Topic: Return to Australia

Brisbane home for Christmas

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

HMAS Brisbane sails into Garden Island, Sydney after a five month deployment to the United States of America. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

HMAS Brisbane sails into Garden Island, Sydney after a five month deployment to the United States of America.

Australia’s newest warship, HMAS Brisbane, arrived home to family and friends in Sydney yesterday, following her first overseas deployment, drawing to a close the return of ten Royal Australian Navy warships from deployments across South East Asia, the Pacific and the United States.

Navy Minehunters return from record-setting deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

HMAS Gascoyne sails through Sydney Harbour on her return from a North East Asian deployment. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

HMAS Gascoyne sails through Sydney Harbour on her return from a North East Asian deployment.

Two Royal Australian Navy Minehunters, HMAS Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne, have returned home just in time for Christmas, following a successful overseas deployment that saw them travel a record distance.

Navy Task Group returns from East Asia deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

HMAS Hobart returns to Fleet Base East following a three-month East Asian deployment. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

HMAS Hobart returns to Fleet Base East following a three-month East Asian deployment.

Three Royal Australian Navy warships have returned to Sydney following a three month deployment through East Asia. HMA Ships Hobart, Stuart and Parramatta were the lead element of a Task Group of eleven vessels deployed to the region since September.

Navy tanker back home for Christmas

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

Family and friends of the ship's crew wave as HMAS Sirius returns to her home port of Fleet Base West, Rockingham, WA. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Family and friends of the ship's crew wave as HMAS Sirius returns to her home port of Fleet Base West, Rockingham, WA.

Following a busy 12 months for HMAS Sirius, the Royal Australian Navy’s west coast-based replenishment ship returned to her home port of Fleet Base West on Sunday, to the smiling faces of family and friends.

Submarine Farncomb home after busy deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

A casing party member casts a heaving line to members of HMAS Stirling Port Services as HMAS Farncomb prepares to berth alongside its home port of Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

A casing party member casts a heaving line to members of HMAS Stirling Port Services as HMAS Farncomb prepares to berth alongside its home port of Fleet Base West, WA.

After busy and demanding Asian and Australian deployments, HMAS Farncomb returned to Fleet Base West at Rockingham, Western Australia last week.

Submarine Sheean home after busy deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

HMAS Sheean returns alongside to family and friends at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, WA, after a four-month deployment. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Sheean returns alongside to family and friends at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, WA, after a four-month deployment.

After departing from Fleet Base West in April, HMAS Sheean returned to her homeport to the delight of waiting families and friends - among those was Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, and Commander Submarine Force, Captain Doug Theobald.

Warm reception for Flag Ship’s return

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN welcomes home HMAS Canberra as they return to Fleet Base Ease from a six month deployment. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN welcomes home HMAS Canberra as they return to Fleet Base Ease from a six month deployment.

Hundreds of family and friends welcomed HMAS Canberra home last week, following her six month overseas deployment through Asia.

A heroes’ welcome for HMAS Ballarat

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Families and friends welcome home HMAS Ballarat to Fleet Base West, Western Australia after a nine-month deployment on Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Families and friends welcome home HMAS Ballarat to Fleet Base West, Western Australia after a nine-month deployment on Operation MANITOU.

The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has been enthusiastically welcomed home to Australia following a highly successful nine-month deployment as part of Operation MANITOU.

Sirius home after long deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Makenzie, Max and Madelin wait for dad, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Mathew Gilgen, to come off the ship as HMAS Sirius returns home to Fleet Base West after departing in August last year. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Makenzie, Max and Madelin wait for dad, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Mathew Gilgen, to come off the ship as HMAS Sirius returns home to Fleet Base West after departing in August last year.

The 8th of May would have had a big circle around it on the calendars of many families of HMAS Sirius’ ship’s company, as that was the day the ship returned to her homeport at Fleet Base West after nine months away.

A worthy voyage completed

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Family and friends wait patiently on the wharf at HMAS Waterhen for the return of HMAS Huon from more than four months away on a North East Asian Deployment. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Family and friends wait patiently on the wharf at HMAS Waterhen for the return of HMAS Huon from more than four months away on a North East Asian Deployment.

HMAS Huon has returned home to Australia after more than four months deployed in North East Asian waters following the longest voyage undertaken by a Royal Australian Navy mine warfare vessel.