Topic: HMAS Ballarat (F155)

Ballarat patrols North West Shelf

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Mark Lucking (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat patrolling the North West Shelf of Australia.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

HMAS Ballarat patrolling the North West Shelf of Australia.

The north west coast of Western Australia, also known as the North West Shelf, is home to Australia’s vast and strategically vital oil and gas infrastructure, and HMAS Ballarat is part of ongoing ADF operations in the region to ensure security and stability of these critical assets.

Agility on show in Australia's north

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LEUT James Dobson (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle patrols past a gas and oil platform during a North West Shelf patrol. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Newcastle patrols past a gas and oil platform during a North West Shelf patrol.

Exercise NORTHERN SHIELD wrapped up on 10 September in Derby, Western Australia, with more than 1,200 troops and millions of kilograms of equipment returning to bases all over Australia.

Ballarat returns after six months away

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Forecastle Party prepare to throw lines as HMAS Ballarat returns home to Fleet Base West, after a six month deployment. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Forecastle Party prepare to throw lines as HMAS Ballarat returns home to Fleet Base West, after a six month deployment.

Families, friends and well-wishers lined the wharf at Fleet Base West recently as HMAS Ballarat returned home from a six-month Pacific deployment.

Rendezvous at sea leads to family reunion

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPOET Keith Bradshaw (author)

Leading Seaman Hazelman transferred from Ballarat and entered Fiji through the Savusavu Yacht Club via her father’s boat Cristy Lee (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Hazelman transferred from Ballarat and entered Fiji through the Savusavu Yacht Club via her father’s boat Cristy Lee

With smart planning, HMAS Ballarat organised a memorable family re-union near Fiji during her return passage from Exercise Rim of the Pacific 16 (RIMPAC 16).

Logistics innovation a boon for units

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Sailor from HMAS Ballarat using SLIMS mobile device. (photo: Unknown)

Sailor from HMAS Ballarat using SLIMS mobile device.

Anzac frigates HMA Ships Ballarat and Warramunga are the first two ships in the Fleet to take delivery of mobile devices set to modernise and streamline stores processes.
 

Ballarat missiles on target at RIMPAC

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author), Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Holly L Herline (photographer)

Two Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles are simultaneously launched from HMAS Ballarat as part of a live fire exercise during Exercise RIMPAC 2016. (photo: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Holly L Herline)

Two Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles are simultaneously launched from HMAS Ballarat as part of a live fire exercise during Exercise RIMPAC 2016.

HMAS Ballarat has demonstrated its warfighting capability with the successful firing of six missiles during Exercise RIMPAC 2016 in Hawaii.

Style and substance: Ballarat barber cuts hair for a cause

Published on by LCDR Mark Lucking (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat's resident barber, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew Davidson cuts a fellow crew member's hair to raise money for Beyond Blue. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Ballarat's resident barber, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew Davidson cuts a fellow crew member's hair to raise money for Beyond Blue.

Getting a good haircut at sea can be hard, but Royal Australian Navy personnel posted to a warship are still required to maintain high personal grooming standards even while underway.


Making a splash on her very first deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LS Lee-Anne Mack (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Erin Riley stands on watch in Anzac class frigate HMAS Ballarat during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Erin Riley stands on watch in Anzac class frigate HMAS Ballarat during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Camden's Erin Riley is living her childhood dream on Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Ballarat in Hawaii as one of 25,000 personnel taking part in Exercise Rim of the Pacific RIMPAC 2016, the world’s largest maritime exercise.


Eureka anniversary marked

Published on by LCDR Mark Lucking (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat Ship's Company with the 'Eureka' flag displayed in front of the 5-inch gun turret. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

HMAS Ballarat Ship's Company with the 'Eureka' flag displayed in front of the 5-inch gun turret.

The ship's company of Royal Australian Navy Anzac frigate, HMAS Ballarat, have reconnected with their ship's motto on the 161st anniversary of the Eureka Stockade.

Stirling puts on VIP treatment for special visitor

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer), Ms Kerry Tate (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Ballarat, Commander David Landon, RAN, welcomes Mr Ian Blackburn on the bridge of Ballarat prior to a comprehensive tour of the bridge by Navigating Officer Lieutenant Michael Gordon.   (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Ballarat, Commander David Landon, RAN, welcomes Mr Ian Blackburn on the bridge of Ballarat prior to a comprehensive tour of the bridge by Navigating Officer Lieutenant Michael Gordon.

For a long time, Ian Blackburn has had a voracious appetite for all things Navy and a recent visit to HMA Ships Stirling and Ballarat fulfilled a lifelong ambition for him.