Topic: HMAS Coonawarra

Swimming for the Top End Shield

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

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

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Nicholas Robinson (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

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

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

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

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

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.

Commander cha-chas for community support

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

The Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth, RAN, participates in the 'Dancing With Celebrities' Gala Event in Darwin, with his dance partner, Nicole. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

The Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth, RAN, participates in the 'Dancing With Celebrities' Gala Event in Darwin, with his dance partner, Nicole.

A feature of the social calendar in Darwin is the annual Dancing with Celebrities Gala Ball, and this year the Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth, participated in an event that was aimed at raising funds and awareness for Total Recreation.

White Ribbon leader in the Top End

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

From left, Able Seaman Mathew Skelton, Able Seaman Matthew Gelding, Able Seaman Daniel Leschke and Able Seaman Tiernan Chappell of HMAS Childers show their support in Australia's campaign to stop violence against women at HMAS Coonawarra.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

From left, Able Seaman Mathew Skelton, Able Seaman Matthew Gelding, Able Seaman Daniel Leschke and Able Seaman Tiernan Chappell of HMAS Childers show their support in Australia's campaign to stop violence against women at HMAS Coonawarra.

The Royal Australian Navy's commitment to the White Ribbon campaign has taken a major step forward, with Navy being granted partner status in the Northern Territory.

Outgoing CN farewells the Top End and northern Queensland

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN (centre) with the latest group of Defence Indigenous Development Program cadets at HMAS Cairns.   (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN (centre) with the latest group of Defence Indigenous Development Program cadets at HMAS Cairns.

In one of his final trips as Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs has paid tribute to the efforts of Navy people in the north of Australia making a personal visit to both HMA Ships Coonawarra and Cairns.

A cross country challenge to remember

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

HMAS Perth's ship's company proudly holds the the 25th Petras Memorial Trophy with family friend of the Petras family, Navy Veteran John Wilson, after completing the cross country fun run around HMAS Coonawarra and Larrakeyah Barracks in Darwin during their port visit. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

HMAS Perth's ship's company proudly holds the the 25th Petras Memorial Trophy with family friend of the Petras family, Navy Veteran John Wilson, after completing the cross country fun run around HMAS Coonawarra and Larrakeyah Barracks in Darwin during their port visit.

HMAS Coonawarra recently held the 25th iteration of the Petras Memorial Trophy Cross Country race.

Governor’s Cup awarded to HMAS Coonawarra

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), LEUT Andrew Ragless (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN awards the Governor's Cup to Commanding Officer of HMAS Coonawarra, Commander John Navin, RAN during his visit to Darwin. (photo: LEUT Andrew Ragless)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN awards the Governor's Cup to Commanding Officer of HMAS Coonawarra, Commander John Navin, RAN during his visit to Darwin.

The Commander of the Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, recently presented the 2013 Governor’s Cup to its proud recipients, the Ship’s Company of HMAS Coonawarra. The Governor’s Cup is awarded to the Shore Establishment that has excelled in all aspects of operations, safety, training and support to the Fleet.