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HMAS Tobruk’s Singapore connection

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Darren Watkins (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members of the Australian Girls Choir line the gangway of HMAS Tobruk. (photo: Unknown)

Members of the Australian Girls Choir line the gangway of HMAS Tobruk.

HMAS ­Tobruk played host to the Australian Girls Choir while in Singapore recently to help celebrate the choir’s 30th Anniversary World Tour.

Sheean's many achievements

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN (right), and the Commanding Officer of HMAS Sheean, Commander Richard Smallwood, RAN (left), stand with three crew members who were awarded their dolphins by Vice Admiral Barrett upon Sheean's arrival back at Fleet Base West. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN (right), and the Commanding Officer of HMAS Sheean, Commander Richard Smallwood, RAN (left), stand with three crew members who were awarded their dolphins by Vice Admiral Barrett upon Sheean's arrival back at Fleet Base West.

As she arrived back home at Fleet Base West it had been a long time at sea for the crew of HMAS Sheean. The boat was meet by the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett as well as Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley, families of the crew and members of the submarine community.

Exercise DISTANT SHORES

Published on by LEUT Michael Wheeler (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

HMA Ships Anzac (left) and Arunta set sail from Albany, Western Australia, to begin anti-submarine warfare serials after taking part in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

HMA Ships Anzac (left) and Arunta set sail from Albany, Western Australia, to begin anti-submarine warfare serials after taking part in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.

Like an intricate game of chess, Exercise DISTANT SHORES continues off the south western coast of Western Australia, involving a series of anti-submarine warfare exercises by a force of Australian, New Zealand and Japanese ships against submarine, HMAS Rankin.

First ship's company meal onboard NUSHIP Canberra a winner

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Members of NUSHIP Canberra's ship's company help themselves to the salad bar during their first meal prepared onboard the ship. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Members of NUSHIP Canberra's ship's company help themselves to the salad bar during their first meal prepared onboard the ship.

T-bone steak, burgers and salt and pepper squid were all on the menu as some of NUSHIP Canberra’'s crew tucked into their first meal onboard the ship recently.

HMAS Success Mission Ready

This article has photo gallery Published on by CHAP Colin Tett (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Matthew Tickner plots information onto the Damage Control Board as HMAS Success conducts a Damage Control exercise during her Mission Readiness evaluation, off the NSW South Coast. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Matthew Tickner plots information onto the Damage Control Board as HMAS Success conducts a Damage Control exercise during her Mission Readiness evaluation, off the NSW South Coast.

HMAS Success enjoyed a welcome change of tempo on 22 October when Commodore Warfare, Commodore Peter Leavy, visited the ship during its Mission Readiness Workup in the waters off Jervis Bay.

HMAS Success welcomes new Commanding Officer

Published on by CHAP Colin Tett (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Captain Allison Norris (right) hands over the 'weight' to in-coming Commanding Officer, Captain Justin Jones, in a ceremony at Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Captain Allison Norris (right) hands over the 'weight' to in-coming Commanding Officer, Captain Justin Jones, in a ceremony at Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW.

As HMAS Success began the last phase of her preparation for a lengthy deployment in November, the ship’s company welcomed a new Commanding Officer.

Symbolic departure marks century since WWI convoy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Crowds gather to observe Naval Ships from Australia, New Zealand and Japan in King George Sound during the symbolic convoy departure as part of the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Crowds gather to observe Naval Ships from Australia, New Zealand and Japan in King George Sound during the symbolic convoy departure as part of the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.

A flotilla of Navy ships was a magnificent spectacle in King George Sound, Albany, as the nation marked 100 years since ships departed with soldiers destined for the battlefields of the First World War.

HMAS Success deploys to Middle East

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Family and friends of HMAS Success line the wharf at Fleet Base East, Sydney to farewell the ship and her crew as they sailed for a six-month deployment to the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Family and friends of HMAS Success line the wharf at Fleet Base East, Sydney to farewell the ship and her crew as they sailed for a six-month deployment to the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

After months of preparation, HMAS Success departed Garden Island in Sydney today for a six-month deployment to the Middle East Region to provide logistic support for coalition forces as part of Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Toowoomba seizes major heroin haul worth $A155 million

Published on by LEUT Debra Holland (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba’s boarding party search a dhow as part of their mission to disrupt the funding of international terrorism and piracy. (photo: LSIS James Whittle )

HMAS Toowoomba’s boarding party search a dhow as part of their mission to disrupt the funding of international terrorism and piracy.

HMAS Toowoomba has intercepted a vessel carrying approximately 388 kilograms of heroin in international waters off the east coast of Africa.

Australian Navy to take leadership position with counterterrorism taskforce

Published on by LCDR Bruno Tremblay, RCN (author), CPL Chris Ringius (photographer)

Seven Royal Australian Navy members of the Combined Maritime Forces Canadian led Combined Task Force 150 at Juno Towers - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (photo: Cpl Chris Ringius)

Seven Royal Australian Navy members of the Combined Maritime Forces Canadian led Combined Task Force 150 at Juno Towers - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Seven Royal Australian Navy members left Australia this week to embed with the Combined Maritime Force’s Canadian led Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150) in the Middle East.