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Navy’s largest ‘seagoing servo’ changes hands

Published on by SBLT Daniel Atwater (author)

Command of HMAS Sirius was formally handed to Commander Michael Oborn (left) from Commander Darren Grogan last month.  The change of command ceremony took place in Sydney on completion of a busy period at sea and was marked by the formal exchange of a petrol nozzle - befitting command of the Navy's largest

Command of HMAS Sirius was formally handed to Commander Michael Oborn (left) from Commander Darren Grogan last month. The change of command ceremony took place in Sydney on completion of a busy period at sea and was marked by the formal exchange of a petrol nozzle - befitting command of the Navy's largest "seagoing servo".

Command of the Navy’s largest ‘seagoing service station’, HMAS Sirius, was formally handed over from Commander Darren Grogan to Commander Michael Oborn last month.

Technical sailors race into Prodrive Racing Australia

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), LS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Pro Drive Racing Team Manager, Chris O’Toole presents the outgoing Royal Australian Navy Pro Drive Outplacement Program members; Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Samuel Devers (left); Leading Seaman Marine Technician Sarah Battenally (right); and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Kate Greenwood with their departing gifts from the team for their outstanding contribution to the team throughout 2015 at the Pro Drive Racing Australia Display Centre, Campbellfield, Victoria.  (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Pro Drive Racing Team Manager, Chris O’Toole presents the outgoing Royal Australian Navy Pro Drive Outplacement Program members; Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Samuel Devers (left); Leading Seaman Marine Technician Sarah Battenally (right); and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Kate Greenwood with their departing gifts from the team for their outstanding contribution to the team throughout 2015 at the Pro Drive Racing Australia Display Centre, Campbellfield, Victoria.

Three technical sailors arrived at the workshop of V8 Supercar Team Prodrive Racing Australia this week for the fifth rotation of the highly successful Navy Industry Outplacement Program.

Once in a lifetime voyage on Ecuadorian Barque

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), MIDN Jonathan Woodward (photographer), Jude Timms (author)

The Guayas sailing in Sydney Harbour. (photo: Jude Timms)

The Guayas sailing in Sydney Harbour.

Six Royal Australian Navy junior officers embarked the Ecuadorian Navy’s sail training ship, ‘The Guayas’ for a voyage from Fremantle to Sydney recently.

Navies united by the sport of cricket

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Torpedo Officer, Lieutenant Commander Mark Daly and Australian cricketer Brad Hogg in the Control Room of Sheean during a tour for Mr Hogg of the boat while alongside at Fleet Base West.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Torpedo Officer, Lieutenant Commander Mark Daly and Australian cricketer Brad Hogg in the Control Room of Sheean during a tour for Mr Hogg of the boat while alongside at Fleet Base West.

Friends, family and a contingent from the Submarine Force farewelled HMAS Sheean as she sailed for a deployment to India from her home port of HMAS Stirling in 2015 for a significant milestone as the first time a Collins Class Submarine would visit India.

Returning home from a Sirius adventure

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Jonathan Williams (author), LSML-S Joshua Matthews (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Nicholas Asara, Midshipman Jon Williams, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jessica Gunning line the upper decks as HMAS Sirius prepares to come alongside Fleet Base West. (photo: LSML-S Joshua Matthews)

Sub Lieutenant Nicholas Asara, Midshipman Jon Williams, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jessica Gunning line the upper decks as HMAS Sirius prepares to come alongside Fleet Base West.

After deploying in August for South East Asia, HMAS Sirius returned home to Fleet Base West on 13 December to the cheers of family and friends.

Dechaineux returns

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Family and friends gather on Diamantina Wharf to welcome home to Fleet Base West HMAS Dechaineux after a South East Asia deployment.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Family and friends gather on Diamantina Wharf to welcome home to Fleet Base West HMAS Dechaineux after a South East Asia deployment.

HMAS Dechaineux returned to her home port at Fleet Base West just before Christmas, following a six month deployment to Asia and the east coast of Australia.

Torres Strait reunion for HMAS Darwin

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Family members from nearby Torres Strait Islands come to visit Seaman Boatswain Mate Edmund Tomsana during HMAS Darwin's passage to Darwin. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Family members from nearby Torres Strait Islands come to visit Seaman Boatswain Mate Edmund Tomsana during HMAS Darwin's passage to Darwin.

Family members of three HMAS Darwin personnel who grew up in the Torres Strait were welcomed aboard the frigate when she transited the jade blue waters of the Prince of Wales Channel recently.

Operation Gingerbread in Diamantina

Published on by ABML-SO Iain Berry (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Communications Information Systems, Carl Buhmann, and Able Seaman Communications Information Systems, Courtney Long, pose with their Gingerbread Christmas Lodge. (photo: ABML-SO Iain Berry)

Leading Seaman Communications Information Systems, Carl Buhmann, and Able Seaman Communications Information Systems, Courtney Long, pose with their Gingerbread Christmas Lodge.

The ship’s company of minehunter HMAS Diamantina are a creative bunch and in their off watch time while undertaking border protection duties as part of Operation RESOLUTE, they undertook a fresh challenge in the form of gingerbread house building competition.

Million miles for Darwin

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Youngest member of HMAS Darin's ship's company, Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef John King, and Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, celebrated HMAS Darwin's one million miles steamed by cutting a cake in the Port of Darwin. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Youngest member of HMAS Darin's ship's company, Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef John King, and Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, celebrated HMAS Darwin's one million miles steamed by cutting a cake in the Port of Darwin.

HMAS Darwin celebrated a significant milestone this week, notching up her one millionth nautical mile the same day as she sailed into her namesake city.

Darwin exercises with Chinese Navy off Queensland

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

(Front) HMAS Darwin, PLA-N Yiyang and  PLA-N Jinan transit through waters off the Brisbane coast.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

(Front) HMAS Darwin, PLA-N Yiyang and PLA-N Jinan transit through waters off the Brisbane coast.

HMAS Darwin has conducted a passage exercise with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) Escort Task Group 152 off the coast of Queensland.