Topic: HMAS Choules (L100)

The familial ties that bind

Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author)

Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Daniel MacQueen is reunited with his father Denis MacQueen, on HMAS Choules alongside Hobart. (photo: Unknown)

Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Daniel MacQueen is reunited with his father Denis MacQueen, on HMAS Choules alongside Hobart.

A visit to Hobart by an Australian warship was enough to bring a former Tasmanian lobster fisherman to tears - reflecting on the service of his two sons in the Royal Australian Navy.

Teamwork that transcends

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Natasha Wilson puts members of the Hobart-based Lauderdale Football Club through a pre-season training session on the flight deck of HMAS Choules while alongside in Hobart. (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Natasha Wilson puts members of the Hobart-based Lauderdale Football Club through a pre-season training session on the flight deck of HMAS Choules while alongside in Hobart.

On a quiet Saturday morning in Hobart recently there was no shortage of high intensity effort on HMAS Choules, as a local football team was put through their paces by a Navy physical trainer.

Choules gives Navy’s newest officers experience at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Loretta Houlahan (author), MIDN Nathan Rose (photographer)

Midshipmen Bethlyn Aknonero and Benjamin Montgomery on the bridge of HMAS Choules. (photo: LEUT McDonald)

Midshipmen Bethlyn Aknonero and Benjamin Montgomery on the bridge of HMAS Choules.

Royal Australian Navy landing ship, HMAS Choules recently gave some junior officers their first taste of life at sea, hosting initial trainees from the Royal Australian Naval College.

Anzac ties strengthened on sporting field

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

Royal New Zealand Navy sailor, Able Seaman Combat Specialist Kyle Butcher, playing for HMAS Choules, makes a break for the try line during a game of touch rugby against HMAS Darwin, at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Royal New Zealand Navy sailor, Able Seaman Combat Specialist Kyle Butcher, playing for HMAS Choules, makes a break for the try line during a game of touch rugby against HMAS Darwin, at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

While day-to-day Anzac friendships remain strong between the nations of Australia and New Zealand, on the sporting field it is war.

Wiggles and Navy unite to launch Legacy Week

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LEUT Andrew Ragless (photographer)

The Wiggles; Anthony, Emma, Simon, Lachy and Captain Feathersword joined with Sunrise weather  presenter Sam Mac, Legacy families and the ships company of HMAS Choules this morning for the launch of Legacy Week. (photo: LEUT Andrew Ragless)

The Wiggles; Anthony, Emma, Simon, Lachy and Captain Feathersword joined with Sunrise weather presenter Sam Mac, Legacy families and the ships company of HMAS Choules this morning for the launch of Legacy Week.

The Wiggles, Captain Feathersword, and a small but enthusiastic group of young fans took over the flight deck of HMAS Choules to launch Legacy Week this morning.

Choules a cut above the rest

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Zebedee Learoyd evades being tackled during the 2016 Patron's Cup, held at Cronulla Sharks Leagues Club, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Sub Lieutenant Zebedee Learoyd evades being tackled during the 2016 Patron's Cup, held at Cronulla Sharks Leagues Club, Sydney.

HMAS Choules outclassed a swag of other Navy sides to win the annual Patrons Cup Rugby League Competition in late July at Cronulla Sharks League Club in Sydney.

Scanning the skies with an eagle eye

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LEUT Marcelo Lagos (photographer)

ScanEagle UAS ready to launch for a night sortie. (photo: LEUT Lagos)

ScanEagle UAS ready to launch for a night sortie.

Navy's Unmanned Aircraft System Unit achieved a significant milestone in late March, completing the first of class flight trial for the ScanEagle.

HMAS Choules stages an island friendly

Published on by LEUT Andrew John McDonald (author), CPOCIS Simon Bagnall (photographer)

While deployed at sea in support of Operation Resolute, the ship’s company of HMAS Choules was challenged to a sporting competition by the community of Cocos (Keeling) Island, one of Australia’s Indian Ocean Territories. 
 (photo: CPOCIS Simon Bagnall )

While deployed at sea in support of Operation Resolute, the ship’s company of HMAS Choules was challenged to a sporting competition by the community of Cocos (Keeling) Island, one of Australia’s Indian Ocean Territories.

The world game suddenly became much closer to home for the crew of HMAS Choules, who staged a friendly sports competition in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands last week.

'Swim-Ex' in Croc Creek

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), CPOCIS Simon Bagnall (photographer), PTE Julia Whitwell (photographer)

ABBM Paterson navigating through Yampi Sound to find Croc Creek. (photo: PTE Julia Whitwell)

ABBM Paterson navigating through Yampi Sound to find Croc Creek.

Hidden along the Western Australian coastline lies a little-known oasis called Croc Creek—a little inlet located in Yampi Sound, north of Broome. Not to be deterred by its name, however, the crew of HMAS Choules decided it looked like a great place for a swim.

The ultimate evacuation

Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), Unknown (photographer)

The ship's company of HMAS Choules have been exercising alongside personnel from Fire and Rescue New South Wales in a series of damage control exercises held at Fleet Base East. (photo: Unknown)

The ship's company of HMAS Choules have been exercising alongside personnel from Fire and Rescue New South Wales in a series of damage control exercises held at Fleet Base East.

HMAS Choules loves a challenge. Their motto 'fight difficulty with zeal' is living up to expectations. They have been challenging all dimensions of Damage Control utilising local Fire and Rescue New South Wales crews to ensure real life scenario of anything from fire, flood and toxic hazard scenarios onboard can be managed.