Topic: HMAS Melbourne (F05)

Four rings around Melbourne

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Doug Pashley, Major Kevin Davis, Commander of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Joint Task Group, Captain Jim Hutton, OBE, RAN, Director General Simulation and Training, Commodore Allison Norris, CSC, RAN, and Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide in Townsville ahead of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour deployment. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Doug Pashley, Major Kevin Davis, Commander of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Joint Task Group, Captain Jim Hutton, OBE, RAN, Director General Simulation and Training, Commodore Allison Norris, CSC, RAN, and Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide in Townsville ahead of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour deployment.

HMAS Melbourne cleared their lower deck for Commander Joint Task Group 661.1, Captain Jim Hutton on May 29, who flew in to talk to the sailors about their upcoming Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 mission.

HMAS Melbourne departs for seven month deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne departs Sydney Harbour for the last time in seven months as she heads off on Indo-Pacific Endeavour and Exercise RIMPAC. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Melbourne departs Sydney Harbour for the last time in seven months as she heads off on Indo-Pacific Endeavour and Exercise RIMPAC.

HMAS Melbourne has departed her home port of Fleet Base East bound for a seven month deployment to the South West Pacific and North East Asia. Melbourne's deployment will include participation in the second iteration of Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Exercise KAKADU in Australia's north and a variety of port visits and community engagement in the North East Asian region. 

Australian warships exercise with Republic Of Korea

Published on by LCDR Scott Carter (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne leads the way during the exit from the port of Busan in the Republic of Korea to participate in Exercise Haedoli Wallaby 17.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Melbourne leads the way during the exit from the port of Busan in the Republic of Korea to participate in Exercise Haedoli Wallaby 17.

Across late October and early November, Royal Australian Navy frigates HMA Ships Melbourne and Parramatta visited the Republic of Korea for the biennial maritime anti-submarine warfare exercise HAEDOLI WALLABY.  

Australian Navy in exercise off Republic of Korea

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABEW Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Thomas Whitworth shows members from USS Chaffe some off the equipment used by the RAN in boarding evolutions during a tri-lateral exercise with the Republic of Korea, held off the coast of Jeju, South Korea.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Thomas Whitworth shows members from USS Chaffe some off the equipment used by the RAN in boarding evolutions during a tri-lateral exercise with the Republic of Korea, held off the coast of Jeju, South Korea.

Royal Australian Navy frigates, HMA Ships Parramatta and Melbourne, have joined Republic of Korea destroyer, ROKS Sejeong The Great, and US destroyer, USS Chafee to participate in a multilateral maritime interdiction exercise off the coast of Jeju.

Exercise HAEDOLI WALLABY

Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

STOCK PHOTO: - HMAS Melbourne (05) sails in company with HMAS Parramatta (154).  (photo: POIS Paul McCallum)

STOCK PHOTO: - HMAS Melbourne (05) sails in company with HMAS Parramatta (154).

Australia and the Republic of Korea participated in Exercise HAEDOLI WALLABY, a bilateral anti-submarine warfare exercise, from November 1-3.

Traditional welcome for Australian ships

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and Royal Australian Navy personnel break open the ceremonial sake at the Exercise Nichi Gou Trident 2017 Opening Ceremony held on JMSDF Yamagiri in Yokosuka, Japan. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and Royal Australian Navy personnel break open the ceremonial sake at the Exercise Nichi Gou Trident 2017 Opening Ceremony held on JMSDF Yamagiri in Yokosuka, Japan.

Two ships from the Royal Australian Navy were recently welcomed to Japan with a sake ceremony with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force.

 

 

Melbourne visits Sasebo

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Scott Carter (author)

Memorial at the centre of the atomic bomb explosion area. (photo: Unknown)

Memorial at the centre of the atomic bomb explosion area.

HMAS Melbourne recently visited Sasebo as the first of three port visits across Japan as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour deployment.

Brunei visit reinforces relationship

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Scott Carter (author), LS Anthony Bergman (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne hosts dignitaries
during an Official Reception in Brunei
Darussalam. (photo: LS Anthony Bergman)

HMAS Melbourne hosts dignitaries during an Official Reception in Brunei Darussalam.

One of Australia’s long-standing regional relationships, spanning more than seven decades, was celebrated during HMAS Melbourne’s recent visit to Brunei Darussalam.

'Strait' to careers as boatswains

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

 Able Seaman Edmund Tomsana with family members during HMAS Darwin's brief visit en-route to Operation MANITOU early 2016. Seaman Bosun's Mate  Dalamatia Tomsana is 4th from the left.    (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Able Seaman Edmund Tomsana with family members during HMAS Darwin's brief visit en-route to Operation MANITOU early 2016. Seaman Bosun's Mate Dalamatia Tomsana is 4th from the left.

A small gesture by the ship’s company of HMAS Darwin back in 2016 has reaped rewards for the Navy and brought back fond memories as she transited the Torres Strait recently. 

Melbourne mountain biker races in Brunei

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Scott Carter (author), LEUT Josh Fearnley (photographer)

Lieutenant Joshua Fearnley participates in the 2017 Asian Enduro Series during HMAS Melbourne's visit to Brunei. (photo: LEUT Josh Fearnley)

Lieutenant Joshua Fearnley participates in the 2017 Asian Enduro Series during HMAS Melbourne's visit to Brunei.

For one member of the ship’s company of HMAS Melbourne, a recent visit to Brunei Darussalam was more than just an overseas port visit.