Topic: HMAS Success (OR 304)

Governor General presents Navy’s top fleet award to HMAS Success

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Debra Holland (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

The Gloucester Cup presented to HMAS Success. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

The Gloucester Cup presented to HMAS Success.

Pouring rain did not dampen the pride of all present when His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC (Retd) Governor General of Australia presented HMAS Success with the Royal Australian Navy’s most prestigious annual award for outstanding performance, the Gloucester Cup.   

Operational Mother’s Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Rachelle Henderson with photos of her two children, Meadow, 8 and Jack, 7, during her six-month deployed on HMAS Success for Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Rachelle Henderson with photos of her two children, Meadow, 8 and Jack, 7, during her six-month deployed on HMAS Success for Operation MANITOU.

For most mothers with young children, Mother’s Day is spent with breakfast in bed and home-made gifts or cards or flowers picked from the garden.

Joint cooperation starts at home

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy, Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army personnel re-board a Royal New Zealand Air Force 757-200 aircraft in Samoa after a short re-fuelling stop while enroute from Australia to Hawaii for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

Royal Australian Navy, Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army personnel re-board a Royal New Zealand Air Force 757-200 aircraft in Samoa after a short re-fuelling stop while enroute from Australia to Hawaii for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.

Antipodean neighbours, Australia and New Zealand, demonstrated multinational cooperation in June, when members of the Australian Defence Force contingent deploying to Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2014 (RIMPAC) ‘hitched a ride’ to Hawaii with their kiwi counterparts.

Air of excitement as Success departs for RIMPAC

Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Able Seaman Bosuns Mate Michael Curtin gets one last look of Sydney Harbour, as the crew of HMAS Success fall in for Procedure Alpha as they depart Sydney's Fleet Base East, bound for Hawaii, to participate in Exercise RIMPAC 2014. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Able Seaman Bosuns Mate Michael Curtin gets one last look of Sydney Harbour, as the crew of HMAS Success fall in for Procedure Alpha as they depart Sydney's Fleet Base East, bound for Hawaii, to participate in Exercise RIMPAC 2014.

Despite the inauspicious date, HMAS Success left Fleet Base East on Friday 13 June with a real buzz of excitement. An overseas deployment to RIMPAC in Hawaii is always much anticipated, but on this occasion Success was departing for her first overseas deployment since 2010.

Bringing the search for MH370 to the world

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (author and photographer), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Imagery Specialist David Connolly captures vision of HMAS Toowoomba as it moves into station on HMAS Success' port side as the two ships prepare for a Replenishment at Sea during Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Chief Petty Officer Imagery Specialist David Connolly captures vision of HMAS Toowoomba as it moves into station on HMAS Success' port side as the two ships prepare for a Replenishment at Sea during Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.

With the world watching and eagerly waiting for any information regarding missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, it was the Royal Australian Navy’s Imagery Specialists and Public Relations Officers who became the maritime storytellers.

HMAS Success completes the journey for eight past Navy members

Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Navy Chaplain Colin Tett RAN, second from right, conducts a memorial service in the waters off Lord Howe Island for eight former navy sailors onboard HMAS Success, as the ship and crew make their way to Hawaii to participate in Exercise RIMPAC 2014.
 (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Navy Chaplain Colin Tett RAN, second from right, conducts a memorial service in the waters off Lord Howe Island for eight former navy sailors onboard HMAS Success, as the ship and crew make their way to Hawaii to participate in Exercise RIMPAC 2014.

Members of HMAS Success’ ship’s company paused at sunset to commemorate the lives of eight fellow Royal Australian Navy and Royal Navy seafarers, as their ashes were committed to the sea near Lord Howe Island last weekend.

Chinese Navy Liaison Officer farewelled after successful visit

Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Success CAPT Allison Norris farewells Commander Lin Wan of the People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) following a successful 12-day placement on board Success as part of Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Success CAPT Allison Norris farewells Commander Lin Wan of the People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) following a successful 12-day placement on board Success as part of Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.

Commander Lin Wan of the People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) has been farewelled from HMAS Success following a successful 12-day placement as part of Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.

Easter on task for Op SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN

Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Keeping it fresh: ABML-C Stephen Finnigan brings up a box of fresh vegetables for a midday meal. (photo: )

Keeping it fresh: ABML-C Stephen Finnigan brings up a box of fresh vegetables for a midday meal.

More than a thousand miles away from the nearest coast, men and women on ships deployed to Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN spent the traditional long-weekend ‘break’ scouring the ocean for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Maintaining a vigilant watch in search

Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Marc Chandler holds lookout onboard HMAS Success while deployed in search of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Marc Chandler holds lookout onboard HMAS Success while deployed in search of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

The crew of HMAS Success have not wavered in their efforts in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the vast southern Indian Ocean.

HMAS Success continues vigilant search

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Leading Seaman Luke Horsburgh stands watch during his duty as Quartermaster on the bridge of HMAS Success. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Leading Seaman Luke Horsburgh stands watch during his duty as Quartermaster on the bridge of HMAS Success.

The crew of Royal Australian Navy supply ship HMAS Success continue to conduct high tempo operations as the search for wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 nears the end of its fifth week.