Topic: HMAS Coonawarra

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.

New Commanding Officer takes the helm at Coonawarra

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Darryl Johnston (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Outgoing HMAS Coonawarra Commanding Officer, Commander Ben Favelle hands over the weight to Commander John Navin during the handover of command ceremony at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Outgoing HMAS Coonawarra Commanding Officer, Commander Ben Favelle hands over the weight to Commander John Navin during the handover of command ceremony at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin.

HMAS Coonawarra welcomed a new Commanding Officer during a formal handover-takeover ceremony in Darwin in December.

HMAS Coonawarra Spins for Ocsober

Published on by LEUT Nikola Ford (author), CPO Paul Weatherspoon (photographer)

HMAS Coonawarra Spinathon Spinners and Healthy Harold spin together for HMAS Coonawarra’s Ocsober Spinathon challenge. (photo: CPO Paul Weatherspoon)

HMAS Coonawarra Spinathon Spinners and Healthy Harold spin together for HMAS Coonawarra’s Ocsober Spinathon challenge.

A team from HMAS Coonawarra rallied together in October to conduct spinathon in support of Coonawarra’s Ocsober challenge.

Navy exercises Freedom of Entry to the City of Darwin

Published on by Mr Darryl Johnston (author), LAC Terry Hartin (photographer)

HMAS Coonawarra exercises their right to Freedom of Entry to the city of Darwin, providing the Darwin City Council representative their Freedom of City scroll. (photo: LAC Terry Hartin)

HMAS Coonawarra exercises their right to Freedom of Entry to the city of Darwin, providing the Darwin City Council representative their Freedom of City scroll.

Hundreds of Darwin residents turned out to welcome the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy as they exercised their right of Freedom of Entry to the city yesterday.

Top End sailors back Ocsober

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

'Healthy Harold' the lovable giraffe mascot receives attention at the commencement of the 2013 Ocsober campaign at HMAS Coonawarra. (photo: LSIS Andrew Dakin)

'Healthy Harold' the lovable giraffe mascot receives attention at the commencement of the 2013 Ocsober campaign at HMAS Coonawarra.

Top End sailors have enjoyed a ‘long neck’ of a different variety this Friday with a visit by Life Education’s giraffe mascot ‘Healthy Harold’ to patrol boat base HMAS Coonawarra.

Aussie sailors triumph in US soccer challenge

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

Captain of the Royal Australian Navy team at HMAS Coonawarra (left), Leading Seaman Matthew Jacques, and Captain of the visiting United States team, E3 Adote Akpabie from the USS Denver. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

Captain of the Royal Australian Navy team at HMAS Coonawarra (left), Leading Seaman Matthew Jacques, and Captain of the visiting United States team, E3 Adote Akpabie from the USS Denver.

Aussie sailors from patrol boat base HMAS Coonawarra have emerged victorious in a friendly soccer match against a combined United States Navy and United States Marine Corps team.

Forget Vegemite diplomacy - it's all about the Tim Tam

Published on by Ms Gemma Haines (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Midshipman Lara Carr and Able Seaman Josh Smart treat the United States sailors onboard USS Blue Ridge to lamingtons and Tim Tams while alongside Darwin. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Midshipman Lara Carr and Able Seaman Josh Smart treat the United States sailors onboard USS Blue Ridge to lamingtons and Tim Tams while alongside Darwin.

Royal Australian Navy members from HMAS Coonawarra paid a visit to their US counterparts aboard the USS Blue Ridge on Wednesday, 3 July, armed with some of Australia’s finest delicacies.

CMDR Ben Favelle 'went to gaol' for a night as part of the 2013 Vinnies CEO Sleepout in Darwin

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author and photographer)

CMDR Ben Favelle settles in for the night at the 2013 Vinnies CEO Sleepout Darwin. (photo: LEUT Andrew Ragless)

CMDR Ben Favelle settles in for the night at the 2013 Vinnies CEO Sleepout Darwin.

CMDR Ben Favelle - The Senior Naval Officer NT and Commanding Officer of patrol boat base HMAS Coonawarra - ‘went to gaol’ for a night recently.