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Inaccurate reporting of Navy capability

Published on by Vice Admiral Ray Griggs Chief of Navy (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

HMAS Waller, HMAS Dechaineux and HMAS Sheean in formation.
 (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

HMAS Waller, HMAS Dechaineux and HMAS Sheean in formation.

The article in the Sydney Morning Herald entitled ‘Submarine fleet a gold plated farce facing a reckoning’ which appeared on Monday 20 January contains a number of errors of fact.

HMAS Childers arrives in Burma

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Commanding Officer of Ardent Six crew, Lieutenant Commander Christopher Brough, is introduced to Myanmar Navy Officers after he sailed HMAS Childers alongside Yangon, Myanmar, during their Indian Ocean deployment. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Commanding Officer of Ardent Six crew, Lieutenant Commander Christopher Brough, is introduced to Myanmar Navy Officers after he sailed HMAS Childers alongside Yangon, Myanmar, during their Indian Ocean deployment.

The Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Childers has arrived in Burma for a four day good will visit - the first visit by an Australian warship to Burma since HMAS Quiberon in 1959.

HMAS Sirius set to keep the fleet moving in 2014

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LCDR Peter Russell (photographer), MC2 Jerome D. Johnson (photographer)

HMAS Sirius providing replenishment at sea for USS Bonhomme Richard during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013. (photo: LCDR Peter Russell)

HMAS Sirius providing replenishment at sea for USS Bonhomme Richard during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013.

The Royal Australian Navy’s hard working replenishment oiler HMAS Sirius is taking on 2014 with the same gusto she used to conquer 2013.

New Commanding Officer takes the helm at Coonawarra

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Darryl Johnston (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Outgoing HMAS Coonawarra Commanding Officer, Commander Ben Favelle hands over the weight to Commander John Navin during the handover of command ceremony at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Outgoing HMAS Coonawarra Commanding Officer, Commander Ben Favelle hands over the weight to Commander John Navin during the handover of command ceremony at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin.

HMAS Coonawarra welcomed a new Commanding Officer during a formal handover-takeover ceremony in Darwin in December.

Resurgent in Mission Readiness

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Boarding party members of HMAS Darwin await instructions to disembark personnel during a boarding exercise as part of Darwin's Mission Readiness Evaluation. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Boarding party members of HMAS Darwin await instructions to disembark personnel during a boarding exercise as part of Darwin's Mission Readiness Evaluation.

HMAS Darwin successfully achieved Mission Readiness following a recent evaluation ahead of the scheduled deployment for Operation SLIPPER.

Chief of Navy corrects media reporting on Armidale Class Patrol Boat maintenance

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), LEUT Sarah West (photographer)

File image: The Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Broome at sea in 2013.  (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

File image: The Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Broome at sea in 2013.

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, has gone on the record to correct media reporting in News Corp newspapers on Tuesday, 31 December 2013, in the article ‘Asylum seeker missions wearing down Navy’s fleet’.

Canberra’s Typhoons ready to fire

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS James Whittle (photographer), Image courtesy of BAE Systems (photographer)

File Image: HMAS Glenelg conducts a Typhoon 25mm anti-aircraft firing serial right astern of HMAS Bundaberg in 2010. (photo: ABIS James Whittle)

File Image: HMAS Glenelg conducts a Typhoon 25mm anti-aircraft firing serial right astern of HMAS Bundaberg in 2010.

Another exciting project milestone for NUSHIP Canberra has been achieved with the installation of four Typhoon stabilised weapons systems onboard.

Navy’s ‘seagoing servo’ changes hands

Published on by LEUT Christopher Harvey (author), CPO Shane Jones (photographer)

Commander Darren Grogan presents Captain Brian Delamont with a petrol nozzle, symbolising his achievements as Commanding Officer of HMAS Sirius. Captain Delamont was handing over command of the Royal Australian Navy Replenishment Oiler to Commander Grogan.  (photo: CPO Shane Jones)

Commander Darren Grogan presents Captain Brian Delamont with a petrol nozzle, symbolising his achievements as Commanding Officer of HMAS Sirius. Captain Delamont was handing over command of the Royal Australian Navy Replenishment Oiler to Commander Grogan.

HMAS Sirius is ‘under new management’ after a formal command handover from Captain Brian Delamont to Commander Darren Grogan.

Optimistic outlook: Commander CTF 150 concludes maritime security tour of East Africa

Published on by Combined Maritime Forces (author)

L-R:  Australian Defence Attaché to the African Union, COL James Davey; Chief of Medical Services, MAJGEN (Dr) Adam Simon Mwabulanga (representing Chief of Staff to Chief of the Tanzania Peoples’ Defence Force); Commander Combined Task Force 150, CDRE Daryl Bates, RAN; Regional Plans and Engagement Officer Combined Task Force 150, CMDR Michael Turner, RAN; Acting Director Defence Intelligence, Colonel Kapesa; and Military Assistant to Chief of Tanzania Peoples’ Defence Force, Colonel Remigius Castory Ngumbi.
 (photo: Combined Maritime Forces)

L-R: Australian Defence Attaché to the African Union, COL James Davey; Chief of Medical Services, MAJGEN (Dr) Adam Simon Mwabulanga (representing Chief of Staff to Chief of the Tanzania Peoples’ Defence Force); Commander Combined Task Force 150, CDRE Daryl Bates, RAN; Regional Plans and Engagement Officer Combined Task Force 150, CMDR Michael Turner, RAN; Acting Director Defence Intelligence, Colonel Kapesa; and Military Assistant to Chief of Tanzania Peoples’ Defence Force, Colonel Remigius Castory Ngumbi.

The Australian Commander of the multi-national Combined Task Force 150 has concluded a productive series of maritime security meetings with a visit to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

On the record: Reporting of conduct of Royal Australian Navy members on Border Protection operations

Published on by Chief of the Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs (author), LEUT Sarah West (photographer)

File image: An Armidale Class Patrol Boat during transit from Darwin to Sydney.  (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

File image: An Armidale Class Patrol Boat during transit from Darwin to Sydney.

It is important that I place on the record my deep concern regarding the reporting over the last few weeks in both new and old media that discredits the conduct of members of the Royal Australian Navy in Border Protection operations.