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Stonehaven Cup returns to Albatross

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer)

L-R: Petty Officer Physical Trainer Chris Vale; HMAS Albatross Ships Warrant Officer David Larter; Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Gordon Andrew, RAN; and Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Ryan Eatt with the Stonehaven Cup. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

L-R: Petty Officer Physical Trainer Chris Vale; HMAS Albatross Ships Warrant Officer David Larter; Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Gordon Andrew, RAN; and Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Ryan Eatt with the Stonehaven Cup.

The Stonehaven Cup was originally presented to HMAS Albatross in 1929 by John Lawrence Baird, 1st Viscount Shoalhaven, GCMG, DSO, eighth Governor-General of Australia, for an annual competition between Albatross units to develop teamwork, camaraderie and athleticism amongst both Defence and civilian personnel.

How to stay ship shape this Christmas

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Physical Training Instructor Leading Seaman Callan McDonald demonstrates a 'squat clean and jerk' at the Navy Indoor Sports Centre, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Physical Training Instructor Leading Seaman Callan McDonald demonstrates a 'squat clean and jerk' at the Navy Indoor Sports Centre, Garden Island, Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Physical Training Instructors at Fleet Base East, Sydney have given readers some advice on how to stay ‘ship shape’ during the Christmas and New Year holiday this year.

Navy Australian Surf Rowers League treats Tasmania to exciting round

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author), LS Brooke Oram (photographer)

Event competitors at Carlton Park prepare for the first race. (photo: LS Brooke Oram)

Event competitors at Carlton Park prepare for the first race.

More than 20 crews and 100 rowers competed in the first of the four Tasmanian legs of the Navy Australian Surf Rowers League Series at Carlton Park Beach on Saturday.

Navy claims T20 victory to achieve ‘first ever’ clean sweep

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), CPL Bill Solomou (photographer)

Navy cricket members celebrate a wicket as Bombardier Steven Watson walks back to the pavilion, during the Lindsay Hassett trophy final, played in Canberra. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Navy cricket members celebrate a wicket as Bombardier Steven Watson walks back to the pavilion, during the Lindsay Hassett trophy final, played in Canberra.

In a thrilling game that went down to the last ball, Navy held their nerve to beat Army and become the first team to win both the 50-over and T20 trophies at the National Inter-Service Cricket Championships.

Submariners practice world-class rescue skills

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

HMAS Farncomb sails in company with ADV Ocean Shield from Fleet Base East with the Sydney Opera House in the background, as both vessels make their way to the East Australian Exercise Area for Exercise BLACK CARILLON 2013.  (photo: LS Brenton Freind)

HMAS Farncomb sails in company with ADV Ocean Shield from Fleet Base East with the Sydney Opera House in the background, as both vessels make their way to the East Australian Exercise Area for Exercise BLACK CARILLON 2013.

HMAS Farncomb has completed a week of training with the James Fisher Rescue Service LR5 Submersible in the East Australia Exercise Area to prove Australia's submarine rescue capabilities. 

HS BLUE Crew 12.7mm practice

Published on by LCDR Chris Waterson (author), LEUT Geoff Lawes (photographer)

HS Blue crew embarked in HMAS Melville, conduct a 12.7mm weapons practice enroute to Darwin for a port visit.  (photo: LEUT Geoff Lawes)

HS Blue crew embarked in HMAS Melville, conduct a 12.7mm weapons practice enroute to Darwin for a port visit.

HS BLUE Crew embarked in HMAS Melville recently to complete maritime skills evaluation, unit readiness evaluation and mission readiness evaluation before proceeding on survey operations near Bathurst Island, Northern Territory.

Sod turned for new Seahawk Romeo maintenance facility

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

L-R: COL Noel Beutel, Acting Director General Capital Facility and Infrastructure; The Hon Darren Chester MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence; and Chief of Navy VADM Ray Griggs use silver shovels during the sod turning ceremony to mark the commencement of construction of the MH-60R facilities at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

L-R: COL Noel Beutel, Acting Director General Capital Facility and Infrastructure; The Hon Darren Chester MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence; and Chief of Navy VADM Ray Griggs use silver shovels during the sod turning ceremony to mark the commencement of construction of the MH-60R facilities at HMAS Albatross.

“Today, is very much a history making day,” the Commander of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro, told guests at a sod-turning ceremony to officially mark the commencement of construction of the MH-60R (Seahawk Romeo) Helicopter Capability facilities at HMAS Albatross yesterday.

Welcome back Waller

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

HMAS Waller returns to Fleet Base West to a welcoming crowd following her five month deployment. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

HMAS Waller returns to Fleet Base West to a welcoming crowd following her five month deployment.

After almost five months away, HMAS Waller graciously berthed back at her home port of Fleet Base West last week.

Submarine trainers cap a big year in a major way

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), CPOETSM Ross Euing (photographer)

Sea Training Unit Submarines (STU-SM) conduct a force protection exercise on HMAS Farncomb, alongside at Fleet Base West. (photo: CPOETSM Ross Euing)

Sea Training Unit Submarines (STU-SM) conduct a force protection exercise on HMAS Farncomb, alongside at Fleet Base West.

A focus on Force Protection by the Sea Training Unit - Submarines (STU-SM) this year not only improved this necessary competency across the Navy’s fleet of submarines, but also provided unique support to HMAS Sirius in October.

Success working-up

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Fleet Whole Ship Coordinator, WO Peter Ritchie from Sea Training Group, reviews the Damage Control exercise in the Manoeuvring Deck onboard HMAS Success during the Ship's Work-Up period in the East Australian Exercise Area. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Fleet Whole Ship Coordinator, WO Peter Ritchie from Sea Training Group, reviews the Damage Control exercise in the Manoeuvring Deck onboard HMAS Success during the Ship's Work-Up period in the East Australian Exercise Area.

The crew of HMAS Success are hard at work conducting their Work-Up and Unit Readiness Evaluation in the East Australian Exercise Area after returning to sea late October following an extended refit.