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Pipe dream now a reality

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

A member of the United States Navy puts the Rapid Response Clamp to the test. (photo: Unknown)

A member of the United States Navy puts the Rapid Response Clamp to the test.

A simple-to-use clamp, designed by the Defence Science and Technology Group in conjunction with Navy, provides one of the fastest methods available for the rapid repair of high pressure pipes.

Carving history in her honour

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Paul McCallum (author and photographer)

Sculptor Richard Yates works on the Battle Honour Board for HMAS Hobart, at his workshop in Chewton, Victoria. (photo: POIS Paul McCallum)

Sculptor Richard Yates works on the Battle Honour Board for HMAS Hobart, at his workshop in Chewton, Victoria.

In a small country town, an hour from Melbourne, American-born sculptor Richard Yates is making his mark on the Australian Navy’s new fleet of destroyers, hand carving the battle honour boards for the future HMA Ships HobartBrisbane and Sydney.

Bottle in ship causes a stir

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author)

The commemorative display of the whisky and coin found inside ex-HMAS Sydney's mast. (photo: )

The commemorative display of the whisky and coin found inside ex-HMAS Sydney's mast.

A small bottle of whisky, recovered from the base of ex-HMAS Sydney (IV)’s mast during its scrapping in mid-June, has caused quite a stir in naval circles.

A ship’s history – HMAS Bunbury II – submissions wanted

Published on by CMDR Andrew Schroder (author), LSPH Tracy Casteleijn (photographer)

HMAS Bunbury in the foreground, with FNS La Glorieuse on the right. (photo: LSPH Tracy Casteleijn)

HMAS Bunbury in the foreground, with FNS La Glorieuse on the right.

For more than a century there have been hundreds of ships and aircraft as well as many thousands of people who have served the Royal Australian Navy, but who keeps tabs on ships past and present, and collects the history for future generations?

Underwater medicine a deep skill

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Petty Officer Medic (Underwater) David Grace conducts hyperbaric training inside Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit's hyperbaric chamber at HMAS Penguin, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Petty Officer Medic (Underwater) David Grace conducts hyperbaric training inside Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit's hyperbaric chamber at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

Lodged at HMAS Penguin in Sydney, Navy’s Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit has many roles providing healthcare for Australian Defence Force divers and training underwater medics.

HMAS Newcastle joins cousin for replenishment

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Caitlin Fuller (author), SBLT Eren Ulusoy (author), LS Ben Webb (photographer), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle (front) and Pakistani Naval Ship Alamgir conduct a replenishment at sea with United States Naval Ship Kanawha in the Middle East region.  (photo: Leading Seaman Aircrewman Ben Webb)

HMAS Newcastle (front) and Pakistani Naval Ship Alamgir conduct a replenishment at sea with United States Naval Ship Kanawha in the Middle East region.

HMAS Newcastle has marked her second Operation MANITOU patrol with a dual replenishment at sea in the Gulf of Aden with USNS Kanawha and Pakistan Navy Ship Alamgir.

Teaming for operational training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kyle Livingstone (author), SBLT Iain McMillan (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Maritime Warfare Officer Lieutenant Jonathan Brunsden prepares to make a door entry during a training exercise held at the US Coast Guard Patrol Forces South West Asia Training Facility in Bahrain. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Maritime Warfare Officer Lieutenant Jonathan Brunsden prepares to make a door entry during a training exercise held at the US Coast Guard Patrol Forces South West Asia Training Facility in Bahrain.

HMAS Newcastle’s boarding party has trained with the United States Coast Guard during the ship’s first port visit while deployed in the Middle East.

Australians helping shape Afghanistan’s future

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Megan McDermott (author), SGT Ricky Fuller (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Warren Bowring from Task Group Afghanistan at Headquarters Resolute Support in Kabul, Afghanistan. (photo: SGT Ricky Fuller)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Warren Bowring from Task Group Afghanistan at Headquarters Resolute Support in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Thirty-nine Australian Defence Force embeds are based at the Resolute Support mission headquarters in Kabul, providing strategic guidance at both the institutional and ministerial levels on policy, governance and procedures as part of the NATO team in Afghanistan.

Navy farewells veteran of four decades

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Commander Trevor Widdison, RAN, spends his last day of service at HMAS Coonawarra after 40 years in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Commander Trevor Widdison, RAN, spends his last day of service at HMAS Coonawarra after 40 years in the Royal Australian Navy.

The Royal Australian Navy bid fair winds and following seas to Commander Trevor Widdison during a farewell ceremony at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct in Darwin recently.

Federation Star to Chief Coxswain

Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer AM, CSC, RANR, Head Reserve and Youth Division/Commander ADF Cadets, presents Chief Petty Officer Ian Rigby with his Federation Star at HMAS Penguin.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer AM, CSC, RANR, Head Reserve and Youth Division/Commander ADF Cadets, presents Chief Petty Officer Ian Rigby with his Federation Star at HMAS Penguin.

In 1973, the Sydney Opera House opened, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon was released, Gough Whitlam was Prime Minister, and the Watergate hearings began in the United States.  It was also the year that Ian Rigby, walked into HMAS Leeuwin as a 15-year-old to start his naval career.