Topic: Patrol Vessels (PB)

Sailor reaches important career milestone

Published on by LEUT Mollie Burns (author)

Petty Officer Boatswain Rowan Verheijen, who has recently completed 15 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: )

Petty Officer Boatswain Rowan Verheijen, who has recently completed 15 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy.

A career dedicated to service across the Patrol Boat community has recently been acknowledged in Cairns, with ADV Cape Inscription Starboard Crew celebrating PO Rowan Verheijen’s 15 years of service in the RAN.

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.

It takes a village

Published on by SBLT Rebecca Davis (author), CPL Veronica McKenna (photographer)

File image: HMAS Armidale in the Timor Sea, October 2005. (photo: CPL Veronica McKenna)

File image: HMAS Armidale in the Timor Sea, October 2005.

When the crew of HMAS Armidale transferred material control to Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group in Cairns for their scheduled extended maintenance period in February, the coronavirus restrictions had not yet come into force in Australia. What happened next was anything but business as usual.

Ararat and Maitland rendezvous for seamanship training

Published on by LEUT Matthew Newman (author)

Lieutenant Commander Julia Griffin controls HMAS Maitland from the starboard bridge wing as the Armidale Class Patrol Boat prepares to steam alongside HMAS Ararat in waters west of the Tiwi Islands, NT. (photo: )

Lieutenant Commander Julia Griffin controls HMAS Maitland from the starboard bridge wing as the Armidale Class Patrol Boat prepares to steam alongside HMAS Ararat in waters west of the Tiwi Islands, NT.

The Commanding Officers who made Royal Australian Navy history as the first married couple to command patrol boats at the same time, have found a unique opportunity to rendezvous and test their crews’ seamanship skills.

Personnel administration enhancements deliver medals in good time

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Commanding Officer HMAS Albany, Lieutenant Commander Adam Simeoni, centre, presents Australian Operational Service Medal - Border Protection to members of Albany’s ship’s company. (photo: )

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Commanding Officer HMAS Albany, Lieutenant Commander Adam Simeoni, centre, presents Australian Operational Service Medal - Border Protection to members of Albany’s ship’s company.

A key outcome of the changes being delivered by the Navy Human Resources Management Project has been the enhancements to personnel support being delivered through the PERS Effect Review Team.

Maitland strengthens ties with Timor-Leste

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Sam Devine (author)

L-R: Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Amy Jodrell; Nobel Peace Laureate Dr Jose Ramos-Horta; Brazilian Ambassador Aldemo Serafim Garcia Junior; Monsignor Marco Sprizzi of the Apostolic Nunciature (Vatican representative); and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Hayley Burke, in Dili, Timor-Leste. (photo: )

L-R: Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Amy Jodrell; Nobel Peace Laureate Dr Jose Ramos-Horta; Brazilian Ambassador Aldemo Serafim Garcia Junior; Monsignor Marco Sprizzi of the Apostolic Nunciature (Vatican representative); and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Hayley Burke, in Dili, Timor-Leste.

HMAS Maitland completed a port visit to Dili recently that highlighted the Royal Australian Navy’s commitment to regional engagement, welcoming the opportunity to visit an important regional neighbour.

Maitland flies the flag for inclusion during Timor-Leste visit

Published on by MIDN Charlotte Menhinick (author)

Female crew members of HMAS Maitland welcome their Timor-Leste military counterparts during a port visit to Dili. (photo: Unknown)

Female crew members of HMAS Maitland welcome their Timor-Leste military counterparts during a port visit to Dili.

Female crew members of HMAS Maitland met with their counterparts from the Timor-Leste military during a recent port visit to Dili.

Launceston team works like clockwork to undock

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Alexandria Westlake (author)

The crew of HMAS Launceston pauses for a photograph under the ship’s hull while preparing to return her to the water. (photo: )

The crew of HMAS Launceston pauses for a photograph under the ship’s hull while preparing to return her to the water.

HMAS Launceston’s crew watched on closely in early February as the Armidale Class Patrol Boat was lowered back into the water in the synchro lift at HMAS Coonawarra, having spent more than 2 months in the dry dock conducting planned maintenance.

Patrol boats the guardians of regional security and stability

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABCIS Blake Donovan (photographer)

Guardian Class Patrol Boat, Royal Solomon Islands Police Vessel Gizo, leads Royal Australian Navy Armidale Class Patrol Boat, HMAS Maryborough. (photo: ABCIS Blake Donovan)

Guardian Class Patrol Boat, Royal Solomon Islands Police Vessel Gizo, leads Royal Australian Navy Armidale Class Patrol Boat, HMAS Maryborough.

Royal Australian Navy Patrol Boat HMAS Maryborough has joined Royal Solomon Islands Police Vessel Gizo, a Guardian class patrol boat, for her maiden voyage home.

Husband and wife make patrol boat history

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Mr Glenn Campbell (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Julia Griffin and her husband, Lieutenant Commander Khan Beaumont, in the Coonawarra Basin at the Navy's patrol boat base, HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin. (photo: Glenn Campbell)

Lieutenant Commander Julia Griffin and her husband, Lieutenant Commander Khan Beaumont, in the Coonawarra Basin at the Navy's patrol boat base, HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.

A married couple in Darwin has become the first husband and wife in Royal Australian Navy history to command patrol boats at the same time.