Section: Fleet

Paradise not lost on patrol boats

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

Dignitaries from the Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and Australian navies at the Openening Ceremony for Exercise PARADISE, an annual activity designed to improve regional security to the north of Australia and interoperability between the PNG and Australian navies.  (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Dignitaries from the Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and Australian navies at the Openening Ceremony for Exercise PARADISE, an annual activity designed to improve regional security to the north of Australia and interoperability between the PNG and Australian navies.

One of the largest bilateral maritime exercises between Australia and Papua New Guinea is underway off Darwin, reinforcing the strong ties between the navies of the maritime nations.

First Lady of the Fleet celebrates

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author)

HMAS Darwin's ship's company celebrate the ship's 33rd birthday by forming the number 33 on the flight deck, while at sea. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Darwin's ship's company celebrate the ship's 33rd birthday by forming the number 33 on the flight deck, while at sea.

As the activities of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 17 started to draw to a conclusion in July, the crew of HMAS Darwin, took the chance of a brief time out to celebrate the final seagoing birthday of the Fleet veteran.

Darwin team: the changing face of Navy

Published on by SBLT James Tew (author), ABEW Ryan Taylor (photographer)

(From left) Sub Lieutenant's Teiah McKee and Kylea Jones with Lieutenant Claire McIntosh on the forecaslte of HMAS Darwin. (photo: ABEW RYAN TAYLOR)

(From left) Sub Lieutenant's Teiah McKee and Kylea Jones with Lieutenant Claire McIntosh on the forecaslte of HMAS Darwin.

Not only is HMAS Darwin the first lady of the fleet, the female-led bridge team is a demonstration of the changing face of Navy.

Carving history in her honour

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Paul McCallum (author), POIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Sculptor Richard Yates works on the Battle Honour Board for HMAS Hobart, at his workshop in Chewton, Victoria. (photo: POIS Paul McCallum)

Sculptor Richard Yates works on the Battle Honour Board for HMAS Hobart, at his workshop in Chewton, Victoria.

In a small country town, an hour from Melbourne, American-born sculptor Richard Yates is making his mark on the Australian Navy’s new fleet of destroyers, hand carving the battle honour boards for the future HMA Ships HobartBrisbane and Sydney.

A ship’s history – HMAS Bunbury II – submissions wanted

Published on by CMDR Andrew Schroder (author), LSPH Tracy Casteleijn (photographer)

HMAS Bunbury in the foreground, with FNS La Glorieuse on the right. (photo: LSPH Tracy Casteleijn)

HMAS Bunbury in the foreground, with FNS La Glorieuse on the right.

For more than a century there have been hundreds of ships and aircraft as well as many thousands of people who have served the Royal Australian Navy, but who keeps tabs on ships past and present, and collects the history for future generations?

Bottle in ship causes a stir

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author)

The commemorative display of the whisky and coin found inside ex-HMAS Sydney's mast. (photo: )

The commemorative display of the whisky and coin found inside ex-HMAS Sydney's mast.

A small bottle of whisky, recovered from the base of ex-HMAS Sydney IV’s mast during its scrapping in mid-June, has caused quite a stir in naval circles.

Training increase no challenge for innovative team

Published on by CDMR Fenn Kemp (author)

West Head Gunnery Range OIC Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jeremy Tadros share their views on innovation for a Divisional presentation focusing on Navy Signature
Behaviours. (photo: Unknown)

West Head Gunnery Range OIC Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jeremy Tadros share their views on innovation for a Divisional presentation focusing on Navy Signature Behaviours.

Navy personnel at the West Head Gunnery School in Victoria have been praised for their innovation to resolve an issue that could have arisen as the Royal Australian Navy’s shipbuilding program gathers pace.

Pipe dream now a reality

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

A member of the United States Navy puts the Rapid Response Clamp to the test. (photo: Unknown)

A member of the United States Navy puts the Rapid Response Clamp to the test.

A simple-to-use clamp, designed by the Defence Science and Technology Group in conjunction with Navy, provides one of the fastest methods available for the rapid repair of high pressure pipes.

Underwater medicine a deep skill

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Petty Officer Medic (Underwater) David Grace conducts hyperbaric training inside Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit's hyperbaric chamber at HMAS Penguin, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Petty Officer Medic (Underwater) David Grace conducts hyperbaric training inside Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit's hyperbaric chamber at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

Lodged at HMAS Penguin in Sydney, Navy’s Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit has many roles providing healthcare for Australian Defence Force divers and training underwater medics.

Gas turbine training full ahead

This article has photo gallery Published on by Miss Leanne Brook (author)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy and staff from General Electric with the LM2500 Gas Turbine. (photo: Unknown)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy and staff from General Electric with the LM2500 Gas Turbine.

More often thought of as what powers aircraft traversing the skies, the gas turbine is also what gives many Australian Navy ships their get up and go. For maintainers of those gas turbines, training is on the improve.