Section: Fleet

Australian Navy in exercise off Republic of Korea

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABEW Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Thomas Whitworth shows members from USS Chaffe some off the equipment used by the RAN in boarding evolutions during a tri-lateral exercise with the Republic of Korea, held off the coast of Jeju, South Korea.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Thomas Whitworth shows members from USS Chaffe some off the equipment used by the RAN in boarding evolutions during a tri-lateral exercise with the Republic of Korea, held off the coast of Jeju, South Korea.

Royal Australian Navy frigates, HMA Ships Parramatta and Melbourne, have joined Republic of Korea destroyer, ROKS Sejeong The Great, and US destroyer, USS Chafee to participate in a multilateral maritime interdiction exercise off the coast of Jeju.

MK92 maintainers make their mark

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

The final Mk92 Fire Control System maintainer course embarked on HMAS Darwin. L to R POET David McCann, ABET Sam Chiswell, ABET Joe Battistello, ABET Michaela Manning, ABET Ben Marks, ABET Dean Markham, ABET Jade Eckhoff, ABET Paulo Eberhardt, ABET Chris Arnott, POET Michael Van Der Wel  (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

The final Mk92 Fire Control System maintainer course embarked on HMAS Darwin. L to R POET David McCann, ABET Sam Chiswell, ABET Joe Battistello, ABET Michaela Manning, ABET Ben Marks, ABET Dean Markham, ABET Jade Eckhoff, ABET Paulo Eberhardt, ABET Chris Arnott, POET Michael Van Der Wel

Prior to departing Fleet Base East for deployment, HMAS Darwin welcomed aboard trainee sailors destined to become the final generation of Mk92 Fire Control System maintainers for the Adelaide class frigates.

PNG Prime Minister visits HMAS Adelaide

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill (far right) disembarks HMAS Adelaide's MRH-90 during a visit to the ship in Port Morseby, as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.  (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill (far right) disembarks HMAS Adelaide's MRH-90 during a visit to the ship in Port Morseby, as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.

HMAS Adelaide’s departure from Port Moresby has completed a successful regional engagement with Papua New Guinea’s political and defence leaders.

Well deserved break for Waller

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

Ship's company of HMAS Waller on the casing for a group photograph.  (photo: Unknown)

Ship's company of HMAS Waller on the casing for a group photograph.

Spending 106 days away from home, with 75 days underway and many of those underwater, is something Australian Navy submariners take in their stride, but keeping a boat at sea takes some special skills.

Revival of training capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), Unknown (photographer)

(l-r) Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Thomas Dann, Able Seaman Electroincs Technician Matthew Minney and Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Gregoire Soler with the Electro-Optical Tracking System. (photo: Unknown)

(l-r) Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Thomas Dann, Able Seaman Electroincs Technician Matthew Minney and Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Gregoire Soler with the Electro-Optical Tracking System.

A 20-foot shipping container on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, helps the Australian Navy run one of the world’s few remaining shore-to-sea live firing training sites.

Exercise HAEDOLI WALLABY

Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

STOCK PHOTO: - HMAS Melbourne (05) sails in company with HMAS Parramatta (154).  (photo: POIS Paul McCallum)

STOCK PHOTO: - HMAS Melbourne (05) sails in company with HMAS Parramatta (154).

Australia and the Republic of Korea participated in Exercise HAEDOLI WALLABY, a bilateral anti-submarine warfare exercise, from November 1-3.

Traditional welcome for Australian ships

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and Royal Australian Navy personnel break open the ceremonial sake at the Exercise Nichi Gou Trident 2017 Opening Ceremony held on JMSDF Yamagiri in Yokosuka, Japan. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and Royal Australian Navy personnel break open the ceremonial sake at the Exercise Nichi Gou Trident 2017 Opening Ceremony held on JMSDF Yamagiri in Yokosuka, Japan.

Two ships from the Royal Australian Navy were recently welcomed to Japan with a sake ceremony with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force.

 

 

Sailing in-sync with Singapore

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

A MRH-90 Taipan helicopter from HMAS Adelaide conducts deck landings aboard Republic of Singapore Navy ship RSS Supreme off the coast of Singapore, during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

A MRH-90 Taipan helicopter from HMAS Adelaide conducts deck landings aboard Republic of Singapore Navy ship RSS Supreme off the coast of Singapore, during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.

As a MRH-90 helicopter from HMAS Adelaide touched down in a deck landing practice on the flight deck of RSS Supreme, Australia’s interoperability with the Singapore Armed Forces moved to a new level.

 

First Lady in Darwin for final visit

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS James Whittle (author)

HMAS Darwin comes alongside Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, for the last time before decommissioning in December 2017. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

HMAS Darwin comes alongside Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, for the last time before decommissioning in December 2017.

HMAS Darwin has sailed into her namesake port on her final visit after 33 years of service and more than a million nautical miles underway.

Darwin farewells namesake city

Published on by Department of Defence (author), WO2 Chris Houghton (photographer)

A tugboat sends off HMAS Darwin from Darwin Harbour for the final time with a water cannon salute.  (photo: WO2 Chris Houghton)

A tugboat sends off HMAS Darwin from Darwin Harbour for the final time with a water cannon salute.

HMAS Darwin has completed her final port visit to Darwin, farewelling the city by exercising the right to Freedom of Entry and showcasing her capability to thousands of locals.