Topic: HMAS Arunta (F151)

Fighting force forms up for FCP

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

L-R: HMA Ships Hobart, Arunta, Stuart and Sirius unite off the east coast of Australia on their way to Bass Strait and the start of Fleet Certification Period 2020 (FCP20). (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

L-R: HMA Ships Hobart, Arunta, Stuart and Sirius unite off the east coast of Australia on their way to Bass Strait and the start of Fleet Certification Period 2020 (FCP20).

In a demonstration of maritime combat power, four Royal Australian Navy warships formed off Australia’s East Coast to conduct a tactical transit in the opening stages of Fleet Certification Period 2020 (FCP20).

Warships depart Sydney for first major Fleet exercise of 2020

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

HMAS Arunta, followed by HMAS Stuart, departs Sydney Harbour for the Royal Australian Navy's Fleet Certification Period 2020. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

HMAS Arunta, followed by HMAS Stuart, departs Sydney Harbour for the Royal Australian Navy's Fleet Certification Period 2020.

HMA Ships Stuart, Hobart, Arunta and Sirius departed Sydney in formation today to mark the start of the sea phase of Navy's first major exercise for the year, Fleet Certification Period 2020 (FCP20).

Arunta celebrates two significant milestones

Published on by LEUT Kieran Davis (author), SBLT Theodore Squires (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta, Commander Troy Duggan, left, and the youngest member of ship’s company, Seaman Boatswains Mate Jett Mitchell cut the ship’s 21st birthday cake. (photo: SBLT Theodore Squires)

Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta, Commander Troy Duggan, left, and the youngest member of ship’s company, Seaman Boatswains Mate Jett Mitchell cut the ship’s 21st birthday cake.

The crew of HMAS Arunta had double cause for celebration recently as they marked the ship’s 21st birthday and their return from a successful deployment to Southeast Asia.

A successful NEW HORIZON for Sirius and Arunta

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Aidan Barber (author)

HMAS Sirius seen from KRI Fatahillah underway during replenishment at sea exercises in the Java Sea. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Sirius seen from KRI Fatahillah underway during replenishment at sea exercises in the Java Sea.

Members of the Australian and Indonesian navies held a triumphant closing ceremony on board HMAS Arunta to mark the successful completion of Exercise NEW HORIZON 2019.

Australian, Indonesian sailors enjoy friendly competition in Surabaya

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Aidan Barber (author)

Members of HMA Ships Arunta and Sirius after a sports day with Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) personnel in Surabaya, Indonesia. (photo: Unknown)

Members of HMA Ships Arunta and Sirius after a sports day with Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) personnel in Surabaya, Indonesia.

Sailors and officers from HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta donned extra-long skis, jumped into sacks and joined hands with their Indonesian Navy counterparts to participate in traditional games and sport in Surabaya, Indonesia, ahead of joint maritime exercises.

Exercise NEW HORIZON dawns in Surabaya

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Aidan Barber (author)

Commanding Officers of the Australian and Indonesian warships participating in Exercise NEW HORIZON 2019 joined with their respective teams in a welcome ceremony conducted in Surabaya, Indonesia. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officers of the Australian and Indonesian warships participating in Exercise NEW HORIZON 2019 joined with their respective teams in a welcome ceremony conducted in Surabaya, Indonesia.

HMA Ships Arunta and Sirius arrived in Surabaya, Indonesia, in November to a warm welcome that included a traditional dance performance at the Jamrud Utara wharf and an opening ceremony at the Indonesian Navy’s Second Fleet Command.

Purple power rules as Toowoomba’s winning streak continues

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

HMAS Stirling and attached units compete in a netball tournament at the Mike Barnett Sport Complex as part of the HMAS Stirling's Monthly Sporting Competition. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

HMAS Stirling and attached units compete in a netball tournament at the Mike Barnett Sport Complex as part of the HMAS Stirling's Monthly Sporting Competition.

There is always pride at stake when local teams accept the challenge to compete in one of HMAS Stirling’s monthly sports competitions.

Arunta hosts industry VIPs after AMCAP upgrade

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Key personnel from across Royal Australian Navy and Defence Enterprise pose together on the forecastle of HMAS Arunta during a VIP sea day to share in the 'First of Class' AMCAP achievement at Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Key personnel from across Royal Australian Navy and Defence Enterprise pose together on the forecastle of HMAS Arunta during a VIP sea day to share in the 'First of Class' AMCAP achievement at Fleet Base West, WA.

Dignitaries from the Warship Asset Management Agreement and senior Navy officers joined HMAS Arunta on 19 July, for a VIP sea-day following the ship’s recent Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrade.

HMAS Arunta re-joins fleet with traditional smoking ceremony

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer), SBLT Samantha Brandstater (photographer)

Connie Craig, with fellow Arrernte tribal group members, Kumalie and Nari, addresses members of ship's company and guests during a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony held onboard HMAS Arunta at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Connie Craig, with fellow Arrernte tribal group members, Kumalie and Nari, addresses members of ship's company and guests during a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony held onboard HMAS Arunta at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

A cold, wet day didn’t spoil the feeling of optimism that surrounded the Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony that marked the recent return of HMAS Arunta to Fleet Base West after a 20-month Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade.

Stability tested after Arunta AMCAP upgrade

Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

HMAS Arunta conducts an incline test as part of the Anzac Mid-life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade while at the Common User Facility in Henderson, Western Australia. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

HMAS Arunta conducts an incline test as part of the Anzac Mid-life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade while at the Common User Facility in Henderson, Western Australia.

For those who go to sea there is nothing as critical as understanding the stability of the ship as it encounters all the forces that ocean and weather can bring to bear in combination.