Section: Fleet

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, the 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, the 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. 

Fleet Air Arm combat capability boosted with delivery of first Romeo

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer)

NUSQN 725 aircraft arrive at their new home in Jacksonville, Florida. (photo: LCDR Stephan Immerz)

NUSQN 725 aircraft arrive at their new home in Jacksonville, Florida.

The arrival of the Royal Australian Navy’s first two MH-60R helicopters at Naval Air Station Jacksonville last week was a welcome site for NUSQN 725 personnel.

NUSHIP Canberra personnel learn to operate Navy’s new landing craft in Spain

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LCDR Michael Nipperess (author and photographer)

NUSHIP Canberra's Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Michael Hines manoeuvres an Landing Craft Medium 1E (LCM1E) into ESPS Castilla, a Landing Platform Dock, as part of the LCM1E course run by the Spanish Armada at the LCM1E School in Cadiz, Spain. (photo: LCDR Michael Nipperess)

NUSHIP Canberra's Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Michael Hines manoeuvres an Landing Craft Medium 1E (LCM1E) into ESPS Castilla, a Landing Platform Dock, as part of the LCM1E course run by the Spanish Armada at the LCM1E School in Cadiz, Spain.

Fifteen Navy personnel returned from Spain today after completing a seven week course to learn how to drive and operate the Navy’s new Landing Craft Mechanical 1E (LCM1E). The Spanish Armada LCM1E School based in Cadiz ran the course for 11 members of NUSHIP Canberra along with external agency translators and future Australian Navy LCM1E Instructors.

Incident onboard HMAS Waller

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File image: HMAS Waller. Image courtesy of James Fisher Defence. (photo: Image courtesy of James Fisher Defence.)

File image: HMAS Waller. Image courtesy of James Fisher Defence.

On Tuesday 10th December around 10 pm (Western Australian time), a civilian contractor suffered minor injuries while conducting scheduled maintenance in a battery compartment aboard HMAS Waller.

Update - allegations of unacceptable behaviour onboard HMAS Ballarat

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File image: HMAS Ballarat. (photo: Unknown)

File image: HMAS Ballarat.

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs has confirmed his strong stance against unacceptable behaviour in his latest update on the allegations relating to HMAS Ballarat.