Topic: HMAS Melbourne (F05)

Brunei visit reinforces relationship

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Scott Carter (author), LS Anthony Bergman (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne hosts dignitaries
during an Official Reception in Brunei
Darussalam. (photo: LS Anthony Bergman)

HMAS Melbourne hosts dignitaries during an Official Reception in Brunei Darussalam.

One of Australia’s long-standing regional relationships, spanning more than seven decades, was celebrated during HMAS Melbourne’s recent visit to Brunei Darussalam.

‘Strait’ to careers as Boatswains

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Able Seaman Edmund Tomsana with family members during HMAS Darwin's brief visit en route to Operation MANITOU in early 2016. Seaman Boatswains Mate Dalamatia Tomsana is fourth from the left.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Able Seaman Edmund Tomsana with family members during HMAS Darwin's brief visit en route to Operation MANITOU in early 2016. Seaman Boatswains Mate Dalamatia Tomsana is fourth from the left.

A small gesture by the ship’s company of HMAS Darwin back in 2016 has reaped rewards for the Navy and brought back fond memories as she transited the Torres Strait recently.

Melbourne mountain biker races in Brunei

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Scott Carter (author), LEUT Josh Fearnley (photographer)

Lieutenant Joshua Fearnley participates in the 2017 Asian Enduro Series during HMAS Melbourne's visit to Brunei. (photo: LEUT Josh Fearnley)

Lieutenant Joshua Fearnley participates in the 2017 Asian Enduro Series during HMAS Melbourne's visit to Brunei.

For one member of the ship’s company of HMAS Melbourne, a recent visit to Brunei Darussalam was more than just an overseas port visit.

Soccer rivalry strong in Singapore

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Scott Carter (author), Unknown (photographer)

Soccer players from HMAS Sirius in a game against HMAS Melbourne in Singapore as part of IPE17. (photo: Unknown)

Soccer players from HMAS Sirius in a game against HMAS Melbourne in Singapore as part of IPE17.

The conditions could not have been better for a hotly contested game of soccer between HMA Ship’s Melbourne and Sirius, during a recent port visit in Singapore.

Sister ships share final transit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

HMA Ships Darwin (right) and Melbourne, part of task group Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, steam in company in the Gulf of Carpentaria.  (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

HMA Ships Darwin (right) and Melbourne, part of task group Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, steam in company in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

HMAS Darwin and her younger sister HMAS Melbourne have shared their last moments together, showing the rest of the Navy that the guided missile frigates are still an impressive capability.

Regional military cooperation strengthened

Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPOIS Phillip Hunt (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Darwin, HMAS Melbourne, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Toowoomba steam line astern during their departure from Sydney Harbour during the fleet departure for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 (IPE 17).  (photo: CPOIS Phillip Hunt)

Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Darwin, HMAS Melbourne, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Toowoomba steam line astern during their departure from Sydney Harbour during the fleet departure for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 (IPE 17).

A group of warships departed Sydney on 4 September to participate in a series of key military exercises throughout the Indo-Pacific region – grouped as Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.

Melbourne ship shape on safety

Published on by LEUT Andrea Lock (author)

Ship’s Safety and Environment Team and the FFG Alliance undertake maintenance during the Intermediate Maintenance Availability period. (photo: Unknown)

Ship’s Safety and Environment Team and the FFG Alliance undertake maintenance during the Intermediate Maintenance Availability period.

When you’re a 25 year old ship, a little nip and tuck is required every so often to keep you looking good and performing at your best.

Top end exercises get maritime component of TS17 underway

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLGOFF Deanna Ellick (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), POA Matthew Jose (photographer)

(Front to Back) HMA Ships Bathurst and Ballarat conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres with USS John S. McCain during Exercise Talisman Saber 17 Field Training Exercise - North. (photo: POA Matthew Jose)

(Front to Back) HMA Ships Bathurst and Ballarat conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres with USS John S. McCain during Exercise Talisman Saber 17 Field Training Exercise - North.

The Royal Australian and United States navies have proven a potent and agile force when operating together during the opening phases of Exercise TALISMAN SABER 17, which took place in the Northern Territory.

Ex-sailor’s lasting legacy continues with new destroyer

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Samuel Penfold (author), LSCSO Troy Martin (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

David Morse presents the official bell-rope for Hobart, marking the 16th bell-rope that he has crafted for a naval ship. (photo: UNKNOWN)

David Morse presents the official bell-rope for Hobart, marking the 16th bell-rope that he has crafted for a naval ship.

A retired Royal Australian Navy sailor handed over his 16th bell-rope designed for a naval vessel at a ceremony held for future destroyer Hobart’s provisional acceptance by Defence.

Melbourne takes the next step

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

Warrant Officer Steve Cheeseman, Leading Seaman Maraitime Logistics - Personnel  Matthew Murphy, and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Ryan Attwood from HMAS Melbourne were fortunate enough to travel to Melbourne to visit The Next Step. (photo: Unknown)

Warrant Officer Steve Cheeseman, Leading Seaman Maraitime Logistics - Personnel Matthew Murphy, and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Ryan Attwood from HMAS Melbourne were fortunate enough to travel to Melbourne to visit The Next Step.

It’s not every day you get to bear witness to a young man diagnosed as a quadriplegic, balance himself on his knees and commence core strength training for the first time but this is exactly what greeted three members from HMAS Melbourne when they visited the ship’s charity, The Next Step.