Topic: HMAS Choules (L100)

Men’s Health Week: the challenges of keeping fit at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Petty Officer Physical Trainer Rhoderick Hunter conducts a physical training session on the flight deck of HMAS Choules, at Fleet Base East, NSW (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Petty Officer Physical Trainer Rhoderick Hunter conducts a physical training session on the flight deck of HMAS Choules, at Fleet Base East, NSW

Life at sea in the Navy can be challenging and achieving the simplest tasks can be a difficult undertaking, not the least of all keeping fit and healthy. Men’s Health Week presents an excellent opportunity to look at how the men and women of the Navy maintain fitness at sea.

New officers embark on first ever sea deployment

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Navy Entry Officers' Course members, from left, Midshipman Jacqui Rhodes, Midshipman Zachary Smith, Lieutenant Adam Bowman, Midshipman Matthew Newman and Midshipman Thomas Fathers in front of HMAS Choules, Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Navy Entry Officers' Course members, from left, Midshipman Jacqui Rhodes, Midshipman Zachary Smith, Lieutenant Adam Bowman, Midshipman Matthew Newman and Midshipman Thomas Fathers in front of HMAS Choules, Fleet Base East, Sydney.

There was an air of excitement mixed with a bit of apprehension as more than a hundred members of New Entry Officers’ Course 50 embarked in HMAS Choules for their sea training deployment - a key milestone in their initial training to become qualified officers in the Royal Australian Navy.

HMAS Choules hits new records with ‘Super SAVO’s’ 1000

Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Choules' Ships Aviation Officer (SAVO) Lieutenant Commander John Sime RAN, reached the milestone of over 1000 Deck Landing Practice (DLPs) flights during Exercise SEA DAWN 2014. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Choules' Ships Aviation Officer (SAVO) Lieutenant Commander John Sime RAN, reached the milestone of over 1000 Deck Landing Practice (DLPs) flights during Exercise SEA DAWN 2014.

Thursday night, 10 April 2014, Lieutenant Commander John Sime achieved the milestone of over 1000 deck landings and launches in one year onboard HMAS Choules.

Navy team provides royal service

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Leading from the front, Maritime Logistics Steward Petty Officer Amy Fitzpatrick, alongside staff of HMAS Kuttabul's wardroom, from left, Able Seaman Langford, Able Seaman Shepherd, Petty Officer Fitzpatrick, Seaman Crooks, Able Seaman Clifford. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Leading from the front, Maritime Logistics Steward Petty Officer Amy Fitzpatrick, alongside staff of HMAS Kuttabul's wardroom, from left, Able Seaman Langford, Able Seaman Shepherd, Petty Officer Fitzpatrick, Seaman Crooks, Able Seaman Clifford.

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Australia recently, members of the Royal Australian Navy in Sydney and Canberra stepped up to serve the Royal family.

Sun sets on first major amphibious exercise for the year

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Paul Parnell guides a Navy MRH-90 helicopter from 808 Squadron onto the flight deck of HMAS Choules as the ship transits from Sydney to Townsville for Exercise SEA DAWN 2014. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Leading Seaman Aviation Paul Parnell guides a Navy MRH-90 helicopter from 808 Squadron onto the flight deck of HMAS Choules as the ship transits from Sydney to Townsville for Exercise SEA DAWN 2014.

As the sun sets on Exercise SEA DAWN this month, the ship’s company of HMAS Choules reflected on the important milestones they helped the Australian Defence Force (ADF) achieve in training for amphibious operations.

Soldiers families enjoy tour of Choules during Ex SEA DAWN

Published on by MIDN Samuel Fiez (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Midshipman Samuel Fiez guides families of the Embarked Forces from 2RAR around the bridge of HMAS Choules for an Amphibious Ready Element family day while the ship was alongside in Townsville. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Midshipman Samuel Fiez guides families of the Embarked Forces from 2RAR around the bridge of HMAS Choules for an Amphibious Ready Element family day while the ship was alongside in Townsville.

Last weekend while alongside the port of Townsville, the crew of HMAS Choules was honoured to open their ship to the families of the men and women of the Army's Second Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, known as 2RAR.

Bundaberg boy safely navigates Choules through amphibious warfare exercise

Published on by LSIS Paul McCallum (author), LAC Oliver Carter (photographer)

File Image: Lieutenant Brendan Sinnamon, an Officer of the Watch, plots the position of a ship on the bridge of HMAS Choules during Operation LANDSCAPE in 2013. (photo: LAC Oliver Carter)

File Image: Lieutenant Brendan Sinnamon, an Officer of the Watch, plots the position of a ship on the bridge of HMAS Choules during Operation LANDSCAPE in 2013.

It’s a 24 hour a day job keeping the Navy’s largest ship on a safe course as a Maritime Warfare Officer onboard HMAS Choules. It is a big responsibility and one that Bundaberg native Lieutenant Brendan Sinnamon tackles head on.

Three services hone amphibious capabilities in major joint exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Jason Hextell shows Craftsman, Private Tristan Creasy (right) and Craftsman, Private Dylan Rowe (centre) the procedure for securing the rotor blades of the MRH-90 helicopter embarked on HMAS Choules. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Jason Hextell shows Craftsman, Private Tristan Creasy (right) and Craftsman, Private Dylan Rowe (centre) the procedure for securing the rotor blades of the MRH-90 helicopter embarked on HMAS Choules.

The first major joint amphibious exercise for the year, Exercise SEA DAWN, is now underway in North Queensland.

The Battle Tanker returns

Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author), LSCSO Matthew Limb (photographer), LEUT Kedar Shah (photographer)

HMAS Success and HMAS Choules conduct a Replenishment at Sea. (photo: LSCSO Matthew Limb)

HMAS Success and HMAS Choules conduct a Replenishment at Sea.

There is always an air of expectation when a Royal Australian Navy ship heads off on a deployment; even more so after a long period of maintenance.

Voyager (II) remembered from HMAS Choules

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (author)

Catafalque party onboard HMAS Choules as part of the memorial service for the 50th anniversary of the HMAS Voyager (II) and HMAS Melbourne collision. (photo: AB Chantell Bianchi)

Catafalque party onboard HMAS Choules as part of the memorial service for the 50th anniversary of the HMAS Voyager (II) and HMAS Melbourne collision.

The Royal Australian Navy has held a moving commemorative service onboard HMAS Choules for over 200 survivors and families of the 82 brave souls who lost their lives when HMAS Voyager (II) and HMAS Melbourne (II) tragically collided off Jervis Bay on 10 February 1964.