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Melville marks World Hydrography Day doing what she does best

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Meeka Brooks (author)

HMAS Melville deploys a Slocum Glider, November 2019. (photo: MIDN Kolokotas)

HMAS Melville deploys a Slocum Glider, November 2019.

Today is World Hydrography Day and HMAS Melville will mark the day at sea, as the Hydrographic Survey crew continues ongoing survey operations in the vicinity of Shoalwater Bay.

Two decades of service for survey ships Leeuwin and Melville

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Brenton Fairall (author)

HMA Ships Leeuwin and Melville were originally painted white, in line with the Royal Navy’s paint scheme for tropical survey operations. They were painted grey in January 2002 as they began to take on a broader range of maritime taskings. (photo: )

HMA Ships Leeuwin and Melville were originally painted white, in line with the Royal Navy’s paint scheme for tropical survey operations. They were painted grey in January 2002 as they began to take on a broader range of maritime taskings.

On 27 May, HMA Ships Leeuwin and Melville quietly stepped out of their teen years by celebrating their 20th birthdays alongside HMAS Cairns.

Warramunga gets new mast as part of AMCAP upgrade program

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

HMAS Warramunga gets a new mast as part of the Anzac Class Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrade, at Henderson Shipyard, WA. (photo: )

HMAS Warramunga gets a new mast as part of the Anzac Class Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrade, at Henderson Shipyard, WA.

HMAS Warramunga has passed a significant milestone in its Anzac Class Midlife Capability Assurance Program at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia, with the installation of a new mast.

Destroyer Sydney makes first port visit to Newcastle

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author)

HMAS Sydney (V) makes her first port visit since being commissioned, to the city of Newcastle, Australia. (photo: )

HMAS Sydney (V) makes her first port visit since being commissioned, to the city of Newcastle, Australia.

While many across Australia enjoyed celebrating the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, the nation’s newest Guided Missile Destroyer, HMAS Sydney (V), sailed north from its home port to conduct the ship’s first port visit to the City of Newcastle.

Two careers are better than one for dedicated Submarine officer

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Marine Engineering Officer Submariner Lieutenant Steven Ashworth is looking to qualify as both a Warfare Officer and an Engineering Officer aboard our submarines. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Marine Engineering Officer Submariner Lieutenant Steven Ashworth is looking to qualify as both a Warfare Officer and an Engineering Officer aboard our submarines.

A common challenge faced by HR departments the world over is the modern trend of people wanting to have several careers over the course of their working lives, a challenge shared by Defence Forces.

Seven ships sail as Fleet gets back to training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

HMA Ships Stuart (foreground), Hobart and Canberra (background) depart Fleet Base East in Sydney for a period of Force Integrated Training. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

HMA Ships Stuart (foreground), Hobart and Canberra (background) depart Fleet Base East in Sydney for a period of Force Integrated Training.

Seven warships sailed in the past week from Navy’s Fleet Base East and Fleet Base West to undertake a range of training activities to test newly upgraded systems and exercise as part of a Maritime Task Group.

Navy’s global engineering credibility set to soar

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Kurravi Piggott (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Director General Engineering - Navy, Commodore Colin Dagg, CSC, RAN, right, explains to Lieutenant Michael Zgoznik the benefits of Navy's new partnership with one of Australia's top professional engineering associations, Engineers Australia. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Director General Engineering - Navy, Commodore Colin Dagg, CSC, RAN, right, explains to Lieutenant Michael Zgoznik the benefits of Navy's new partnership with one of Australia's top professional engineering associations, Engineers Australia.

Navy’s global credibility is set to thrive with the skills and knowledge of more engineering personnel to be acknowledged internationally. In a new agreement with Engineers Australia, Royal Australian Navy Senior Technical Sailors and Engineers can now receive global accreditation.

Kuttabul PTIs find new ways to keep Navy fit to fight

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Instructor Ben Springer ensures Royal Australian Navy Sailors maintain their fitness to RAN standards, at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Instructor Ben Springer ensures Royal Australian Navy Sailors maintain their fitness to RAN standards, at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.

With gyms across the country closed for months, including at Navy establishments, the Physical Training Instructors at HMAS Kuttabul had to get creative to address the demand for alternative exercise options.

Supporting Navy families through deployment

Published on by Ms Rachel Bowman (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Family members wave in excitement as HMAS Sheean returns home to Fleet Base West, Rockingham, WA. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Family members wave in excitement as HMAS Sheean returns home to Fleet Base West, Rockingham, WA.

While usually rewarding for members, deployments and other absences can be a stressful and challenging time for some families. Defence Community Organisation has developed a new webinar series for members and their families called ‘Deployment: embracing the challenge’.

Suppliers sought for frigate program

Published on by Mr Alex Wilson (author)

An artist's impression of the Hunter Class frigate. (photo: Stephen Mchugh)

An artist's impression of the Hunter Class frigate.

ASC Shipbuilding has engaged with about 350 Australian suppliers, providing an update on opportunities available with the Hunter Class Frigate Program.