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Allies remember collision of HMAS Melbourne and USS Frank E Evans

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

A representative and member of the Royal Australian Navy Band - East performs the Last Post as part of the HMAS Melbourne-USS Frank E Evans memorial service. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

A representative and member of the Royal Australian Navy Band - East performs the Last Post as part of the HMAS Melbourne-USS Frank E Evans memorial service.

The Naval Chapel at Garden Island Naval Base and the Australian National Maritime Museum have hosted a memorial service for the American crewmen who lost their lives aboard USS Frank E Evans following a collision with HMAS Melbourne (II) on 3 June 1969.

Friends remember the fallen from 77 years ago

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Catafalque party general salute during the the last post at a memorial service for the 77th anniversary sinking of the ferry Kuttabul at Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Catafalque party general salute during the the last post at a memorial service for the 77th anniversary sinking of the ferry Kuttabul at Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney.

A quiet and solemn ceremony has been held at HMAS Kuttabul to remember the lives lost 77 years ago during World War Two, when Japanese midget submarines launched an attack in Sydney Harbour.

Soccer brings Australian and Thai Navy teams together

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

Soccer teams from HMAS Toowoomba; the Third Naval Area Command Team; and HTMS Sriracha before a match at TK Stadium, Phuket, Thailand. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Soccer teams from HMAS Toowoomba; the Third Naval Area Command Team; and HTMS Sriracha before a match at TK Stadium, Phuket, Thailand.

The Royal Australian Navy Anzac class Frigate HMAS Toowoomba has conducted a port visit to Phuket, Thailand. During the visit a soccer team from the ship played a friendly match with a team from the Thai Navy.

ADF Running and Athletics Association supports Navy trail runners at gruelling ultra running event

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Lieutenant Jonathan Milton and Captain Michael Manfield at the start of the Ultra-Trail Australia running event in the Blue Mountains, NSW. (photo: )

Lieutenant Jonathan Milton and Captain Michael Manfield at the start of the Ultra-Trail Australia running event in the Blue Mountains, NSW.

Over the weekend of 17-19 May approximately 7000 trail runners participated in the Ultra Trail Australia event in the Blue Mountains.

Navy Rugby makes intentions clear with spirited win over Army

Published on by LEUT Kiz Welling-Burtenshaw (author), CPL Sebastian Beurich (photographer)

A Navy Rugby Union player drives an Army player to the ground during the grand final of the 2019 ADF Rugby Championships. (photo: CPL Sebastian Beurich)

A Navy Rugby Union player drives an Army player to the ground during the grand final of the 2019 ADF Rugby Championships.

Navy Rugby Union has made its future intentions clear after generating a bow wave of momentum both on and off the field at the Australian Defence Force Rugby Championships, held in Canberra from 12-18 May.

‘Useful Belief’ adopted by Fleet Support staff around Australia

Published on by Ms Kerrie Moore (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Author Chris Helder speaks with officers and sailors from Fleet Support Unit - North about the benefit of a constructive mindset using the concept of Useful Belief, in a lecture conducted at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Author Chris Helder speaks with officers and sailors from Fleet Support Unit - North about the benefit of a constructive mindset using the concept of Useful Belief, in a lecture conducted at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.

Sailors and officers posted to the Navy’s Fleet Support Units have had the rare opportunity to learn from one of Australia’s foremost experts on communication and mindset.

Ten nations test their MTOs in Exercise BELL BUOY 19

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author and photographer)

Sydney based participants from the Royal Australian Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy, United States Navy and the Royal Navy, during Exercise BELL BUOY 19. (photo: LEUT Tony White)

Sydney based participants from the Royal Australian Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy, United States Navy and the Royal Navy, during Exercise BELL BUOY 19.

More than 60 Maritime Trade Operations (MTO) Officers from ten navies have wrapped up one of their largest annual Bell Buoy exercises last week with a simulations of conflict between two countries in the Tasman Sea, piracy and the closure of Port Botany due to an underwater improvised explosive device.

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.