Section: Fleet

Report into loss of WW1 submarine HMAS AE1 is released

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Mr James McPherson (author), Mr Grant Gittus (photographer), POIS Paul Berry (video editing)

E-class submarine, HMA Submarine AE1 at sea. (photo: Unknown. Image sourced from the Naval Historical Collection.)

E-class submarine, HMA Submarine AE1 at sea.

The team that found the wreck of HMAS AE1 in December 2017 has submitted its report into the loss of Australia’s first submarine, cataloguing the successful search and outlining what has been learned.

Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER comes to a close

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

HMA Ships Melbourne and Parramatta conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres in the East Australia Exercise Area at the conclusion of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

HMA Ships Melbourne and Parramatta conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres in the East Australia Exercise Area at the conclusion of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

The largest fleet training activity for 2018, Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER has come to a successful close in Jervis Bay this week.

Former oiler’s lifeboat restored to former glory

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

The dedicated team of Fleet Support Unit-West Marine Technicians and Boatswains Mates tasked with restoring the life raft of the decommissioned HMAS Westralia (II). (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

The dedicated team of Fleet Support Unit-West Marine Technicians and Boatswains Mates tasked with restoring the life raft of the decommissioned HMAS Westralia (II).

Almost 12 years after decommissioning, part of the former HMAS Westralia (II) will find a permanent home outside the HMAS Stirling Naval Historical Display.

 

Task group resupply completed at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

One of HMAS Canberra's LHD Landing Craft receives a stores transfer at HMAS Creswell's boat ramp during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

One of HMAS Canberra's LHD Landing Craft receives a stores transfer at HMAS Creswell's boat ramp during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

For the first time during an exercise, Navy has conducted a maritime task group resupply without bringing a single ship alongside.

 

Tri-nation exercise for HMAS Toowoomba

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Sailors and officers from three participating nations work together on HMAS Toowoomba's bridge during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. From left, Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Spencer Doyle; Royal Navy Sub Lieutenant Callum Fitzsimons and Royal New Zealand Navy Ensign Sean Kerwick. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Sailors and officers from three participating nations work together on HMAS Toowoomba's bridge during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. From left, Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Spencer Doyle; Royal Navy Sub Lieutenant Callum Fitzsimons and Royal New Zealand Navy Ensign Sean Kerwick.

HMAS Toowoomba has strengthened the Royal Australian Navy’s ties to international Navies after hosting personnel from the United Kingdom and New Zealand during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

 

Navy Innovation Workshop trialled in the Middle East

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

Royal Australian Navy Sailor Able Seaman Electronics Technician Luke Pozzi with HMAS Warramunga’s 3D printer after printing a pressure sensing adaptor during the ship’s deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Royal Australian Navy Sailor Able Seaman Electronics Technician Luke Pozzi with HMAS Warramunga’s 3D printer after printing a pressure sensing adaptor during the ship’s deployment to Operation MANITOU.

Embracing new technologies and applying innovative solutions to problems is becoming a regular occurrence onboard HMAS Warramunga.

 

Feeding the fleet

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Samantha Wetherspoon in the HMAS Canberra galley during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Samantha Wetherspoon in the HMAS Canberra galley during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

Providing three meals a day to personnel in Navy’s warships is an essential, but often overlooked, element of warfighting capability.

 

Signs of success at Centre for Innovation

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Graduate Engineer Madeleine Tonkin with one of the signs produced for the FFG Enterprise. (photo: Unknown)

Graduate Engineer Madeleine Tonkin with one of the signs produced for the FFG Enterprise.

Navy’s Fleet Base East Centre for Innovation has fabricated new signage for the FFG Enterprise following last year’s logo design competition won by Ms Karen Jessop.

 

Boarding party trains in real environment

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba's boarding party teams transit to training ship MV Sycamore on Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats for drills as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

HMAS Toowoomba's boarding party teams transit to training ship MV Sycamore on Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats for drills as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

Navy frigate HMAS Toowoomba has conducted a successful boarding exercise during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018, Navy’s premier fleet training activity.

 

Governor-General inspects our newest warship

Published on by LEUT Anthony White (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart, Captain John Stavridis, RAN, and HMAS Hobart's ship's company salute the Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove depart HMAS Hobart. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart, Captain John Stavridis, RAN, and HMAS Hobart's ship's company salute the Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove depart HMAS Hobart.

The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove visited the Royal Australian Navy destroyer, HMAS Hobart alongside Fleet Base East recently and liked what they saw.