Topic: Return to Australia

Rankin and her crew finally back home for Christmas

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

(L-R) XO HMAS Rankin, LCDR Simon O’Hehir; Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Submarines Kerry Cousins (dressed as a panda); CO HMAS Rankin, CMDR Gary Lawton, RAN; Commander Submarine Force (Design), CAPT Doug Theobald, CSC, RAN; and Deputy Commander Submarine Force, CMDR Justin Cloney, RAN; stand together after HMAS Rankin berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

(L-R) XO HMAS Rankin, LCDR Simon O’Hehir; Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Submarines Kerry Cousins (dressed as a panda); CO HMAS Rankin, CMDR Gary Lawton, RAN; Commander Submarine Force (Design), CAPT Doug Theobald, CSC, RAN; and Deputy Commander Submarine Force, CMDR Justin Cloney, RAN; stand together after HMAS Rankin berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West.

After nearly seven months away on deployment, the crew of HMAS Rankin has returned to Fleet Base West, to be met by the sight of familiar faces.

HMAS Stuart welcomed home from Asian deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (author and photographer)

Ship's company of HMAS Stuart stand on the upper decks as the ship returns to its home port of Fleet Base West at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia.  (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Ship's company of HMAS Stuart stand on the upper decks as the ship returns to its home port of Fleet Base West at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia.

With families and well-wishers waiting eagerly on the wharf, HMAS Stuart has returned to her home port of Fleet Base West after a three-month North East Asian Deployment.

HMAS Melbourne returns to Garden Island after six months regional deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author), CPOIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne returns to her home port of Sydney Harbour and Fleet Base East after an extended period deployed overseas.  (photo: CPOIS Kelvin Hockey)

HMAS Melbourne returns to her home port of Sydney Harbour and Fleet Base East after an extended period deployed overseas.

HMAS Melbourne has returned to her home port at Garden Island Sydney, after nearly six months of operations throughout the Pacific and North East Asian regions.

HMAS Toowoomba returns from seven-month deployment

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

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Nikolai Gunn-Brockhoff enjoys a cuddle with 11 month old son Leon after HMAS Toowoomba returned home to Fleet Base West after a long and busy seven month deployment.

 (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Nikolai Gunn-Brockhoff enjoys a cuddle with 11 month old son Leon after HMAS Toowoomba returned home to Fleet Base West after a long and busy seven month deployment.

HMAS Toowoomba has returned to its homeport of Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia, after the ship’s longest deployment to date, successfully contributing to seven Task Groups in seven months.

Home sweet home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Family and friends greet HMAS Success as she returns to her homeport of Fleet Base East, Sydney, after a five-month deployment through South East Asia and the Pacific. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Family and friends greet HMAS Success as she returns to her homeport of Fleet Base East, Sydney, after a five-month deployment through South East Asia and the Pacific.

HMAS Success returned to Fleet Base East on August 24 after a five month deployment to South East Asia and the Pacific, in support of Indo Pacific Endeavour and Exercise RIMPAC 18.

HMAS Sheean returns from deployment

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

HMAS Sheean berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

HMAS Sheean berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

After departing Fleet Base West at the end of May, Collins Class submarine, HMAS Sheean, has made a welcome return to friends and families who lined the wharf on August 14.

Warramunga returns from record breaking Middle East mission

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

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More than a thousand people have lined the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney to welcome HMAS Warramunga back to her homeport after a nine-month deployment.

Navy Frigate returns after nine months at sea

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HMAS Arunta's crew lines the deck in 'Procedure Alpha' as the ship returns to her home port of Fleet Base West, Rockingham after completing a nine-month deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Arunta's crew lines the deck in 'Procedure Alpha' as the ship returns to her home port of Fleet Base West, Rockingham after completing a nine-month deployment to Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Arunta has sailed into her home port of Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia, after completing the longest Middle Eastern deployment of an Australian Navy vessel since the first Gulf War.

HMAS Arunta departs the Middle East to return home

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HMAS Arunta's S70-B Helicopter (Skeletor) lands onboard during a patrol in the Middle East region. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Arunta's S70-B Helicopter (Skeletor) lands onboard during a patrol in the Middle East region.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Arunta is returning home to Australia after completing the longest Middle Eastern deployment by a Navy vessel since 1990.

Rankin back from the long haul

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Submariners haul in on berthing lines as HMAS Rankin comes alongside Diamantina Pier, Fleet Base West, returning home after the submarine completed a nine month deployment. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Submariners haul in on berthing lines as HMAS Rankin comes alongside Diamantina Pier, Fleet Base West, returning home after the submarine completed a nine month deployment.

HMAS Rankin has returned to HMAS Stirling following her recent nine month deployment which Commander Submarine Force Captain Matt Buckley, described as “the longest single deployment for a Collins Class Submarine.”