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Bell tolls to mark the life of Nestor’s last surviving shipmate

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author)

Ken and Mavis Brown christen their son Rodney in the bell from HMAS Nestor, May 1954. (photo: )

Ken and Mavis Brown christen their son Rodney in the bell from HMAS Nestor, May 1954.

The bell from HMAS Nestor was present at some significant events in the life of the ship’s last surviving crew member, Lieutenant Commander Kenneth Brown.

Band performance inspires generous donation to Keeping Watch

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Naomi Deignan (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy Band’s Melbourne Jazz Group performs at the Cumberland View Retirement Village in Victoria. (This activity took place before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). (photo: )

The Royal Australian Navy Band’s Melbourne Jazz Group performs at the Cumberland View Retirement Village in Victoria. (This activity took place before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place).

Following the experience of a lively monthly ‘Soundwaves’ concert at HMAS Cerberus last year, Mr Patrick Morel was most impressed, and soon after requested a concert at the Cumberland View Retirement Village for himself and his fellow residents.

Engaging communities in a socially distanced world

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Students check out the Navy photographic display installed by HMAS Albatross’ Navy Community Engagement Program team at Ulladulla High School for its Careers Week initiative. (photo: )

Students check out the Navy photographic display installed by HMAS Albatross’ Navy Community Engagement Program team at Ulladulla High School for its Careers Week initiative.

The Navy Community Engagement team at HMAS Albatross has been faced with a few challenges in 2020, with the need to innovate new ways to ‘engage’ with the local community while adhering to social distancing conventions.

Steel contract marks next step in Hunter Class Frigate Program

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An artist's impression of the Hunter Class frigate. (photo: Stephen Mchugh)

An artist's impression of the Hunter Class frigate.

ASC Shipbuilding has signed a $2.6 million contract with BlueScope Steel AIS for the Hunter Class Frigate Program, to supply more than 1500 tonnes of steel plate to build five blocks during the prototyping phase of the shipbuilding program.

Melville marks World Hydrography Day doing what she does best

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Meeka Brooks (author)

HMAS Melville deploys a Slocum Glider, November 2019. (photo: MIDN Kolokotas)

HMAS Melville deploys a Slocum Glider, November 2019.

Today is World Hydrography Day and HMAS Melville will mark the day at sea, as the Hydrographic Survey crew continues ongoing survey operations in the vicinity of Shoalwater Bay.

Two decades of service for survey ships Leeuwin and Melville

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Brenton Fairall (author)

HMA Ships Leeuwin and Melville were originally painted white, in line with the Royal Navy’s paint scheme for tropical survey operations. They were painted grey in January 2002 as they began to take on a broader range of maritime taskings. (photo: )

HMA Ships Leeuwin and Melville were originally painted white, in line with the Royal Navy’s paint scheme for tropical survey operations. They were painted grey in January 2002 as they began to take on a broader range of maritime taskings.

On 27 May, HMA Ships Leeuwin and Melville quietly stepped out of their teen years by celebrating their 20th birthdays alongside HMAS Cairns.

Warramunga gets new mast as part of AMCAP upgrade program

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

HMAS Warramunga gets a new mast as part of the Anzac Class Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrade, at Henderson Shipyard, WA. (photo: )

HMAS Warramunga gets a new mast as part of the Anzac Class Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrade, at Henderson Shipyard, WA.

HMAS Warramunga has passed a significant milestone in its Anzac Class Midlife Capability Assurance Program at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia, with the installation of a new mast.

Destroyer Sydney makes first port visit to Newcastle

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author)

HMAS Sydney (V) makes her first port visit since being commissioned, to the city of Newcastle, Australia. (photo: )

HMAS Sydney (V) makes her first port visit since being commissioned, to the city of Newcastle, Australia.

While many across Australia enjoyed celebrating the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, the nation’s newest Guided Missile Destroyer, HMAS Sydney (V), sailed north from its home port to conduct the ship’s first port visit to the City of Newcastle.

Two careers are better than one for dedicated Submarine officer

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Marine Engineering Officer Submariner Lieutenant Steven Ashworth is looking to qualify as both a Warfare Officer and an Engineering Officer aboard our submarines. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Marine Engineering Officer Submariner Lieutenant Steven Ashworth is looking to qualify as both a Warfare Officer and an Engineering Officer aboard our submarines.

A common challenge faced by HR departments the world over is the modern trend of people wanting to have several careers over the course of their working lives, a challenge shared by Defence Forces.

Seven ships sail as Fleet gets back to training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

HMA Ships Stuart (foreground), Hobart and Canberra (background) depart Fleet Base East in Sydney for a period of Force Integrated Training. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

HMA Ships Stuart (foreground), Hobart and Canberra (background) depart Fleet Base East in Sydney for a period of Force Integrated Training.

Seven warships sailed in the past week from Navy’s Fleet Base East and Fleet Base West to undertake a range of training activities to test newly upgraded systems and exercise as part of a Maritime Task Group.