Section: Fleet

Warships depart Sydney for first major Fleet exercise of 2020

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

HMAS Arunta, followed by HMAS Stuart, departs Sydney Harbour for the Royal Australian Navy's Fleet Certification Period 2020. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

HMAS Arunta, followed by HMAS Stuart, departs Sydney Harbour for the Royal Australian Navy's Fleet Certification Period 2020.

HMA Ships Stuart, Hobart, Arunta and Sirius departed Sydney in formation today to mark the start of the sea phase of Navy's first major exercise for the year, Fleet Certification Period 2020 (FCP20).

HMAS Watson ready for redevelopment

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

An aerial view of Royal Australian Navy establishment HMAS Watson, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

An aerial view of Royal Australian Navy establishment HMAS Watson, Sydney.

Major redevelopment works are about to commence at HMAS Watson, Navy’s principal warfare and navigation training establishment.

Anzac AMCAP on track

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), POEW Johnathon Phillips (photographer)

Director General Major Surface Ships Commodore Rob Elliott visits Henderson Shipyard, WA to check on HMAS Anzac's AMCAP progress. (photo: POEW Johnathon Phillips)

Director General Major Surface Ships Commodore Rob Elliott visits Henderson Shipyard, WA to check on HMAS Anzac's AMCAP progress.

Director General Major Surface Ships Commodore Rob Elliott recently paid a visit to HMAS Anzac to check on the progress of the latest Anzac Class Frigate to undergo its Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia.

Drinking from the sea

Published on by POIS Helen Frank (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

MV Sycamore conducts a rendezvous with HMAS Choules, right, during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

MV Sycamore conducts a rendezvous with HMAS Choules, right, during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.

Surrounded by water but not a drop to drink. Where does a Royal Australian Navy ship get its drinking water from? HMAS Choules’ water making capability was recently tested when the ship evacuated 1100 people from Mallacoota during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.

HMAS Parramatta sails on SE Asia deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

Friends and family watch HMAS Parramatta depart from Fleet Base East, Sydney, bound for a four-month deployment to South East Asia. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Friends and family watch HMAS Parramatta depart from Fleet Base East, Sydney, bound for a four-month deployment to South East Asia.

Families waved from under umbrellas as HMAS Parramatta sailed away from Garden Island, Sydney beneath grey skies on a four-month deployment to South East Asia today.

French and Australian cooperation showcased on Sydney Harbour

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), LSIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Marine Nationale sailors on the quarterdeck of FNS La Moqueuse das the ship enters Sydney Harbour. (photo: LSIS Ryan McKenzie)

Marine Nationale sailors on the quarterdeck of FNS La Moqueuse das the ship enters Sydney Harbour.

The strength of French and Australian defence cooperation was showcased recently when Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Parramatta and Marine Nationale ship FNS La Moqueuse sailed into Sydney Harbour in company.

Passing the gauntlet at 725 Squadron

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Outgoing Commanding Officer 725 Squadron, Commander Stan Buckham, left, passes the gauntlet (the symbol of the Squadron) to incoming Commanding Officer, Commander James Hawley at a ceremony conducted in front of the Squadron and family members at HMAS Albatross. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Outgoing Commanding Officer 725 Squadron, Commander Stan Buckham, left, passes the gauntlet (the symbol of the Squadron) to incoming Commanding Officer, Commander James Hawley at a ceremony conducted in front of the Squadron and family members at HMAS Albatross.

725 Squadron has welcomed its new Commanding Officer, Commander James Hawley, at a ceremony conducted in front of the whole Squadron and family members at HMAS Albatross.

Brisbane region SES Flood Boat training day at HMAS Moreton

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Anne Mena (author), Mr Col Hortshoj (photographer)

The 28 State Emergency Service participants at the Flood Boat Operator training held at HMAS Moreton. (photo: Mr Col Hortshoj)

The 28 State Emergency Service participants at the Flood Boat Operator training held at HMAS Moreton.

A new boat ramp and training shelter facilities at HMAS Moreton were given the thumbs up by local emergency at a recent training exercise.

Sea trials demonstrate new capability to manage AUVs

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Lieutenant Charlie Kenney attends the Defence Science and Technology Group (DTSG) hosted Summerfest for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) operations at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay, ACT. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Lieutenant Charlie Kenney attends the Defence Science and Technology Group (DTSG) hosted Summerfest for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) operations at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay, ACT.

A week-long trial led by the Royal Australian Navy and the Defence Science and Technology Group has demonstrated new capability in the use of autonomous underwater vehicles.

Supply crew enthusiastic for service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah Harrington (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

Ships company of one of the Royal Australian Navy's newest assets, NUSHIP Supply (II), gather in the gymnasium of HMAS Kuttabul in Sydney to receive their ship ball cap and patches. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

Ships company of one of the Royal Australian Navy's newest assets, NUSHIP Supply (II), gather in the gymnasium of HMAS Kuttabul in Sydney to receive their ship ball cap and patches.

The crew of NUSHIP Supply has donned ship’s caps and badges for the first time as they gathered to hear their Commanding Officer’s vision for the ship and its tasks ahead.