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A healthy year for HMAS Penguin

Published on by WO John O’Brien (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Dignitaries, former Clearance Divers and personnel from HMAS Penguin listen to Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Doble, RAN, during the HMAS Penguin redevelopment opening ceremony. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Dignitaries, former Clearance Divers and personnel from HMAS Penguin listen to Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Doble, RAN, during the HMAS Penguin redevelopment opening ceremony.

Mosman based establishment HMAS Penguin achieved a number of milestones this year with the completion of a range of new facilities, improving health support and training to the Fleet.

A busy year for Choules

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), SGT William Guthrie (photographer)

HMAS Choules at Manus Island HMPNGS Tarangau, Lombrum Naval Base.  (photo: SGT William Guthrie)

HMAS Choules at Manus Island HMPNGS Tarangau, Lombrum Naval Base.

It was a year of milestones for HMAS Choules, with the ship proving her value on operation and during a number of amphibious training and aviation exercises.

70th anniversary year a big one for Kuttabul

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Long queues are formed to look over HMAS Darwin as some expected 22,000 members of the general public visit Sydney's Garden Island, to view the Australian and International warships on display for the Navy Open Day as part of the International Fleet Review 2013. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Long queues are formed to look over HMAS Darwin as some expected 22,000 members of the general public visit Sydney's Garden Island, to view the Australian and International warships on display for the Navy Open Day as part of the International Fleet Review 2013.

2013 was a big year for HMAS Kuttabul, with the base celebrating its 70th Anniversary since commissioning.

Heritage dive gear gives sailors a glimpse into history

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author)

Mine Counter Measure Instructor, Petty Officer Nathan Farrugia, with his Morse MK V Diving Helmet at the opening of the Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving School and Submarine Underwater Medicine Unit. (photo: Unknown)

Mine Counter Measure Instructor, Petty Officer Nathan Farrugia, with his Morse MK V Diving Helmet at the opening of the Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving School and Submarine Underwater Medicine Unit.

Heritage dive equipment was proudly on display at the opening of the Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving School and Submarine Underwater Medicine Unit.

Newcastle's one-armed bandit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT David Osborne (author)

The Guided Missile Launcher System (GMLS) fitted to HMAS Newcastle is slowly craned out of position. The 61 tonne GMLS is due for a major overhaul.  (photo: Unknown)

The Guided Missile Launcher System (GMLS) fitted to HMAS Newcastle is slowly craned out of position. The 61 tonne GMLS is due for a major overhaul.

HMAS Newcastle recently embarked on one of the biggest maintenance tasks a warship can undergo - replacing its Mk 13 Guided Missile Launching System (GMLS), often referred to as the ‘one-armed bandit’ due to its distinctive single-armed design.

Change of command at HMAS Albatross

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Captain Gordon Andrew hands the HMAS Albatross 'weight' and command of HMAS Albatross to Captain Simon Bateman. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Captain Gordon Andrew hands the HMAS Albatross 'weight' and command of HMAS Albatross to Captain Simon Bateman.

After two years in command, Captain Gordon Andrew formally handed over command of HMAS Albatross to aviator Captain Simon Bateman at a ceremony in Nowra last week.

Tobruk's underway replenishment

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

HMAS Tobruk conducts a replenishment at sea with Japanese Naval Ship Towada (AOR), in the Mindanao Sea.
 (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Tobruk conducts a replenishment at sea with Japanese Naval Ship Towada (AOR), in the Mindanao Sea.

Recently, HMAS Tobruk conducted a rendezvous in the Mindanao Sea, Philippines Islands; with the Japanese Naval Ships Ise (LHD) and Towada (AOR) to achieve a short notice replenishment.

HMAS Sydney - a year to remember

Published on by LEUT Nic Hawkins (author), US Navy image (photographer), LEUT Grant McDuling (photographer)

HMAS Sydney, US Navy Arleigh Burke class destroyers USS Preble and USS Chung-Hoon and the Japanese Maritime Defense Force Murasame class destroyer, JMSDF Murasame manoeuvre in close formation as US Navy P-3 Orion aircraft fly overhead for a photographic exercise at the completion of Exercise PACIFIC BOND 2013. (photo: US Navy image)

HMAS Sydney, US Navy Arleigh Burke class destroyers USS Preble and USS Chung-Hoon and the Japanese Maritime Defense Force Murasame class destroyer, JMSDF Murasame manoeuvre in close formation as US Navy P-3 Orion aircraft fly overhead for a photographic exercise at the completion of Exercise PACIFIC BOND 2013.

HMAS Sydney’s busy program clocked up thousands of nautical miles during 2013; from Hobart to Japan, Christmas Island to Sydney.

NUSHIP Canberra’s boarding team achieves key milestone

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author and photographer)

NUSHIP Canberra’s boarding team approaches the DMS training vessel for a scenario based boarding exercise. (photo: LEUT Emily Kennedy)

NUSHIP Canberra’s boarding team approaches the DMS training vessel for a scenario based boarding exercise.

Twenty NUSHIP Canberra personnel recently undertook the initial boarding party course at HMAS Cerberus, satisfying yet another training requirement in preparation for Canberra’s delivery to Navy in 2014.

Gauntlets 'ready on deck' for Christmas

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer)

Crewed by Lieutenant Commanders Todd Glynn, Josh Carey and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Chris Hodgkinson, the first of the Navy's two MH-60R Seahawks, Gauntlet 901, departs NAS Jacksonville on 18 December for a Maintenance Test Flight. (photo: LCDR Stephan Immerz)

Crewed by Lieutenant Commanders Todd Glynn, Josh Carey and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Chris Hodgkinson, the first of the Navy's two MH-60R Seahawks, Gauntlet 901, departs NAS Jacksonville on 18 December for a Maintenance Test Flight.

The Royal Australian Navy's MH-60R squadron, NUSQN 725, has been busy completing mandatory inspections, tests and ground runs to get Navy's two new Romeos ‘Ready On Deck’ prior to Christmas.