Section: Fleet

New CO takes the weight at Stirling

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Captain Brian Delamont, RAN (left) hands Command of HMAS Stirling to Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN (right). As part of the handover ceremony, the two Captains exchanged a weight, symbolising the 'weight of command'. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Captain Brian Delamont, RAN (left) hands Command of HMAS Stirling to Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN (right). As part of the handover ceremony, the two Captains exchanged a weight, symbolising the 'weight of command'.

HMAS Stirling has had a change at the top as former Commanding Officer Captain Brian Delamont handed over the reins of Navy’s largest base to Captain Ainsley Morthorpe on the first day of February.

HMAS Choules transports Mistral II to Hobart

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The 1922 classic yacht Mistral II onboard the Royal Australian Navy Landing Ship Dock HMAS Choules, alongside Hobart, Tasmania. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

The 1922 classic yacht Mistral II onboard the Royal Australian Navy Landing Ship Dock HMAS Choules, alongside Hobart, Tasmania.

HMAS Choules has delivered veteran Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race vessel Mistral II (1922) to Hobart.

HMAS Moreton wins the prestigious Governor’s Cup

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The outgoing Commander of HMAS Moreton CAPT Mark McConnell, OAM, RANR, receives the 2018 Governor’s Cup from his Excellency, the Honourable Paul de Jersey, AC, Governor of Queensland. (photo: )

The outgoing Commander of HMAS Moreton CAPT Mark McConnell, OAM, RANR, receives the 2018 Governor’s Cup from his Excellency, the Honourable Paul de Jersey, AC, Governor of Queensland.

HMAS Moreton played host to His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey, AC, Governor of Queensland last week, during a gathering of dignitaries, veterans, friends and family.

People and the Pacific a key focus for CN in 2019

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

File image: Reviewing Officer, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, with graduating members of General Entry 367 Emms Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

File image: Reviewing Officer, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, with graduating members of General Entry 367 Emms Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan says Navy will take on a different focus in the coming months with improvements in the personnel space as well as a stronger regional presence in 2019.

Submariner Communicators benefit from six-month IT industry outplacement

Published on by CPOCISSM Anthony O’Riley (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Submarine sailors Madalynne Currell, Mitchell Jones (right) and Bradley Webber all took part in the Industry Outplacement Program. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Submarine sailors Madalynne Currell, Mitchell Jones (right) and Bradley Webber all took part in the Industry Outplacement Program.

Last year was a revolutionary one for the Royal Australian Navy in the field of submarine communications.

HMAS Creswell welcomes largest intake of new officers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Danielle Brodie (author), POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

The largest Royal Australian Navy intake of Junior Officers on their first day at HMAS Creswell. (photo: POIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

The largest Royal Australian Navy intake of Junior Officers on their first day at HMAS Creswell.

The largest Royal Australian Navy intake of Junior Officers commenced initial military training at the Royal Australian Naval College this week.

Chief of Navy spends a little time underneath the waves

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Deputy Secretary, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Mr Tony Fraser, AO, CSC (left); and Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (centre); receive a tour of Collins Class submarine, HMAS Dechaineux courtesy of Chief Petty Officer Scott Schluter. (photo: Andrew Bujdegan)

Deputy Secretary, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Mr Tony Fraser, AO, CSC (left); and Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (centre); receive a tour of Collins Class submarine, HMAS Dechaineux courtesy of Chief Petty Officer Scott Schluter.

During his recent visit to Fleet Base West, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan took the opportunity to spend a few days on board the Royal Australian Navy Collins Class submarine, HMAS Dechaineux.

A flurry of activity sets the tone for a busy 2019

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Fleet units alongside Fleet Base East in Sydney. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Fleet units alongside Fleet Base East in Sydney.

There’s a flurry of activity at Garden Island in Sydney as Fleet Units and support organisations busily prepare for the year ahead.

STS Young Endeavour visited by past CO of sister ship

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Commanding Officer Young Endeavour, Lieutenant Commander Andrew Callander (right) poses for a photo with the Commanding Officer of Young Endeavour’s sister ship, KLD Tunas Samudera, Commander Saharudin Bongsu in front of STS Young Endeavour in Williamstown. (photo: Ms Natalie Staples)

Commanding Officer Young Endeavour, Lieutenant Commander Andrew Callander (right) poses for a photo with the Commanding Officer of Young Endeavour’s sister ship, KLD Tunas Samudera, Commander Saharudin Bongsu in front of STS Young Endeavour in Williamstown.

When Commanding Officers of two sister ships come together, it’s common for them to share stories and compare their ships and the roles they perform.

A worthy voyage completed

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Family and friends wait patiently on the wharf at HMAS Waterhen for the return of HMAS Huon from more than four months away on a North East Asian Deployment. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Family and friends wait patiently on the wharf at HMAS Waterhen for the return of HMAS Huon from more than four months away on a North East Asian Deployment.

HMAS Huon has returned home to Australia after more than four months deployed in North East Asian waters following the longest voyage undertaken by a Royal Australian Navy mine warfare vessel.