Topic: HMAS Melbourne (F05)

HMAS Brisbane integrates with Air Force Fifth Generation Fighters

Published on by LEUT Rory Tuit (author), AB Nicholas Raptis (photographer)

L-R: LEUT Joshua Woodward, LEUT Kyle Livingstone and LEUT Rory Tuit from Fleet Fighter Control Element onboard HMAS Brisbane for Exercise DIAMOND SHIELD 2019. (photo: AB Nicholas Raptis)

L-R: LEUT Joshua Woodward, LEUT Kyle Livingstone and LEUT Rory Tuit from Fleet Fighter Control Element onboard HMAS Brisbane for Exercise DIAMOND SHIELD 2019.

Her Majesty’s Australian Ships Brisbane and Melbourne have successfully integrated into Exercise DIAMOND SHIELD, the Royal Australian Air Force’s Tier 1 air defence activity.

HMAS Melbourne sets sails for final year of service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne departs Fleet Base East Naval Base to take part in a South East Asia deployment.  (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

HMAS Melbourne departs Fleet Base East Naval Base to take part in a South East Asia deployment.

On a clear autumn afternoon, before a backdrop of Sydney Harbour, HMAS Melbourne departed Fleet Base East this week for a voyage through the Pacific and South East Asian waters.

New rigs on trial

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

The Ship’s Company of HMAS Melbourne trial the prototype Maritime Multi-cam Pattern Uniform in a sea-going environment. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

The Ship’s Company of HMAS Melbourne trial the prototype Maritime Multi-cam Pattern Uniform in a sea-going environment.

A new look multi-cam uniform is being put to the test, for Navy, with trials of the sea-going variant taking place across the Fleet.

Melbourne awarded Gloucester Cup for outstanding contribution to Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) is greeted by Commanding Officer HMAS Melbourne Commander Marcus Buttler, RAN at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) is greeted by Commanding Officer HMAS Melbourne Commander Marcus Buttler, RAN at Garden Island, Sydney.

HMAS Melbourne has been awarded Navy’s prestigious Gloucester Cup by the Governor-General of Australia.

At sea onboard all six FFGs

Published on by LCDR Amy Blacker (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Warrant Officer Marine Technician Julianne Cocks is part of Sea Training Group in HMAS Melbourne for Exercise DIAMOND SHIELD. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Warrant Officer Marine Technician Julianne Cocks is part of Sea Training Group in HMAS Melbourne for Exercise DIAMOND SHIELD.

HMAS Melbourne has completed her final Intermediate Maintenance Availability as a commissioned warship and is readying for a deployment through the East Asian and South Pacific regions.

Navy technician has some advice for anyone thinking of returning

Published on by Mrs Rachael Reynolds (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Michael Claessens recommends returning to Navy via some Reserve service for members who have been out for some time. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Chief Petty Officer Michael Claessens recommends returning to Navy via some Reserve service for members who have been out for some time.

A Navy Chief Petty Officer who initially left Navy in 2008 has returned and slotted seamlessly back into service.

Mission first, people always

Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne pulls alongside Garden Island Sydney, after six months deployed throughout the Pacific and North East Asian regions. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne pulls alongside Garden Island Sydney, after six months deployed throughout the Pacific and North East Asian regions.

Navy’s focus on balancing the wellbeing of its people with meeting the mission, is being put into action with an early Christmas present on the horizon for a number of Navy families this year.

HMAS Melbourne returns to Garden Island after six months regional deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author), CPOIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne returns to her home port of Sydney Harbour and Fleet Base East after an extended period deployed overseas.  (photo: CPOIS Kelvin Hockey)

HMAS Melbourne returns to her home port of Sydney Harbour and Fleet Base East after an extended period deployed overseas.

HMAS Melbourne has returned to her home port at Garden Island Sydney, after nearly six months of operations throughout the Pacific and North East Asian regions.

Surprise family reunion on the high seas

Published on by MIDN Chloe Reay (author), ABCSO Christopher Lloyd (photographer)

SMNBM Corey Cheeseman and WO Stephen Cheeseman - a surprise reunion between father and son. (photo: ABCSO Christopher Lloyd)

SMNBM Corey Cheeseman and WO Stephen Cheeseman - a surprise reunion between father and son.

Serving members of the Navy and their loved ones know all too well that they are often called upon to sacrifice family time in the service of their nation.

HMAS Melbourne conducts Passage Exercise with People’s Liberation Army-Navy

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Ship’s companies of both Melbourne and Xianning on the upper decks of both ships farewell each other in traditional naval fashion before parting ways at sea. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Ship’s companies of both Melbourne and Xianning on the upper decks of both ships farewell each other in traditional naval fashion before parting ways at sea.

HMAS Melbourne has completed a visit to the Chinese port of Zhanjiang and conducted a combined passage exercise with the PLA-N Ship, Xianning.