Topic: HMAS Canberra (L02)

Canberra command team gets first taste of driving an LHD

Published on by POIS Paul Berry (author and photographer)

Executive Officer NUSHIP Canberra, CMDR Jonathan Earley (seated), Navigating Officer, LCDR Calvin Johnson (standing) and Port Ash facilitator, John Ryan, hone their LHD ship-handling skills on NUSHIP Assault. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Executive Officer NUSHIP Canberra, CMDR Jonathan Earley (seated), Navigating Officer, LCDR Calvin Johnson (standing) and Port Ash facilitator, John Ryan, hone their LHD ship-handling skills on NUSHIP Assault.

NUSHIP Canberra's Command Team have had their first taste of raw LHD ship-handling, albeit at 1:20 scale.

NUSHIP Canberra contributes to Australia’s Federation Guard duties

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LACW Casey Gaul (photographer)

Australia's Federation Guard form a Royal Guard for the opening of the The Royal Queensland Show. (photo: LACW Casey Gaul)

Australia's Federation Guard form a Royal Guard for the opening of the The Royal Queensland Show.

A team of 16 people from NUSHIP Canberra augmented the Australia's Federation Guard (AFG) for two high profile activities last month.

Rugby raises funds for Canberra hospital

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

(L-R) Mr Dom Mammoliti (iCognition), Dr Tim McDonald (Canberra Hospital), CAPT Jonathan Sadlier (CO NUSHIP Canberra), PatCH the Platypus and Mr John Hillier (ACT Veterans Rugby) at the cheque presentation. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

(L-R) Mr Dom Mammoliti (iCognition), Dr Tim McDonald (Canberra Hospital), CAPT Jonathan Sadlier (CO NUSHIP Canberra), PatCH the Platypus and Mr John Hillier (ACT Veterans Rugby) at the cheque presentation.

NUSHIP Canberra personnel visited Paediatrics at the Canberra Hospital (PatCH) on 16 September 2013 to join the ACT Veterans Rugby Club in presenting to the PatCH Foundation a $1000 donation from local Canberra based company iCognition.

NUSHIP Canberra people do their bit to boost numbers

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

(From left) LSML-S Alister Harrison, SMNBM Dylan Carew, ABCSO Chris Carrick and LEUT Emily Kennedy from NUSHIP Canberra after donating blood, at the Red Cross Blood Donor Centre, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

(From left) LSML-S Alister Harrison, SMNBM Dylan Carew, ABCSO Chris Carrick and LEUT Emily Kennedy from NUSHIP Canberra after donating blood, at the Red Cross Blood Donor Centre, Sydney.

With the Ambassador for this year’s Defence Blood Challenge, Petty Officer Cartrena Skinner, being part of NUSHIP Canberra’s ship’s company, personnel are well versed on the importance of donating blood.

NUSHIP Canberra personnel learn more about Spanish connections

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

CO NUSHIP Canberra, CAPT Jonathon Sadleir addresses a contingent of ship's company from SPS Cantabria, NUSHIP Canberra, members of the public and the Australian-Spanish community during a lecture series hosted by the Sydney Cervantes Institute. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

CO NUSHIP Canberra, CAPT Jonathon Sadleir addresses a contingent of ship's company from SPS Cantabria, NUSHIP Canberra, members of the public and the Australian-Spanish community during a lecture series hosted by the Sydney Cervantes Institute.

A group of personnel from NUSHIP Canberra have been treated to a lesson in Spanish exploration during a special lecture hosted by the Sydney Cervantes Institute.

Great sportsmanship raises money for local charities

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Trophies are presented to both NUSHIP Canberra and ACT Veterans rugby union teams. Each trophy features a 76mm ammunition shell casing, with one casing from a round fired from the decommissioned Adelaide Class Frigate HMAS Canberra (II). (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Trophies are presented to both NUSHIP Canberra and ACT Veterans rugby union teams. Each trophy features a 76mm ammunition shell casing, with one casing from a round fired from the decommissioned Adelaide Class Frigate HMAS Canberra (II).

Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Dock ship, NUSHIP Canberra, formed its first rugby team for a charity rugby union match against the ACT Veterans Rugby Club this month.

LHD 'Amphib' operations likened to Jenga

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

The Well Dock of USS Bonhomme Richard packed with amphibious watercraft and land based vehicles as well as equipment. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

The Well Dock of USS Bonhomme Richard packed with amphibious watercraft and land based vehicles as well as equipment.

NUSHIP Canberra’s Amphibious Department had the opportunity to tour USS Bonhomme Richard during her recent port visit to Sydney to learn more about what its like to coordinate large scale amphibious operations onboard a Landing Ship Helicopter Dock (LHD).

Sea-riding in the Spanish LHD – a glimpse of what’s to come for Canberra's company

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), CMDR Paul Moggach (photographer)

The NUSHIP Canberra sea-riding team pictured with members from ESPS Juan Carlos I ship’s company in front of the 'Island' (the superstructure above the flight deck). (photo: CMDR Paul Moggach)

The NUSHIP Canberra sea-riding team pictured with members from ESPS Juan Carlos I ship’s company in front of the 'Island' (the superstructure above the flight deck).

As NUSHIP Canberra's personnel step closer to bringing the first Landing Helicopter Dock into service.

Talent and innovation the key to success for Canberra’s engineering team

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author and photographer)

NUSHIP Canberra’s POET Luke Porter (WEO1 Work Centre IC) and LSET Edward Hearsum (WEO3) pictured in front of their work in progress which will be shortly assessed as part of the regional Fleet Base East Navy Engineering Challenge championship. (photo: LEUT Emily Kennedy)

NUSHIP Canberra’s POET Luke Porter (WEO1 Work Centre IC) and LSET Edward Hearsum (WEO3) pictured in front of their work in progress which will be shortly assessed as part of the regional Fleet Base East Navy Engineering Challenge championship.

NUSHIP Canberra Weapons Electrical Engineering Department is using all its talent and innovation to design and develop an optical robotic fire control system as part of the Navy Engineering Challenge currently underway.

Canberra’s Amphibious Department upskilling to drive new watercraft

Published on by LSBM Andrew Downey (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Michael Hines from NUSHIP Canberra stands on the LCM-8 directing the vessel master as they approach the dock of HMAS Choules. (photo: LSBM Andrew Downey)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Michael Hines from NUSHIP Canberra stands on the LCM-8 directing the vessel master as they approach the dock of HMAS Choules.

NUSHIP Canberra amphibious department sailors were among the first to attend a dedicated Navy LCM-8 Advanced Marine Specialist course held at Army’s Ross Island Barracks in Townsville.