HMAS Sirius ship’s company celebrate Sirius’ 13th birthday in the RAS Control Room.
With the recent departure of older siblings HMA Ships
Success, Newcastle and later this month, HMAS Melbourne, the average age of the Royal Australian Navy’s ships has lowered and HMAS Sirius is in her prime!
Medical Officer Lieutenant Ashley Wallin of HMAS Stirling measures the height of Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Jennifer Kent of HMAS Ballarat, as part of the Fleet Commander approved Navy Individual Readiness Health Promotion Program.
Volunteers from HMA Ships
Anzac and Ballarat were queued out the door of a makeshift health facility recently at Henderson shipyards in Western Australia.
Commanding Officer HMAS Launceston, CMDR Matt Richardson, and youngest member of the crew Gunner Emily Robertson cut the patrol boat’s birthday cake.
The crew of HMAS
Launceston celebrated the vessel’s twelfth birthday in a manner that testified to the work ethic of the Royal Australian Navy’s patrol boats: at sea, on operation, protecting Australia’s northern maritime borders.
September 30, 2019 by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)
Royal Australian Navy Sailor Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jackson Danton-Jack with Lieutenant Jascinto Nascimento of the Timor-Leste Defence Force on the bridge of HMAS Choules during the passage between Dili, Timor-Leste and Cairns.
Two members of the Timor-Leste Defence Force got a taste of life onboard a Royal Australian Navy ship when they joined HMAS
Choules for the passage between Dili, Timor-Leste, and Cairns.
September 28, 2019 by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer), LCPL Brodie Cross (photographer), LACW Jacqueline Forrester (photographer)
HMAS Melbourne flies her decommissioning pennant as she sails into Sydney Harbour for the final time after 27 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy.
Melbourne (III) has returned to her homeport of Sydney this week, marking the end of her final voyage - her decommissioning pennant and battle ensign flying one last time.
Alliance General Manager, Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance, Paul Evans (third from left); Director General Naval Construction Branch, CDRE Steve Tiffen (centre); Captain Nick Woods MN (fifth from left); Commanding Officer NUSHIP Sydney, CMDR Edward Seymour (sixth from left); with NUSHIP Sydney crew and AWD Warrant Officer’s team onboard NUSHIP Sydney before she enters Sea Acceptance Trials, Osborne, SA.
Sydney casts off for her final period of Builders Sea Trials this week, it marked the first time that all three Hobart Class Destroyers have been at sea or deployed at the same time.
HMAS Hobart leads HMA Ships Stuart and Parramatta out of Sydney Harbour for their East Asia Deployment.
The Royal Australian Navy has begun its largest deployment of the year with more than a thousand sailors and officers bound for engagements across North and South East Asia.
L-R: Vanuatu Police Force member Sergeant Wutwut Smith; Technical Advisor Vanuatu, Royal Australian Navy sailor Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Troy Pedersen; Vanuatu Police Force Constable Rachel Amkori; and Vanuatu Police Force Constable Johnny Hopkins in Port Vila during Exercise VANUATU ALLIANCE 2019.
Seaworthy support vessels are essential for natural disaster relief in Pacific nations like Vanuatu, and Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Troy Pederson was integral in getting the Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) Maritime Wing vessels operating at their best in case the worst occurs.
USS Emory S Land Chaplain Lieutenant Wilking Jean (front centre) poses with Chaplains from Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force, and Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSC, RAN (back left) during the inaugural tri-service Western Region Chaplains’ Seminar at the Chaplain Centre at HMAS Stirling, WA.
Stirling recently hosted the Army’s Western Region Chaplains’ Seminar with 18 chaplains attending from all three services of the Australian Defence Force.
Vietnamese Visiting Naval Fellow, Senior Lieutenant Bryan Dao Xuan, after the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.
The Visiting Naval Fellows program is a valuable tool for building international defence relationships and contributing to knowledge-sharing and interoperability across our region.