Topic: Change of Command

New Chief of Navy takes command

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), Mr Steve Dent (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN takes the salute for the last time as Chief of Navy. (photo: Steve Dent)

Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN takes the salute for the last time as Chief of Navy.

Over 500 Royal Australian Navy personnel farewelled the outgoing Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs and welcomed their new leader Vice Admiral Tim Barrett in an official ceremony at Sir Thomas Blamey Square in Canberra today.

Fleet Commander farewelled as new Admiral takes the weight

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Outgoing Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett salutes passing HMA Ships aboard the Admiral's Barge, as he departs Fleet Base East for the last time as Commander Australian Fleet. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Outgoing Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett salutes passing HMA Ships aboard the Admiral's Barge, as he departs Fleet Base East for the last time as Commander Australian Fleet.

After two and half years as Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett has handed over the weight to Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer at a ceremony in Sydney today.

New Commanding Officer takes the helm at Coonawarra

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Outgoing HMAS Coonawarra Commanding Officer, Commander Ben Favelle hands over the weight to Commander John Navin during the handover of command ceremony at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Outgoing HMAS Coonawarra Commanding Officer, Commander Ben Favelle hands over the weight to Commander John Navin during the handover of command ceremony at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin.

HMAS Coonawarra welcomed a new Commanding Officer during a formal handover-takeover ceremony in Darwin in December.

Navy’s ‘seagoing servo’ changes hands

Published on by LEUT Christopher Harvey (author), CPO Shane Jones (photographer)

Commander Darren Grogan presents Captain Brian Delamont with a petrol nozzle, symbolising his achievements as Commanding Officer of HMAS Sirius. Captain Delamont was handing over command of the Royal Australian Navy Replenishment Oiler to Commander Grogan.  (photo: CPO Shane Jones)

Commander Darren Grogan presents Captain Brian Delamont with a petrol nozzle, symbolising his achievements as Commanding Officer of HMAS Sirius. Captain Delamont was handing over command of the Royal Australian Navy Replenishment Oiler to Commander Grogan.

HMAS Sirius is ‘under new management’ after a formal command handover from Captain Brian Delamont to Commander Darren Grogan.

‘Weight’ of command handed over at HMAS Harman

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Commander Lisa Batchler (left) hands the HMAS Harman 'weight' and command of HMAS Harman to Commander Jayne Craig.
 (photo: Petty Officer Paul Berry)

Commander Lisa Batchler (left) hands the HMAS Harman 'weight' and command of HMAS Harman to Commander Jayne Craig.

As most HMA ships and establishments were winding down from a busy year, the team at HMAS Harman were busily preparing for a handover of Command.

Change of command at HMAS Albatross

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Captain Gordon Andrew hands the HMAS Albatross 'weight' and command of HMAS Albatross to Captain Simon Bateman. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Captain Gordon Andrew hands the HMAS Albatross 'weight' and command of HMAS Albatross to Captain Simon Bateman.

After two years in command, Captain Gordon Andrew formally handed over command of HMAS Albatross to aviator Captain Simon Bateman at a ceremony in Nowra last week.

The big 20 for FFG 06 and a change of command

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The cake made to mark HMAS Newcastle's 20 years in service. (photo: LSEW Georgina Herdmun)

The cake made to mark HMAS Newcastle's 20 years in service.

The once in a century date 11/12/13 was also a historical day for Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Newcastle.

Tobruk sailing with new CO

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Departing Commanding Officer of HMAS Tobruk, Commander Tim Watson (left) hands over the ship's engine keys and the responsibility of command to Commander Leif Maxfield. (photo: LAC David Cotton)

Departing Commanding Officer of HMAS Tobruk, Commander Tim Watson (left) hands over the ship's engine keys and the responsibility of command to Commander Leif Maxfield.

Commander Leif Maxfield has assumed command of HMAS Tobruk, relieving Commander Tim Watson while the ship stopped over in Townsville on 7 June 2013.