Topic: HMAS Melbourne (F05)
HMAS Melbourne is well prepared for the job ahead after practising a fast rope insertion into the ship from an aircraft.
The prospect of handing over and heading home after a long deployment is reason enough to smile, but for three members of HMAS Newcastle there was an added incentive.
The officers and sailors of the Guided Missile Frigate, HMAS Melbourne, are embracing Ocsober, the annual fundraising initiative that encourages people to give up alcohol for the month of October.
HMAS Melbourne conducted her first Replenishment At Sea (RAS) with Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Fort Victoria, taking on 300,000 litres of fuel in less than 60 minutes.
The next Royal Australian Navy ship to see service in the Middle East Area of Operations has undergone an important treatment in Western Australia before sailing for foreign seas.
HMAS Melbourne readied for its departure from Fremantle Port on Sunday for the Middle East to participate in Operation SLIPPER.
With a pipe from the Executive Officer it was all over. The ship and its company had passed the final assessment that began with a Mariner Skills Evaluation back in March and culminated in September with a final Force Protection assessment alongside Diamantina Pier, HMAS Stirling, WA.
At 27 years of age, Lieutenant Albert Moule is responsible for sailing his warship, the Adelaide class Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Melbourne, to the right place, at the right time, in the Middle East Area of Operations.
Today, the Royal Australian Navy warship HMAS Melbourne set sail for a six-month operational deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations.
Lollies, home-made biscuits, magazines and photographs of loved ones were just some of the things that made the crew of HMAS Newcastle smile, when the
ship received 460 kilograms of mail in July.