Topic: HMAS Perth (F157)

Perth ends TALISMAN SABRE with a bang

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Upgraded Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth provides Naval Gunfire Support with her 5-inch gun during the closing stages of exercise TALISMAN SABRE. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Upgraded Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth provides Naval Gunfire Support with her 5-inch gun during the closing stages of exercise TALISMAN SABRE.

The upgraded Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth ended Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013 with a bang - lots of bangs actually - as she participated in a joint live fire exercise at Townsend Island, off Queensland.

The training never stops in HMAS Perth

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

HMAS Perth's Standing Sea Fire and Emergency Party conduct training in the recovery of casualties from lower decks by using a fire hose as a lifting strop. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

HMAS Perth's Standing Sea Fire and Emergency Party conduct training in the recovery of casualties from lower decks by using a fire hose as a lifting strop.

They have already passed a rigorous evaluation and proved themselves in an international exercise but the training never ends for the ship’s company of the Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth.

Friends from across the sea: HMAS Perth welcomes US Navy visitors

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

US Navy amphibious landing ship USS Germantown steaming in the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland during exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

US Navy amphibious landing ship USS Germantown steaming in the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland during exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013.

Exercise TALISMAN SABRE gave Australian and US Navy sailors the chance to ‘see how the other half live’ when personnel from the Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth and the US Navy amphibious landing ship USS Germantown ‘cross decked’.

Seahawk Tiger 80 set for TALISMAN SABRE

Published on by LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Seahawk Helicopter 'Tiger 80', currently embarked on HMAS Perth, flies past the Spanish combat support ship ESPS Cantabria after launching to conduct night flying operations as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Royal Australian Navy Seahawk Helicopter 'Tiger 80', currently embarked on HMAS Perth, flies past the Spanish combat support ship ESPS Cantabria after launching to conduct night flying operations as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013.

A Seahawk and its crew from 816 Squadron have been specially detached to HMAS Perth for Exercise TALISMAN SABRE in the waters off Central Queensland.

Exercise TALISMAN SABRE fleet prepares for battle

Published on by LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Ship's company from Royal Australian Navy Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth keep watch from the gun directional platform during an air defence exercise held during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Ship's company from Royal Australian Navy Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth keep watch from the gun directional platform during an air defence exercise held during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013.

Following aggression by the fictional island nation ‘Kamaria’, Australia and the United States have been called upon to form a combined force to restore peace and security to the region.

Perth medical crew ‘ready for anything’

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RAN medical staff currently serving in the medical ward on HMAS Perth (III) during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013 are, from left, Petty Officer Gavin 'Tex' Cowie, Able Seaman Bonnie Dromgool, Medical Officer Lieutenant Phil Marmion and Able Seaman Dan Foley. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

RAN medical staff currently serving in the medical ward on HMAS Perth (III) during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013 are, from left, Petty Officer Gavin 'Tex' Cowie, Able Seaman Bonnie Dromgool, Medical Officer Lieutenant Phil Marmion and Able Seaman Dan Foley.

A ship is a small community, not unlike a small country town, and like any small community it needs its medical care. But when that small community is also a modern warship, the medical services required go way beyond those normally available from a local GP clinic.

Training deployment a career highlight for first time flight crew

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S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter 'Tiger 80' from 816 Squadron on the flight deck of HMAS Perth with aviation technical sailors (from left) AB Steven Cuthbert, AB Barry Cruikshank, CPO Michael Wratten and AB Patrick Davis. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter 'Tiger 80' from 816 Squadron on the flight deck of HMAS Perth with aviation technical sailors (from left) AB Steven Cuthbert, AB Barry Cruikshank, CPO Michael Wratten and AB Patrick Davis.

For four members of the Nowra-based 816 Squadron, deploying to sea as part of the flight embarked in the upgraded Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth will forever be a career highlight.

Australia’s ‘Fighting Felines’ combine

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Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Cryptologic Systems Jennifer Kennon and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Dan Colbert stand together on HMAS Perth's flight deck in front of embarked Seahawk helicopter 'Tiger 80' from 816 Squadron. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Cryptologic Systems Jennifer Kennon and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Dan Colbert stand together on HMAS Perth's flight deck in front of embarked Seahawk helicopter 'Tiger 80' from 816 Squadron.

When a Seahawk helicopter and its team of aircrew and maintainers from 816 Squadron joined the upgraded Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth for training at sea, it was a perfect marriage of traditions, mascots and mottos.

HMAS Perth ‘ready for action’

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Officer of the Watch Sub Lieutenant April Betts takes a bearing in the bridge of HMAS Perth. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Officer of the Watch Sub Lieutenant April Betts takes a bearing in the bridge of HMAS Perth.

The upgraded Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth is ready for action after recently completing a successful Unit Readiness Evaluation (URE) that tested the crew’s competence across all aspects of ship operations.

HMAS Perth works hard in the East Australian Exercise Area for a Unit Readiness Evaluation

Published on by LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

The Officer of the Watch onboard HMAS Perth keeps a watchful eye as HMAS Melbourne comes astern in preparation for a tow exercise in the East Australian Exercise Area, Jervis Bay. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard   )

The Officer of the Watch onboard HMAS Perth keeps a watchful eye as HMAS Melbourne comes astern in preparation for a tow exercise in the East Australian Exercise Area, Jervis Bay.

HMAS Perth is a little way from her home port of Fleet Base West as she works hard in the East Australian Exercise Area, near Jervis Bay to prepare for a Unit Readiness Evaluation where she will be tested on Warfare, Seamanship, Emergency Procedures and much more in preparation for a busy six months of exercises.