Topic: HMAS Coonawarra

Darwin delivers, with more to come

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Coonawarra showcases a Ceremonial Sunset display as part of the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Open Day in Darwin. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Coonawarra showcases a Ceremonial Sunset display as part of the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Open Day in Darwin.

More than 5000 people turned out to get a taste of life in the military when Larrakeyah Defence Precinct, Darwin, held an Open Day with Navy’s HMAS Coonawarra, combining the activity with Northern Territory Navy Week.

Family focus for patrol boats

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Captain Patrol Boats, Captain Jason Hunter, RAN, with his wife Susan and their daughters Darcy and Molly during the 'pre-deployment' brief for Patrol Boat partners and families at HMAS Coonawarra, Northern Territory. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Captain Patrol Boats, Captain Jason Hunter, RAN, with his wife Susan and their daughters Darcy and Molly during the 'pre-deployment' brief for Patrol Boat partners and families at HMAS Coonawarra, Northern Territory.

Navy personnel in Darwin have attended a family event that aimed to raise awareness of the services available to partners and families of deployed Navy members.

Navy sails into Arnhem Land

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Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Tony Thomas (centre) and Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Kristian Mitchell with members of the Ramingining Community, during a remote community engagement program trip through Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. (photo: Seaman Leah Croker)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Tony Thomas (centre) and Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Kristian Mitchell with members of the Ramingining Community, during a remote community engagement program trip through Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

HMAS Coonawarra officers and sailors ‘sailed’ into Arnhem Land recently to spend 15 days visiting remote communities as part of the Northern Territory Navy Community Engagement Program.

Coonawarra Change of Command

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Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander John Navin, right, hands over his command to Commander Viktor Pilicic at HMAS Coonawarra. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander John Navin, right, hands over his command to Commander Viktor Pilicic at HMAS Coonawarra.

Command of Darwin Navy base HMAS Coonawarra has been passed from Commander John Navin to Commander Viktor Pilicic.

Navy engages in the North

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Executive Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Lieutenant Commander Phillipa Hay dances to the Royal Australian Navy Band - Melbourne as they entertain at Larrakeyah Primary School, Darwin, during Navy Week in the Northern Territory. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Executive Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Lieutenant Commander Phillipa Hay dances to the Royal Australian Navy Band - Melbourne as they entertain at Larrakeyah Primary School, Darwin, during Navy Week in the Northern Territory.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Community Engagement Program in the Northern Territory achieved a number of key milestones throughout 2016, aimed at bringing Navy people out into the community.

Swimming for the Top End Shield

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Able Seaman Communications and Information System Breanna Davidson of HMAS Coonawarra competes in the Female 100 meter women's freestyle event at the HMAS Coonawarra Top End Shield Swimming Carnival held at Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Communications and Information System Breanna Davidson of HMAS Coonawarra competes in the Female 100 meter women's freestyle event at the HMAS Coonawarra Top End Shield Swimming Carnival held at Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin.

As southern states emerged from winter, the sailors, soldiers and marines located in Darwin enjoyed a tropical October day for the annual Top End Shield Swimming Carnival.

Planning and coordination key to KAKADU

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Naval Harbour Master Darwin, Lieutenant Commander Paul Ruhl, RAN and Seaman Boatswains Mate Maddison Ball at HMAS Coonawarra during Exercise Kakadu 2016. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Naval Harbour Master Darwin, Lieutenant Commander Paul Ruhl, RAN and Seaman Boatswains Mate Maddison Ball at HMAS Coonawarra during Exercise Kakadu 2016.

Behind the action unfolding at sea off the coast of northern Australia as part of Exercise KAKADU, Exercise Director, Captain Nick Woodley, ensures the coordination allows all units involved to meet the exercise’s objectives.

Japanese and Australian navies remember Darwin’s fallen

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Commanding Officer JS Fuyuzuki, Commander Kuniaki Orito and Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander John Navin, RAN, lay a wreath together during a memorial service onboard Japanese navy ship JS Fuyuzuki during Exercise KAKADU 2016. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Commanding Officer JS Fuyuzuki, Commander Kuniaki Orito and Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander John Navin, RAN, lay a wreath together during a memorial service onboard Japanese navy ship JS Fuyuzuki during Exercise KAKADU 2016.

The Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force and the Royal Australian Navy held a memorial service during the harbour phase of Exercise KAKADU to commemorate the lives lost in Darwin by both sides during the Second World War.

Navy Week celebrations in Darwin

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Able Seamen Communication and Information Systems Breanna Davidson, left, and Sarah Lok present the Australian White Ensign during a Ceremonial Sunset at Darwin City Council as part of Navy Week in the Northern Territory. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Able Seamen Communication and Information Systems Breanna Davidson, left, and Sarah Lok present the Australian White Ensign during a Ceremonial Sunset at Darwin City Council as part of Navy Week in the Northern Territory.

HMAS Coonawarra will celebrate Navy Week from Monday 5 September showcasing Navy people and assets to the people of Darwin and the Northern Territory. 

Top enders battle to be top dogs

Published on by LSPT Paul Somerville-Ryan (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Coonawarra swimming carnival at Larrakeyah Barracks (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Coonawarra swimming carnival at Larrakeyah Barracks

HMAS Coonawarra, Dawin-based ships and resident units compete throughout the year to earn points towards the Top End Shield trophy and bragging rights as Darwin's elite sporting team.