Topic: HMAS Penguin

HMAS Penguin hosts Humpty Dumpty tour

Published on by WO John O’Brien (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Petty Officer Clearance Diver Sean Ferguson briefs representatives from the Humpty Dumpty Foundation charity on the explosives that Clearance Divers work with. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Petty Officer Clearance Diver Sean Ferguson briefs representatives from the Humpty Dumpty Foundation charity on the explosives that Clearance Divers work with.

Ten members of the Mosman community were given a special tour of HMAS Penguin as part of a charity auction prize for the Humpty Dumpty Foundation recently.

Penguin feels the burn to raise funds

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall (far left) and Warrant Officer John O'Brien (far right) with members of the Basic Clearance Diver Course 82 and Clearance Diving Officer Course 30 before they take on the Balmoral Burn and sprint up the infamously steep Awaba Street, Mosman. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall (far left) and Warrant Officer John O'Brien (far right) with members of the Basic Clearance Diver Course 82 and Clearance Diving Officer Course 30 before they take on the Balmoral Burn and sprint up the infamously steep Awaba Street, Mosman.

Eleven trainee divers from HMAS Penguin took part in the annual Balmoral Burn foot race in Sydney last Sunday.

Students enjoy their fill of Navy traditions at mess dinner

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Students and teachers from local schools visited the Sir David Martin Mess at HMAS Penguin to experience a formal dinner within the traditions of the Royal Australian Navy. L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall RAN; Children's Ambassador Fairy Sparkle; Mosman High School student Max Alexander; School Principal Susan Wyatt; and student Alexandra Muir. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Students and teachers from local schools visited the Sir David Martin Mess at HMAS Penguin to experience a formal dinner within the traditions of the Royal Australian Navy. L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall RAN; Children's Ambassador Fairy Sparkle; Mosman High School student Max Alexander; School Principal Susan Wyatt; and student Alexandra Muir.

Sydney school students and teachers were treated to a night of fine dining at a traditional Naval Mess Dinner held by Royal Australian Navy Base, HMAS Penguin last night.

Penguin inspires young leaders

Published on by WO John O’Brien (author), Unknown (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall, provides insight into the Navy’s latest ship acquisition to senior high school students, Doria Katos of Mosman High School and Olivia Stainer of Queenwood School for Girls.
 (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall, provides insight into the Navy’s latest ship acquisition to senior high school students, Doria Katos of Mosman High School and Olivia Stainer of Queenwood School for Girls.

Sydney base HMAS Penguin recently held its annual Youth Leadership Forum during the nation’s ‘National Youth Week’.

HMAS Penguin shares in community spirit at Balmoral Swim

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

L-R: Seaman Clearance Diver (SMNCD) Jake Thomson, Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall, RAN, SMNCD Alex Rogan, SMNCD Mitch Passmore and SMNCD Bryan Josephson after they competed in the Sprint Relay during the  Balmoral Swim For Cancer at Balmoral Beach, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

L-R: Seaman Clearance Diver (SMNCD) Jake Thomson, Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall, RAN, SMNCD Alex Rogan, SMNCD Mitch Passmore and SMNCD Bryan Josephson after they competed in the Sprint Relay during the Balmoral Swim For Cancer at Balmoral Beach, Sydney.

Continuing the tradition for the fifth year, HMAS Penguin was proud to once again play a key role in supporting the annual Balmoral Beach Club Swim For Cancer last weekend.

A healthy year for HMAS Penguin

Published on by WO John O’Brien (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Dignitaries, former Clearance Divers and personnel from HMAS Penguin listen to Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Doble, RAN, during the HMAS Penguin redevelopment opening ceremony. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Dignitaries, former Clearance Divers and personnel from HMAS Penguin listen to Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Doble, RAN, during the HMAS Penguin redevelopment opening ceremony.

Mosman based establishment HMAS Penguin achieved a number of milestones this year with the completion of a range of new facilities, improving health support and training to the Fleet.

Heritage dive gear gives sailors a glimpse into history

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Mine Counter Measure Instructor, Petty Officer Nathan Farrugia, with his Morse MK V Diving Helmet at the opening of the Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving School and Submarine Underwater Medicine Unit. (photo: Unknown)

Mine Counter Measure Instructor, Petty Officer Nathan Farrugia, with his Morse MK V Diving Helmet at the opening of the Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving School and Submarine Underwater Medicine Unit.

Heritage dive equipment was proudly on display at the opening of the Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving School and Submarine Underwater Medicine Unit.

Penguin refurbishment officially opened

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

From left, Lieutenant Commander Russ Crawford, RAN; Deputy Chief of Navy Vice Rear Admiral Michael van Balen, RAN; and Lieutenant Commander Joel Hissink, RAN, cut the ceremonial ribbon during the HMAS Penguin redevelopment opening ceremony, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

From left, Lieutenant Commander Russ Crawford, RAN; Deputy Chief of Navy Vice Rear Admiral Michael van Balen, RAN; and Lieutenant Commander Joel Hissink, RAN, cut the ceremonial ribbon during the HMAS Penguin redevelopment opening ceremony, Sydney.

After two years of construction, the upgraded Royal Australian Navy Diving School and the Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit (SUMU) at HMAS Penguin was officially opened by Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen today.

HMAS Penguin hosts Ceremonial Sunset for community reception

Published on by Ms Eliza Bavin (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

The National Anthem is played as attendees pay their marks of respect at the Sir David Martin community reception during the Ceremonial Sunset at HMAS Penguin. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

The National Anthem is played as attendees pay their marks of respect at the Sir David Martin community reception during the Ceremonial Sunset at HMAS Penguin.

Members of the Mosman community were invited to HMAS Penguin last week to observe a Ceremonial Sunset, as part of the annual community engagement program.

Gate to Gate Fun Run success

Published on by Ms Eliza Bavin (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Participants sprint off as a part of the the annual HMAS Penguin Gate to Gate Fun Run. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Participants sprint off as a part of the the annual HMAS Penguin Gate to Gate Fun Run.

One hundred and three people took part in this years Gate to Gate Fun Run event at HMAS Penguin.