Topic: Ships, Boats and Submarines

Experienced Sailors prepare ship for disposal

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

A wealth of Navy experience working with the Ex-HMAS Darwin Disposal team, L-R, CPOs Wayne Fredericks, Kerry Ross, Dennis Skewes and Steven Searle. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

A wealth of Navy experience working with the Ex-HMAS Darwin Disposal team, L-R, CPOs Wayne Fredericks, Kerry Ross, Dennis Skewes and Steven Searle.

When a ship is decommissioned it isn’t as simple as the crew walking away. Experienced staff support the disposal process and remove as much usable and valuable equipment from the ship that can be utilised again across the fleet and defence.

Dolphins demand dedication to duty

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarines Ding Lim, Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines Allan Cashion and Able Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Samantha Hawes proudly display their ‘Dolphins’ in front of the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarines Ding Lim, Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines Allan Cashion and Able Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Samantha Hawes proudly display their ‘Dolphins’ in front of the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling.

Not everyone in the Navy gets the honour of wearing the Submariner Dolphin badge. The Navy’s ‘Silent Service’ has a proud tradition of selecting the best personnel from candidates who volunteer to serve in this complex specialisation.

 

Warramunga returns from record breaking Middle East mission

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

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More than a thousand people have lined the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney to welcome HMAS Warramunga back to her homeport after a nine-month deployment.

Max speed for Young Endeavour

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

Youth Crew onboard STS Young Endeavour. (photo: Ms Natalie Staples)

Youth Crew onboard STS Young Endeavour.

The RAN-crewed brigantine STS Young Endeavour has reached her maximum design speed under sail in ideal conditions off Newcastle recently.

 

HMAS Collins surfaces

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Penrose (author and photographer), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Collins Berthed at ASC North, Osborne, South Australia. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Collins Berthed at ASC North, Osborne, South Australia.

The first of the Collins class submarines has returned to service after a boost to capability was implemented by one of Defence’s key industry partners.

Novocastrians welcomed home in HMAS Newcastle

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Fiona Southwood (author and photographer)

Seven Novocastrian members of HMAS Newcastle during a port visit to her namesake city. (photo: LCDR Fiona Southwood)

Seven Novocastrian members of HMAS Newcastle during a port visit to her namesake city.

The boom of a seven-gun salute was a welcoming sound for the ship’s company of HMAS Newcastle as she returned to her namesake city for a port visit.

 

Anzac enterprise delivers on one million hour target

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

A collaboration of industry participants from the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) Alliance at the BAE Systems yard, Henderson, WA. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

A collaboration of industry participants from the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) Alliance at the BAE Systems yard, Henderson, WA.

The alliance of partner industries charged with supporting Navy’s Anzac class Frigates have reached a significant safety milestone.

 

Change at the helm for Young Endeavour

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), Unknown (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Mike Gough handing over command of STS Young Endeavour to Lieutenant Commander Andrew Callander. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Mike Gough handing over command of STS Young Endeavour to Lieutenant Commander Andrew Callander.

Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour has had a change at the top, with Lieutenant Commander Mike Gough handing over command to Lieutenant Commander Andrew Callander.

From the South Coast to the Middle East

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Mark Doran (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jacob Dun hoists communication flags on the upper deck of HMAS Warramunga during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jacob Dun hoists communication flags on the upper deck of HMAS Warramunga during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU.

The Middle East was a long way from home for a New South Wales south coast sailor during a recent deployment onboard HMAS Warramunga.

Sailor still calls Kalgoorlie home

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaylin Coleman conducts her role as an upper deck lookout aboard HMAS Warramunga as the ship sails back to Australia after completing her deployment to Operation MANITOU in the Middle East region. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaylin Coleman conducts her role as an upper deck lookout aboard HMAS Warramunga as the ship sails back to Australia after completing her deployment to Operation MANITOU in the Middle East region.

After nine months away from Australian shores, Kalgoorlie sailor Kaylin Coleman enjoyed an emotional family reunion when her ship pulled into Fremantle recently.