Topic: HMAS Success (OR 304)

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.

Trans-Tasman endorsement for sailors

Published on by Royal New Zealand Navy Sub Lieutenant Ed Hall (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Sub Lieutenant Yuri Kourelakos (centre) and Royal New Zealand Navy Sub Lieutenants Edward Hall (left) and Cameron Jamieson (right) on the bridge wing of HMAS Success during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy Sub Lieutenant Yuri Kourelakos (centre) and Royal New Zealand Navy Sub Lieutenants Edward Hall (left) and Cameron Jamieson (right) on the bridge wing of HMAS Success during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Three young officers from Australia and New Zealand have spent their time well on HMAS Success’ final deployment by furthering their Maritime Warfare Officer (MWO) training.

Final top up for Success

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT John Thompson (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Success conducts a Replenishment at Sea with USNS Pecos in the approach lanes of the Singapore Straits during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Success conducts a Replenishment at Sea with USNS Pecos in the approach lanes of the Singapore Straits during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

In the approach lanes of one of the busiest sea traffic waterways in the world, the INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 Joint Task Force has fuelled up for the final leg of the major Australian Defence Force activity.

Success visits Malaysia

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray and LEUT John Thompson (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Personnel from the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Malaysian Navy gather after a friendly competition of futsal and volleyball during HMAS Success’ port visit to Klang in Malaysia as a part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Personnel from the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Malaysian Navy gather after a friendly competition of futsal and volleyball during HMAS Success’ port visit to Klang in Malaysia as a part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

The ‘First Lady’ of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet conducted a successful visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to extend the hand of friendship and strengthen ties with Malaysia.

Great success for Marine Technicians

Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Eight members of the Marine Engineering Department are joined by senior engineers and the Commanding Officer, Captain Darren Grogan, CSM, RAN, (second from left) on board HMAS Success after receiving their Marine Technician Operator Qualifications during the ship’s final deployment on INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Eight members of the Marine Engineering Department are joined by senior engineers and the Commanding Officer, Captain Darren Grogan, CSM, RAN, (second from left) on board HMAS Success after receiving their Marine Technician Operator Qualifications during the ship’s final deployment on INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

While HMAS Success may be approaching the end of her working life, eight members of her crew have taken advantage of her final voyage to become qualified marine technician operators.

Success delivers the goods

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABCIS Matthew Samson (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Tylor Bootle (left) and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operation Yasmin Dench (right) attach cargo to an MRH-90 maritime support helicopter from the flight deck of HMAS Success during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Tylor Bootle (left) and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operation Yasmin Dench (right) attach cargo to an MRH-90 maritime support helicopter from the flight deck of HMAS Success during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

After a successful port visit to Visakhapatnam, India, it was straight back to work for the crew of HMAS Success.

Good show old sport, as Success sails towards decommissioning

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

Combined sports teams from the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Malaysian Navy gather to take part in a sports day during HMAS Success’s port visit to Langkawi in Malaysia as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Combined sports teams from the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Malaysian Navy gather to take part in a sports day during HMAS Success’s port visit to Langkawi in Malaysia as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Teams from HMAS Success took on the Royal Malaysian Navy in volleyball and futsal competitions on the island of Langkawi.

Navy brings joy to children in India

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Commanding Officer HMAS Success Captain Darren Grogan, CSC, RAN speaks with children from the disabled children's ward at the Institute for Child Health in Chennai, India during a visit by members form HMAS Ships Success and Parramatta.  (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success Captain Darren Grogan, CSC, RAN speaks with children from the disabled children's ward at the Institute for Child Health in Chennai, India during a visit by members form HMAS Ships Success and Parramatta.

Prosthetics and wheelchairs were among the items donated to children in need by Royal Australian Navy members during a visit to the disabled children’s ward at the Institute for Child Health in Chennai, India.

Success ‘boarded’ during Bay of Bengal exercise

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

Indian Navy sailors from INS Sahyadri and Royal Australian Navy sailors from HMAS Parramatta on the flight deck of HMAS Success during boarding party exercises as part of AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Indian Navy sailors from INS Sahyadri and Royal Australian Navy sailors from HMAS Parramatta on the flight deck of HMAS Success during boarding party exercises as part of AUSINDEX 2019.

HMAS Success was repeatedly ‘boarded’ in the Bay of Bengal by a number of Australian and Indian boarding parties as part of AUSINDEX 2019.

HMAS Success celebrates 33 years of service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Shane Wallace (author), LEUT Daniel Khayat (photographer), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

The Ship's Company in HMAS Success gather on the flight deck to celebrate the ship's 33rd birthday during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LEUT Daniel Khayat)

The Ship's Company in HMAS Success gather on the flight deck to celebrate the ship's 33rd birthday during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Today marks a special milestone for HMAS Success. The Commanding Officer and his crew are celebrating 33 years of remarkable service by the ‘Battle Tanker’.