Section: Fleet

Australian and New Zealand training collaboration

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author)

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Training elements of the Royal Australian and Royal New Zealand Navies recently joined forces to collaborate on unit readiness evaluations during Exercise ANZAC 2013.

ESPS Cantabria takes part in TRITON CENTENARY 13

Published on by LEUT Christopher Thornton (author)

Commander Jose L. Nieto, ESPS Cantabria CO, looking very pleased after job well done. USS Chosin is the last ship that Cantabria would refuel whilst participating in TC13. (photo: )

Commander Jose L. Nieto, ESPS Cantabria CO, looking very pleased after job well done. USS Chosin is the last ship that Cantabria would refuel whilst participating in TC13.

ESPS Cantabria has taken part in her final exercise as part of the Royal Australian Navy Fleet. The Spanish Armada ship was in high demand during exercise TRITON CENTENARY (TS13) part 2, and refuelled ships from participating nations.

HMAS Albatross Accommodation Opens

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(L-R) Plenary Group Project Manager and representative, Phil Dark and HMAS Albatross Commanding Officer, Captain Gordon Andrew RAN, cut the ribbon during the opening ceremony of the Single Leap accommodation buildings, at HMAS Albatross, Nowra. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Plenary Group Project Manager and representative, Phil Dark and HMAS Albatross Commanding Officer, Captain Gordon Andrew RAN, cut the ribbon during the opening ceremony of the Single Leap accommodation buildings, at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

HMAS Albatross Commanding Officer Captain Gordon Andrew has officially opened the base’s first major residential construction project in over 40 years.

HMAS Broome farewells Pacific Patrol Boats

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LEUT Sarah West (photographer)

The Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Broome, with Ardent Five embarked, transited from Darwin to Sydney in September, 2013, in company with four Pacific Patrol Boats from Tonga, Papua New Guinea and Micronesia, to participate in the Royal Australian Navy’s (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

The Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Broome, with Ardent Five embarked, transited from Darwin to Sydney in September, 2013, in company with four Pacific Patrol Boats from Tonga, Papua New Guinea and Micronesia, to participate in the Royal Australian Navy’s

After almost a month of operating together in-company, HMAS Broome, on 15 October, parted company with four Pacific Patrol Boats visiting Australia for the International Fleet Review 2013 and Exercise Triton Centenary.

Triton Centenary draws to a close

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author)

HMAS Parramatta RHIB returning US personnel back to USS Chosin after a PXP during TC13. (photo: )

HMAS Parramatta RHIB returning US personnel back to USS Chosin after a PXP during TC13.

The final phase of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) International Fleet Review drew to a close today, with the completion of Exercise Triton Centenary 2013.

Choules joins in IFR from afar

Published on by LEUT Sarah Mills (author), LS Darryl Ford (photographer)

Ship's Company from HMAS Choules commemorate the International Fleet Review while anchored off Manus Island. (photo: LS Darryl Ford)

Ship's Company from HMAS Choules commemorate the International Fleet Review while anchored off Manus Island.

Personnel onboard HMAS Choules have conducted their own version of the International Fleet Review (IFR) while anchored off Manus Island, Papua New Guinea.

NUSQN 725 Receive Advanced Weapons Training in Jacksonville

Published on by LS Ben Wellard (author), LEUT Alex Hale (photographer)

Leading Seaman Ben Wellard, Able Seaman Josh Beaven and Mr Patrick Walters (US NAVAIR Fleet Weapons Support Team), receive advanced weapons training on the AGM-114 Hellfire Missile. (photo: LEUT Alex Hale)

Leading Seaman Ben Wellard, Able Seaman Josh Beaven and Mr Patrick Walters (US NAVAIR Fleet Weapons Support Team), receive advanced weapons training on the AGM-114 Hellfire Missile.

Royal Australian Navy personnel posted to Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Florida with NUSQN 725 have recently been learning the ‘ins and outs’ of both the MK-54 Torpedo and the AGM-114 Hellfire Missile.

MRH-90 VERTREP: A First for Many

Published on by SBLT Samantha Best (author), LSML-SC Lisa Thompson (author), POEW Martin Anderson (photographer)

On 29 September 2013 the Flight Deck Team of HMAS Parramatta conducted a VERTREP with ESPS Cantabria whilst participating in Exercise Triton Centenary 13. (photo: POEW Martin Anderson)

On 29 September 2013 the Flight Deck Team of HMAS Parramatta conducted a VERTREP with ESPS Cantabria whilst participating in Exercise Triton Centenary 13.

In September, HMAS Parramatta’s Flight Deck Team conducted a Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP) with Spanish replenishment ship ESPS Cantabria while participating in Exercise Triton Centenary 13.

Thunder welcomed to Australia by Toowoomba

Published on by SBLT Ben Cleary (author)

The crew of HMAS Toowoomba welcome crew members from NNS Thunder onboard the Australian Warship. (photo: Unknown)

The crew of HMAS Toowoomba welcome crew members from NNS Thunder onboard the Australian Warship.

In September, HMAS Toowoomba hosted members of the Ship's Company of the Nigerian Navy Ship Thunder, which was visiting the Port of Fremantle en route to the International Fleet Review (IFR).

ESPS Cantabria makes new friends during Exercise Tritron Centenary

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Christopher Thornton (author)

HMAS Sydney and Chinese Ship Quingdao guiding the formation from Jervis Bay. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Sydney and Chinese Ship Quingdao guiding the formation from Jervis Bay.

When working in a completely different theatre of operations you have to expect the unexpected and this is something the Spanish crew on ESPS Cantabria have learnt during their most recent activities in Australian waters.