presented opportunities to break down stereotypes within the Navy and between services as the platforms reflect true combined capability.

Operations in the Pacific reflect strategic change

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), SGT Dave Morley (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Maritime Surveillance Advisers (MSAs) and Technical Advisers (TAs) from across the Pacific came to Canberra for an annual five-day conference from November 21-25, 2016. (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Royal Australian Navy Maritime Surveillance Advisers (MSAs) and Technical Advisers (TAs) from across the Pacific came to Canberra for an annual five-day conference from November 21-25, 2016.

Maritime Surveillance Advisers and Technical Advisers spread across 12 Pacific Island countries, in direct support of Australia’s Pacific Patrol Boat Program, converged on Canberra in late November for their annual conference.

Canberra helps celebrate centenary of service

Published on by Mr Stephen Henderson (author), Unknown (photographer)

RSL Centenary canvas bag and small medalions (photo: Unknown)

RSL Centenary canvas bag and small medalions

HMAS Canberra is putting her considerable weight behind the Returned and Services League of Australia as they celebrate their Centenary Year in 2016.

Being resilient a key focus for Navy members

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Madelaine Woolmer in the forward main engine room onboard HMAS Canberra.  (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Madelaine Woolmer in the forward main engine room onboard HMAS Canberra.

High tempo deployments can be difficult at times, but HMAS Canberra's Able Seaman Marine Technician Madeleine Woolmer is among a growing number of sailors who has found a new source of inspiration to improve their resilience.

Turning the tables on family service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Madeleine Woolmer and her family recreate an event 20 years earlier where her father, Brian returned from RIMPAC in HMAS Newcastle. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Madeleine Woolmer and her family recreate an event 20 years earlier where her father, Brian returned from RIMPAC in HMAS Newcastle.

A wharfside welcome home turned back the clock for one father and daughter recently with HMAS Canberra's return to Sydney from RIMPAC 2016

What can they do? Take away my birthday?

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), Unknown (photographer)

“I think of it as being pretty lucky. I get to stay a year younger,” said Able Seaman Aviation Technician Jack Taylor, who lost his 23 rd birthday when HMAS Canberra sailed over the International Date Line recently. (photo: Unknown)

“I think of it as being pretty lucky. I get to stay a year younger,” said Able Seaman Aviation Technician Jack Taylor, who lost his 23 rd birthday when HMAS Canberra sailed over the International Date Line recently.

The ability to skip a birthday might be considered a dream for some, but for Able Seaman Aviation Technician Jack Taylor it became a reality when he sailed over the International Date Line onboard HMAS Canberra on his way back to Australia from Hawaii.


Fijian workshop on Women, Peace and Security

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Jaqueline Swinton recently led the Fijian workshop on Women, Peace and Security (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Lieutenant Commander Jaqueline Swinton recently led the Fijian workshop on Women, Peace and Security

While alongside in Fiji, recently, HMAS Canberra hosted a 'talanoa', or workshop, on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, Women, Peace and Security.

HMAS Canberra returns to Fiji

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), CMDR Ben Macdonald (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

The Royal Fiji Military Forces band plays as HMAS Canberra approaches the Port of Suva, Fiji where the ship will spent three days to meet again with the people of Fiji and celebrate the bonds of friendship formed during the emergency response following Cyclone Winston. (photo: CMDR Ben Macdonald)

The Royal Fiji Military Forces band plays as HMAS Canberra approaches the Port of Suva, Fiji where the ship will spent three days to meet again with the people of Fiji and celebrate the bonds of friendship formed during the emergency response following Cyclone Winston.

The Australian Defence Force’s commitment to Fiji in the days following Tropical Cyclone Winston will be remembered during HMAS Canberra’s return visit to Fiji on 17-20 August.

Australian hospitality a highlight of RIMPAC

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

L-R Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kale Strawbridge, USMC Sergeant Spenser Spuck, USMC Sergeant Mitchell Garino, and Able Seaman Musician Luke Stanley meet on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

L-R Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kale Strawbridge, USMC Sergeant Spenser Spuck, USMC Sergeant Mitchell Garino, and Able Seaman Musician Luke Stanley meet on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Beards and Vegemite were among the curiosities when more than 130 United States Marines embarked in HMAS Canberra for the sea phase of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

US Cobra and Venom helicopters land on HMAS Canberra

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

A United States Marine Corps (USMC) AH-1W SuperCobra helicopter (front) and a USMC UH-1Y Venom medium utility helicopter (rear) rest on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during the 'freeplay' phase of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.
  (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

A United States Marine Corps (USMC) AH-1W SuperCobra helicopter (front) and a USMC UH-1Y Venom medium utility helicopter (rear) rest on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during the 'freeplay' phase of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

HMAS Canberra has been visited by one of the most potent attack helicopters in the United States Marine Corps, the AH-1 SuperCobra.