Topic: HMAS Waterhen

HMAS Waterhen building capability for Navy and its partners

Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), CMDR Nick Watson (photographer)

A variety of Navy, Australian Defence Vessel and Department of Maritime Services craft alongside HMAS Waterhen, just before HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon departed for their north-east Asia deployment. Vessels include a Cape Class Patrol Boat, Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel Sycamore, LHD Landing Craft, DMS Seahorse Mercator and Minehunter Coastals. (photo: CMDR Nick Watson)

A variety of Navy, Australian Defence Vessel and Department of Maritime Services craft alongside HMAS Waterhen, just before HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon departed for their north-east Asia deployment. Vessels include a Cape Class Patrol Boat, Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel Sycamore, LHD Landing Craft, DMS Seahorse Mercator and Minehunter Coastals.

Three decades ago there was debate about whether or not the small establishment of HMAS Waterhen was surplus to Defence requirements.

HMAS Waterhen Legacy Week delivers great result

Published on by PO Nathan Caddis (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Personnel from HMAS Waterhen volunteer during Legacy Week to sell Legacy Badges in the North Sydney region. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Personnel from HMAS Waterhen volunteer during Legacy Week to sell Legacy Badges in the North Sydney region.

Members from HMAS Waterhen have set a new Sydney North Shore record for their efforts raising funds over Legacy Week.

Minehunters salute 100 Days for Change

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy's Mine Warfare community gathered for a bake sale, hosted by Minehunter Coastal crew HMAS Huon at Sydney base HMAS Waterhen, in support of 100 Days For Change. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy's Mine Warfare community gathered for a bake sale, hosted by Minehunter Coastal crew HMAS Huon at Sydney base HMAS Waterhen, in support of 100 Days For Change.

When the Royal Australian Navy Minehunter HMAS Huon held a cake sale alongside Sydney’s HMAS Waterhen last week, the Commanding Officer took the opportunity to take the attendees out of their comfort zones when thinking about diversity in Navy and beyond.

Clearance Divers exercise all aspects of their trade

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), CPL Nicci Freeman (photographer), Unknown (photographer)

A Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diver during a training exercise off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii as part of RIMPAC 2018. (photo: UNKNOWN)

A Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diver during a training exercise off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii as part of RIMPAC 2018.

More than 70 Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers have spent the past few weeks exercising the full spectrum of their trade in the United States during RIMPAC 2018.

Mateship recognised as Australians honoured by US Marine Corps

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

The Commanding General, Marine Forces Pacific, Lieutenant General David Berger, USMC presented a US Meritorious Unit Commendation to Australia Defence Force personnel involved in the recovery efforts following the crash of a USMC MV-22 Osprey aircraft, onboard HMAS Adelaide, Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

The Commanding General, Marine Forces Pacific, Lieutenant General David Berger, USMC presented a US Meritorious Unit Commendation to Australia Defence Force personnel involved in the recovery efforts following the crash of a USMC MV-22 Osprey aircraft, onboard HMAS Adelaide, Fleet Base East, Sydney.

The United States Marine Corps has awarded a rare honour to 107 Australian Defence Force members who helped recover a US Marine aircraft off the north Queensland coast late last year.

Training inspection for aircrew

Published on by LCDR Jeffrey Choat (author and photographer)

723 Squadron flying instructors visited MV Sycamore at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney to inspect Defence’s new multi-role aviation training vessel (photo: Unknown)

723 Squadron flying instructors visited MV Sycamore at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney to inspect Defence’s new multi-role aviation training vessel

A team of instructors from 723 Squadron recently visited HMAS Waterhen in Sydney to inspect Defence’s new multi-role aviation training vessel, MV Sycamore.

Bang for buck

Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (author)

Commander Glen Price, RAN, at HMAS Waterhen, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commander Glen Price, RAN, at HMAS Waterhen, Sydney.

Navy’s minehunter fleet were approaching the end of their planned service life but now have a Service Life Extension to 2035-38 and the challenge of working out the details to get there falls to Commander Glen Price, the man in charge of sustainment at the Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Systems Program Office at HMAS Waterhen.

Repair reuse recycle

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Justin Faint working at Fleet Support Unit, HMAS Waterhen.  (photo: ABATV Kieren Whiteley)

Leading Seaman Justin Faint working at Fleet Support Unit, HMAS Waterhen.

A major initiative is underway at Fleet Support Unit at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney that has the potential to save millions of dollars a year for Navy and keep ships supplied with valuable equipment.

Industry outplacement increases capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABATV Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Ryan Scott measures a bore for a mine hunter generator at Wartsila Australia in Huntingwood, Sydney. (photo: ABATV Kieren Whiteley)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Ryan Scott measures a bore for a mine hunter generator at Wartsila Australia in Huntingwood, Sydney.

The organisation providing maintenance, repair and refurbishment services to the fleet is embarking on a new program to raise the skill and capability of its workforce by engaging the support of private industry.

Minehunters life extends

Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Huon Class Mine Hunter Coastals HMAS Norman (M 84) and HMAS Yarra (M 87) prepare to enter into Fleet Base West. (photo: Department of Defence)

Huon Class Mine Hunter Coastals HMAS Norman (M 84) and HMAS Yarra (M 87) prepare to enter into Fleet Base West.

The Australian Government has granted first pass approval to extend the service life for Navy’s Huon class minehunter coastal vessels.