Section: Fleet

HMAS Hobart sets sail

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Members of HMAS Hobart pictured on the ship’s forecastle as the destroyer sails out of Sydney Harbour for the first time since becoming a commissioned warship. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Members of HMAS Hobart pictured on the ship’s forecastle as the destroyer sails out of Sydney Harbour for the first time since becoming a commissioned warship.

HMAS Hobart has “slipped her lines” and set sail for the first time since commissioning on 23 September 2017.

Smooth sailing in the Philippines

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Landing craft from the RAN and Australian Army in formation with Philippine Marine Corps small unit riverine craft, during humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training conducted from HMAS Adelaide in Subic Bay, Philippines. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Landing craft from the RAN and Australian Army in formation with Philippine Marine Corps small unit riverine craft, during humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training conducted from HMAS Adelaide in Subic Bay, Philippines.

The recent visit to the Philippines, by two Australian Navy ships of the Indo-Pacific Task Group has significantly reinforced the strong defence relationship between Australia and the archipelago.

Huon shows Howe it's done

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Liam Northend (author), Unknown (photographer)

Able Seaman Clearance Diver King descending to 42m off Lord Howe Island as the  crew members of HMAS Huon conducted a 10-day deployment for an invaluable training opportunity. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Clearance Diver King descending to 42m off Lord Howe Island as the crew members of HMAS Huon conducted a 10-day deployment for an invaluable training opportunity.

The ship’s company of minehunter HMAS Huon packed a lot into their recent visit to Lord Howe Island, in the Tasman Sea.

Melbourne visits Sasebo

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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.

Toowoomba concludes MASTEX 17

Published on by LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

KD Lekir, from the Royal Malaysian Navy, displays the flags after the completion of the sea phase with HMAS Toowoomba of MASTEX 2017. (photo: Department of Defence)

KD Lekir, from the Royal Malaysian Navy, displays the flags after the completion of the sea phase with HMAS Toowoomba of MASTEX 2017.

HMAS Toowoomba has successfully concluded the week-long Exercise MASTEX 17, held at the Royal Malaysian Navy Western Fleet base of Lumut.

Parramatta embraces culture and sport in Kota Kinabalu

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason Parsons (author), LEUT Callum Newton (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta prepares to pull alongside Seppanger Naval Base at Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Parramatta prepares to pull alongside Seppanger Naval Base at Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.

HMAS Parramatta recently conducted a maintenance period alongside the Malaysian port of Sepanggar in Kota Kinabalu, as part of her Indo-Pacific Endeavour deployment.

Philippines visit for Australian ships

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The Philippine Navy Band, play during a welcoming ceremony for HMAS Adelaide and Darwin in Manilla, Philippines (photo: Philippines Navy)

The Philippine Navy Band, play during a welcoming ceremony for HMAS Adelaide and Darwin in Manilla, Philippines

HMA Ships Adelaide and Darwin have arrived in the Philippines, with the larger ship welcoming a senior government and military delegation including Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and the Secretary for National Defense Delfin Lorenzana.

Navy provides assistance in Vanuatu

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Deputy High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Mrs Susan Ryle speaks with Matthew Clark from the Crisis Response Team of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the wharf at Luganville in Vanuatu as HMAS Huon prepares to dock in support of Operation Vanuatu Assist 2017. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

Deputy High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Mrs Susan Ryle speaks with Matthew Clark from the Crisis Response Team of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the wharf at Luganville in Vanuatu as HMAS Huon prepares to dock in support of Operation Vanuatu Assist 2017.

The Australian Defence Force deployed humanitarian supplies in September to provide relief to communities displaced from Vanuatu’s Ambae Island with the island’s Manaro Volcano threatening to erupt.

Logistic liaison supports port visits

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Fleet Logistics Element - Submarine  (FLSE-SUBS) members Sub Lieutenant Gazzola and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Johnson are just a small element of the team that keep our submarines safely at sea. (photo: Unknown)

Fleet Logistics Element - Submarine (FLSE-SUBS) members Sub Lieutenant Gazzola and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Johnson are just a small element of the team that keep our submarines safely at sea.

The task of providing support to submarines when they visit ports around Australia and throughout the world is the role of a specialised team that delivers in assisting the functional capability of the submarine fleet.

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.