Topic: HMAS Gascoyne (M85)

Task group sails to Bass Strait

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), CPOIS Phillip Hunt (photographer)

(R-L) HMA Ships Adelaide, Melbourne, Newcastle, Parramatta, Gascoyne and Huon leave Sydney Harbour to take part in Exercise OCEAN RAIDER, one of the Royal Australian Navy's largest maritime warfare activities. (photo: CPOIS Phillip Hunt)

(R-L) HMA Ships Adelaide, Melbourne, Newcastle, Parramatta, Gascoyne and Huon leave Sydney Harbour to take part in Exercise OCEAN RAIDER, one of the Royal Australian Navy's largest maritime warfare activities.

Warships, submarines and aircraft from all over the country are converging on Bass Strait for the final week of Exercise OCEAN RAIDER, one of the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime warfare activities.

Second World War ordnance disposal success

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Clearance Diver Christian O'Neill prepares to conduct a check shot dive and environmental survey after demolition of the World War II sea mine in shallow water off the coast of Cooktown in Far North Queensland.   (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Chief Petty Officer Clearance Diver Christian O'Neill prepares to conduct a check shot dive and environmental survey after demolition of the World War II sea mine in shallow water off the coast of Cooktown in Far North Queensland.

Royal Australian Navy Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving specialists from HMAS Gascoyne have safely disposed of suspected Second World War ordnance in Far North Queensland.

Perfect practice makes perfect

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Miah Hammond-Errey (author), CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), CPL Steve Duncan (photographer), Corporal Mark Doran (author)

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers Able Seaman Christopher Goodwin (left) and Able Seaman Brian Josephson, from HMAS Diamantina, prepare to lower a high explosive charge to remove explosive remnants of war during Operation Render Safe 2016 in the Solomon Islands.
  (photo: CPL Steve Duncan)

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers Able Seaman Christopher Goodwin (left) and Able Seaman Brian Josephson, from HMAS Diamantina, prepare to lower a high explosive charge to remove explosive remnants of war during Operation Render Safe 2016 in the Solomon Islands.

To ensure the crews of Navy ships are ready to respond to the dynamic and unpredictable environments in which they operate, they need to be well trained, well rehearsed, and well oiled.

Gap year students join Gascoyne

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Alan Parton (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Seamen, Jesse O'Sullivan, Johaline Enslin and Jack Wilson onboard HMAS Gascoyne as they sail off the coast of Cooktown in Far North Queensland. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Seamen, Jesse O'Sullivan, Johaline Enslin and Jack Wilson onboard HMAS Gascoyne as they sail off the coast of Cooktown in Far North Queensland.

Three Gap Year students embarked in Sydney-based minehunter, HMAS Gascoyne during a deployment to far North Queensland, were exposed to more than just routine seamanship while onboard.

Waterhen supports Indigenous program

Published on by LCDR Alan Parton (author)

Students from the Defence Indigenous Development Program and Chief Petty Officer Trevor Maybir pose for a picture with HMAS Gascoyne Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alan Parton, RAN outside the ship, following a tour. (photo: Unknown)

Students from the Defence Indigenous Development Program and Chief Petty Officer Trevor Maybir pose for a picture with HMAS Gascoyne Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alan Parton, RAN outside the ship, following a tour.

Recruits from the Defence Indigenous Development Program got a chance to take a closer look at what life is like onboard a Royal Australian Navy minehunter, when sixteen participants visited Sydney recently.

Navy's domestic violence conversation continues

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy is an accredited White Ribbon workplace and supports the prevention of violence against women. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Royal Australian Navy is an accredited White Ribbon workplace and supports the prevention of violence against women.

Navy’s ongoing campaign against family and domestic violence received a major boost recently with ships’ companies and teams across the nation doing their bit to raise money for White Ribbon.
 

Gascoyne visit to Newcastle a booming success

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LCDR Alan Parton (author)

Fort Scratchley fires off four blank rounds during a traditional farewell ceremony for HMAS Gascoyne as she leaves Newcastle. (photo: Unknown)

Fort Scratchley fires off four blank rounds during a traditional farewell ceremony for HMAS Gascoyne as she leaves Newcastle.

HMAS Gascoyne’s departure from the port of Newcastle was met with a boom of excitement - four booms, in fact!

HMAS Gascoyne to the rescue

Published on by SBLT Tracy Sheddan (author), ABML S Humphris (photographer)

Rescue spot at Broken Bay. (photo: ABML S. Humphris)

Rescue spot at Broken Bay.

Royal Australian Navy Mine Hunter Coastal HMAS Gascoyne recently assisted the New South Wales (NSW) Police in rescuing stranded fishermen in Broken Bay, 50km north of Sydney.

New Zealand exercise opens

Published on by POIS Paul Berry (author), LAC Maria Oosterbaan (photographer), RNZN Photographic Unit (photographer)

A group shot of exercise participants on the deck of HMNZS Canterbury. (photo: RNZN Photographic Unit)

A group shot of exercise participants on the deck of HMNZS Canterbury.

The Royal New Zealand Navy led Western Pacific Naval Symposium Mine Counter Measures and Diving Exercise 2014 kicked off earlier this week with a memorable opening day.

Navy Mine Hunters arrive in Auckland for international exercise

Published on by LEUT Alasdair Magill (author)

HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon berthed at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland. (photo: Unknown)

HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon berthed at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland.

On Sunday last week two of Navy's Mine Hunter - Coastal Ships, HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon, set off to transit across the Tasman Sea to Auckland, New Zealand to participate in the Western Pacific Naval Symposium Mine Counter Measures and Diving Exercise 2014.