Section: Fleet

‘Parra’ enters dry dock ahead of next phase of deployments

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta during a refit in the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney, NSW. (photo: LSIS Leo Baumgartner)

HMAS Parramatta during a refit in the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney, NSW.

HMAS Parramatta will boast improved crew internet connectivity and other services when she emerges from her first significant maintenance period since mid-2018, following a strong year of deployments and achievements.

Indigenous recruits ready for the next chapter

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author), Andrew Watson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Glenn Williams OAM, RAN presents Seaman Evelyn Sagigi with the Navy Values Award for the Navy Indigenous Development Program during the Graduation Parade held in Cairns, Queensland. (photo: Andrew Watson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Glenn Williams OAM, RAN presents Seaman Evelyn Sagigi with the Navy Values Award for the Navy Indigenous Development Program during the Graduation Parade held in Cairns, Queensland.

Twenty-one recruits who took part in the Navy Indigenous Development Program stood proudly on 22 June, graduating from the five-month course at HMAS Cairns.

Steel contract marks next step in Hunter Class Frigate Program

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An artist's impression of the Hunter Class frigate. (photo: Stephen Mchugh)

An artist's impression of the Hunter Class frigate.

ASC Shipbuilding has signed a $2.6 million contract with BlueScope Steel AIS for the Hunter Class Frigate Program, to supply more than 1500 tonnes of steel plate to build five blocks during the prototyping phase of the shipbuilding program.

Melville marks World Hydrography Day doing what she does best

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Meeka Brooks (author)

HMAS Melville deploys a Slocum Glider, November 2019. (photo: MIDN Kolokotas)

HMAS Melville deploys a Slocum Glider, November 2019.

Today is World Hydrography Day and HMAS Melville will mark the day at sea, as the Hydrographic Survey crew continues ongoing survey operations in the vicinity of Shoalwater Bay.

Two decades of service for survey ships Leeuwin and Melville

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Brenton Fairall (author)

HMA Ships Leeuwin and Melville were originally painted white, in line with the Royal Navy’s paint scheme for tropical survey operations. They were painted grey in January 2002 as they began to take on a broader range of maritime taskings. (photo: )

HMA Ships Leeuwin and Melville were originally painted white, in line with the Royal Navy’s paint scheme for tropical survey operations. They were painted grey in January 2002 as they began to take on a broader range of maritime taskings.

On 27 May, HMA Ships Leeuwin and Melville quietly stepped out of their teen years by celebrating their 20th birthdays alongside HMAS Cairns.

Warramunga gets new mast as part of AMCAP upgrade program

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

HMAS Warramunga gets a new mast as part of the Anzac Class Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrade, at Henderson Shipyard, WA. (photo: )

HMAS Warramunga gets a new mast as part of the Anzac Class Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrade, at Henderson Shipyard, WA.

HMAS Warramunga has passed a significant milestone in its Anzac Class Midlife Capability Assurance Program at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia, with the installation of a new mast.

Destroyer Sydney makes first port visit to Newcastle

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author)

HMAS Sydney (V) makes her first port visit since being commissioned, to the city of Newcastle, Australia. (photo: )

HMAS Sydney (V) makes her first port visit since being commissioned, to the city of Newcastle, Australia.

While many across Australia enjoyed celebrating the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, the nation’s newest Guided Missile Destroyer, HMAS Sydney (V), sailed north from its home port to conduct the ship’s first port visit to the City of Newcastle.

Two careers are better than one for dedicated Submarine officer

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Marine Engineering Officer Submariner Lieutenant Steven Ashworth is looking to qualify as both a Warfare Officer and an Engineering Officer aboard our submarines. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Marine Engineering Officer Submariner Lieutenant Steven Ashworth is looking to qualify as both a Warfare Officer and an Engineering Officer aboard our submarines.

A common challenge faced by HR departments the world over is the modern trend of people wanting to have several careers over the course of their working lives, a challenge shared by Defence Forces.

Seven ships sail as Fleet gets back to training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

HMA Ships Stuart (foreground), Hobart and Canberra (background) depart Fleet Base East in Sydney for a period of Force Integrated Training. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

HMA Ships Stuart (foreground), Hobart and Canberra (background) depart Fleet Base East in Sydney for a period of Force Integrated Training.

Seven warships sailed in the past week from Navy’s Fleet Base East and Fleet Base West to undertake a range of training activities to test newly upgraded systems and exercise as part of a Maritime Task Group.

Navy’s global engineering credibility set to soar

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Kurravi Piggott (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Director General Engineering - Navy, Commodore Colin Dagg, CSC, RAN, right, explains to Lieutenant Michael Zgoznik the benefits of Navy's new partnership with one of Australia's top professional engineering associations, Engineers Australia. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Director General Engineering - Navy, Commodore Colin Dagg, CSC, RAN, right, explains to Lieutenant Michael Zgoznik the benefits of Navy's new partnership with one of Australia's top professional engineering associations, Engineers Australia.

Navy’s global credibility is set to thrive with the skills and knowledge of more engineering personnel to be acknowledged internationally. In a new agreement with Engineers Australia, Royal Australian Navy Senior Technical Sailors and Engineers can now receive global accreditation.