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Amphibious Adelaide comes to Jervis Bay

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HMAS Adelaide sails into Jervis Bay.  (photo: Mr Todd Sweeney)

HMAS Adelaide sails into Jervis Bay.

Residents and visitors to Jervis Bay over the school holidays will have the opportunity to see the Royal Australian Navy’s newest and largest warship.

Inaugural Science Strategy

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RADM Jonathan Mead and Dr David Kershaw at the signing of the inaugural Defence Maritime Science and Technology Strategy. (photo: Unknown)

RADM Jonathan Mead and Dr David Kershaw at the signing of the inaugural Defence Maritime Science and Technology Strategy.

The inaugural Defence Maritime Science and Technology Strategy was signed in Canberra on 22 March.

Voyage of a lifetime

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author)

STS Young Endeavour rendezvous with Chilean Navy Sail Training Ship Esmeralda in the Atlantic Ocean, during voyage 7 of the World Voyage. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

STS Young Endeavour rendezvous with Chilean Navy Sail Training Ship Esmeralda in the Atlantic Ocean, during voyage 7 of the World Voyage.

It may have been wet and dismal in Sydney when the crew of Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour returned on 17 March,  but the weather didn’t dampen the spirits of the crew as they returned from an unforgettable 12-month voyage circumnavigating the world.

Voyage launched career

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Lieutenant Matt McGrath hugs his partner Erika Lelkes goodbye at the farewell ceremony held for STS Young Endeavour before she departs on a 12 month circumnavigation of the world. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Lieutenant Matt McGrath hugs his partner Erika Lelkes goodbye at the farewell ceremony held for STS Young Endeavour before she departs on a 12 month circumnavigation of the world.

Lieutenant Matt McGrath enjoyed his voyage as a youth crew member so much that he sought a posting to Young Endeavour after joining the Navy.

Future ADF training helicopter arrives at HMAS Albatross

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Airbus Helicopters EC135 T2+ N52-001 taxis its way down HMAS Albatross' airfield for the first time. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Airbus Helicopters EC135 T2+ N52-001 taxis its way down HMAS Albatross' airfield for the first time.

The first of 15 Airbus EC135 helicopters has arrived at the Naval Air Station, HMAS Albatross, destined to train future Australian Defence Force aircrew.

Heritage survey of midget submarine

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HMAS Diamantina's mine disposal vehicle is recovered after conducting survey work on the wreck of the WWII Japanese Type 'A' Midget Submarine offshore from Newport, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

HMAS Diamantina's mine disposal vehicle is recovered after conducting survey work on the wreck of the WWII Japanese Type 'A' Midget Submarine offshore from Newport, Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy has revisited the final resting place of a Japanese midget submarine as part of a program to preserve the Second World War wreck.

Ladies taking charge in Sirius

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Libby Newman (author), LEUT Jake Leonard (photographer), ABET Luke van Beekhuizen (photographer)

Lieutenant Sonia Clark takes a bearing on the Bridge Pelorus (photo: LEUT Jake Leonard)

Lieutenant Sonia Clark takes a bearing on the Bridge Pelorus

All Royal Australian Navy ships have a small group of officers dedicated to keeping the ship safe by day and night, whether operating as a single ship or steaming in company. 

Trip off the chart says navigator

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Lieutenant Miquela Riley said she would recommend the experience to other navigators. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Miquela Riley said she would recommend the experience to other navigators.

Two trans-Atlantic crossings, catching a cable car up to Cape Town’s Table Mountain, and sailing through the North Sea in company with 80 other tall ships was how one Navy officer spent part of 2015.

Ready relief - Navy’s FIFO workforce

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Members of Patrol Boat Crew Support Squadron, in front of the Fremantle Wharf at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Members of Patrol Boat Crew Support Squadron, in front of the Fremantle Wharf at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.

When the Navy’s fleet of Armidale class patrol boats transitioned back to a single crewing model last year, and two Cape class patrol boats were introduced into service, a solution was needed to ensure personnel had opportunities for respite from the high operational tempo, as well as time to attend prerequisite training and professional development courses.

Canberra returns home to Sydney after Operation Fiji Assist

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HMAS Canberra passes her first berthing line to the wharf as she returns to her home port at Garden Island Sydney, after providing humanitarian and disaster relief to the people of Fiji. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Canberra passes her first berthing line to the wharf as she returns to her home port at Garden Island Sydney, after providing humanitarian and disaster relief to the people of Fiji.

HMAS Canberra has returned to Fleet Base East, Sydney, to the mark the end of her first operational deployment after a month-long commitment to Operation Fiji Assist.