Topic: HMAS Perth (F157)

Medics essential on the open seas

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Petty Officer Medical Samone Black in the sickbay onboard HMAS Perth. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Petty Officer Medical Samone Black in the sickbay onboard HMAS Perth.

A medic is an essential sailor on a Navy ship heading out on an operational deployment. There is no floating hospital in the middle of an ocean to assist sailors, nor is there an ambulance. There is only a helicopter to take people back to land.

Team Perth airs the laundry

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Petrie (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Perth proudly shows support and thanks for Aussie Hero Quilts during an operational deployment port visit in Muscat, Oman. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Perth proudly shows support and thanks for Aussie Hero Quilts during an operational deployment port visit in Muscat, Oman.

Creating one of the most unusual sights of her deployment, HMAS Perth's 5-inch gun, harpoon anti-ship missile launchers and forecastle were all draped in hand-made quilts while alongside in Muscat, Oman recently.

Life as Perth's eye in the sky

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Leading Seaman Aircrewman Liam Carruthers mans the 12.7mm Mounted Machine Gun from inside the cab of HMAS Perth's embarked MH-60R Helicopter as the ship begins it's first patrol in the Arabian Sea. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Liam Carruthers mans the 12.7mm Mounted Machine Gun from inside the cab of HMAS Perth's embarked MH-60R Helicopter as the ship begins it's first patrol in the Arabian Sea.

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Liam Carruthers is a sensor operator on Navy’s most modern and advanced helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk, recently deployed to the Middle East region with HMAS Perth.

Exchange proves rewarding for warfare officer

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

Commander Joint Task Force 633, Air Vice Marshall Tim Innes, presents Lieutenant Commander Oliver Nokes with a bronze commendation during an awards ceremony onboard HMAS Perth at Muscat, Oman. HMAS Perth is nearing the end of her Operation MANITOU deployment to the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Commander Joint Task Force 633, Air Vice Marshall Tim Innes, presents Lieutenant Commander Oliver Nokes with a bronze commendation during an awards ceremony onboard HMAS Perth at Muscat, Oman. HMAS Perth is nearing the end of her Operation MANITOU deployment to the Middle East Region.

HMAS Perth’s  Operations Officer, Principal Warfare Officer, Lieutenant Commander Oliver (Olly) Nokes has been commended by Commander Joint Task Force 633, Air Vice Marshall Tim Innes during the ship’s final hours alongside in Muscat, Oman.

Anti-drug operations form bond

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Richard Morris (author and photographer)

Members from Seychelles National Drug Enforcement Agency enjoy a damage control display during a tour of HMAS Perth. (photo: LEUT Morris)

Members from Seychelles National Drug Enforcement Agency enjoy a damage control display during a tour of HMAS Perth.

HMAS Perth is conducting counter-terrorism operations in the Indian Ocean region, under the command of Combined Task Force 150. 

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

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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

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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.