Topic: HMAS Launceston (P94)

HMAS Launceston in the right place, at the right time

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

File image: HMAS Launceston makes an approach to HMAS Benalla for a light line transfer off the coast of Cairns during the Minor War Vessel Concentration Period. (photo: LSIS Andrew Dakin)

File image: HMAS Launceston makes an approach to HMAS Benalla for a light line transfer off the coast of Cairns during the Minor War Vessel Concentration Period.

Three recreational fishermen are grateful for the crew of HMAS Launceston who came to their aid off the Northern Territory coast this month.

Australian crew strengthens regional partnerships during Indonesian exercise

Published on by Ardent One (author), LSCIS Ellise Holl (photographer), ABCIS Kristi Burgess (photographer)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Taylor Burgess of Ardent One with Filipino Officers at the closing ceremony of Exercise KOMODO 2014 in Indonesia.  (photo: LSCIS Ellise Holl, ABCIS Kristi Burgess)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Taylor Burgess of Ardent One with Filipino Officers at the closing ceremony of Exercise KOMODO 2014 in Indonesia.

Ardent One, embarked in HMAS Launceston, participated in the Multilateral Naval Exercise KOMODO from 29 March to 3 April 2014.

Illegal foreign fishing vessels intercepted

Published on by Australian Fisheries Management Authority and Royal Australian Navy Australian Customs and Border Pr Service (author)

Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Launceston conducts a fisheries boarding of one of the fishing vessels. (photo: )

Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Launceston conducts a fisheries boarding of one of the fishing vessels.

HMA Ships Launceston and Glenelg have played an important role in the apprehension of four foreign fishing vessels operating in Australian waters, approximately 180 nautical miles north west of Darwin. 

Christmas with a twist for West Australian

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Midshipman Martin Gillet onbard an Armidale Class Patrol Boat conducting border protection patrols in the Northern Australian waters. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Midshipman Martin Gillet onbard an Armidale Class Patrol Boat conducting border protection patrols in the Northern Australian waters.

Martin Gillet’s passion for the sea has led the Jurien Bay local from the West Australian Coast to spending this Christmas at Christmas Island on border protection operations.

Ardent Three finds its wings

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

An 816 Squadron Seahawk helicopter hovers over the boat deck of HMAS Launceston. (photo: LEUT Andrew Ragless)

An 816 Squadron Seahawk helicopter hovers over the boat deck of HMAS Launceston.

Armidale Class Patrol Boat crew Ardent Three seized upon a rare opportunity this week to qualify for aviation operations.