Section: Fleet

Arunta’s mast replacement marks milestone in frigate upgrade

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

HMAS Arunta alongside at Henderson Shipyard with her new mast in place. (photo: )

HMAS Arunta alongside at Henderson Shipyard with her new mast in place.

The replacement of HMAS Arunta’s mast at Henderson Shipyard in Western Australia marks another major milestone in the Anzac Class Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP).

HMAS Sirius reaches milestone by conducting 600th replenishment at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Janiszewski and LEUT Gilkinson (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Sirius conducts her 600th Replenishment at Sea serial with HMAS Stuart in waters off northern Australia. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Sirius conducts her 600th Replenishment at Sea serial with HMAS Stuart in waters off northern Australia.

HMAS Sirius has reached a significant milestone, having recently completed her 600th replenishment at sea (RAS), in waters off Northern Australia, with HMAS Stuart the lucky recipient.

Navy joins forces with civilian firefighters

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Members from the Western Australian Department of Fire and Emergency Services Trainee Fire Fighter School with instructors from the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety - West at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Members from the Western Australian Department of Fire and Emergency Services Trainee Fire Fighter School with instructors from the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety - West at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

Navy further strengthened ties with State Government agencies in Western Australia recently when members of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services undertook maritime firefighting training at the RAN School of Survivability and Ship Safety – West.

Mission first, people always

Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne pulls alongside Garden Island Sydney, after six months deployed throughout the Pacific and North East Asian regions. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne pulls alongside Garden Island Sydney, after six months deployed throughout the Pacific and North East Asian regions.

Navy’s focus on balancing the wellbeing of its people with meeting the mission, is being put into action with an early Christmas present on the horizon for a number of Navy families this year.

Tri-lateral mine warfare exercise puts RAN Minehunters to the test

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

The forecastle team on HMAS Gascoyne standing smart during the ship's departure from Kure Naval Base, Japan. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

The forecastle team on HMAS Gascoyne standing smart during the ship's departure from Kure Naval Base, Japan.

At the largest gathering of mine warfare dedicated vessels seen in Japanese waters, HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon have joined with 22 ships from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the United States Navy (USN) to participate in the first joint mine warfare exercise in the region, Exercise HYUGA NADA 18.

AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018 a milestone in allied cooperation

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Head of Royal Australian Navy Capability, Rear Admiral Peter Quinn, AM, CSC, RAN (right), Australian Defence Force personnel and industry partners watch the Defendtex Tempest Unmanned Aerial Vehicle display during AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018 at HMAS Creswell. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Head of Royal Australian Navy Capability, Rear Admiral Peter Quinn, AM, CSC, RAN (right), Australian Defence Force personnel and industry partners watch the Defendtex Tempest Unmanned Aerial Vehicle display during AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018 at HMAS Creswell.

Fifty autonomous technologies and over 500 scientists, technicians and support staff have come together for Autonomous Warrior 2018 (AW18) in Jervis Bay.

Innovation and collaboration in action at AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 18

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Ross Bowden, RAN (left), and Assistant Secretary Defence Capability and Innovation, Andrew Hodgkinson, discuss the capabilities of the Navy's recently commissioned 822X Squadron during AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018 at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Ross Bowden, RAN (left), and Assistant Secretary Defence Capability and Innovation, Andrew Hodgkinson, discuss the capabilities of the Navy's recently commissioned 822X Squadron during AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018 at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay.

Head of Defence’s Innovation Hub witnessed innovation and industry collaboration in action when visiting AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018 (AW18) at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay.

Submarine Force Remembrance Day at the WA Maritime Museum

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (author and photographer)

(L-R) RAN officer Chaplain Franco Siani, RAN; Canadian Submarine Association member, Richard Duff; Royal Canadian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Craig Piccolo, RCN; National President of the Submarine Association Australia, Commodore Robert Trotter, OAM, RAN (retd); RAN officer Commander Daniel LeRaye, RAN; and Submarine Association Australia WA Branch President, Terry Baker, on completion of the 2018 Remembrance Day service at the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle.  (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

(L-R) RAN officer Chaplain Franco Siani, RAN; Canadian Submarine Association member, Richard Duff; Royal Canadian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Craig Piccolo, RCN; National President of the Submarine Association Australia, Commodore Robert Trotter, OAM, RAN (retd); RAN officer Commander Daniel LeRaye, RAN; and Submarine Association Australia WA Branch President, Terry Baker, on completion of the 2018 Remembrance Day service at the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle.

Submarine Force officers and sailors turned out in force recently for a Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Western Australian Maritime Museum.

HMAS Stuart welcomed home from Asian deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (author and photographer)

Ship's company of HMAS Stuart stand on the upper decks as the ship returns to its home port of Fleet Base West at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia.  (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Ship's company of HMAS Stuart stand on the upper decks as the ship returns to its home port of Fleet Base West at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia.

With families and well-wishers waiting eagerly on the wharf, HMAS Stuart has returned to her home port of Fleet Base West after a three-month North East Asian Deployment.

HMAS Melbourne returns to Garden Island after six months regional deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Al Tomlinson (author), CPOIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne returns to her home port of Sydney Harbour and Fleet Base East after an extended period deployed overseas.  (photo: CPOIS Kelvin Hockey)

HMAS Melbourne returns to her home port of Sydney Harbour and Fleet Base East after an extended period deployed overseas.

HMAS Melbourne has returned to her home port at Garden Island Sydney, after nearly six months of operations throughout the Pacific and North East Asian regions.