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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.

HMAS Perth 2013 - year in review

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Aaron Guest (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

HMAS Perth engaging with FA18 Hornets from RAAF Williamtown in the EAXA for Phased Array Radar testing as part of the Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Perth engaging with FA18 Hornets from RAAF Williamtown in the EAXA for Phased Array Radar testing as part of the Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade.

HMAS Perth (III) is wrapping up its busy year in 2013, after representing Australia and proving the Royal Australian Navy’s new capability as the first Anzac class Frigate to get the Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade.

The big 20 for FFG 06 and a change of command

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Nathan Smith (author), LSEW Georgina Herdmun (photographer)

The cake made to mark HMAS Newcastle's 20 years in service. (photo: LSEW Georgina Herdmun)

The cake made to mark HMAS Newcastle's 20 years in service.

The once in a century date 11/12/13 was also a historical day for Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Newcastle.

The changing face of HMAS Kuttabul

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Todd Willson stands outside the HMAS Kuttabul gangway. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Todd Willson stands outside the HMAS Kuttabul gangway.

It has been a busy year at Garden Island, Sydney with a number of changes being made to access and berthing arrangements.

What a year for our submarines

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

HMAS Dechaineux leads HMAS Waller and HMAS Sheean in formation. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

HMAS Dechaineux leads HMAS Waller and HMAS Sheean in formation.

2013 has been an eventful and exciting year for the submarines of the Royal Australian Navy.

A busy year for the Fleet

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Aboard HMAS Sydney, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett surveys the fleet of international warships sailing in close formation for a photographic exercise, during their transit to Sydney for the International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Aboard HMAS Sydney, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett surveys the fleet of international warships sailing in close formation for a photographic exercise, during their transit to Sydney for the International Fleet Review.

2013 was one of the busiest years on recent record for the Royal Australian Navy Fleet. 

‘Team Success’ – an exceptional effort

Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

The welcome reception was held onboard HMAS Success, berthed alongside Garden Island, Sydney and was attended by dignitaries and representatives from visiting navies. (photo: LSIS Andrew Dakin)

The welcome reception was held onboard HMAS Success, berthed alongside Garden Island, Sydney and was attended by dignitaries and representatives from visiting navies.

‘Team’ - one word that expresses the character of HMAS Success Ship’s Company in 2013.

LHD replica on show for naming ceremony

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs and Mrs Cath Beazley officially unveil the name of the scaled version of Navy's Landing Helicopter Dock as Director of Port Ash Australia, Captain Cliff Beazley, watches on at Port Ash, north of Newcastle. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs and Mrs Cath Beazley officially unveil the name of the scaled version of Navy's Landing Helicopter Dock as Director of Port Ash Australia, Captain Cliff Beazley, watches on at Port Ash, north of Newcastle.

The scaled versions of Navy’s Landing Helicopter Dock and Landing Ship Dock used for ship handling training at the Port Ash Ship Handling Facility near Newcastle have been officially named in an informal ceremony.

Second LHD en route to Australia

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author)

File image showing the hull of Australia's first LHD being transported to Australia on the Heavy Lift Ship Blue Marlin. (photo: NAVANTIA)

File image showing the hull of Australia's first LHD being transported to Australia on the Heavy Lift Ship Blue Marlin.

The hull of the second LHD being built for the Royal Australian Navy has been loaded onto a Heavy Lift Ship and is on her way from Spain to Australia.