Topic: HMAS Darwin (F04)

Exercise enhances maritime security

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Commander Joint Task Group 661.1, Captain Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, with participants from Exercise LUMBAS aboard HMAS Adelaide during their visit to the ship while alongside in Subic Bay, Philippines for Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Commander Joint Task Group 661.1, Captain Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, with participants from Exercise LUMBAS aboard HMAS Adelaide during their visit to the ship while alongside in Subic Bay, Philippines for Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.

Exercise LUMBAS is an annual bi-lateral exercise between the Australia and the Philippines, and is being undertaken concurrently to the Royal Australian Navy’s visit to the region.

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.

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.

Keeping the task group connected

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Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Melissa Van Der Ley is serving onboard HMAS Darwin for Operation Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, in South East Asia. (photo: LCDR Jason O'Gorman)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Melissa Van Der Ley is serving onboard HMAS Darwin for Operation Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, in South East Asia.

Specialist communications skills are essential on a Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate, and keeping HMAS Darwin connected to her task group is Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Melissa Van Der Ley.

 

Fighting fit technician in Darwin

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 Able Seaman Electronics Technician Daniel Hines from Two Wells, South Australia is a Weapons Systems Maintainer onboard HMAS Darwin on deployment to SE Asia as part of Operation Indo-Pacific Endeavour. (photo: LCDR Jason O'Gorman)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Daniel Hines from Two Wells, South Australia is a Weapons Systems Maintainer onboard HMAS Darwin on deployment to SE Asia as part of Operation Indo-Pacific Endeavour.

A sailor originally from Two Wells in South Australia is a vital cog in the wheel that keeps HMAS Darwin in fighting shape.

Resilience program proves positive

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Ever watchful, Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Mitchell Morton offers encouragement and motivation during a PT session onboard HMAS Darwin. (photo: LSEW Nathan Streeter)

Ever watchful, Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Mitchell Morton offers encouragement and motivation during a PT session onboard HMAS Darwin.

Every day onboard HMAS Darwin you will see a large number of ship’s company sweating it out on the flight deck or focsle under the watchful eye of Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Mitchell Morton.

Reflections on Timor-Leste

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Sub Lieutenant Bruce Mills, Able Seaman Darren Young, Petty Officer Mark Skinner and Lieutenant Commander Hamish Frazer onboard HMAS Toowoomba off the Timor-Leste capital city Dili. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Sub Lieutenant Bruce Mills, Able Seaman Darren Young, Petty Officer Mark Skinner and Lieutenant Commander Hamish Frazer onboard HMAS Toowoomba off the Timor-Leste capital city Dili.

HMA Ships Toowoomba and Adelaide recently joined HMAS Darwin off the Timor-Leste capital of Dili on the 18th anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy Task Force arrival for Operation INTERFET in 1999.

Training next-gen warfighters

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), LSEW Nathan Streeter (photographer)

Eleven junior Warfare Officers under training have embarked on HMAS Darwin for a journey that will take them through the full range of experiences they are likely to encounter on a warship at sea. (photo: LSEW NATHAN STREETER)

Eleven junior Warfare Officers under training have embarked on HMAS Darwin for a journey that will take them through the full range of experiences they are likely to encounter on a warship at sea.

As HMAS Darwin participates in Indo-Pacific Endeavour, she carries with her a group of the Navy’s future leaders.

Helping hands in Kuala Lumpur

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A crew of 10 from HMAS Darwin visits United Voice in Section 17, Petaling Jaya on their off-day after docking at Port Klang, to help the centre with repainting and general maintenance. (photo: Unknown)

A crew of 10 from HMAS Darwin visits United Voice in Section 17, Petaling Jaya on their off-day after docking at Port Klang, to help the centre with repainting and general maintenance.

Royal Australian Navy personnel from HMAS Darwin have helped with some much-needed maintenance work at a centre for people with intellectual disabilities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

'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.