Topic: HMAS Penguin

Underwater vehicles set course

Published on by LEUT Harry Hubbert (author)

One of the autonomous underwater vehicles used during the course at the HMAS Penguin Pittwater annex. (photo: Unknown)

One of the autonomous underwater vehicles used during the course at the HMAS Penguin Pittwater annex.

Personnel from Mine Warfare Team 16 and the Royal Australian Navy Hydrographic School took part in an Autonomous Underwater Vehicles training course recently.

Penguin celebrates in style

Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Ian Campbell, RAN, right; ex-servicemen Mr Keith Hearnden, centre; and Seaman Medical Giaan Holland cut a cake to celebrate the 75th Birthday of HMAS Penguin during a clear lower deck. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Ian Campbell, RAN, right; ex-servicemen Mr Keith Hearnden, centre; and Seaman Medical Giaan Holland cut a cake to celebrate the 75th Birthday of HMAS Penguin during a clear lower deck.

Sydney base HMAS Penguin has marked 75 years of service with a celebration onboard and a community engagement Ceremonial Sunset and dinner.

Divers burn steep competition

This article has photo gallery Published on by WOATV Ian Daley (author), Craig Golding (photographer)

Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Penguin tackle the 2017 Balmoral Burn in diving gear. (photo: Craig Golding)

Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Penguin tackle the 2017 Balmoral Burn in diving gear.

Eight divers from the Australian Defence Force Dive School at Sydney base HMAS Penguin have taken on a ‘hill of hurt’ obstacle course in the name of charity.

Anzac ties that bind

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABMT Charles Morrow (author), LEUT Harley Slatter (author), Miss Shehana Friday (photographer)

Lieutenant Danielle Britton, Petty Officer Hydrographic Surveying Mathew Britton and Leading Seaman Hydrographic Surveying Jessica Bishop. (photo: Miss Shehana Friday)

Lieutenant Danielle Britton, Petty Officer Hydrographic Surveying Mathew Britton and Leading Seaman Hydrographic Surveying Jessica Bishop.

Across Australia and the Tasman, Australian Navy personnel were on hand for Anzac commemorations, ranging from school visits and dawn services, to moments of personal reflection.

Diver sets sizzling pace in biathlon

This article has photo gallery Published on by Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Callan Mcdonald (author), ABCSO(A) Matthew Riley (photographer), ABBM Thomas Darcy (photographer), LSET Pia Bartl (photographer)

Male competitors sprint off at the starting line as the Physical Training Instructors start their clocks during the HMAS Penguin mini biathlon held at Balmoral Beach. (photo: LSET Pia Bartl)

Male competitors sprint off at the starting line as the Physical Training Instructors start their clocks during the HMAS Penguin mini biathlon held at Balmoral Beach.

Conditions were perfect at Balmoral Beach in Sydney for the course record to be broken at the HMAS Penguin annual mini-biathlon.

Building balance into busy lives

Published on by WO Ian Daley (author)

A New South Wales Parks and Wildlife ranger explains the history and heritage of the tunnels and fortifications at Middle Head to personnel from HMAS Penguin on
Mental Health Day. (photo: Unknown)

A New South Wales Parks and Wildlife ranger explains the history and heritage of the tunnels and fortifications at Middle Head to personnel from HMAS Penguin on Mental Health Day.

As part of ongoing efforts to ensure balance and well-being are part of everyday naval life, the Australian Defence Force Centre of Mental Health based at HMAS Penguin took personnel away from their workplaces for a change of scenery recently.

Penguin community celebrated

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Ian Daley (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

A guard of honour prepare to fire as the Australian White Ensign is lowered during a ceremonial sunset held at HMAS Penguin.  (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

A guard of honour prepare to fire as the Australian White Ensign is lowered during a ceremonial sunset held at HMAS Penguin.

Sydney base, HMAS Penguin has paid tribute to the local community for their continued support at their annual community reception, 'Beat to Quarters' and 'Ceremonial Sunset'.

Penguin personnel relay important message

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Ian Daley (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Competitors cross the finish line on completion of the 2016 Gate to Gate race held at HMAS Penguin in Mosman. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Competitors cross the finish line on completion of the 2016 Gate to Gate race held at HMAS Penguin in Mosman.

For the 38th year in a row, HMAS Penguin held the 'Gate to Gate Fun Run and Walk' in 2016 but for the second year 'running' used it to bring attention to family and domestic violence.

Surveyors graduate to the fleet

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Eleven personnel became the world's newest internationally qualified hydrographic surveyors when they graduated from the Royal Australian Navy’s Hydrographic School’s H2 Course at HMAS Penguin on 11 November. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Eleven personnel became the world's newest internationally qualified hydrographic surveyors when they graduated from the Royal Australian Navy’s Hydrographic School’s H2 Course at HMAS Penguin on 11 November.

Eleven personnel became the world's newest internationally qualified hydrographic surveyors when they graduated from the Royal Australian Navy’s Hydrographic School’s H2 Course at HMAS Penguin on 11 November.

Navy bases see red

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author)

Midshipman Liam Humphrey, Midshipman Eleanor Johnston, Midshipman Nicholas Randall prepare to donate blood in Canberra. (photo: Unknown)

Midshipman Liam Humphrey, Midshipman Eleanor Johnston, Midshipman Nicholas Randall prepare to donate blood in Canberra.

Navy members from around the country have been working hard for the last three months saving more than 3,200 lives during the Defence Blood Challenge. Teams from HMA Ships Cairns, Waterhen and Penguin and the Australian Defence Force Academy recently rolled up their sleeves to help protect Australia’s blood supply.