Topic: HMAS Sirius (A266)

Operational tanker supports border protection

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Christopher Harvey (author), LCDR Peter Russell (photographer)

HMAS Sirius conducting a RAS-(L) underway for HMAS Stuart, allowing Stuart to stay on station longer as a result of the much needed liquid refreshment. (photo: LCDR Peter Russell)

HMAS Sirius conducting a RAS-(L) underway for HMAS Stuart, allowing Stuart to stay on station longer as a result of the much needed liquid refreshment.

The Navy’s west based operational tanker, HMAS Sirius, provided essential support to Operation RESOLUTE over the Christmas and New Year period, conducting routine re-supply runs from Fleet Base West.

Promotion marks end of successful deployment 'up top'

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Christopher Harvey (author and photographer), CAPT Brian Delamont (photographer)

Seaman (SMN) Kira McAliece and SMN Brian Reid strip Captain Brian Delamont of his old rank slides during a promotion ceremony onboard HMAS Sirius. (photo: LEUT Christopher Harvey)

Seaman (SMN) Kira McAliece and SMN Brian Reid strip Captain Brian Delamont of his old rank slides during a promotion ceremony onboard HMAS Sirius.

While making the transit home to Fleet Base West, having supported the Australian Defence Force units participating in Exercise BERSAMA LIMA in Asia, the ship’s company of HMAS Sirius celebrated the promotion of their Commanding Officer to Captain.

Submarine trainers cap a big year in a major way

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), CPOETSM Ross Euing (photographer)

Sea Training Unit Submarines (STU-SM) conduct a force protection exercise on HMAS Farncomb, alongside at Fleet Base West. (photo: CPOETSM Ross Euing)

Sea Training Unit Submarines (STU-SM) conduct a force protection exercise on HMAS Farncomb, alongside at Fleet Base West.

A focus on Force Protection by the Sea Training Unit - Submarines (STU-SM) this year not only improved this necessary competency across the Navy’s fleet of submarines, but also provided unique support to HMAS Sirius in October.

Experienced hand brought in for Sirius deployment

Published on by LEUT Christopher Harvey (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

On the bridge of HMAS Sirius, Navigator LCDR Peter Russell and Executive Officer CMDR Phill Henry discuss the upcoming deployment. (photo: LSIS Brad Darvill)

On the bridge of HMAS Sirius, Navigator LCDR Peter Russell and Executive Officer CMDR Phill Henry discuss the upcoming deployment.

An experienced pair of hands guides the way to help HMAS Sirius prepare for a relatively short notice deployment to Asia.

Sirius opens ship in the West

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, CMDR Brian Delamont assisting his daughter Brooke Delamont to look through the 'big eyes' onboard HMAS Sirius. (photo: LEUT Samantha Dudley)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, CMDR Brian Delamont assisting his daughter Brooke Delamont to look through the 'big eyes' onboard HMAS Sirius.

HMAS Sirius usually sails with up to 70 personnel onboard but on Monday 7 October, while ships opened their gangways to the public for International Fleet Review in Sydney, Sirius opened hers to family members, Royal Australian Navy Cadets and Defence Force Recruiting candidates for a day on the water in the west.

Ballarat receives top up from Sirius on transit north

Published on by LCDR Simon Franklin (author), ABEW Andrew Hardrin (photographer)

Sailors man the distance line during HMAS Ballarat’s Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Sirius. (photo: ABEW Andrew Hardrin)

Sailors man the distance line during HMAS Ballarat’s Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Sirius.

“Distance two cables, bearing seven degrees,” reported HMAS Ballarat’s Navigating Officer, Lieutenant Tom Geraghty to his Commanding Officer, Commander Matthew Doornbos.

Sirius breaks records

Published on by LEUT Christopher Harvey (author)

HMAS Sirius conducts Underway Replenishment with USS Bonhomme Richard. (photo: )

HMAS Sirius conducts Underway Replenishment with USS Bonhomme Richard.

HMAS Sirius has concluded her participation in Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013 (TS13). The Exercise, held every two years, is the largest combined air, land and sea military training exercise regularly undertaken by the ADF and forces from the United States.