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Staff from HMAS Penguin were keen supporters of  the annual Australian Surf Rowing League carnival at Manly Beach last month. (photo: unknown)

Staff from HMAS Penguin were keen supporters of the annual Australian Surf Rowing League carnival at Manly Beach last month.

The Navy has continued its long-standing support of community water sports, with a high-profile turnout for a surfboat carnival in Sydney last month.

HMAS Darwin arrives in Thailand

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author), AB Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Thai Navy Captain Captain Chaloemporn, left, welcomed Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, to the port of Sattahip, Thailand. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Thai Navy Captain Captain Chaloemporn, left, welcomed Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, to the port of Sattahip, Thailand.

HMAS Darwin berthed at Sattahip Naval Base, Thailand recently, to a friendly and musical welcome from her Thai Navy counterparts.

Navy’s largest ‘seagoing servo’ changes hands

Published on by SBLT Daniel Atwater (author)

Command of HMAS Sirius was formally handed to Commander Michael Oborn, left, from Commander Darren Grogan last month. The ceremony took place in Sydney and was marked by the formal exchange of a petrol nozzle - befitting command of the Navy's largest 'seagoing servo'. (photo: Unknown)

Command of HMAS Sirius was formally handed to Commander Michael Oborn, left, from Commander Darren Grogan last month. The ceremony took place in Sydney and was marked by the formal exchange of a petrol nozzle - befitting command of the Navy's largest 'seagoing servo'.

Command of the Navy’s largest ‘seagoing service station’, HMAS Sirius, was formally handed over from Commander Darren Grogan to Commander Michael Oborn last month.

Technical sailors race into Prodrive Racing Australia

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), LS Dove Smithett (photographer)

The newest members of the Royal Australian Navy Prodrive Racing Outplacement Program, from left, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Dale Tiyce-Nelson; Able Seaman Avionics Technician Aircraft Aaron Armbruster; and and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Kyle Best, at the Prodrive Racing Australia Display Centre, Campbellfield, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

The newest members of the Royal Australian Navy Prodrive Racing Outplacement Program, from left, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Dale Tiyce-Nelson; Able Seaman Avionics Technician Aircraft Aaron Armbruster; and and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Kyle Best, at the Prodrive Racing Australia Display Centre, Campbellfield, Victoria.

Three technical sailors arrived at the workshop of V8 Supercar Team Prodrive Racing Australia this week for the fifth rotation of the highly successful Navy Industry Outplacement Program.

Once in a lifetime voyage on Ecuadorian Barque

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), MIDN Jonathan Woodward (photographer), Jude Timms (photographer)

Ecuadorian Navy sail training ship The Guayas sailing in Sydney Harbour. (photo: Jude Timms)

Ecuadorian Navy sail training ship The Guayas sailing in Sydney Harbour.

Six Royal Australian Navy junior officers embarked the Ecuadorian Navy’s sail training ship The Guayas for a voyage from Fremantle to Sydney recently.

Navies united by the sport of cricket

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Torpedo Officer Lieutenant Commander Mark Daly and Australian cricketer Mr Brad Hogg in the Control Room of HMAS Sheean during Mr Hogg's tour of the boat while alongside at Fleet Base West. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Torpedo Officer Lieutenant Commander Mark Daly and Australian cricketer Mr Brad Hogg in the Control Room of HMAS Sheean during Mr Hogg's tour of the boat while alongside at Fleet Base West.

Friends, family and a contingent from the Submarine Force farewelled HMAS Sheean as she sailed for a deployment to India from her home port of HMAS Stirling in 2015 for a significant milestone - the first Collins Class Submarine to visit India.

Returning home from a Sirius adventure

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Jonathan Williams (author), LSML-S Joshua Matthews (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Nicholas Asara, Midshipman Jon Williams, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jessica Gunning line the upper decks as HMAS Sirius prepares to come alongside Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: LSML-S Joshua Matthews)

Sub Lieutenant Nicholas Asara, Midshipman Jon Williams, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jessica Gunning line the upper decks as HMAS Sirius prepares to come alongside Fleet Base West, WA.

After deploying in August for South East Asia, HMAS Sirius returned home to Fleet Base West on 13 December to the cheers of family and friends.

Dechaineux returns

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Family and friends gather on Diamantina Wharf to welcome home HMAS Dechaineux from a South East Asia deployment. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Family and friends gather on Diamantina Wharf to welcome home HMAS Dechaineux from a South East Asia deployment.

HMAS Dechaineux returned to her home port at Fleet Base West just before Christmas, following a six month deployment to Asia and the east coast of Australia.

Torres Strait reunion for HMAS Darwin

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Family members from nearby Torres Strait Islands came to visit Seaman Boatswain Mate Edmund Tomsana during HMAS Darwin's passage to Darwin. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Family members from nearby Torres Strait Islands came to visit Seaman Boatswain Mate Edmund Tomsana during HMAS Darwin's passage to Darwin.

Family members of three HMAS Darwin personnel who grew up in the Torres Strait were welcomed aboard the frigate when she transited the jade blue waters of the Prince of Wales Channel recently.

Operation Gingerbread in Diamantina

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABML-SO Iain Berry (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Communications Information Systems Carl Buhmann, and Able Seaman Communications Information Systems Courtney Long pose with their Gingerbread Christmas Lodge. (photo: ABML-SO Iain Berry)

Leading Seaman Communications Information Systems Carl Buhmann, and Able Seaman Communications Information Systems Courtney Long pose with their Gingerbread Christmas Lodge.

The ship’s company of minehunter HMAS Diamantina are a creative bunch and in their off watch time while undertaking border protection duties as part of Operation RESOLUTE, they undertook a fresh challenge in the form of gingerbread house building competition.