Topic: HMAS Benalla (A04)

Community contributes to survey success

Published on by SBLT Dean Gilbert (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members of ship's company from HMA Ships Shepparton and Benalla ashore to conduct a community engagement activity in Warruwi Primary School, Arnhem Land.  (photo: Unknown)

Members of ship's company from HMA Ships Shepparton and Benalla ashore to conduct a community engagement activity in Warruwi Primary School, Arnhem Land.

Survey operations near the Goulburn Islands, 300 kilometres east of Darwin, has provided an opportunity to engage with a remote local community.

From the vineyard to the sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Zachary Johnson (author), LEUT Jannah Wright (photographer), LEUT Danny Finn (photographer)

HMAS Benalla ANZAC Day 2017 Dawn Service in Madang, PNG. (photo: LEUT Jannah Wright)

HMAS Benalla ANZAC Day 2017 Dawn Service in Madang, PNG.

Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Thomas Beddome grew up in rural Eudunda, on the outskirts of the Barossa Valley approximately 100 kilometres northeast of Adelaide, an area renowned for producing fine wine, golden crops and livestock, never envisaging he would end up living on a ship. 

Navy makes PNG waters safer for shipping

Published on by MIDN Liana Malavisi (author), ABHSO Kristina Tadic-Vulin (photographer)

HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton conducting a formation anchorage off Wari Island, Papua New Guinea             (photo: ABHSO Kristina Tadic-Vulin)

HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton conducting a formation anchorage off Wari Island, Papua New Guinea

Survey Motor Launches, HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton, arrived in Papua New Guinea on Thursday with the task of conducting survey operations in the vicinity of Long Reef, in order to provide alternate routes for shipping through the area. Hydrographic Survey Ship, HMAS Leeuwin (HS Red Crew), had been working in the area for the previous five weeks.

Shades of grey gain attention

Published on by SBLT Rohan Waldie (author), LEUT Shaun Burns (photographer)

HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton with the new haze grey paint scheme alongside other fleet units. (photo: LEUT Shaun Burns)

HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton with the new haze grey paint scheme alongside other fleet units.

The Royal Australian Navy's ships are progressively getting a facelift - sporting a new paint scheme that is turning heads.

Leeton local gives IFR a thumbs up

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

HMAS Benalla's Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jessica Corbett from Leeton, NSW in Sydney for the International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Benalla's Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jessica Corbett from Leeton, NSW in Sydney for the International Fleet Review.

A former Leeton Eagles and Narrandera Knights basketball player was one of 8000 sailors who took part in Sydney’s recent International Fleet Review (IFR).

AB Simon ‘Spike’ Jones

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

HMAS Benalla's Able Seaman Marine Technician Simon 'Spike' Jones from Wagga Wagga, NSW, in Sydney for the International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Benalla's Able Seaman Marine Technician Simon 'Spike' Jones from Wagga Wagga, NSW, in Sydney for the International Fleet Review.

A former Wagga Wagga signwriter who gave up his job to join the Navy was one of 8000 sailors who took part in the IFR.