Topic: HMAS Melbourne (F05)

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. 

Fleet’s discipline and pride on show for Governor-General

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Members of the Royal Australian Navy assembled during Fleet Divisions held aboard HMAS Adelaide at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy assembled during Fleet Divisions held aboard HMAS Adelaide at Garden Island, Sydney.

The flight deck of HMAS Adelaide, with Sydney Harbour as the backdrop, provided a spectacular setting for Fleet Base East Divisions on 24 March.

Long wait over for friends and family of Melbourne

Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Craig Fowler is reunited with his family at HMAS Melbourne's welcome home ceremony.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Craig Fowler is reunited with his family at HMAS Melbourne's welcome home ceremony.

Seven long months away from home ended with an ecstatic family reunion for HMAS Melbourne sailor Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Craig Fowler, after returning from Operation MANITOU in the Middle East.

Melbourne returns from Middle East operations

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HMAS Melbourne draws alongside the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney after spending 203 days deployed to the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Melbourne draws alongside the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney after spending 203 days deployed to the Middle East Region.

After five successful narcotic seizures in the Middle East and 203 days away from home, Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Melbourne was welcomed back to her home port of Sydney today.

HMAS Melbourne sails home from successful deployment

Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), CPL Mark Doran (photographer)

Commanding Officer, HMAS Melbourne, Commander Bill Waters (centre) supervises the berthing of the guided missile frigate at the Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain at the end of Melbourne's eighth deployment to the region conducting maritime security patrols as part of Combined Maritime Forces. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Commanding Officer, HMAS Melbourne, Commander Bill Waters (centre) supervises the berthing of the guided missile frigate at the Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain at the end of Melbourne's eighth deployment to the region conducting maritime security patrols as part of Combined Maritime Forces.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne is returning home to Australia after completing more than 50 boarding operations and seizing almost a tonne of heroin during a Middle Eastern deployment.

HMAS Melbourne makes fifth drug seizure before returning home

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HMAS Melbourne personnel dispose of 65kg of illegal narcotics (heroin) seized from a dhow in the northern Indian Ocean.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Melbourne personnel dispose of 65kg of illegal narcotics (heroin) seized from a dhow in the northern Indian Ocean.

The crew of HMAS Melbourne have completed a fifth successful drug seizure for Operation MANITOU after seizing about 65kg of heroin from a dhow in the Indian Ocean.