Topic: HMAS Perth (F157)

Middle East mission develops sailor's skills

Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mitch Rodway in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Perth.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mitch Rodway in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Perth.

Able Seaman Mitchell Rodway is a member of the ship's company of HMAS Perth who, like the ship, is on his first operational deployment to the Middle East region as part of Operation MANITOU.

Anti-Submarine Warfare unites navies

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Adam Cooper (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Perth breaks away after a Replenishment at Sea with RFA Fort Victoria in the Arabian Gulf during Perth's deployment for Operation Manitou. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Perth breaks away after a Replenishment at Sea with RFA Fort Victoria in the Arabian Gulf during Perth's deployment for Operation Manitou.

In late August HMAS Perth joined US and Royal Navy warships as well as French and US Maritime Patrol Aircraft for a US-led anti-submarine warfare exercise in the north Arabian Sea.

First search and rescue for MH-60R

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Adam Cooper (author), LEUT Richard Morris (photographer)

HMAS Perth's MH-60R leaves the flight deck while the ship is in Victoria, Seychelles, to assist the Seychelles' Coast Guard in a search and rescue mission after a civilian boat capsized during the night. (photo: LEUT Richard Morris)

HMAS Perth's MH-60R leaves the flight deck while the ship is in Victoria, Seychelles, to assist the Seychelles' Coast Guard in a search and rescue mission after a civilian boat capsized during the night.

HMAS Perth and its embarked MH-60R helicopter supported a search and rescue off the coast of Seychelles on 14 August. 

Perth takes Romeo operational

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(L-R) Petty Officer Aircrew Chris Hodgkinson, Lieutenant John Flynn, Lieutenant Ben Thomson and Leading Seaman Aircrew Liam Carruthers in front of the MH-60R helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Perth.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

(L-R) Petty Officer Aircrew Chris Hodgkinson, Lieutenant John Flynn, Lieutenant Ben Thomson and Leading Seaman Aircrew Liam Carruthers in front of the MH-60R helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Perth.

HMAS Perth, currently conducting security operations in the Middle East region as part of Operation MANITOU, is equipped with the Royal Australian Navy’s newest and most capable pieces of technology. 
 

Seeing the world through operational tasking

Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailors Seaman Bridget Hopkins (left) and Able Seaman Freya Dodd, are on their first operational deployment at sea aboard HMAS Perth. (photo: WO2 Andrew Hetherington)

Royal Australian Navy sailors Seaman Bridget Hopkins (left) and Able Seaman Freya Dodd, are on their first operational deployment at sea aboard HMAS Perth.

Half of HMAS Perth's crew are on their first Middle East mission, two of those are Seaman Boatswains Mate Bridget Hopkins and Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Freya Dodd, who have quickly adapted to their roles on operations at sea.
 

From the Straits - Straight Into Action

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Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Esha Nona checks the Open Circuit Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus (OCCABA) in HMAS Perth's Forward Repair Base, to ensure it is ready in case of emergency. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Esha Nona checks the Open Circuit Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus (OCCABA) in HMAS Perth's Forward Repair Base, to ensure it is ready in case of emergency.

A childhood spent surrounded by water has led to a life on the water for one exceptional Torres Strait islander.

HMAS Perth reveals its charitable side

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

High fives for Able Seaman Electronics Technician Charles Smith-Luck and Able Seaman Military Logistics Personnel Serena Gracia after dancing with the school children at Samata Sarana, a christian school and hostel for children, disabled and elderly on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

High fives for Able Seaman Electronics Technician Charles Smith-Luck and Able Seaman Military Logistics Personnel Serena Gracia after dancing with the school children at Samata Sarana, a christian school and hostel for children, disabled and elderly on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Volunteers from HMAS Perth spent their time ashore during a recent port visit to Colombo, Sri Lanka, to assist a local charity organisation which cares for children, the elderly and those that are unable to be supported by their families.

Perth patrols North West Shelf

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HMAS Perth sails through the oil rigs located in the North West Shelf off the coast of Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Perth sails through the oil rigs located in the North West Shelf off the coast of Western Australia.

On passage to the Middle East for duties as part of Operation MANITOU, Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth has conducted a security patrol of Western Australia’s North West Shelf.

Perth (I) survivor honoured

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The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Perth, Mrs Lisa Scaffidi; HMAS Perth (I) veteran Mr David Manning and HMAS Perth (III) Commanding Officer, Captain Ivan Ingham, AM, RAN, during a meeting at Council House, Perth. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Perth, Mrs Lisa Scaffidi; HMAS Perth (I) veteran Mr David Manning and HMAS Perth (III) Commanding Officer, Captain Ivan Ingham, AM, RAN, during a meeting at Council House, Perth.

A visit to Western Australia by Second World War veteran, and HMAS Perth (I) survivor, Mr David Manning, provided a unique opportunity to unite a legacy with the current HMAS Perth and her namesake city.

Perth and Sirius conduct North West Shelf patrol

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HMAS Perth conducts a patrol past an oil rig off the North West Shelf of the Australian coast. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

HMAS Perth conducts a patrol past an oil rig off the North West Shelf of the Australian coast.

On returning to Australia after a south-east Asian deployment, HMAS Perth joined HMAS Sirius to conduct a security patrol of Western Australia’s North West Shelf.