Section: Fleet

French rendezvous for RAN ships

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

HMA Ships Choules, centre, and Huon, bottom, rendezvous with French Navy Ship d’Entrecasteaux during the Australian ships' transit to Vanuatu. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

HMA Ships Choules, centre, and Huon, bottom, rendezvous with French Navy Ship d’Entrecasteaux during the Australian ships' transit to Vanuatu.

HMA Ships Choules and Huon and French Navy Ship FS d’Entrecasteaux have conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) and flight training serials in the Pacific Ocean.

Celebrating Vanuatu Independence Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer), LSET James Taylor (photographer)

Small boats from HMA Ships Choules and Huon joined Vanuatu Government watercraft and a collection of local commercial and private vessels in a Seafarer’s Parade as part of the Vanuatu 40th Anniversary of Independence celebrations. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Small boats from HMA Ships Choules and Huon joined Vanuatu Government watercraft and a collection of local commercial and private vessels in a Seafarer’s Parade as part of the Vanuatu 40th Anniversary of Independence celebrations.

A flotilla of Royal Australian Navy small boats have joined their Vanuatu Police Maritime Wing colleagues and a colourful collection of commercial, private and government watercraft in a Seafarer’s Parade as part of the Vanuatu 40th Anniversary of Independence celebrations.

HMAS Canberra assists in search and rescue

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An Australian Army ARH Tiger helicopter lands on Pikelot Island in the Federated States of Micronesia where three men were found safe and healthy after missing for three days. (photo: )

An Australian Army ARH Tiger helicopter lands on Pikelot Island in the Federated States of Micronesia where three men were found safe and healthy after missing for three days.

HMAS Canberra and its embarked aviation assets assisted in locating the three-person crew of a skiff that had been missing for nearly three days in Micronesia.

Call to arms for Indigenous Navy officers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Ryan Tascas (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Scott McKeen on HMAS Canberra's flight deck in the Port of Darwin, Northern Territory. (photo: LSIS Ryan Tascas)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Scott McKeen on HMAS Canberra's flight deck in the Port of Darwin, Northern Territory.

When Lieutenant Scott McKeen left Darwin to join the Royal Australian Navy in 2004, he knew just a handful of Indigenous sailors. Sixteen years later, he said he had seen an increase in numbers of Indigenous people in the Navy.

Trilateral passage bolsters ties

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), POIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer), LSIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Ships from the Royal Australian Navy, United States Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sail in company through the Philippine Sea as aircraft from United States Carrier Airwing 5 fly above during the Regional Presence Deployment 2020. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Ships from the Royal Australian Navy, United States Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sail in company through the Philippine Sea as aircraft from United States Carrier Airwing 5 fly above during the Regional Presence Deployment 2020.

Australia, Japan and the United States have conducted a trilateral passage in the Philippine Sea en route to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) in Hawaii.

Handbook helps train and retain

Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), AB Jessica Whelan (photographer)

Leading Seaman Daniel Williams is presented with his Divisional Handbook by Command Warrant Officer HMAS Kuttabul WO Mark Cooper, at his promotion ceremony. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Daniel Williams is presented with his Divisional Handbook by Command Warrant Officer HMAS Kuttabul WO Mark Cooper, at his promotion ceremony.

One of the things that sets the Navy apart from other employers is the sense of belonging that comes from a life in service. That connection is borne out of shared experiences and a fundamental tenet, that to get the best out of a team, a manager has to care about the members in it.

Geraldton local brings submarine home for a visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh and Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author)

Commander Michael Power, Commanding Officer of HMAS Farncomb. (photo: )

Commander Michael Power, Commanding Officer of HMAS Farncomb.

One of the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class submarines visited the Western Australian city of Geraldton in July, with one of the city’s natives at the helm.

Adelaide’s engineering team restores critical capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sam Harris (author)

LS Ronald Turner and PO Jason Juillerat from HMAS Adelaide’s Marine Engineering team work to replace a valve from the ship’s ballast system. (photo: )

LS Ronald Turner and PO Jason Juillerat from HMAS Adelaide’s Marine Engineering team work to replace a valve from the ship’s ballast system.

HMAS Adelaide’s unique amphibious capability was challenged during her recent period at sea as a leak on a seawater pipeline threatened to impact on docking operations.

Upgraded frigate sonar rollout almost complete

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Post Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade frigates HMA ships Anzac, right, and Arunta have both undergone the Broadband Sonar Advanced Processing System upgrade. The ships are seen here at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Post Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade frigates HMA ships Anzac, right, and Arunta have both undergone the Broadband Sonar Advanced Processing System upgrade. The ships are seen here at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia.

Upgrades to the Spherion B sonar processing systems in the Navy’s Anzac Class Frigates under SEA 1408 Phase 2 is almost complete, replacing the existing sonar processing system with the sovereign designed Broadband Sonar Advanced Processing System.

Pride on show as 28 new officers embark on Navy careers

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author and photographer)

Hayden Dover with his Certificate of Appointment after he was welcomed into the Royal Australian Navy at a ceremony held at HMAS Moreton.  (photo: SBLT Nancy Cotton)

Hayden Dover with his Certificate of Appointment after he was welcomed into the Royal Australian Navy at a ceremony held at HMAS Moreton.

Family members watched proudly on Friday 17 July as HMAS Moreton hosted an induction of new officers into the Royal Australian Navy at a ceremony conducted on the banks of the Brisbane River.