Topic: HMAS Canberra (L02)

HMAS Canberra conducts evacuation training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

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

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

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.

NUSHIP Canberra’s boarding team achieves key milestone

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author and photographer)

Canberra’s Boarding Team approaches the DMS training vessel for a scenario based boarding exercise. (photo: LEUT Emily Kennedy)

Canberra’s Boarding Team approaches the DMS training vessel for a scenario based boarding exercise.

Twenty NUSHIP Canberra personnel recently undertook the initial boarding party course at HMAS Cerberus, satisfying yet another training requirement in preparation for Canberra’s delivery to Navy in 2014.

NUSHIP Canberra personnel learn to operate Navy’s new landing craft in Spain

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LCDR Michael Nipperess (author and photographer)

NUSHIP Canberra's Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Michael Hines manoeuvres an Landing Craft Medium 1E (LCM1E) into ESPS Castilla, a Landing Platform Dock, as part of the LCM1E course run by the Spanish Armada at the LCM1E School in Cadiz, Spain. (photo: LCDR Michael Nipperess)

NUSHIP Canberra's Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Michael Hines manoeuvres an Landing Craft Medium 1E (LCM1E) into ESPS Castilla, a Landing Platform Dock, as part of the LCM1E course run by the Spanish Armada at the LCM1E School in Cadiz, Spain.

Fifteen Navy personnel returned from Spain today after completing a seven week course to learn how to drive and operate the Navy’s new Landing Craft Mechanical 1E (LCM1E). The Spanish Armada LCM1E School based in Cadiz ran the course for 11 members of NUSHIP Canberra along with external agency translators and future Australian Navy LCM1E Instructors.

NUSHIP Canberra passes first harbour acceptance trial in Australia

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), Mary-Anne Lane (photographer)

A Mack Heavy Recovery Vehicle embarks in forward side ramp door of NUSHIP Canberra. (photo: Mary-Anne Lane)

A Mack Heavy Recovery Vehicle embarks in forward side ramp door of NUSHIP Canberra.

Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has successfully completed a vehicle load trial on NUSHIP Canberra in the first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Harbour Acceptance Trial to be done in Australia.

NUSHIP Canberra aviation team prepares to be first of class

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), CMDR Paul Moggach (photographer)

Members of NUSHIP Canberra and HMS Illustrious' Air Departments in the Flying Control room of HMS Illustrious. (photo: CMDR Paul Moggach)

Members of NUSHIP Canberra and HMS Illustrious' Air Departments in the Flying Control room of HMS Illustrious.

The Air Department in the Royal Australian Navy’s first Landing Helicopter Dock ship, NUSHIP Canberra, has taken another step towards achieving operational capability following a period with the Royal Navy developing multi-spot helicopter operating procedures.

NUSHIP meets a new ship

Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

HMS Daring alongside NUSHIP Canberra at Williamstown Dockyard, Victoria.  (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

HMS Daring alongside NUSHIP Canberra at Williamstown Dockyard, Victoria.

The Royal Navy ship HMS Daring has pulled alongside NUSHIP Canberra in Melbourne, providing the city with an impressive backdrop of the worlds most modern warships.