Topic: HMAS Arunta (F151)

The man behind the lens

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Bradley Darvill collects imagery with an 800mm lens onboard HMAS Arunta during the North East Asian Deployment 2015. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Bradley Darvill collects imagery with an 800mm lens onboard HMAS Arunta during the North East Asian Deployment 2015.

Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Bradley Darvill has the exciting job of capturing all the interesting and amazing things the Royal Australian Navy does on a day to day basis, and in particular, as a member of the ship's company of HMAS Arunta, has the job of the embarked Imagery Specialist during its North East Asian deployment.

A sea of firsts for Boatswains Mate

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthew Parry from HMAS Arunta shakes hands with the Malaysian Navy team after taking part in a friendly football match during HMA Ships Arunta and Sirius's port visit to Kemaman, Malaysia. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthew Parry from HMAS Arunta shakes hands with the Malaysian Navy team after taking part in a friendly football match during HMA Ships Arunta and Sirius's port visit to Kemaman, Malaysia.

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthew Parry arrived in Subic Bay in the Philippines today onboard HMAS Arunta which is conducting a port visit as part of the ship’s North East Asian deployment, of which the Philippines is just one of many stops.

Strengthening bilateral and family ties in the Philippines

Published on by LEUT Morgan Pierce (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Arunta's 'Ceremonial Sunset' guard marches on during a ceremony held onboard as the ship visits Subic Bay, Philippines. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Arunta's 'Ceremonial Sunset' guard marches on during a ceremony held onboard as the ship visits Subic Bay, Philippines.

While in the Philippines for a recent port visit, Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Darren Grogan, Australian Defence Attaché to the Philippines Colonel Bruce Murray and Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta Commander Cameron Steil were pleased to host members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and distinguished guests onboard Arunta for an official reception.

Friendship built through sport in Philippines

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dhananjay Gangurde (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

A friendly sports day consisting of basketball and an introduction to cricket was held during a port visit by HMAS Arunta and Sirius to Subic Bay, Philippines. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

A friendly sports day consisting of basketball and an introduction to cricket was held during a port visit by HMAS Arunta and Sirius to Subic Bay, Philippines.

The ships' companies of HMAS Sirius and Arunta joined forces for a sports day with young trainees from the Philippine Naval Education and Training Centre during the ships' ongoing North East Asian deployment.

Australians join forces in Malaysian soccer challenge

Published on by LEUT James Hill (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Gerard Reeves dazzles the opposition with his fancy footwork during a friendly football game against the  Malaysian Navy during a visit to Kemaman, Malaysia. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Gerard Reeves dazzles the opposition with his fancy footwork during a friendly football game against the Malaysian Navy during a visit to Kemaman, Malaysia.

One month into their North East Asian deployment HMA Ships Arunta and Sirius joined forces to take on the Royal Malaysian Navy in a friendly game of soccer during a port visit to Kemaman. It was a hotly contested game with both teams demonstrating a high level of competitiveness however it was the Malaysians who came out on top winning 3-1.

North East Asian deployments for Sirius and Arunta

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Darryl Wagstaff (author), SBLT Stephanie Baulch (author), LEUT Jake Leonard (photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Damien Lovie farewells his girlfriend Miss Eliza Skate prior to HMAS Arunta departing Fleet Base West on HMAS Arunta's North East Asian Deployment. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Damien Lovie farewells his girlfriend Miss Eliza Skate prior to HMAS Arunta departing Fleet Base West on HMAS Arunta's North East Asian Deployment.

Friends, family and loved ones lined the wharf at Fleet Base West, south of Perth, Western Australia, in late August as HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta departed for North East Asian deployments.

Arunta’s sea time starts with a bang

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer), ABEW Sean Leahy (photographer)

HMAS Arunta fires the 5-inch gun for the first time in three years, as part of her Sea Qualification Trials. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

HMAS Arunta fires the 5-inch gun for the first time in three years, as part of her Sea Qualification Trials.

HMAS Arunta recently dusted off the mount, tested the sensor systems and did final voice procedures prior to firing their 5-inch gun for the first time in three years during sea qualification trials in the West Australian Exercise Area.

The sun sets on Chief of Navy’s time in command

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer), LCDR Ian Lumsden (video editing)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN enjoys his last sunset at sea onboard HMAS Arunta in the West Australian Exercise Area.  (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN enjoys his last sunset at sea onboard HMAS Arunta in the West Australian Exercise Area.

Chief of Navy (CN) Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN has gone to sea for the last time as Chief of Navy onboard HMAS Arunta, just as the ship has achieved a significant milestone with the completion of the Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade Programme.

Arunta's alive!

Published on by LEUT Matthew Cavedon (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

(left to right) Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN stands with the Commanding Officer of HMAS Arunta Commander David Tietzel, CSM, RAN and the Marine Engineering team who won the Australia Cup award for their work on HMAS Warramunga during 2013.

The crew of Arunta recently transferred from HMAS Warramunga as part of the hull swap.   (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

(left to right) Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN stands with the Commanding Officer of HMAS Arunta Commander David Tietzel, CSM, RAN and the Marine Engineering team who won the Australia Cup award for their work on HMAS Warramunga during 2013. The crew of Arunta recently transferred from HMAS Warramunga as part of the hull swap.

The 12th of February was a significant day for HMA Ships Warramunga and Arunta. Not only did Warramunga’s crew swap platforms into Arunta, the Fleet Commander, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, was also on hand to present the Australia Cup to Arunta’s ship’s company.

HMAS Arunta lays foundations for Malibu School

Published on by LEUT Kai Wakefield (author and photographer)

Members of HMAS Arunta’s ship's company at Malibu School in Safety Bay, WA. (photo: LEUT Kai Wakefield)

Members of HMAS Arunta’s ship's company at Malibu School in Safety Bay, WA.

In February, ten members of HMAS Arunta’s ship’s company donated their time and skills to help out the children of the Malibu School in Safety Bay, Western Australia, as a part of Navy’s ongoing support to the community.