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Handing over the weight

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Todd Willson RAN, hands the ship's hub to Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat RAN, during the HMAS Kuttabul Command Handover Ceremony attended by ships company in Sydney. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Todd Willson RAN, hands the ship's hub to Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat RAN, during the HMAS Kuttabul Command Handover Ceremony attended by ships company in Sydney.

Personnel formed up on HMAS Kuttabul quarterdeck to farewell Commander Todd Willson as he handed over the role of Commanding Officer to Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat on 23 January.

HMAS Success assist CSIRO with robotic floats

Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Nathan Kane (left) launches an ARGO Float from HMAS Success while sailing toward the Middle East. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Nathan Kane (left) launches an ARGO Float from HMAS Success while sailing toward the Middle East.

During their transit to the Middle East in November and December 2014, the crew of HMAS Success assisted the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) with their global Argo program. This innovative project aims to gather up ocean data using robotic floats.

Young Endeavour rounds Cape Horn

Published on by Ms Jennifer Reilly (author), Ms Olivia Franke (photographer)

Commanding Officer of STS Young Endeavour, Lieutenant Commander Gavin Dawe OAM RAN (front, centre), and World Voyage Passage One Youth Crew celebrate rounding Cape Horn on Australia Day 2015. (photo: Ms Olivia Franke)

Commanding Officer of STS Young Endeavour, Lieutenant Commander Gavin Dawe OAM RAN (front, centre), and World Voyage Passage One Youth Crew celebrate rounding Cape Horn on Australia Day 2015.

The Royal Australian Navy operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour rounded Cape Horn on Australia Day, 36 days into a twelve month circumnavigation of the world.

Super seamanship Saturday

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

HMAS Canberra docks down in Sydney Harbour in order to receive the ship’s LHD Landing Craft for the very first time. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Canberra docks down in Sydney Harbour in order to receive the ship’s LHD Landing Craft for the very first time.

HMAS Canberra’s four new Landing Craft (LLC) embarked the ship’s well dock via the stern door for the very first time in December.

150 years technical experience

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Five Chief Petty Officer Marine Technicians (CPOMT) in NUSHIP Canberra's aft main engine room. (From left) CPOMT Colin Milligan, CPOMT Desmond Soar, CPOMT Chris Ware, CPOMT Darren Harkins and CPOMT James Dew (now Warrant Officer). (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Five Chief Petty Officer Marine Technicians (CPOMT) in NUSHIP Canberra's aft main engine room. (From left) CPOMT Colin Milligan, CPOMT Desmond Soar, CPOMT Chris Ware, CPOMT Darren Harkins and CPOMT James Dew (now Warrant Officer).

From some of the smallest vessels in the fleet to the largest ship the Navy has ever had, five Marine Technicians have charted a course to HMAS Canberra.

100 years at Jervis Bay - College seeking descendants

Published on by LCDR David Jones (author), Unknown (photographer)

Aerial photo of HMAS Creswell and surrounding area. (photo: Unknown)

Aerial photo of HMAS Creswell and surrounding area.

The Royal Australian Navy has trained its own officers since 1913 with 2015 marking one hundred years since training commenced at Jervis Bay.

Smoking in the new year

Published on by LCDR Robert Roscoe (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Members of HMAS Perth's ship's company participate in a traditional indigenous smoking ceremony performed by the traditional owners of the local area, represented by Wudjak Nyoongar elder Dr Richard Walley and his cousin Trevor Walley.   (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Members of HMAS Perth's ship's company participate in a traditional indigenous smoking ceremony performed by the traditional owners of the local area, represented by Wudjak Nyoongar elder Dr Richard Walley and his cousin Trevor Walley.

HMAS Perth has started the year with a traditional welcome to country and smoking ceremony performed by the Wudjak Nyoongar people who are the traditional owners of the local area around Fleet Base West.

Anzac commences preparations for a landmark year

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

HMAS Anzac Navigation Officer Lieutenant Matthew Warren works in the safety of the bridge as the ship sails into rough weather off the coast of Sydney, New South Wales. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

HMAS Anzac Navigation Officer Lieutenant Matthew Warren works in the safety of the bridge as the ship sails into rough weather off the coast of Sydney, New South Wales.

As the sun rises on the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, Australians everywhere will be pausing to remember the sacrifices made by over 102,000 Australians in war. Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Anzac will take centre stage for several of the major commemorative events.

HMAS Launceston's mercy dash

Published on by ABBM Nicholas Peters (author), LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), CPOMT Duncan Thomas (photographer)

Doctor Peter Lovell (left) looks on as the injured merchant seaman is carefully lowered from HMAS Launceston's Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat by the ship's medical emergency team. (photo: CPOMT Duncan Thomas)

Doctor Peter Lovell (left) looks on as the injured merchant seaman is carefully lowered from HMAS Launceston's Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat by the ship's medical emergency team.

Initiative, training and the rapid response by Armidale Class Patrol Boat crew Assail Four has saved the life of a Chinese mariner, critically injured at sea, 80 nautical miles south-east of Christmas Island.

Conquering the Titans on Tuesday

Published on by LEUT Rebecca Wheldrake (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Nathan Powell and Able Seaman Marine Technician Joshua Eyles assessing the extent of a fire in the steering gear compartment aboard HMAS Larrakia. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Nathan Powell and Able Seaman Marine Technician Joshua Eyles assessing the extent of a fire in the steering gear compartment aboard HMAS Larrakia.

Armidale Class Patrol Boat crew Attack Four regularly find themselves having one of those days where everything goes wrong. Every Tuesday in fact.