Topic: HMAS Choules (L100)

Three services hone amphibious capabilities in major joint exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Jason Hextell shows Craftsman, Private Tristan Creasy (right) and Craftsman, Private Dylan Rowe (centre) the procedure for securing the rotor blades of the MRH-90 helicopter embarked on HMAS Choules. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Jason Hextell shows Craftsman, Private Tristan Creasy (right) and Craftsman, Private Dylan Rowe (centre) the procedure for securing the rotor blades of the MRH-90 helicopter embarked on HMAS Choules.

The first major joint amphibious exercise for the year, Exercise SEA DAWN, is now underway in North Queensland.

The Battle Tanker returns

Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author), LSCSO Matthew Limb (photographer), LEUT Kedar Shah (photographer)

HMAS Success and HMAS Choules conduct a Replenishment at Sea. (photo: LSCSO Matthew Limb)

HMAS Success and HMAS Choules conduct a Replenishment at Sea.

There is always an air of expectation when a Royal Australian Navy ship heads off on a deployment; even more so after a long period of maintenance.

Voyager (II) remembered from HMAS Choules

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (author)

Catafalque party onboard HMAS Choules as part of the memorial service for the 50th anniversary of the HMAS Voyager (II) and HMAS Melbourne collision. (photo: AB Chantell Bianchi)

Catafalque party onboard HMAS Choules as part of the memorial service for the 50th anniversary of the HMAS Voyager (II) and HMAS Melbourne collision.

The Royal Australian Navy has held a moving commemorative service onboard HMAS Choules for over 200 survivors and families of the 82 brave souls who lost their lives when HMAS Voyager (II) and HMAS Melbourne (II) tragically collided off Jervis Bay on 10 February 1964.

HMAS Choules awarded two annual Fleet awards for exceptional 2013 efforts

Published on by LCDR John Sime (author)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett and Commander Surface Force, Commodore Jonathan Mead, present Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Ash Papp with the Spada Shield. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett and Commander Surface Force, Commodore Jonathan Mead, present Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Ash Papp with the Spada Shield.

Last week, the ship’s company of HMAS Choules held a clear lower deck to witness the award of the Spada Shield and the Pakistan Shield (Major).

Choules centrepiece on Australia Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Choules amongst the Sydney Harbour traffic during the 2014 Australia Day celebrations. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Choules amongst the Sydney Harbour traffic during the 2014 Australia Day celebrations.

HMAS Choules held centre stage for Australia Day festivities in Sydney Harbour this weekend.

A busy year for Choules

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), SGT William Guthrie (photographer)

HMAS Choules at Manus Island HMPNGS Tarangau, Lombrum Naval Base. (photo: SGT William Guthrie)

HMAS Choules at Manus Island HMPNGS Tarangau, Lombrum Naval Base.

It was a year of milestones for HMAS Choules, with the ship proving her value on operation and during a number of amphibious training and aviation exercises.

Choules pit stop at Berth 10

Published on by LEUT Sarah Mills (author)

HMAS Choules pulls alongside the newly commissioned Berth 10 in Townsville to clear customs and quarantine. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Choules pulls alongside the newly commissioned Berth 10 in Townsville to clear customs and quarantine.

On her way home from Operation LANDSCAPE, HMAS Choules stopped off in Townsville and used the newly commissioned Berth 10 to clear customs and quarantine.

Choules arrives home from Manus Island

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Friends and family turn out at the Cruiser Wharf of Sydney's Garden Island, to welcome home their loved ones onboard HMAS Choules, as the amphibious ship returns to her home port. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Friends and family turn out at the Cruiser Wharf of Sydney's Garden Island, to welcome home their loved ones onboard HMAS Choules, as the amphibious ship returns to her home port.

After almost six-months at sea HMAS Choules has returned to her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney.

HMAS Choules says thanks and farewell with ceremonial sunset

Published on by SBLT Brittany Smith (author), LSCSO Matthew Limb (photographer)

CO HMAS Choules Commander Ashley Papp presents CO Tarangau Naval Base Commander Peter Tupma with a framed memory. (photo: LSCSO Matthew Limb)

CO HMAS Choules Commander Ashley Papp presents CO Tarangau Naval Base Commander Peter Tupma with a framed memory.

HMAS Choules recently hosted an Official Reception and Ceremonial Sunset to mark the end of their mission as part of Operation LANDSCAPE.

HMAS Choules’ remembers fallen Defence personnel at Manus Island

Published on by LEUT Sarah Mills (author), LSCIS Stephanie Cokanauto (photographer)

HMAS Choules' crew salute during a memorial service at the Manus Island cemetery. (photo: LEUT Sarah Mills)

HMAS Choules' crew salute during a memorial service at the Manus Island cemetery.

Personnel from HMAS Choules conducted a memorial service at a cemetery on Manus Island to remember Australians who died there. The ceremony was conducted on 24 October 2013 by the ship's Chaplain.