Section: Fleet

HMAS Brisbane ready for Combat System Trials

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Warren Lynch (author and photographer)

HMAS Brisbane and USS Preble conducting Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres. (photo: LCDR Warren Lynch)

HMAS Brisbane and USS Preble conducting Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres.

On the eve of her Combat System Trials, the crew of HMAS Brisbane have used the passage and time alongside San Diego to fully prepare for this important milestone, which are the culmination of a concentrated combat system preparation and training period which has been running for nearly twelve months.

Choules a picturesque classroom

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Midshipman Geraldine Gray (left) and Midshipman Maire Starkey (right) keep watch on the bridge of HMAS Choules as the ship transits to Cairns in Queensland. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Midshipman Geraldine Gray (left) and Midshipman Maire Starkey (right) keep watch on the bridge of HMAS Choules as the ship transits to Cairns in Queensland.

It was a busy afternoon of training for Midshipmen Geraldine Gray and Maire Starkey as they helped pilot the 16,000 tonnes, 176 metre-long Landing Ship Dock, HMAS Choules, through the treacherous Prince of Wales Channel off Australia’s northern coast.

International Submarine Safety Forum comes to the west

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

Participants for the International Submarine Safety Forum held at the Submarine Systems and Training Centre, HMAS Stirling, Rockingham, WA. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Participants for the International Submarine Safety Forum held at the Submarine Systems and Training Centre, HMAS Stirling, Rockingham, WA.

The Royal Australian Navy hosted the International Submarine Safety Forum at HMAS Stirling in September. The forum is rotationally hosted by member nations annually and is focused on technical and governance issues around submarine safety in partner nations.

The Tracker has landed

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The S-2 Tracker (844) arrives at it's new home of the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) Aviation Museum at Illawarra Regional Airport after the short flight from HMAS Albatross. (photo: Unknown)

The S-2 Tracker (844) arrives at it's new home of the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) Aviation Museum at Illawarra Regional Airport after the short flight from HMAS Albatross.

After months of intensive testing and preparation a Grumman Tracker (844) flew, for the first time since 1998, from HMAS Albatross to her new home at the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Aviation Museum at Illawarra Regional Airport.

Sirius celebration for a milestone birthday

Published on by SBLT Samantha Brandstater (author)

HMAS Sirius ship’s company celebrate Sirius’ 13th birthday in the RAS Control Room. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Sirius ship’s company celebrate Sirius’ 13th birthday in the RAS Control Room.

With the recent departure of older siblings HMA Ships Success, Newcastle and later this month, HMAS Melbourne, the average age of the Royal Australian Navy’s ships has lowered and HMAS Sirius is in her prime!

Shark Tank winner sinks its teeth to cut the fat

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Ashley Wallin of HMAS Stirling measures the height of Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Jennifer Kent of HMAS Ballarat, as part of the Fleet Commander approved Navy Individual Readiness Health Promotion Program. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Ashley Wallin of HMAS Stirling measures the height of Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Jennifer Kent of HMAS Ballarat, as part of the Fleet Commander approved Navy Individual Readiness Health Promotion Program.

Volunteers from HMA Ships Anzac and Ballarat were queued out the door of a makeshift health facility recently at Henderson shipyards in Western Australia.

Launceston celebrates 12 years of service and miles to the moon and back

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Unknown (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Launceston, CMDR Matt Richardson, and youngest member of the crew Gunner Emily Robertson cut the patrol boat’s birthday cake. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Launceston, CMDR Matt Richardson, and youngest member of the crew Gunner Emily Robertson cut the patrol boat’s birthday cake.

The crew of HMAS Launceston celebrated the vessel’s twelfth birthday in a manner that testified to the work ethic of the Royal Australian Navy’s patrol boats: at sea, on operation, protecting Australia’s northern maritime borders.

Timor-Leste Defence Force members join Choules for sea-ride

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Sailor Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jackson Danton-Jack with Lieutenant Jascinto Nascimento of the Timor-Leste Defence Force on the bridge of HMAS Choules during the passage between Dili, Timor-Leste and Cairns. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy Sailor Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jackson Danton-Jack with Lieutenant Jascinto Nascimento of the Timor-Leste Defence Force on the bridge of HMAS Choules during the passage between Dili, Timor-Leste and Cairns.

Two members of the Timor-Leste Defence Force got a taste of life onboard a Royal Australian Navy ship when they joined HMAS Choules for the passage between Dili, Timor-Leste, and Cairns.

HMAS Melbourne completes her final voyage

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer), LCPL Brodie Cross (photographer), LACW Jacqueline Forrester (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne flies her decommissioning pennant as she sails into Sydney Harbour for the final time after 27 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: LCPL Brodie Cross)

HMAS Melbourne flies her decommissioning pennant as she sails into Sydney Harbour for the final time after 27 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy.

HMAS Melbourne (III) has returned to her homeport of Sydney this week, marking the end of her final voyage - her decommissioning pennant and battle ensign flying one last time.

Sydney sea trials make a DDG trifecta

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Justin Csucsy (author), Simon Casson (photographer)

Alliance General Manager, Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance, Paul Evans (third from left); Director General Naval Construction Branch, CDRE Steve Tiffen (centre); Captain Nick Woods MN (fifth from left); Commanding Officer NUSHIP Sydney, CMDR Edward Seymour (sixth from left); with NUSHIP Sydney crew and AWD Warrant Officer’s team onboard NUSHIP Sydney before she enters Sea Acceptance Trials, Osborne, SA. (photo: Simon Casson)

Alliance General Manager, Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance, Paul Evans (third from left); Director General Naval Construction Branch, CDRE Steve Tiffen (centre); Captain Nick Woods MN (fifth from left); Commanding Officer NUSHIP Sydney, CMDR Edward Seymour (sixth from left); with NUSHIP Sydney crew and AWD Warrant Officer’s team onboard NUSHIP Sydney before she enters Sea Acceptance Trials, Osborne, SA.

As NUSHIP Sydney casts off for her final period of Builders Sea Trials this week, it marked the first time that all three Hobart Class Destroyers have been at sea or deployed at the same time.