Topic: Ships, Boats and Submarines

Celebrating Vanuatu Independence Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer), LSET James Taylor (photographer)

Small boats from HMA Ships Choules and Huon joined Vanuatu Government watercraft and a collection of local commercial and private vessels in a Seafarer’s Parade as part of the Vanuatu 40th Anniversary of Independence celebrations. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Small boats from HMA Ships Choules and Huon joined Vanuatu Government watercraft and a collection of local commercial and private vessels in a Seafarer’s Parade as part of the Vanuatu 40th Anniversary of Independence celebrations.

A flotilla of Royal Australian Navy small boats have joined their Vanuatu Police Maritime Wing colleagues and a colourful collection of commercial, private and government watercraft in a Seafarer’s Parade as part of the Vanuatu 40th Anniversary of Independence celebrations.

HMAS Canberra assists in search and rescue

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An Australian Army ARH Tiger helicopter lands on Pikelot Island in the Federated States of Micronesia where three men were found safe and healthy after missing for three days. (photo: )

An Australian Army ARH Tiger helicopter lands on Pikelot Island in the Federated States of Micronesia where three men were found safe and healthy after missing for three days.

HMAS Canberra and its embarked aviation assets assisted in locating the three-person crew of a skiff that had been missing for nearly three days in Micronesia.

Trilateral passage bolsters ties

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), POIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer), LSIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Ships from the Royal Australian Navy, United States Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sail in company through the Philippine Sea as aircraft from United States Carrier Airwing 5 fly above during the Regional Presence Deployment 2020. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Ships from the Royal Australian Navy, United States Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sail in company through the Philippine Sea as aircraft from United States Carrier Airwing 5 fly above during the Regional Presence Deployment 2020.

Australia, Japan and the United States have conducted a trilateral passage in the Philippine Sea en route to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) in Hawaii.

HMAS Canberra holds solemn memorial

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Ryan Tascas (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, lays a wreath to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Canberra (I) off Savo Island, Solomon Islands. (photo: LSIS Ryan Tascas)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, lays a wreath to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Canberra (I) off Savo Island, Solomon Islands.

In a solemn sunrise ceremony in the seas of the Solomon Islands, 84 members of HMAS Canberra (III) held tiny wooden crosses bearing the names of the 84 crew who lost their lives in a World War II naval battle fought there by the ship's namesake.

Exercises begin on passage to Hawaii

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMA Ships Sirius (O 266) and Stuart (FFH 153) sail in company with RSS Supreme (F 73), KDB Daruleshan (OPV 07), and USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) through the Pacific Ocean as they prepare to take part in Exercise RIMPAC 2020. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMA Ships Sirius (O 266) and Stuart (FFH 153) sail in company with RSS Supreme (F 73), KDB Daruleshan (OPV 07), and USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) through the Pacific Ocean as they prepare to take part in Exercise RIMPAC 2020.

The Royal Australian Navy has begun multilateral exercises with warships from Singapore, Brunei and the United States, while sailing to Hawaii to participate in RIMPAC 2020.

Geraldton local brings submarine home for a visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh and Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author)

Commander Michael Power, Commanding Officer of HMAS Farncomb. (photo: )

Commander Michael Power, Commanding Officer of HMAS Farncomb.

One of the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class submarines visited the Western Australian city of Geraldton in July, with one of the city’s natives at the helm.

Adelaide’s engineering team restores critical capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sam Harris (author)

LS Ronald Turner and PO Jason Juillerat from HMAS Adelaide’s Marine Engineering team work to replace a valve from the ship’s ballast system. (photo: )

LS Ronald Turner and PO Jason Juillerat from HMAS Adelaide’s Marine Engineering team work to replace a valve from the ship’s ballast system.

HMAS Adelaide’s unique amphibious capability was challenged during her recent period at sea as a leak on a seawater pipeline threatened to impact on docking operations.

Upgraded frigate sonar rollout almost complete

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Post Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade frigates HMA ships Anzac, right, and Arunta have both undergone the Broadband Sonar Advanced Processing System upgrade. The ships are seen here at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Post Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade frigates HMA ships Anzac, right, and Arunta have both undergone the Broadband Sonar Advanced Processing System upgrade. The ships are seen here at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia.

Upgrades to the Spherion B sonar processing systems in the Navy’s Anzac Class Frigates under SEA 1408 Phase 2 is almost complete, replacing the existing sonar processing system with the sovereign designed Broadband Sonar Advanced Processing System.

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.

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.