Topic: Fleet Base East

Heritage dock delivers for future fleet

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABCSO Steven Thomson (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

HMAS Sirius in the dry dock at Garden Island, Sydney NSW. (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

HMAS Sirius in the dry dock at Garden Island, Sydney NSW.

The dry dock at Garden Island in Sydney Harbour is one of Defence’s oldest pieces of infrastructure. So what happens there?

 

Newcastle returns from Middle East mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Monique Van Der Kolk disembarks HMAS Newcastle at Sydney's Garden Island after six months away in the Middle East Region.  (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Monique Van Der Kolk disembarks HMAS Newcastle at Sydney's Garden Island after six months away in the Middle East Region.

HMAS Newcastle has returned to her home port of Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney, following a six month deployment to the Middle East region.

 

Darwin sails into Sydney Harbour for final time

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), AB Tara Byrne (photographer)

HMAS Darwin flies her decommissioning pennant as she sails toward Fleet Base East for the final time as a commissioned ship. (photo: Able Seaman Tara Byrne)

HMAS Darwin flies her decommissioning pennant as she sails toward Fleet Base East for the final time as a commissioned ship.

Twelve former Commanding Officers have sailed onboard Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Darwin today as she transited through Sydney Heads into her home port for the last time. 

 

Romeo added to destroyer arsenal

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

An MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter from 816 Squadron lands on HMAS Hobart's flight deck during a flight deck trial alongside Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

An MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter from 816 Squadron lands on HMAS Hobart's flight deck during a flight deck trial alongside Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney.

It was a marriage made in...Fleet Base East recently, when Navy’s most sophisticated helicopter partnered with Navy’s most potent and capable warship.

 

Revival of training capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), Unknown (photographer)

(l-r) Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Thomas Dann, Able Seaman Electroincs Technician Matthew Minney and Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Gregoire Soler with the Electro-Optical Tracking System. (photo: Unknown)

(l-r) Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Thomas Dann, Able Seaman Electroincs Technician Matthew Minney and Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Gregoire Soler with the Electro-Optical Tracking System.

A 20-foot shipping container on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, helps the Australian Navy run one of the world’s few remaining shore-to-sea live firing training sites.

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.

Warramunga deploys for nine month Middle East mission

Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer)

Members of HMAS Warramunga's ship’s company wave goodbye to family and friends as the ship sails from her home port of Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney for Operation Manitou.  (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Members of HMAS Warramunga's ship’s company wave goodbye to family and friends as the ship sails from her home port of Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney for Operation Manitou.

HMAS Warramunga and her ship’s company of 190 has departed Fleet Base East at Garden Island, Sydney for maritime security operations in the Middle East.

Continuing his Hobart tradition

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Brendan Smart on the bridge of HMAS Hobart alongside Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Chief Petty Officer Brendan Smart on the bridge of HMAS Hobart alongside Garden Island, Sydney.

Chief Petty Officer Combat Systems Manager Brenden Smart followed his older brother into the Navy is now one of the seasoned veterans helping bring Navy’s newest ship into service.

Deployment dedicated to family and friends

Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jake Yarnold conducts maintenance on the Vertical Launch System in HMAS Warramunga.  (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jake Yarnold conducts maintenance on the Vertical Launch System in HMAS Warramunga.

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jake Yarnold is gearing up for his first taste of operational experience as part of the ship’s company of HMAS Warramunga.

Navy family a great stabiliser in new ship

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Jessica Nilsen in HMAS Hobart's machinery control room while alongside Garden Island, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Jessica Nilsen in HMAS Hobart's machinery control room while alongside Garden Island, Sydney.

For one well-travelled HMAS Hobart stoker, there’s a sense of déjà vu in the new destroyer.