Topic: HMAS Ararat (P89)

Innovative training delivers future capability

Published on by SBLT Huon Fairbairn (author), ABCIS Riley Smith (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Thomas Hiramatsu, right, drives HMAS Ararat from the port bridge wing, supervised by Executive Officer Lieutenant Iris Van Kampen, and with Lead Instructor Lieutenant Commander Alicia Runde, during the Small Ships Navigation Course at sea off the Kimberley coastline. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Thomas Hiramatsu, right, drives HMAS Ararat from the port bridge wing, supervised by Executive Officer Lieutenant Iris Van Kampen, and with Lead Instructor Lieutenant Commander Alicia Runde, during the Small Ships Navigation Course at sea off the Kimberley coastline.

The global pandemic has certainly presented challenges and hardship for the Australian community to endure. However, it has also presented the Royal Australian Navy the opportunity to devise innovative approaches toward training delivery and generating future capability.

Ararat and Maitland rendezvous for seamanship training

Published on by LEUT Matthew Newman (author)

Lieutenant Commander Julia Griffin controls HMAS Maitland from the starboard bridge wing as the Armidale Class Patrol Boat prepares to steam alongside HMAS Ararat in waters west of the Tiwi Islands, NT. (photo: )

Lieutenant Commander Julia Griffin controls HMAS Maitland from the starboard bridge wing as the Armidale Class Patrol Boat prepares to steam alongside HMAS Ararat in waters west of the Tiwi Islands, NT.

The Commanding Officers who made Royal Australian Navy history as the first married couple to command patrol boats at the same time, have found a unique opportunity to rendezvous and test their crews’ seamanship skills.

Husband and wife make patrol boat history

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Mr Glenn Campbell (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Julia Griffin and her husband, Lieutenant Commander Khan Beaumont, in the Coonawarra Basin at the Navy's patrol boat base, HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin. (photo: Glenn Campbell)

Lieutenant Commander Julia Griffin and her husband, Lieutenant Commander Khan Beaumont, in the Coonawarra Basin at the Navy's patrol boat base, HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.

A married couple in Darwin has become the first husband and wife in Royal Australian Navy history to command patrol boats at the same time.

Top End Cadets enjoy snapshot of patrol boat life

Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), LEUT ANC Jane Reptik (photographer)

Cadets from TS Darwin with Commanding Officer HMAS Ararat, Lieutenant Commander Khan Beaumont and Commanding Officer TS Darwin, Lieutenant ANC Jane Reptik during a ship tour of HMAS Ararat. (photo: Lieutenant ANC Jane Reptik)

Cadets from TS Darwin with Commanding Officer HMAS Ararat, Lieutenant Commander Khan Beaumont and Commanding Officer TS Darwin, Lieutenant ANC Jane Reptik during a ship tour of HMAS Ararat.

A group of Australian Navy Cadets has enjoyed a surprise tour of a working patrol boat during a visit to Top End naval establishment HMAS Coonawarra.

City celebrates HMAS Ararat (II) visit

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Ararat Rural City Council (photographer)

HMAS Ararat (II) exercises its right to Freedom of Entry to Ararat, Victoria for the first time in the Navy and city’s 75 year association. (photo: Ararat Rural City Council)

HMAS Ararat (II) exercises its right to Freedom of Entry to Ararat, Victoria for the first time in the Navy and city’s 75 year association.

The crew of HMAS Ararat (II) celebrated 75 years of association with its city namesake by exercising its right to Freedom of Entry to Ararat, Victoria recently.

 

Paradise not lost on patrol boats

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Dignitaries from the Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and Australian navies at the Openening Ceremony for Exercise PARADISE, an annual activity designed to improve regional security to the north of Australia and interoperability between the PNG and Australian navies.  (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Dignitaries from the Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and Australian navies at the Openening Ceremony for Exercise PARADISE, an annual activity designed to improve regional security to the north of Australia and interoperability between the PNG and Australian navies.

One of the largest bilateral maritime exercises between Australia and Papua New Guinea is underway off Darwin, reinforcing the strong ties between the navies of the maritime nations.