Topic: HMAS Canberra (L02)

NUSHIP Canberra personnel help raise funds for charity

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Troy O'Sullivan, Signalman Allan Firth, Petty Officer Electronics Technician Pete Cannon and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Marcus Hinkley from NUSHIP Canberra sell badges and pens to raise money for the United Returned Soldiers Fund. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Troy O'Sullivan, Signalman Allan Firth, Petty Officer Electronics Technician Pete Cannon and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Marcus Hinkley from NUSHIP Canberra sell badges and pens to raise money for the United Returned Soldiers Fund.

NUSHIP Canberra personnel provided strong support to both current and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force last month as the ship’s company raised $8500 for charity and marched for the first time as a unit in the Sydney City Anzac Day Parade.

A window view of the future

Published on by LCDR Jodie Wilkinson (author and photographer)

ABML-P Shane Clubb watches NUSHIP Canberra depart the dry dock at Garden Island in Sydney. (photo: LCDR Jodie Wilkinson)

ABML-P Shane Clubb watches NUSHIP Canberra depart the dry dock at Garden Island in Sydney.

The ship’s company of HMAS Newcastle recently occupied Building 68 on the Garden Island Defence Precinct in Sydney while their ship underwent a maintenance and production period. Once the docking dependant work was complete, Newcastle vacated the dock to make way for the mighty NUSHIP Canberra.

Huge learning curve for Canberra’s Damage Control Instructors

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Pete Cannon provides guidance to members of the fire hose party during a damage control exercise in the Embarked Forces laundry aboard NUSHIP Canberra. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Pete Cannon provides guidance to members of the fire hose party during a damage control exercise in the Embarked Forces laundry aboard NUSHIP Canberra.

Recently, NUSHIP Canberra’s Damage Control Instructor organisation had to apply their experience to brand new information as they took the leap into teaching Canberra’s first Duty Watch groups about how to react to incidents such as fires, floods and gas detector alarms.

Canberra’s Duty Watch teams go extra miles getting to know new ship

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Duty Watch Officer of the Day, Lieutenant Jazz Kastaniotis, discusses the Command and Control aspects of a duty watch exercise with the Engineering Officer of the Day, Petty Officer Marine Technician Andrew Copeland. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Duty Watch Officer of the Day, Lieutenant Jazz Kastaniotis, discusses the Command and Control aspects of a duty watch exercise with the Engineering Officer of the Day, Petty Officer Marine Technician Andrew Copeland.

NUSHIP Canberra’s ship’s company walked hundreds of kilometres over the past month, familiarising themselves with the Navy’s newest platform.

*** Includes time-lapse video footage of NUSHIP Canberra docking and un-docking!

Anzac Day in Sydney

Published on by LEUT Nic Hawkins (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

L-R: Acting Commander Australian Fleet, Commodore Jonathon Mead, AM, RAN, Acting Commander Forces Command, Brigadier Mark Brewer and Air Commander Australia, Air Vice Marshal Mel Hupfeld, DSC lay wreaths at the Sydney Cenotaph during the 2014 Anzac Day Dawn Service. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

L-R: Acting Commander Australian Fleet, Commodore Jonathon Mead, AM, RAN, Acting Commander Forces Command, Brigadier Mark Brewer and Air Commander Australia, Air Vice Marshal Mel Hupfeld, DSC lay wreaths at the Sydney Cenotaph during the 2014 Anzac Day Dawn Service.

At dawn, on this day 99 years ago, more than 30,000 Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) personnel landed on the Gallipoli peninsula.

NUSHIP Canberra march as ship’s company for first time on Anzac Day

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Commanding Officer NUSHIP Canberra, Captain Jonathan Sadleir AM, RAN and Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Mark Elliott lead Canberra's ship's company in the Sydney Anzac Day march. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Commanding Officer NUSHIP Canberra, Captain Jonathan Sadleir AM, RAN and Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Mark Elliott lead Canberra's ship's company in the Sydney Anzac Day march.

The ship’s company of NUSHIP Canberra reached a significant milestone last week, as they marched together for the first time as a unit in the Sydney City Anzac Day Parade.

Canberra arrives in Sydney

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), LCDR Jodie Wilkinson (photographer)

The largest ship ever built for the Royal Australian Navy, Landing Helicopter Dock NUSHIP Canberra, entered Sydney Harbour for the first time during the contractor sea trials and testing program.
 
 (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

The largest ship ever built for the Royal Australian Navy, Landing Helicopter Dock NUSHIP Canberra, entered Sydney Harbour for the first time during the contractor sea trials and testing program.

An exciting milestone was realised yesterday when the first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship currently being built for Defence, entered Sydney Harbour for the first time.

Canberra’s size and power tested at sea trials

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

NUSHIP Canberra sails from Williamstown to commence her first set of sea trials. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

NUSHIP Canberra sails from Williamstown to commence her first set of sea trials.

NUSHIP Canberra, the first of two Landing Helicopter Dock ships being built for the Australian Defence Force, sailed yesterday for the first time under her own propulsion as part of the sea trials and testing program.

Amphibious Assault Ship sailors qualify on new landing craft in Spain

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), Department of Defence (videographer)

Fifteen Navy personnel completed a seven week course in Cadiz, Spain to learn how to drive and operate the Navy’s new Landing Craft Mechanical 1E (LCM1E). (photo: N/A)

Fifteen Navy personnel completed a seven week course in Cadiz, Spain to learn how to drive and operate the Navy’s new Landing Craft Mechanical 1E (LCM1E).

Fifteen Navy personnel completed a seven week course late last year to learn how to drive and operate the Navy’s new Landing Craft Mechanical 1E (LCM1E).

Channel 7 gets a close look at Australia’s first Landing Helicopter Dock ship

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author)

Commanding Officer of NUSHIP Canberra, Captain Jonathan Sadleir is interviewed by Channel 7 journalist Nick Etchells on the bridge of the first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), NUSHIP Canberra berthed at BAE Systems – Maritime Dockyard at Williamstown, Victoria.  (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer of NUSHIP Canberra, Captain Jonathan Sadleir is interviewed by Channel 7 journalist Nick Etchells on the bridge of the first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), NUSHIP Canberra berthed at BAE Systems – Maritime Dockyard at Williamstown, Victoria.

The Australian public will get a look inside Navy’s newest ship when Channel 7 airs a news story on their one-hour national news bulletin between 6pm and 7pm tonight (4 February 2014).