Topic: HMAS Canberra (L02)

NUSHIP Canberra Standing Sea training

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Personnel from NUSHIP Canberra take part in fire fighting training at the School of Survivability and Ship’s Safety. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Personnel from NUSHIP Canberra take part in fire fighting training at the School of Survivability and Ship’s Safety.

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.

Aviation operations get real on NUSHIP Canberra

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Sailor Colin Corbett from NUSHIP Canberra gains experience as an Aircraft Director with an MRH-90 helicopter at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Sailor Colin Corbett from NUSHIP Canberra gains experience as an Aircraft Director with an MRH-90 helicopter at HMAS Albatross.

After months of training with synthetic airframes, NUSHIP Canberra’s Air Department was exposed to the real thing at HMAS Albatross earlier this month.

Canberra’s crew inspired by US amphib veterans

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LEUT Emily Kennedy (photographer)

Colonel John Mayer of the United States Marine Corps delivers a presentation to NUSHIP Canberra on the capabilities and roles required of a modern amphibious ship.

 (photo: LEUT Emily Kennedy)

Colonel John Mayer of the United States Marine Corps delivers a presentation to NUSHIP Canberra on the capabilities and roles required of a modern amphibious ship.

The ship’s company of NUSHIP Canberra recently had the opportunity to hear about amphibious operations from some international officers with first hand experience.

NUSHIP Canberra joins forces with the University of Canberra Brumbies

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Members of NUSHIP Canberra's ship's company, from left, Private Jackson Phillips; Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Charanpreet Anand; Seaman Combat Systems Operator Jack Williams; Mascot Brumby Jack; Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Steward Sally-Anne Plewis; and Commander Nathan Robb, RAN; on the field at Canberra Stadium. (photo: )

Members of NUSHIP Canberra's ship's company, from left, Private Jackson Phillips; Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Charanpreet Anand; Seaman Combat Systems Operator Jack Williams; Mascot Brumby Jack; Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Steward Sally-Anne Plewis; and Commander Nathan Robb, RAN; on the field at Canberra Stadium.

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.

Making history - RAAF officer training to become an Officer of the Day onboard Navy ship

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Assistant Officer of the Day, Flight Lieutenant Tim Clark, pipes a report over the main broadcast system during a damage control exercise aboard NUSHIP Canberra. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Assistant Officer of the Day, Flight Lieutenant Tim Clark, pipes a report over the main broadcast system during a damage control exercise aboard NUSHIP Canberra.

A Royal Australian Air Force officer is training to be first ever ‘Officer of the Day’ on a Navy ship - and not just any ship, but Navy’s newest and largest platform.

NUSHIP Canberra personnel help raise funds for charity

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Troy O'Sullivan, Signalman Allan Firth, Petty Officer Electronics Technician Pete Cannon and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Marcus Hinkley from NUSHIP Canberra sell badges and pens to raise money for the United Returned Soldiers Fund. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Troy O'Sullivan, Signalman Allan Firth, Petty Officer Electronics Technician Pete Cannon and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Marcus Hinkley from NUSHIP Canberra sell badges and pens to raise money for the United Returned Soldiers Fund.

NUSHIP Canberra personnel provided strong support to both current and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force last month as the ship’s company raised $8500 for charity and marched for the first time as a unit in the Sydney City Anzac Day Parade.

A window view of the future

Published on by LCDR Jodie Wilkinson (author and photographer)

ABML-P Shane Clubb watches NUSHIP Canberra depart the dry dock at Garden Island in Sydney. (photo: LCDR Jodie Wilkinson)

ABML-P Shane Clubb watches NUSHIP Canberra depart the dry dock at Garden Island in Sydney.

The ship’s company of HMAS Newcastle recently occupied Building 68 on the Garden Island Defence Precinct in Sydney while their ship underwent a maintenance and production period. Once the docking dependant work was complete, Newcastle vacated the dock to make way for the mighty NUSHIP Canberra.

Huge learning curve for Canberra’s Damage Control Instructors

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Pete Cannon provides guidance to members of the fire hose party during a damage control exercise in the Embarked Forces laundry aboard NUSHIP Canberra. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Pete Cannon provides guidance to members of the fire hose party during a damage control exercise in the Embarked Forces laundry aboard NUSHIP Canberra.

Recently, NUSHIP Canberra’s Damage Control Instructor organisation had to apply their experience to brand new information as they took the leap into teaching Canberra’s first Duty Watch groups about how to react to incidents such as fires, floods and gas detector alarms.

Canberra’s Duty Watch teams go extra miles getting to know new ship

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Duty Watch Officer of the Day, Lieutenant Jazz Kastaniotis, discusses the Command and Control aspects of a duty watch exercise with the Engineering Officer of the Day, Petty Officer Marine Technician Andrew Copeland. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Duty Watch Officer of the Day, Lieutenant Jazz Kastaniotis, discusses the Command and Control aspects of a duty watch exercise with the Engineering Officer of the Day, Petty Officer Marine Technician Andrew Copeland.

NUSHIP Canberra’s ship’s company walked hundreds of kilometres over the past month, familiarising themselves with the Navy’s newest platform.

*** Includes time-lapse video footage of NUSHIP Canberra docking and un-docking!

Anzac Day in Sydney

Published on by LEUT Nic Hawkins (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

L-R: Acting Commander Australian Fleet, Commodore Jonathon Mead, AM, RAN, Acting Commander Forces Command, Brigadier Mark Brewer and Air Commander Australia, Air Vice Marshal Mel Hupfeld, DSC lay wreaths at the Sydney Cenotaph during the 2014 Anzac Day Dawn Service. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

L-R: Acting Commander Australian Fleet, Commodore Jonathon Mead, AM, RAN, Acting Commander Forces Command, Brigadier Mark Brewer and Air Commander Australia, Air Vice Marshal Mel Hupfeld, DSC lay wreaths at the Sydney Cenotaph during the 2014 Anzac Day Dawn Service.

At dawn, on this day 99 years ago, more than 30,000 Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) personnel landed on the Gallipoli peninsula.