Topic: HMAS Canberra (L02)
NUSHIP Canberra personnel provided strong support to both current and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force last month as the ship’s company raised $8500 for charity and marched for the first time as a unit in the Sydney City Anzac Day Parade.
The ship’s company of HMAS Newcastle recently occupied Building 68 on the Garden Island Defence Precinct in Sydney while their ship underwent a maintenance and production period. Once the docking dependant work was complete, Newcastle vacated the dock to make way for the mighty NUSHIP Canberra.
Recently, NUSHIP Canberra’s Damage Control Instructor organisation had to apply their experience to brand new information as they took the leap into teaching Canberra’s first Duty Watch groups about how to react to incidents such as fires, floods and gas detector alarms.
NUSHIP Canberra’s ship’s company walked hundreds of kilometres over the past month, familiarising themselves with the Navy’s newest platform.
*** Includes time-lapse video footage of NUSHIP Canberra docking and un-docking!
At dawn, on this day 99 years ago, more than 30,000 Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) personnel landed on the Gallipoli peninsula.
The ship’s company of NUSHIP Canberra reached a significant milestone last week, as they marched together for the first time as a unit in the Sydney City Anzac Day Parade.
An exciting milestone was realised yesterday when the first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship currently being built for Defence, entered Sydney Harbour for the first time.
NUSHIP Canberra, the first of two Landing Helicopter Dock ships being built for the Australian Defence Force, sailed yesterday for the first time under her own propulsion as part of the sea trials and testing program.
Fifteen Navy personnel completed a seven week course late last year to learn how to drive and operate the Navy’s new Landing Craft Mechanical 1E (LCM1E).
The Australian public will get a look inside Navy’s newest ship when Channel 7 airs a news story on their one-hour national news bulletin between 6pm and 7pm tonight (4 February 2014).