Topic: HMAS Gascoyne (M85)

Minehunters achieve more firsts for RAN

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

HMAS Huon (82) alongside JMSDF Bungo during Exercise HYUGA NADA 18 off the coast of Southern Japan. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

HMAS Huon (82) alongside JMSDF Bungo during Exercise HYUGA NADA 18 off the coast of Southern Japan.

HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon have notched up a number of achievements during the ships north east Asian deployment.

RAN Minehunters lead the pack in mine detection, identification and neutralisation

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

Combined dive teams from HMA Ships Huon and Gascoyne join with their Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) counterparts on JMSDF Yugeshima following a successful Mine warfare EOD exercise during HYUGA NADA 18. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

Combined dive teams from HMA Ships Huon and Gascoyne join with their Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) counterparts on JMSDF Yugeshima following a successful Mine warfare EOD exercise during HYUGA NADA 18.

RAN Minehunters HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon have been commended by Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Captain Yasushi Noguchi for their excellent result in successfully finding all underwater mines in a designated exercise area in minimal time.

Tri-lateral mine warfare exercise puts RAN Minehunters to the test

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

The forecastle team on HMAS Gascoyne standing smart during the ship's departure from Kure Naval Base, Japan. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

The forecastle team on HMAS Gascoyne standing smart during the ship's departure from Kure Naval Base, Japan.

At the largest gathering of mine warfare dedicated vessels seen in Japanese waters, HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon have joined with 22 ships from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the United States Navy (USN) to participate in the first joint mine warfare exercise in the region, Exercise HYUGA NADA 18.

HMAS Gascoyne makes port visit to Kure, Japan

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

Commanding Officer of HMAS Gascoyne, Lieutenant Commander Richard Brickacek, DSM (right), exchanges a gift with the Mayor of Kure, Mr Yoshiake Shinhara, during Gascoyne's visit to Kure Naval Base in Japan. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Gascoyne, Lieutenant Commander Richard Brickacek, DSM (right), exchanges a gift with the Mayor of Kure, Mr Yoshiake Shinhara, during Gascoyne's visit to Kure Naval Base in Japan.

In the time-honoured tradition of visiting warships paying respect to local dignitaries and officials, Commanding Officer of HMAS Gascoyne, Lieutenant Commander Richard Brickacek has conducted official calls in the port of Kure, Japan.

Minehunters overcome rough seas and long distance to join Republic of Korea exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Alexandra Rayner (author), LEUT Anthony Martin (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members of HMAS Huon Ship’s Company mix with officers and sailors from the Republic of Korea Navy while participating in Multi-National Navy Mine Warfare Exercise 2018 (MNMIWEX) in the Republic of Korea. (photo: Unknown)

Members of HMAS Huon Ship’s Company mix with officers and sailors from the Republic of Korea Navy while participating in Multi-National Navy Mine Warfare Exercise 2018 (MNMIWEX) in the Republic of Korea.

After the longest transit ever completed by Australian Minehunters, HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon have contributed to Multi-National Navy Mine Warfare Exercise 2018 (MNMIWEX) in the Republic of Korea.

Gascoyne scales new heights forging friendships

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

The combined mountain climb team from HMAS Gascoyne and JMSDF Yugeshima. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

The combined mountain climb team from HMAS Gascoyne and JMSDF Yugeshima.

The crew from RAN Minehunter HMAS Gascoyne have demonstrated endurance and fitness joining with a team from host ship JMSDF Yugeshima to climb Mount Noro in Kure Prefecture Japan.

Navy joins France under Southern Cross

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), CPL Kyle Genner (photographer)

HMAS Choules, alongside in Noumea, New Caledonia, is preparing to conduct Exercise CROIX DU SUD 2018. (photo: CPL Kyle Genner)

HMAS Choules, alongside in Noumea, New Caledonia, is preparing to conduct Exercise CROIX DU SUD 2018.

The RAN’s Amphibious landing ship HMAS Choules and Coastal Mine Hunters HMAS Gascoyne and Yarra have joined a French-led multinational force to participate in valuable disaster response training designed to increase Australia’s ability to operate alongside regional nations.

 

Underwater medicine a deep skill

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Petty Officer Medic (Underwater) David Grace conducts hyperbaric training inside Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit's hyperbaric chamber at HMAS Penguin, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Petty Officer Medic (Underwater) David Grace conducts hyperbaric training inside Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit's hyperbaric chamber at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

Lodged at HMAS Penguin in Sydney, Navy’s Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit has many roles providing healthcare for Australian Defence Force divers and training underwater medics.

Stalwart on the line in Sabre

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Daniel Kay (author), Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cameron McCulloch (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy frigate helicopter HMAS Anzac (FFH 150) steams through the water as part of a large-scale amphibious assault during Talisman Saber 17. (photo: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cameron McCulloch)

The Royal Australian Navy frigate helicopter HMAS Anzac (FFH 150) steams through the water as part of a large-scale amphibious assault during Talisman Saber 17.

With a potent mix of sophisticated sensors and human ingenuity, HMAS Anzac has ‘protected’ a maritime advance force consisting of hydrographic ships, coastal mine hunters and clearance divers at Freshwater Beach in Central Queensland as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE.

Gearing up for TALISMAN SABRE

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Darwin, ESPS Cristobal Colon, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Melbourne enter  in line astern formation, in Sydney Harbour New South Wales, Australia. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Darwin, ESPS Cristobal Colon, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Melbourne enter in line astern formation, in Sydney Harbour New South Wales, Australia.

Australian and US forces are gearing up for mid- to high-intensity warfare against ‘near-peer’ adversaries on the month-long Exercise TALISMAN SABRE, which begins at the end of June. HMA Ships Canberra, Choules, Anzac, Toowoomba, Ballarat, Darwin, Melbourne, Success, Diamantina, Huon, Gascoyne and Melville will all take part.