Section: Fleet

Sailor sees Success beginning and end

Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author)

Senior Marine Technician Warrant Officer Werner Stach stands on the upper decks of HMAS Success during the ship’s final deployment on INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Senior Marine Technician Warrant Officer Werner Stach stands on the upper decks of HMAS Success during the ship’s final deployment on INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Thirty-three years ago, a junior Royal Australian Navy sailor joined a new ship, HMAS Success, and today he is on that ship’s final voyage.

Stability tested after Arunta AMCAP upgrade

Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

HMAS Arunta conducts an incline test as part of the Anzac Mid-life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade while at the Common User Facility in Henderson, Western Australia. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

HMAS Arunta conducts an incline test as part of the Anzac Mid-life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade while at the Common User Facility in Henderson, Western Australia.

For those who go to sea there is nothing as critical as understanding the stability of the ship as it encounters all the forces that ocean and weather can bring to bear in combination.

Navy tradition strong with the fighting stallion

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Mitchell Livingstone, CSC, RAN, and distinguished guests on the flight deck of HMAS Toowoomba on the completion of a luncheon meeting in Chennai, India. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Commanding Officer HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Mitchell Livingstone, CSC, RAN, and distinguished guests on the flight deck of HMAS Toowoomba on the completion of a luncheon meeting in Chennai, India.

Adhering to an old Navy tradition of warships visiting foreign ports engaging with local authorities and dignitaries, the Commanding Officer of HMAS Toowoomba hosted a luncheon during the ship’s visit to Chennai, India.

Toowoomba strengthens bond with host nation

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba members, Indian Navy members from INS Adyar and spectators gather together on the completion of a friendly volleyball match at Indian Navy Base INS Adyar, Chennai. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

HMAS Toowoomba members, Indian Navy members from INS Adyar and spectators gather together on the completion of a friendly volleyball match at Indian Navy Base INS Adyar, Chennai.

The Royal Australian Navy Anzac class frigate, HMAS Toowoomba has conducted a port visit to Chennai, India.

Sirius home after long deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Makenzie, Max and Madelin wait for dad, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Mathew Gilgen, to come off the ship as HMAS Sirius returns home to Fleet Base West after departing in August last year. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Makenzie, Max and Madelin wait for dad, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Mathew Gilgen, to come off the ship as HMAS Sirius returns home to Fleet Base West after departing in August last year.

The 8th of May would have had a big circle around it on the calendars of many families of HMAS Sirius’ ship’s company, as that was the day the ship returned to her homeport at Fleet Base West after nine months away.

Sharpening the thinking and fighting edge

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Navy’s people are being challenged to sharpen their mental edge and fighting mindset using the Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan’s latest Professional Resource List. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Navy’s people are being challenged to sharpen their mental edge and fighting mindset using the Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan’s latest Professional Resource List.

In 1889, British Lieutenant General William F Butler wrote “The nation that will insist on drawing a broad demarcation between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to have its fighting done by fools and its thinking done by cowards.”

New simulators enhance training for boat coxswains

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthew Lewis tests the new Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) simulator at the Boatswains Faculty, HMAS Cerberus. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthew Lewis tests the new Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) simulator at the Boatswains Faculty, HMAS Cerberus.

The Seamanship School at the Royal Australian Navy’s Boatswains Faculty at HMAS Cerberus has two new simulators that will help ensure new boat coxswains go to sea much better prepared to hit the water at speed.

Toowoomba achieves readiness goals

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba boarding party members on the port waist as they prepare to begin a boarding party exercise for their Unit Readiness Evaluation. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

HMAS Toowoomba boarding party members on the port waist as they prepare to begin a boarding party exercise for their Unit Readiness Evaluation.

The ship’s company of HMAS Toowoomba has been stretched and tested over the past six weeks as the warship was put through a Work-Up and Unit Readiness Evaluation (URE) in the West Australian Exercise Area.

Cultural connection enables life saving skill exchange for Aus Navy officer in the Philippines

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Christian Aca-Ac (centre) and Armed Forces of the Philippines officer Captain Henedino Vergara (centre-right) demonstrate cardio pulmonary resuscitation during a community health engagement activity at Pagasa Elementary School, Orani, Philippines on 8 April 2019. (photo: CPL Sebastian Beurich)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Christian Aca-Ac (centre) and Armed Forces of the Philippines officer Captain Henedino Vergara (centre-right) demonstrate cardio pulmonary resuscitation during a community health engagement activity at Pagasa Elementary School, Orani, Philippines on 8 April 2019.

Delivering training in disaster management, basic life support and health, hygiene and sanitation to rural communities in the Philippines was a key task for health professionals during Exercise BALIKATAN 2019.

HMAS Adelaide embarks mechanised combat team for the first time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ben Robinson (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Vehicles from the 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment embark HMAS Adelaide as part of an Amphibious Task Group at Port Adelaide, South Australia. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Vehicles from the 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment embark HMAS Adelaide as part of an Amphibious Task Group at Port Adelaide, South Australia.

HMAS Adelaide has for the first time embarked a mechanised combat team including supporting elements to conduct Sea Basing Amphibious Operations over the Joint War Fighter Series in 2019.