Topic: HMAS Success (OR 304)

Success acknowledges International Women’s Day

Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author and photographer)

International Women's Day morning tea on HMAS Success. Front, from left: Leading Seaman (LS) Lantry, Able Seaman (AB) Knight and AB Hart
Rear, from left: LS Mullaney, AB Smith, Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Winston and CPO Holmes.
 (photo: LEUT Vishal Bhakoo)

International Women's Day morning tea on HMAS Success. Front, from left: Leading Seaman (LS) Lantry, Able Seaman (AB) Knight and AB Hart Rear, from left: LS Mullaney, AB Smith, Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Winston and CPO Holmes.

Living Navy Values is a clear and consistent message in HMAS Success, and it was in that spirit that the ship’s company gathered for a special morning tea to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The Battle Tanker returns

Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author), LSCSO Matthew Limb (photographer), LEUT Kedar Shah (photographer)

HMAS Success and HMAS Choules conduct a Replenishment at Sea. (photo: LSCSO Matthew Limb)

HMAS Success and HMAS Choules conduct a Replenishment at Sea.

There is always an air of expectation when a Royal Australian Navy ship heads off on a deployment; even more so after a long period of maintenance.

‘Team Success’ – an exceptional effort

Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

The welcome reception was held onboard HMAS Success, berthed alongside Garden Island, Sydney and was attended by dignitaries and representatives from visiting navies. (photo: LSIS Andrew Dakin)

The welcome reception was held onboard HMAS Success, berthed alongside Garden Island, Sydney and was attended by dignitaries and representatives from visiting navies.

‘Team’ - one word that expresses the character of HMAS Success Ship’s Company in 2013.

Celebrations in Success

Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author), LEUT Joseph McKay (photographer)

Seaman Sirett blowing out candles on her 18th birthday on HMAS Success during their Unit Readiness Workup.                             (photo: LEUT Joseph McKay)

Seaman Sirett blowing out candles on her 18th birthday on HMAS Success during their Unit Readiness Workup.

At the end of November, Seaman Boatswains Mate Melissa Sirett celebrated her 18th birthday while embarked in HMAS Success for her first sea posting.

Success working-up

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Fleet Whole Ship Coordinator, WO Peter Ritchie from Sea Training Group, reviews the Damage Control exercise in the Manoeuvring Deck onboard HMAS Success during the Ship's Work-Up period in the East Australian Exercise Area. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Fleet Whole Ship Coordinator, WO Peter Ritchie from Sea Training Group, reviews the Damage Control exercise in the Manoeuvring Deck onboard HMAS Success during the Ship's Work-Up period in the East Australian Exercise Area.

The crew of HMAS Success are hard at work conducting their Work-Up and Unit Readiness Evaluation in the East Australian Exercise Area after returning to sea late October following an extended refit.

Fuelling the fleet

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Joseph McKay (author)

HMAS Success conducts a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with HMAS Darwin in the East Australian Exercise Area. It was Success' first RAS since returning to sea following her extended refit period. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Success conducts a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with HMAS Darwin in the East Australian Exercise Area. It was Success' first RAS since returning to sea following her extended refit period.

HMAS Success has successfully completed her first Replenishment at Sea (RAS) as part of Sea Qualification Trials, just days after returning to sea.

Battle Tanker is back

Published on by LEUT Joseph McKay (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Success sails past Sydney's iconic Fort Denison to conduct a Mariner Skills Evaluation for two weeks off the east coast of Australia. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Success sails past Sydney's iconic Fort Denison to conduct a Mariner Skills Evaluation for two weeks off the east coast of Australia.

HMAS Success returned to sea on 25 October and has commenced Sea Qualification Trials and a Unit Readiness workup package.

Welcome mat rolled out by Success

Published on by LEUT Joseph McKay (author), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN hosted a welcome reception for foreign navy ships visiting Sydney for the International Fleet Review 2013. (photo: LSIS Andrew Dakin)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN hosted a welcome reception for foreign navy ships visiting Sydney for the International Fleet Review 2013.

On the evening of 4 October, HMAS Success had the honour and privilege to assist the Commander Australian Fleet (COMAUSFLT), RADM Tim Barrett, in hosting a welcome Reception for the International Fleet Review onboard the Royal Australian Navy Replenishment Ship.