Topic: HMAS Canberra (L02)

A new phase awaits for 808

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(L-R) Commanding Officer 808 Squadron, Commander Adrian Capner (left) hands the weight of command to Commander Michael Waddell, during the handover ceremony held in the hanger of 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.  (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Commanding Officer 808 Squadron, Commander Adrian Capner (left) hands the weight of command to Commander Michael Waddell, during the handover ceremony held in the hanger of 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

Navy's home to the MRH-90 helicopter, 808 Squadron, assembled for the traditional rowing ashore of the outgoing Commanding Officer as Commander Adrian Capner handed over the “trident of power” to Commander Michael Waddell recently.

HMAS Canberra conducts first Replenishment at Sea during FCP15

Published on by LEUT Nicholas Robinson (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

HMAS Sirius alongside HMAS Canberra during a replenishment at sea evolution as part of the Fleet Concentration Period East 2015. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

HMAS Sirius alongside HMAS Canberra during a replenishment at sea evolution as part of the Fleet Concentration Period East 2015.

Less than one year after its commissioning, HMAS Canberra has conducted its first Replenishment at Sea evolution, in company with HMAS Sirius.

Chinooks commence Canberra trials

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Nathan Robb (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

A CH-47D Chinook conducts load lifting trials with HMAS Canberra in Jervis Bay. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

A CH-47D Chinook conducts load lifting trials with HMAS Canberra in Jervis Bay.

The Navy’s Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit along with C Squadron, 5 Aviation Regiment has conducted a ‘quick look’ trial of the CH-47D Chinook onboard the Navy’s Flag Ship, HMAS Canberra. The trials were conducted over a week with preliminary work being conducted at HMAS Albatross and the flying trials conducted at sea on 20-21 October 2015.

Historical links help Canberra stay competitive

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Stephen Hurd of the Naval Association of Australia, Launceston South sub-section presents the Commanding Officer of HMAS Canberra, Captain Chris Smith with the Athol Ewington Shield to honour the last Tasmanian surviving member of HMAS Canberra (I) which was sunk in 1942. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Lieutenant Commander Stephen Hurd of the Naval Association of Australia, Launceston South sub-section presents the Commanding Officer of HMAS Canberra, Captain Chris Smith with the Athol Ewington Shield to honour the last Tasmanian surviving member of HMAS Canberra (I) which was sunk in 1942.

While Athol Ewington’s service in HMAS Canberra (I) ended nearly 73 years ago when Canberra was lost in the Battle of Savo Island, his name will now live on in Canberra (III) with the introduction of the Athol Ewington Shield.

HMAS Canberra conducts evacuation training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Ship's company from NUSHIP Adelaide play the part of civilian evacuees being transported to HMAS Canberra on a landing craft, during a Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation exercise in Jervis Bay. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Ship's company from NUSHIP Adelaide play the part of civilian evacuees being transported to HMAS Canberra on a landing craft, during a Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation exercise in Jervis Bay.

A small group of sailors from Landing Helicopter Dock NUSHIP Adelaide had the chance to try out their acting skills this month when sister ship, HMAS Canberra conducted Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation and Evacuation Handling Centre exercises.

Backstage team smooths any ripples

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Prime Minister of Australia, The Honourable Tony Abbott, MP, is given a tour by Commander David Walter onboard NUSHIP Canberra before the Commissioning Ceremony, Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Prime Minister of Australia, The Honourable Tony Abbott, MP, is given a tour by Commander David Walter onboard NUSHIP Canberra before the Commissioning Ceremony, Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Last Friday, while most of HMAS Canberra’s ship’s company dressed in their white ceremonial uniforms to take part in the Commissioning Ceremony, 24 members of the crew remained in their everyday working rig, ready to respond in the case of an emergency.

HMAS Canberra joins the fleet

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Petty Officer Communication and Information Systems Chloe Oliver with the Australian White Ensign where it will be hoisted for the first time in the newly commissioned HMAS Canberra. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Petty Officer Communication and Information Systems Chloe Oliver with the Australian White Ensign where it will be hoisted for the first time in the newly commissioned HMAS Canberra.

The Governor General of Australia, together with the Prime Minister of Australia, were the guests of honour today as Australia’s first Landing Helicopter Dock was welcomed into service in the Royal Australian Navy.

NUSHIP Canberra people master Mass Evacuation System training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Members of Sea Training Group, Lieutenant Commander John Moores, RAN, left, and Warrant Officer Simon Allanson prepare to go down the evacuation slide at BAE system's Maritime Landing Helicopter Dock Training Centre in Sydney, NSW. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Members of Sea Training Group, Lieutenant Commander John Moores, RAN, left, and Warrant Officer Simon Allanson prepare to go down the evacuation slide at BAE system's Maritime Landing Helicopter Dock Training Centre in Sydney, NSW.

NUSHIP Canberra can carry more than 1400 personnel, but how would they all leave the ship in the case of an emergency? Ten Canberra personnel found the answer when they attended Mass Evacuation System training.

Minister visits Australia’s two new Landing Helicopter Dock ships

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

LHD Project Director Marcos Alfonso; Captain Craig Bourke, DMO; Defence Minister Senator the Hon David Johnston;  and Director of Maritime for BAE Systems Bill Saltzer with NUSHIP Canberra at Williamstown, Vic. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

LHD Project Director Marcos Alfonso; Captain Craig Bourke, DMO; Defence Minister Senator the Hon David Johnston; and Director of Maritime for BAE Systems Bill Saltzer with NUSHIP Canberra at Williamstown, Vic.

Defence Minister David Johnston visited the Williamstown dockyard where Australia’s two Landing Helicopter Dock ships are being completed and was briefed on progress of the project in the lead up to the commissioning of the first LHD, NUSHIP Canberra.

NUSHIP Canberra Standing Sea training

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Personnel from NUSHIP Canberra take part in fire fighting training at the School of Survivability and Ship’s Safety. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Personnel from NUSHIP Canberra take part in fire fighting training at the School of Survivability and Ship’s Safety.

Prior to training at the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship’s Safety in Jervis Bay, the members of NUSHIP Canberra’s crew who were selected as Standing Sea Fire and Emergency Party had only glimpsed each other around the workplace.