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Emotional reunion 50 years on

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author)

The 1963 Royal Australian Naval College Graduating Class with the names of the eight Midshipmen who lost their lives within a year of graduation annotated. (photo: Unknown)

The 1963 Royal Australian Naval College Graduating Class with the names of the eight Midshipmen who lost their lives within a year of graduation annotated.

The Royal Australian Naval College ‘Class of 1963’ returned to HMAS Creswell recently to remember shipmates who were lost in two separate naval tragedies.

HMAS Albany continues ‘Working Navy’ vigilance

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A production platform in the North West Shelf. Exercise RED RAPTOR 13-3 was conducted by HMAS Albany in December 2013 to reinforce the Navy's persistence operations, providing a visible presence in the North West Shelf region and helping to strengthen maritime security efforts for the sea lanes vital to Australia's economy. (photo: )

A production platform in the North West Shelf. Exercise RED RAPTOR 13-3 was conducted by HMAS Albany in December 2013 to reinforce the Navy's persistence operations, providing a visible presence in the North West Shelf region and helping to strengthen maritime security efforts for the sea lanes vital to Australia's economy.

The crew of HMAS Albany kept a vigilant watch over Australia's remote North West Shelf region while people across Australia were enjoying Christmas festivities. 

A notable parade

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

The graduating engineering officers from RMIT for the guard of honour for the Combined RMIT Graduation Parade and Ceremonial Divisions at HMAS Cerberus. (photo: )

The graduating engineering officers from RMIT for the guard of honour for the Combined RMIT Graduation Parade and Ceremonial Divisions at HMAS Cerberus.

HMAS Cerberus recently held its final Ceremonial Divisions parade of 2013, combined with the graduation of eleven RMIT Engineering Officers who proudly made up the Guard, which was inspected by the Reviewing Officer, newly promoted Rear Admiral Michael Noonan.

‘Weight’ of command handed over at HMAS Harman

Published on by PO Stuart Tinker (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Commander Lisa Batchler (left) hands the HMAS Harman 'weight' and command of HMAS Harman to Commander Jayne Craig.
 (photo: Petty Officer Paul Berry)

Commander Lisa Batchler (left) hands the HMAS Harman 'weight' and command of HMAS Harman to Commander Jayne Craig.

As most HMA ships and establishments were winding down from a busy year, the team at HMAS Harman were busily preparing for a handover of Command.

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

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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.