Section: Fleet

‘FOUND’ - Australian Navy Submarine HMAS AE1 located after 103 years

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After 103 years since her loss, HMAS AE1 was located in waters off the Duke of York Island group in Papua New Guinea. (photo: Fugro Survey)

After 103 years since her loss, HMAS AE1 was located in waters off the Duke of York Island group in Papua New Guinea.

Australia’s first submarine HMAS AE1 has been found, ending a 103 year maritime mystery.

Technical mastery skills showcased

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The 2017 Engineering Challenge winners from 816 Squadron with Head of Navy Engineering Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence. (photo: www.anthonystrong.com.au)

The 2017 Engineering Challenge winners from 816 Squadron with Head of Navy Engineering Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence.

The annual Navy Engineering Challenge finals were recently held at HMAS Cerberus, as part of Engineering Training Week.

 

Pride and professionalism on display in Fleet Divisions

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Officers and sailors from east based ships and establishments parade on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Fleet Divisions at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: CPOIS Phillip Hunt)

Officers and sailors from east based ships and establishments parade on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Fleet Divisions at Garden Island, Sydney.

With great fanfare, more than 1,500 officers and sailors have lined the decks of HMAS Canberra in the Australian Fleet’s 2017 Ceremonial Divisions.

 

Support ship returns from Indo-Pacific mission

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Stock image: Chief Petty Officer Communication and Information Systems Leighton Potts communicates via signal lamp with HMAS Sirius during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.
 (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

Stock image: Chief Petty Officer Communication and Information Systems Leighton Potts communicates via signal lamp with HMAS Sirius during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.

True to her motto of ‘To Serve and Provide’, HMAS Sirius sailed into her home port of Fleet Base West after almost four months at sea on 15 December, in time for well-earned Christmas break.

 

Ready to support the disaster season

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MRH90 pilot Lieutenant Commander Colin McLeod says members of 808 Squadron are ready to respond at short notice over the Christmas and New Year period. (photo: )

MRH90 pilot Lieutenant Commander Colin McLeod says members of 808 Squadron are ready to respond at short notice over the Christmas and New Year period.

While many personnel are enjoying well-earned family time over the Christmas/New Year period, some members of 808 Squadron at HMAS Albatross will be on alert as the Operational Readiness Squadron for this period.

History and heraldry by design

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'The Badger' Mr Paul Burnett shows how the HMAS Darwin badge was designed and some of the finer details that are involved with the history of the badge. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

'The Badger' Mr Paul Burnett shows how the HMAS Darwin badge was designed and some of the finer details that are involved with the history of the badge.

With the Royal Australian Navy undergoing it’s biggest refresh since the Second World War, and a number of ships commissioning and decommissioning, it’s time to investigate ships’ badges.

Check safe - weapons proficient

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Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Bambabas Dewis at the Weapons Training Simulation System located at Duntroon, Canberra. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Bambabas Dewis at the Weapons Training Simulation System located at Duntroon, Canberra.

A key component of the Navy mission to fight and win at sea, is for certain personnel to always be proficient in weapons handling and operation.

Navy farewells HMAS Darwin after 33 years of service

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HMAS Darwin's ceremonial guard march from the ship during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East in Sydney. (photo: LEUT Harley Slatter)

HMAS Darwin's ceremonial guard march from the ship during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East in Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy has decommissioned the Adelaide Class frigate, HMAS Darwin, at her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney, after more than three decades of service to the nation.

Coonawarra prepares for cyclone season

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Commanding Officer of HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, RAN, (right) collects rubbish with Seaman Gap Year Courtney Goode during a pre-cyclone season clean-up day. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, RAN, (right) collects rubbish with Seaman Gap Year Courtney Goode during a pre-cyclone season clean-up day.

The Royal Australian Navy in Darwin knows too well the devastation of a cyclone. In the early hours of Christmas Day in 1974, Cyclone Tracy ripped HMAS Arrow from her mooring in Darwin Harbour and dashed the patrol boat against Stokes Hill Wharf. Two sailors were killed.

Heritage dock delivers for future fleet

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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?