Topic: HMAS Canberra (L02)

Brother inspires Navy career

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Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Troy Bennett dressed in boarding party gear on board HMAS Canberra. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Troy Bennett dressed in boarding party gear on board HMAS Canberra.

Born in Devonport and raised in Hobart, Tassie boy, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Troy Bennett joined the Navy at 18 chasing fun, travel and adventure.

A new phase awaits for 808

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

(L-R) Commanding Officer 808 Squadron, Commander Adrian Capner (left) hands the weight of command to Commander Michael Waddell, during the handover ceremony held in the hanger of 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.  (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Commanding Officer 808 Squadron, Commander Adrian Capner (left) hands the weight of command to Commander Michael Waddell, during the handover ceremony held in the hanger of 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

Navy's home to the MRH-90 helicopter, 808 Squadron, assembled for the traditional rowing ashore of the outgoing Commanding Officer as Commander Adrian Capner handed over the “trident of power” to Commander Michael Waddell recently.

HMAS Canberra conducts first Replenishment at Sea during FCP15

Published on by LEUT Nicholas Robinson (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

HMAS Sirius alongside HMAS Canberra during a replenishment at sea evolution as part of the Fleet Concentration Period East 2015. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

HMAS Sirius alongside HMAS Canberra during a replenishment at sea evolution as part of the Fleet Concentration Period East 2015.

Less than one year after its commissioning, HMAS Canberra has conducted its first Replenishment at Sea evolution, in company with HMAS Sirius.

Chinooks commence Canberra trials

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A CH-47D Chinook conducts load lifting trials with HMAS Canberra in Jervis Bay. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

A CH-47D Chinook conducts load lifting trials with HMAS Canberra in Jervis Bay.

The Navy’s Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit along with C Squadron, 5 Aviation Regiment has conducted a ‘quick look’ trial of the CH-47D Chinook onboard the Navy’s Flag Ship, HMAS Canberra. The trials were conducted over a week with preliminary work being conducted at HMAS Albatross and the flying trials conducted at sea on 20-21 October 2015.

Historical links help Canberra stay competitive

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Lieutenant Commander Stephen Hurd of the Naval Association of Australia, Launceston South sub-section presents the Commanding Officer of HMAS Canberra, Captain Chris Smith with the Athol Ewington Shield to honour the last Tasmanian surviving member of HMAS Canberra (I) which was sunk in 1942. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Lieutenant Commander Stephen Hurd of the Naval Association of Australia, Launceston South sub-section presents the Commanding Officer of HMAS Canberra, Captain Chris Smith with the Athol Ewington Shield to honour the last Tasmanian surviving member of HMAS Canberra (I) which was sunk in 1942.

While Athol Ewington’s service in HMAS Canberra (I) ended nearly 73 years ago when Canberra was lost in the Battle of Savo Island, his name will now live on in Canberra (III) with the introduction of the Athol Ewington Shield.

HMAS Canberra conducts evacuation training

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Ship's Company from NUSHIP Adelaide, play the part of civilian evacuees being transported to HMAS Canberra on a landing craft, during a Non Combatant Evacuation Operation exercise in Jervis Bay. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Ship's Company from NUSHIP Adelaide, play the part of civilian evacuees being transported to HMAS Canberra on a landing craft, during a Non Combatant Evacuation Operation exercise in Jervis Bay.

A small group of sailors from Landing Helicopter Dock NUSHIP Adelaide had the chance to try out their acting skills this month when sister ship, HMAS Canberra conducted Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation and Evacuation Handling Centre exercises.

Backstage team smooths any ripples

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Prime Minister of Australia, The Honourable Tony Abbott, MP, is given a tour by Commander David Walter onboard NUSHIP Canberra before the commissioning ceremony, Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Prime Minister of Australia, The Honourable Tony Abbott, MP, is given a tour by Commander David Walter onboard NUSHIP Canberra before the commissioning ceremony, Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Last Friday, while most of HMAS Canberra’s ship’s company dressed in their white ceremonial uniforms to take part in the commissioning ceremony, 24 members of the crew remained in their everyday working rig, ready to respond in the case of an emergency.

HMAS Canberra joins the fleet

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Petty Officer Communication and Information Systems Chloe Oliver with the Australian White Ensign where it will be hoisted for the first time in the newly commissioned HMAS Canberra. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Petty Officer Communication and Information Systems Chloe Oliver with the Australian White Ensign where it will be hoisted for the first time in the newly commissioned HMAS Canberra.

The Governor General of Australia, together with the Prime Minister of Australia, were the guests of honour today as Australia’s first Landing Helicopter Dock was welcomed into service in the Royal Australian Navy.

Canberra arrives in Sydney

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), LCDR Jodie Wilkinson (photographer)

The largest ship ever built for the Royal Australian Navy, Landing Helicopter Dock NUSHIP Canberra, entered Sydney Harbour for the first time during the contractor sea trials and testing program.
 
 (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

The largest ship ever built for the Royal Australian Navy, Landing Helicopter Dock NUSHIP Canberra, entered Sydney Harbour for the first time during the contractor sea trials and testing program.

An exciting milestone was realised yesterday when the first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship currently being built for Defence, entered Sydney Harbour for the first time.

Canberra’s size and power tested at sea trials

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

NUSHIP Canberra sails from Williamstown to commence her first set of sea trials. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

NUSHIP Canberra sails from Williamstown to commence her first set of sea trials.

NUSHIP Canberra, the first of two Landing Helicopter Dock ships being built for the Australian Defence Force, sailed yesterday for the first time under her own propulsion as part of the sea trials and testing program.