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Wreck of HMAS Perth surveyed

Published on by Australian National Maritime Museum (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

The Perth/Amphion bell was retrieved from Perth's wreck by an Indonesian diving team in 1974 and subsequently presented to the Australian Government by the Indonesian Government. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

The Perth/Amphion bell was retrieved from Perth's wreck by an Indonesian diving team in 1974 and subsequently presented to the Australian Government by the Indonesian Government.

Maritime archaeologists from the Australian National Maritime Museum and the National Research Centre of Archaeology Indonesia/Pusat Penelitian Arkeologi Nasional (ARKENAS) have conducted a joint dive on the wreck of the Australian Second World War vessel HMAS Perth (I), supported by officials from the Indonesian Navy, Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture (Jakarta), and the Directorate of Heritage and Museum-Regional Office Serang.

Australian Navy exercises with French and Spanish warships

Published on by LEUT Vaoafi Hart (author), LEUT Christopher Thornton (author)

FNS Mistral (left) and ESPS Cristobal Colon exercised with HMA Ships Success and Parramatta in waters to the north of Australia recently. (photo: Unknown)

FNS Mistral (left) and ESPS Cristobal Colon exercised with HMA Ships Success and Parramatta in waters to the north of Australia recently.

HMA Ships Success and Parramatta conducted a unique international engagement with French Navy Ships Mistral and Courbet as well as the Spanish Armada's Cristobal Colon in waters to the north of Darwin recently.

Culture shared during replenishment

Published on by LEUT Vaoafi Hart (author)

Petty Officer Boatswain Jordan Bradshaw with ESPS Cristobal Colon in background. (photo: Unknown)

Petty Officer Boatswain Jordan Bradshaw with ESPS Cristobal Colon in background.

The Royal Australian Navy’s ‘battle tanker’ HMAS Success kicked off the recent National Reconciliation Week with a special didgeridoo performance during a replenishment with the Spanish Armada's ESPS Cristobal Colon.

Last Nulka decoy delivered

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Brenton Freind (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Nulka Missile firing from HMAS Melbourne. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Nulka Missile firing from HMAS Melbourne.

The final Nulka missile decoy was delivered to Navy by BAE Systems in April after three decades of service to Australia, the United States and Canada.

Hands to action stations on Darwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author), LSEW Nathan Streeter (photographer), LSEW Brooke Gregory (photographer)

Phase 2 and Phase 4 trainee Maritime Warfare Officers pose for a photo on the bridge wing of HMAS Darwin. (photo: LSEW Brooke Gregory)

Phase 2 and Phase 4 trainee Maritime Warfare Officers pose for a photo on the bridge wing of HMAS Darwin.

HMAS Darwin is making the most of her final months in service, progressing trainees through their qualifications.

Anzac frigates come of age

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

Seaman Communication and Information Systems Natasha Deakin cuts HMAS Anzac's 21st birthday cake with Commanding Officer, Commander Michael Devine watching. (photo: Unknown)

Seaman Communication and Information Systems Natasha Deakin cuts HMAS Anzac's 21st birthday cake with Commanding Officer, Commander Michael Devine watching.

Officers and sailors in HMAS Anzac celebrated the ship’s 21st birthday with a barbeque and cake cutting in her home port of Garden Island, Sydney.

Australia and Fiji Navies on Exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABCIS Neil James (photographer), WO Scott Campbell (photographer)

Boading party members from HMAS Wollongong conduct boarding party exercises with members of the Fijian Navy in Suva, Fiji. (photo: WO Scott Campbell)

Boading party members from HMAS Wollongong conduct boarding party exercises with members of the Fijian Navy in Suva, Fiji.

Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Wollongong has completed an official visit to Fiji, including a four-day exercise within Fiji’s Exclusive Economic Zone with the Republic of Fiji Navy Ship Kula.

Resolution key to violence reduction

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author and photographer)

(From left) Headquarters Joint Task Force 633 (JTF633) Gender Advisor, Lieutenant Commander Donna Sill, talks with the Deputy Commander of JTF633, Air Commodore Guy Wilson about the work the ADF is doing to reduce sexual and gender-based violence.  (photo: CPL Sebastian Beurich)

(From left) Headquarters Joint Task Force 633 (JTF633) Gender Advisor, Lieutenant Commander Donna Sill, talks with the Deputy Commander of JTF633, Air Commodore Guy Wilson about the work the ADF is doing to reduce sexual and gender-based violence.

As part of the Australian Defence Force’s commitment to United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 – Women Peace and Security – personnel on operations in the Middle East have marked the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.

UN anti-drug day marked on ops

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Arunta's sailors weigh illegal narcotics seized during their operation Manitou patrol in the Middle East region on 8 June 2017. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Arunta's sailors weigh illegal narcotics seized during their operation Manitou patrol in the Middle East region on 8 June 2017.

Coalition forces and government agencies know terrorist organisations use illegal narcotics as one of their primary sources of income to fund criminal activities, so the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is important to mark.

Newcastle ready to launch

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

ScanEagle is launched from the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

ScanEagle is launched from the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region.

While she may be the last Australian guided missile frigate to deploy to Operation MANITOU, HMAS Newcastle is the first to deploy on operations with an MH-60R helicopter and a ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial System.