Topic: Ships, Boats and Submarines

Fighting force forms up for FCP

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

L-R: HMA Ships Hobart, Arunta, Stuart and Sirius unite off the east coast of Australia on their way to Bass Strait and the start of Fleet Certification Period 2020 (FCP20). (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

L-R: HMA Ships Hobart, Arunta, Stuart and Sirius unite off the east coast of Australia on their way to Bass Strait and the start of Fleet Certification Period 2020 (FCP20).

In a demonstration of maritime combat power, four Royal Australian Navy warships formed off Australia’s East Coast to conduct a tactical transit in the opening stages of Fleet Certification Period 2020 (FCP20).

Warships depart Sydney for first major Fleet exercise of 2020

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

HMAS Arunta, followed by HMAS Stuart, departs Sydney Harbour for the Royal Australian Navy's Fleet Certification Period 2020. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

HMAS Arunta, followed by HMAS Stuart, departs Sydney Harbour for the Royal Australian Navy's Fleet Certification Period 2020.

HMA Ships Stuart, Hobart, Arunta and Sirius departed Sydney in formation today to mark the start of the sea phase of Navy's first major exercise for the year, Fleet Certification Period 2020 (FCP20).

Anzac AMCAP on track

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), POEW Johnathon Phillips (photographer)

Director General Major Surface Ships Commodore Rob Elliott visits Henderson Shipyard, WA to check on HMAS Anzac's AMCAP progress. (photo: POEW Johnathon Phillips)

Director General Major Surface Ships Commodore Rob Elliott visits Henderson Shipyard, WA to check on HMAS Anzac's AMCAP progress.

Director General Major Surface Ships Commodore Rob Elliott recently paid a visit to HMAS Anzac to check on the progress of the latest Anzac Class Frigate to undergo its Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia.

Drinking from the sea

Published on by POIS Helen Frank (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

MV Sycamore conducts a rendezvous with HMAS Choules, right, during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

MV Sycamore conducts a rendezvous with HMAS Choules, right, during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.

Surrounded by water but not a drop to drink. Where does a Royal Australian Navy ship get its drinking water from? HMAS Choules’ water making capability was recently tested when the ship evacuated 1100 people from Mallacoota during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.

HMAS Parramatta sails on SE Asia deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

Friends and family watch HMAS Parramatta depart from Fleet Base East, Sydney, bound for a four-month deployment to South East Asia. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Friends and family watch HMAS Parramatta depart from Fleet Base East, Sydney, bound for a four-month deployment to South East Asia.

Families waved from under umbrellas as HMAS Parramatta sailed away from Garden Island, Sydney beneath grey skies on a four-month deployment to South East Asia today.

French and Australian cooperation showcased on Sydney Harbour

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), LSIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Marine Nationale sailors on the quarterdeck of FNS La Moqueuse das the ship enters Sydney Harbour. (photo: LSIS Ryan McKenzie)

Marine Nationale sailors on the quarterdeck of FNS La Moqueuse das the ship enters Sydney Harbour.

The strength of French and Australian defence cooperation was showcased recently when Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Parramatta and Marine Nationale ship FNS La Moqueuse sailed into Sydney Harbour in company.

Colour run for colourful crew

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Bartels (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Members from HMAS Toowoomba participated in the ‘Colour Run with a Purpose’, held on the American Naval Base in Bahrain during their Operation MANITOU deployment. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Members from HMAS Toowoomba participated in the ‘Colour Run with a Purpose’, held on the American Naval Base in Bahrain during their Operation MANITOU deployment.

During a busy port visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain, 36 members of HMAS Toowoomba’s crew found time to participate in a ‘Colour Run with a Purpose’ on 6 February, joining almost 200 serving members from different nations and their families on a 2.5km colour run.

ADF bond with Mallacoota community forged by fire

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Max Logan (author), LSIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Choules Commander Scott Houlihan speaks with Emergency Management Commissioner for Victoria Andrew Crisp, APM, during a ceremony held to commemorate the efforts of all involved with the bushfire effort in Mallacoota. (photo: LSIS Kieren Whiteley)

Commanding Officer HMAS Choules Commander Scott Houlihan speaks with Emergency Management Commissioner for Victoria Andrew Crisp, APM, during a ceremony held to commemorate the efforts of all involved with the bushfire effort in Mallacoota.

The unveiling of a plaque in the heart of Mallacoota will become a strong symbol of the close bond between the Australian Defence Force and local community forged during the devastating 2019-2020 bushfires.

Army’s Amphibious Beach Team extends Choules’ capabilities on land

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Evacuees are transported from Mallacoota via a LARC (Lighter, Amphibious, Resupply, Cargo) transport vessel to awaiting ships during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20. (photo: )

Evacuees are transported from Mallacoota via a LARC (Lighter, Amphibious, Resupply, Cargo) transport vessel to awaiting ships during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.

The ability of Navy and Army to combine for an expanded amphibious capability has been put to the test throughout the ongoing bushfire emergency in south-east Australia this summer.

Logistics sailor credits gap year for providing career direction

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jayden Mansfield onboard HMAS Choules during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jayden Mansfield onboard HMAS Choules during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.

Twelve months in the ADF Gap Year Program provided the career direction that Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Personnel Operations Jayden Mansfield was seeking, but it was the TV series Sea Patrol that first inspired him to join the Royal Australian Navy.