Topic: HMAS Melbourne (F05)

Melbourne pays last respects

Published on by LCDR Scott Carter (author), LSCSO David Bolger (photographer)

The commital of the remains of Petty Officer Telegraphist Keith Henry Conway, Ordinary Seaman Telegraphist Keith James Walter Smith and Ordinary Seaman Signalman Ronald Arthur Hankin at sea aboard HMAS Melbourne.  (photo: LSCSO David Bolger)

The commital of the remains of Petty Officer Telegraphist Keith Henry Conway, Ordinary Seaman Telegraphist Keith James Walter Smith and Ordinary Seaman Signalman Ronald Arthur Hankin at sea aboard HMAS Melbourne.

The ship's company of guided missile frigate, HMAS Melbourne have delivered the parting wishes of three Navy veterans, scattering their ashes at sea.

Cristobal Colon arrives in Sydney

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

ESPS Christobal Colon of the Spanish Amarda arrives in Sydney Harbour. The crew of ESPS Christobal Colon will be helping to train and familiarise crew's of Australia's Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

ESPS Christobal Colon of the Spanish Amarda arrives in Sydney Harbour. The crew of ESPS Christobal Colon will be helping to train and familiarise crew's of Australia's Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers.

HMA Ships DarwinMelbourne and Parramatta have escorted the Spanish Armada's Cristobal Colon into Sydney Harbour as part of her role in providing platform and familiarisation training to Australian personnel.

Torpedo firings on the mark

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne fires a Eurotorp MU90 Lightweight Torpedo in the West Australian Exercise Area during Exercise Ocean Explorer 17. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Melbourne fires a Eurotorp MU90 Lightweight Torpedo in the West Australian Exercise Area during Exercise Ocean Explorer 17.

The Royal Australian Navy has tested its primary anti-submarine warfare weapon during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER off the coast of Western Australia recently.

Adelaide’s fighting edge tested

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author)

HMAS Adelaide leads a close formation of warships from the Royal Australian Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy and the Spanish Armada during a photographic exercise, part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17, off the western coast of Australia. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

HMAS Adelaide leads a close formation of warships from the Royal Australian Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy and the Spanish Armada during a photographic exercise, part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17, off the western coast of Australia.

Royal Australian Navy’s amphibious ship HMAS Adelaide lead from the front during the recent Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER.

Rugby challenge tests fitness

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPOPT Paul Williams (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Bradley Gibb making the Adelaide defence earn their keep. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Bradley Gibb making the Adelaide defence earn their keep.

Past-times should never come between nations, but when rugby is on the cards, Australians and Kiwis have to take sides. Navy sides from both nations left nothing on the field in a recent fixture in Western Australia.

Melbourne celebrates 25 years of service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Robert White (author), LSCSO David Gregg (photographer)

The crew of HMAS Melbourne (III) celebrates the 25th anniversary of commissioning at Fleet Base East, after a successful First of Class Flight Trials period. (photo: LSCSO David Gregg)

The crew of HMAS Melbourne (III) celebrates the 25th anniversary of commissioning at Fleet Base East, after a successful First of Class Flight Trials period.

HMAS Melbourne has celebrated 25 years since she entered service with the Royal Australian Navy, proving her motto “She gathers strength as she goes”.

Melbourne off to a flying start

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Robert White (author), LEUT Owen Higgins (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne is conducting MH60-R ‘Romeo’ helicopter First of Class Flight Trials off the east coast of Australia, disembarking at the nearest airfield, on Lord Howe Island. (photo: LEUT Owen Higgins)

HMAS Melbourne is conducting MH60-R ‘Romeo’ helicopter First of Class Flight Trials off the east coast of Australia, disembarking at the nearest airfield, on Lord Howe Island.

HMAS Melbourne has continued to ‘gather strength’ in 2017 conducting MH-60R ‘Romeo’ Helicopter First of Class Flight Trials.

Task group sails to Bass Strait

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), CPOIS Phillip Hunt (photographer)

(R-L) HMA Ships Adelaide, Melbourne, Newcastle, Parramatta, Gascoyne and Huon leave Sydney Harbour to take part in Exercise OCEAN RAIDER, one of the Royal Australian Navy's largest maritime warfare activities. (photo: CPOIS Phillip Hunt)

(R-L) HMA Ships Adelaide, Melbourne, Newcastle, Parramatta, Gascoyne and Huon leave Sydney Harbour to take part in Exercise OCEAN RAIDER, one of the Royal Australian Navy's largest maritime warfare activities.

Warships, submarines and aircraft from all over the country are converging on Bass Strait for the final week of Exercise OCEAN RAIDER, one of the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime warfare activities.

Sea Sparrow success

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

An Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) is launched from the Vertical Launch System of HMAS Melbourne off the coast of NSW. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

An Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) is launched from the Vertical Launch System of HMAS Melbourne off the coast of NSW.

HMAS Melbourne has launched an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile in a test off the east coast of Australia recently.

HMAS Melbourne tests endurance

Published on by LCDR Julian Brett (author), Unknown (photographer)

(L-R) Sub Lieutenant Katrina Burkett, Able Seaman Jacob Macgregor, Able Seaman Blake Ridge and Chief Petty Officer Len Harrison take time out for photo on the Oxfam Trail Walk Challenge. (photo: Unknown)

(L-R) Sub Lieutenant Katrina Burkett, Able Seaman Jacob Macgregor, Able Seaman Blake Ridge and Chief Petty Officer Len Harrison take time out for photo on the Oxfam Trail Walk Challenge.

A four-person team from the ship's company of HMAS Melbourne raised $3,000 when they pushed their personal limits in the Oxfam Australia 100 kilometre Trail Walk Challenge.