Topic: HMAS Canberra (L02)

Flagship enters dock for maintenance

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), CPOIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra, one of the Royal Australian Navy’s largest vessels, enters the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island in Sydney. (photo: CPOIS Kelvin Hockey)

Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra, one of the Royal Australian Navy’s largest vessels, enters the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island in Sydney.

The flagship of the Royal Australian Navy, the landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra, has entered the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney.

Winds of change in METOC technology

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Matthew Bell (author), LCDR Fiona Simmonds (photographer)

HMAS Canberra, off Australia’s east coast in May 2020, encountered very rough conditions but was able to avoid the worst of the weather thanks to upgraded weather forecasting technology used on board the ship by the METOC. (photo: LCDR Fiona Simmonds)

HMAS Canberra, off Australia’s east coast in May 2020, encountered very rough conditions but was able to avoid the worst of the weather thanks to upgraded weather forecasting technology used on board the ship by the METOC.

Upgraded weather forecasting technology for Royal Australian Navy meteorologists is getting its first lengthy sea trial during the Regional Presence Deployment 20 (RPD20), offering a boost to capability with quicker and more accurate information.

HMAS Canberra returns home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer), ACW Emma Schwenke (photographer), AC Stewart Gould (photographer)

HMAS Canberra returns to Fleet Base East, Sydney, after a three-month Regional Presence Deployment through Southeast Asia. (photo: AC Stewart Gould)

HMAS Canberra returns to Fleet Base East, Sydney, after a three-month Regional Presence Deployment through Southeast Asia.

HMAS Canberra returned to Sydney after a nearly three-month deployment comprised of multilateral training exercises as part of a task group, maritime integration with Army elements, and a successful search and rescue in the Pacific.

Environmental influences on task group operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Glenn Suffolk (author), POIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Lieutenant Matthew Bell inflates a weather balloon on board HMAS Canberra to help predict weather patterns in support of the Regional Presence Deployment 2020. (photo: POIS Tom Gibson)

Lieutenant Matthew Bell inflates a weather balloon on board HMAS Canberra to help predict weather patterns in support of the Regional Presence Deployment 2020.

Timely and informed decisions are essential when conducting military operations, whether they be about a threat, a ship's fuel state or the environment - something Regional Presence Deployment task group meteorologist Lieutenant Matthew Bell knows too well.

HMAS Canberra assists in search and rescue

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An Australian Army ARH Tiger helicopter lands on Pikelot Island in the Federated States of Micronesia where three men were found safe and healthy after missing for three days. (photo: )

An Australian Army ARH Tiger helicopter lands on Pikelot Island in the Federated States of Micronesia where three men were found safe and healthy after missing for three days.

HMAS Canberra and its embarked aviation assets assisted in locating the three-person crew of a skiff that had been missing for nearly three days in Micronesia.

Trilateral passage bolsters ties

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), POIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer), LSIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Ships from the Royal Australian Navy, United States Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sail in company through the Philippine Sea as aircraft from United States Carrier Airwing 5 fly above during the Regional Presence Deployment 2020. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Ships from the Royal Australian Navy, United States Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sail in company through the Philippine Sea as aircraft from United States Carrier Airwing 5 fly above during the Regional Presence Deployment 2020.

Australia, Japan and the United States have conducted a trilateral passage in the Philippine Sea en route to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) in Hawaii.

Running goal keeps sailor motivated

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Ryan Tascas (author), POIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Scott Tunnard prepares to run on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Regional Presence Deployment 2020. (photo: POIS Tom Gibson)

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Scott Tunnard prepares to run on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Regional Presence Deployment 2020.

Being deployed at sea during COVID-19 restrictions has seen one sailor set himself some unique fitness goals - Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Scott Tunnard hasn’t let the pandemic restrictions nor a sea deployment control his physical fitness level.

HMAS Canberra holds solemn memorial

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Ryan Tascas (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, lays a wreath to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Canberra (I) off Savo Island, Solomon Islands. (photo: LSIS Ryan Tascas)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, lays a wreath to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Canberra (I) off Savo Island, Solomon Islands.

In a solemn sunrise ceremony in the seas of the Solomon Islands, 84 members of HMAS Canberra (III) held tiny wooden crosses bearing the names of the 84 crew who lost their lives in a World War II naval battle fought there by the ship's namesake.

Confirming Canberra’s ready to aid

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

A LHD Landing Craft enters the dock of HMAS Canberra whilst at anchor in Westernport Bay, Victoria, during a Defence Aid to the Civil Community exercise. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

A LHD Landing Craft enters the dock of HMAS Canberra whilst at anchor in Westernport Bay, Victoria, during a Defence Aid to the Civil Community exercise.

HMAS Canberra recently took time out of FCP20 to emulate conditions encountered Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20, and build on lessons learnt through conducting a Defence Assistance to Civil Communities exercise.

Certifying a commitment to training

Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officers Sub Lieutenant Nancy Cotton, left, and Midshipman Sharni Hill on the quarterdeck of HMAS Canberra during Fleet Certification Period 2020. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Royal Australian Navy officers Sub Lieutenant Nancy Cotton, left, and Midshipman Sharni Hill on the quarterdeck of HMAS Canberra during Fleet Certification Period 2020.

While the crew of HMAS Canberra undertakes its Unit Readiness Evaluation during Fleet Certification Period 2020, a new generation of personnel are also onboard training to enhance their contribution to Navy’s growing capability.