Topic: HMAS Gascoyne (M85)

Gascoyne leads the way in Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LEUT Liam Northend (photographer)

The Mine Disposal Vehicle is launched from HMAS Gascoyne during MIWEX 19 in the waters of the Republic of Korea. (photo: Lieutenant Liam Northend)

The Mine Disposal Vehicle is launched from HMAS Gascoyne during MIWEX 19 in the waters of the Republic of Korea.

HMAS Gascoyne, part of a Minehunter Task Group, has spent a busy two weeks far from her usual stomping ground, having travelled over 5000 nautical miles to participate in a Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise in the Republic of Korea.

Technology and skill contribute to minehunter operations in Korea

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

The deck crew on HMAS Diamantina recover the starboard MDV following mine hunting operations. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

The deck crew on HMAS Diamantina recover the starboard MDV following mine hunting operations.

Following a passage of more than 5600 nautical miles from their homeport in Sydney, a Royal Australian Navy Task Group consisting of minehunters, HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne are taking part in the Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise (MIWEX 19) off the coast of the Republic of Korea.

Minehunters bring in the big catch

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

Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina bring the recovery line to the sweep deck. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina bring the recovery line to the sweep deck.

HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne taking part in the Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise off the coast of the Republic of Korea have been successful in the important tasks of location, verification and removal of underwater mines.

Minehunters proudly display their skills in Korea

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

Commander Task Group 635.3 Commander Brett Dawe is joined by Commanding Officer HMAS Diamantina Lieutenant Commander Darren McDevitt, and Commanding Officer HMAS Gascoyne Lieutenant Commander  Sean Aitken, along with Captain Soon Lee and Republic of Korea Navy personnel following a cultural gift exchange. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Commander Task Group 635.3 Commander Brett Dawe is joined by Commanding Officer HMAS Diamantina Lieutenant Commander Darren McDevitt, and Commanding Officer HMAS Gascoyne Lieutenant Commander Sean Aitken, along with Captain Soon Lee and Republic of Korea Navy personnel following a cultural gift exchange.

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Diamantina, Lieutenant Commander Darren McDevitt has hosted a welcoming event for Captain Soon Lee, the Commander of the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) Minesweeper Flotilla 5 and his staff in Busan, Korea.

Multinational Mine Warfare force clears the sea

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

HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne prepare for departure from Busan Naval Base in the Republic of Korea. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne prepare for departure from Busan Naval Base in the Republic of Korea.

Joining units from the Republic of Korea Navy and the United States Navy, HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne have sailed to participate in the 2019 Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise (MIWEX) being conducted in the waters off South Korea.

Minehunters northbound for international engagement

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

HMAS Diamantina departs Sydney Harbour for a three-month North East Asia Deployment. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

HMAS Diamantina departs Sydney Harbour for a three-month North East Asia Deployment.

Departing Sydney Harbour in the early evening, the Minehunters HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne set sail on Monday for a three month North East Asian Deployment.

Training and entertaining in the South West Pacific

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by CAPT Tom Maclean (author), LSIS Craig Walton (photographer)

HMAS Gascoyne sails through Te Namo Lagoon into Funafuti, Tuvalu. (photo: LSIS Craig Walton)

HMAS Gascoyne sails through Te Namo Lagoon into Funafuti, Tuvalu.

The ship’s company of HMAS Gascoyne conducted practical training, hosted royalty and gave a coat paint where needed on a deployment to Tonga and Tuvalu.

Gascoyne makes way for mine warfare course

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Daniel Watson (author)

Members of HMAS Gascoyne’s Ship’s Company conduct mine warfare serials.

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Members of HMAS Gascoyne’s Ship’s Company conduct mine warfare serials.

In their first week at sea in 2019, the new Commanding Officer of HMAS Gascoyne and his Ship’s Company hosted the newest officers of the Mine Warfare community for their final sea assessment week.

Enjoying a gap year with overseas travel included

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Gap Year Seaman Bailey Henderson manning ship during HMAS Gascoyne’s departure from Kure Japan. (photo: Unknown)

Gap Year Seaman Bailey Henderson manning ship during HMAS Gascoyne’s departure from Kure Japan.

Compared with others of his generation taking a break after school, Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Sailor, Seaman Bailey Henderson has managed to better them all with his recent overseas trip being ‘all expenses paid’.

Mine Hunter returns from north Asian deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

HMAS Gascoyne's forecastle berthing party prepare to come alongside HMAS Waterhen to re-unite with their families after the ships North East Asia Deployment.  (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

HMAS Gascoyne's forecastle berthing party prepare to come alongside HMAS Waterhen to re-unite with their families after the ships North East Asia Deployment.

The Royal Australian Navy Minehunter, HMAS Gascoyne has returned to Australia after completing the longest voyage undertaken by a vessel of its class.