Topic: HMAS Ballarat (F155)

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.

HMAS Ballarat celebrates tenth birthday and readies for big upgrade

Published on by LCDR Mark Fielder (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Ballarat, Commander Matt Doornbos cuts the cake along with Seaman Rylan Painter (left) and Chief Petty Officer Tony Anderson (right). (photo: LCDR Mark Fielder)

Commanding Officer HMAS Ballarat, Commander Matt Doornbos cuts the cake along with Seaman Rylan Painter (left) and Chief Petty Officer Tony Anderson (right).

The Royal Australian Navy Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Ballarat proudly celebrated her tenth birthday recently, on a characteristically windy day at Fleet Base West.

Defend the Flag and United We Stand

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

The crew of HMAS Ballarat receive their new ball-caps and patches as they prepare to take up their new post on HMAS Anzac after it arrived alongside Fleet Base West. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

The crew of HMAS Ballarat receive their new ball-caps and patches as they prepare to take up their new post on HMAS Anzac after it arrived alongside Fleet Base West.

Moving offices in the civilian world is a little less complicated and spectacular than the Royal Australian Navy way as was displayed last week at Fleet Base West.

Ballarat and Success engage in Exercise BLUE RAPTOR on way to upgrade

Published on by LCDR Mark Fielder (author), ABCSO Love (photographer)

HMA Ships Ballarat (155) and Success patrol Australia's North West Shelf region as part of Exercise BLUE RAPTOR. (photo: ABCSO Love)

HMA Ships Ballarat (155) and Success patrol Australia's North West Shelf region as part of Exercise BLUE RAPTOR.

After completing an Operation RESOLUTE deployment in Darwin, HMAS Ballarat commenced a fast transit down the West Coast towards Fleet Base West. Ballarat was in company with HMAS Success as they passed through one of the most important areas on Australia’s long coastline.

Navy continues strong presence on the North West Shelf

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba conducts a Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Success. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

HMAS Toowoomba conducts a Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Success.

A trio of warships recently conducted a patrol of the North West Shelf Oil and Gas Fields as part of the Australian Government's Border Protection Operations.

From terra firma Tasmania to sea off the top end

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Seaman Combat System Operator Jackson Cosgrove onboard HMAS Bathurst conducting Border Protection Operations in the northern Australian waters. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Seaman Combat System Operator Jackson Cosgrove onboard HMAS Bathurst conducting Border Protection Operations in the northern Australian waters.

Devonport local, Jackson Cosgrove is spending his first year away from home this Christmas, deployed at sea with his Navy family on border protection operations.