Section: Fleet

Small world for Northam’s navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

L-R: Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Alana Yeates; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator, Tactical Aircraft Controller Julia Upton; and Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Chloe Freebairn on the flight deck of HMAS Ballarat. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

L-R: Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Alana Yeates; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator, Tactical Aircraft Controller Julia Upton; and Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Chloe Freebairn on the flight deck of HMAS Ballarat.

The chances of three sailors from the same town serving on the same Navy frigate at the same time are almost as remote as the town they originate from.

Maritime Task Group Commander hands over after two busy years

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

Captain Andrew Quinn, RAN, right, hands over ‘the weight’ to incoming Commander of the Australian Maritime Task Group, Captain David Tietzel, CSM, RAN, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

Captain Andrew Quinn, RAN, right, hands over ‘the weight’ to incoming Commander of the Australian Maritime Task Group, Captain David Tietzel, CSM, RAN, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney.

The inaugural Commander of the Australian Maritime Task Group, CAPT Andrew Quinn, has handed over the role to CAPT David Tietzel following the successful completion of a two-year appointment.

Eden named NUSHIP Supply’s ceremonial home port

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer)

Ship's company of NUSHIP Supply participated in a smoking ceremony which preceded the announcement that the Port of Eden will be NUSHIP Supply's ceremonial homeport, in Eden, NSW. (photo: ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez)

Ship's company of NUSHIP Supply participated in a smoking ceremony which preceded the announcement that the Port of Eden will be NUSHIP Supply's ceremonial homeport, in Eden, NSW.

The Port of Eden has been announced as NUSHIP Supply’s ceremonial home port during an event held by the waters of Cocora Beach, Eden over the weekend.

Arunta returns home after more than 160 days at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Family, friends and members of the Navy community gather on Oxley Wharf in Fleet Base West, WA to welcome home HMAS Arunta, returning after a five-month deployment to the Indo-Pacific. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Family, friends and members of the Navy community gather on Oxley Wharf in Fleet Base West, WA to welcome home HMAS Arunta, returning after a five-month deployment to the Indo-Pacific.

HMAS Arunta has returned to Fleet Base West in Western Australia after 164 days at sea, strengthening relations in the Indo-Pacific.

NUSHIP Supply: One ship, many stories

Published on by LSIS Kylie Jagiello (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jahlaya Weazel stands proud with the Australian Aboriginal Flag at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney, NSW. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jahlaya Weazel stands proud with the Australian Aboriginal Flag at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney, NSW.

A posting to NUSHIP Supply caused some personal conflict for Able Seaman Jahlaya Weazel, but also provided an opportunity to establish the ship’s on-board philosophy of One Ship, Many Stories.

Indian Naval Officer thanks Ballarat for rescue role

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Commander Abhilash Tomy, right, of the Indian Navy training establishment, INS Mandovi, travelled to Goa to thank the Commanding Officer of HMAS Ballarat, Commander Antony Pisani, for the role the Australian ship played in his rescue during the 2018 Golden Globe Race. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Commander Abhilash Tomy, right, of the Indian Navy training establishment, INS Mandovi, travelled to Goa to thank the Commanding Officer of HMAS Ballarat, Commander Antony Pisani, for the role the Australian ship played in his rescue during the 2018 Golden Globe Race.

An Indian naval officer was keen to visit HMAS Ballarat during the ship’s Goa port visit to thank the frigate’s crew for the ship’s part in his rescue during the 2018 Golden Globe Race.

Soldiers drive vehicles via the sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), TPR Jonathan Goedhart (photographer), ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer), LCDR Ian Stubbs (photographer)

Australian Army soldiers and officers from the 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry) load the new Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle onto a Light Landing Craft from HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020 at Cowley Beach, Qld. (photo: TPR Jonathan Goedhart)

Australian Army soldiers and officers from the 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry) load the new Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle onto a Light Landing Craft from HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020 at Cowley Beach, Qld.

In a demonstration of their amphibious capability, the latest generation of Army vehicles has been driven on board HMAS Adelaide via landing craft off the coast of North Queensland.

Communication the key in passage exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Ship JS Shimakaze conducts Officer of the Watch manoeuvres with HMAS Arunta during a passage exercise as they both depart Sasebo, Japan. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Ship JS Shimakaze conducts Officer of the Watch manoeuvres with HMAS Arunta during a passage exercise as they both depart Sasebo, Japan.

HMAS Arunta has completed a passage exercise with Japanese Ship Shimakaze after a two-day logistics visit to Sasebo, Japan.

Reserve training gets a revamp

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Angela Faulkner (author), CPO Christian Duncan (photographer)

The October Reserve Entry Officers' Course cohort participated in leadership training Operation Jaywick at Royal Australian Naval College HMAS Creswell for the first time last month. (photo: )

The October Reserve Entry Officers' Course cohort participated in leadership training Operation Jaywick at Royal Australian Naval College HMAS Creswell for the first time last month.

The ambition to create quality Naval Officers who are well-prepared for a career at sea has resulted in a number of innovations to the Reserve Entry Officers’ Course offered by the Royal Australian Naval College, HMAS Creswell.

Change of Command at Fleet Headquarters

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), ABIS Daniel Goodman (photographer), ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer)

Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, left, receives the weight of command from Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AO, RAN aboard HMAS Brisbane at anchor in Sydney Harbour. (photo: ABIS Daniel Goodman)

Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, left, receives the weight of command from Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AO, RAN aboard HMAS Brisbane at anchor in Sydney Harbour.

In a small but poignant ceremony on board HMAS Brisbane, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AO, RAN hauled down his flag and passed the weight as Commander Australian Fleet to his successor, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, RAN.