Section: Fleet

Adding a win to the tally for the small boat community

Published on by MIDN Mairé Starkey (author)

ADV Cape Fourcroy's new tally band. (photo: )

ADV Cape Fourcroy's new tally band.

Sailors in Navy’s Cape Class Patrol Boats are buoyed by the recent approval by Chief of Navy to replace their ‘Royal Australian Navy’, ‘HMA Patrol Boat’ and ‘Patrol Boat Group’ tally bands with their own ship's name.

Penguin turns 78 years young

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer), LSBM Bradley Reyonlds (photographer)

The youngest sailor on base, Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Chelsea Calderbank, centre, holds the Base's life ring with ship's company during celebrations for HMAS Penguin's 78th birthday. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

The youngest sailor on base, Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Chelsea Calderbank, centre, holds the Base's life ring with ship's company during celebrations for HMAS Penguin's 78th birthday.

Taking time out from their busy schedule, the officers, sailors and civilian staff of HMAS Penguin have celebrated the Sydney establishment’s 78th birthday.

Junior officers take to the sea under sail in STS Young Endeavour

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Nic Hawkins (author)

Maritime Warfare Officer Course participants on deck aboard STS Young Endeavour. (photo: )

Maritime Warfare Officer Course participants on deck aboard STS Young Endeavour.

Maritime Warfare Officers recently completed their first at sea training program in the Royal Australian Navy’s Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour.

Ballarat strikes gold with unmanned aerial vehicle

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LEUT Michael Mulquiney (photographer), Mr Markus Winhofer (photographer)

822X Squadron Deputy Engineer Lieutenant Gareth Forbes recovers the S-100 Camcopter on HMAS Ballarat’s flight deck. (photo: )

822X Squadron Deputy Engineer Lieutenant Gareth Forbes recovers the S-100 Camcopter on HMAS Ballarat’s flight deck.

Two of Navy’s newest cutting-edge capabilities have combined, with the Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Ballarat embarking an S-100 Camcopter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for flight trials off the Eastern coast of Australia.

‘Parra’ enters dry dock ahead of next phase of deployments

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta during a refit in the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney, NSW. (photo: LSIS Leo Baumgartner)

HMAS Parramatta during a refit in the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney, NSW.

HMAS Parramatta will boast improved crew internet connectivity and other services when she emerges from her first significant maintenance period since mid-2018, following a strong year of deployments and achievements.

Indigenous recruits ready for the next chapter

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author), Andrew Watson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Glenn Williams OAM, RAN presents Seaman Evelyn Sagigi with the Navy Values Award for the Navy Indigenous Development Program during the Graduation Parade held in Cairns, Queensland. (photo: Andrew Watson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Glenn Williams OAM, RAN presents Seaman Evelyn Sagigi with the Navy Values Award for the Navy Indigenous Development Program during the Graduation Parade held in Cairns, Queensland.

Twenty-one recruits who took part in the Navy Indigenous Development Program stood proudly on 22 June, graduating from the five-month course at HMAS Cairns.

Steel contract marks next step in Hunter Class Frigate Program

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

An artist's impression of the Hunter Class frigate. (photo: Stephen Mchugh)

An artist's impression of the Hunter Class frigate.

ASC Shipbuilding has signed a $2.6 million contract with BlueScope Steel AIS for the Hunter Class Frigate Program, to supply more than 1500 tonnes of steel plate to build five blocks during the prototyping phase of the shipbuilding program.

Melville marks World Hydrography Day doing what she does best

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Meeka Brooks (author)

HMAS Melville deploys a Slocum Glider, November 2019. (photo: MIDN Kolokotas)

HMAS Melville deploys a Slocum Glider, November 2019.

Today is World Hydrography Day and HMAS Melville will mark the day at sea, as the Hydrographic Survey crew continues ongoing survey operations in the vicinity of Shoalwater Bay.

Two decades of service for survey ships Leeuwin and Melville

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Brenton Fairall (author)

HMA Ships Leeuwin and Melville were originally painted white, in line with the Royal Navy’s paint scheme for tropical survey operations. They were painted grey in January 2002 as they began to take on a broader range of maritime taskings. (photo: )

HMA Ships Leeuwin and Melville were originally painted white, in line with the Royal Navy’s paint scheme for tropical survey operations. They were painted grey in January 2002 as they began to take on a broader range of maritime taskings.

On 27 May, HMA Ships Leeuwin and Melville quietly stepped out of their teen years by celebrating their 20th birthdays alongside HMAS Cairns.

Warramunga gets new mast as part of AMCAP upgrade program

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

HMAS Warramunga gets a new mast as part of the Anzac Class Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrade, at Henderson Shipyard, WA. (photo: )

HMAS Warramunga gets a new mast as part of the Anzac Class Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrade, at Henderson Shipyard, WA.

HMAS Warramunga has passed a significant milestone in its Anzac Class Midlife Capability Assurance Program at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia, with the installation of a new mast.