Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)
Last Friday, while most of HMAS Canberra’s ship’s company dressed in their white ceremonial uniforms to take part in the Commissioning Ceremony, 24 members of the crew remained in their everyday working rig, ready to respond in the case of an emergency.
Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)
The Governor General of Australia, together with the Prime Minister of Australia, were the guests of honour today as Australia’s first Landing Helicopter Dock was welcomed into service in the Royal Australian Navy.
Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)
NUSHIP Canberra can carry more than 1400 personnel, but how would they all leave the ship in the case of an emergency? Ten Canberra personnel found the answer when they attended Mass Evacuation System training.
Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)
Defence Minister David Johnston visited the Williamstown dockyard where Australia’s two Landing Helicopter Dock ships are being completed and was briefed on progress of the project in the lead up to the commissioning of the first LHD, NUSHIP Canberra.
Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)
Prior to training at the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship’s Safety in Jervis Bay, the members of NUSHIP Canberra’s crew who were selected as Standing Sea Fire and Emergency Party had only glimpsed each other around the workplace.
Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)
The University of Canberra Brumbies and Navy’s first Landing Helicopter Dock Ship, NUSHIP Canberra, have committed to continuing the strong relationship once shared between the last HMAS Canberra and ACT Brumbies Rugby.