Topic: HMAS Darwin (F04)

Rivalry builds relationships

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

HMAS Stuart takes on Armada Espanola (ESPS) Cristobal Colon in a soccer match during the Fleet Concentration Period (FCP) Sports Day held at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Stuart takes on Armada Espanola (ESPS) Cristobal Colon in a soccer match during the Fleet Concentration Period (FCP) Sports Day held at HMAS Stirling.

Seven different sports were on the menu during a friendly competition between the Royal New Zealand Navy, Australian Navy and the Spanish Armada as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER in Western Australia.

Fastest gun in the West

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), POEW Mark Feggans (author)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Nicholas Challinor-Stevenson onboard HMAS Darwin. (photo: POEW Mark Feggans)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Nicholas Challinor-Stevenson onboard HMAS Darwin.

Experiences such as the multi-platform exercise underway off the Western Australian coast help Navy members train as they fight, preparing ships and people for varied scenarios.

Darwin helps Adelaide celebrate Navy Week

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author)

Members of the Royal Australian Air Force’s Maritime Patrol Wing toured HMAS Darwin while berthed at Adelaide for Navy Week celebrations 2017. (photo: LSEW Nathan Streeter)

Members of the Royal Australian Air Force’s Maritime Patrol Wing toured HMAS Darwin while berthed at Adelaide for Navy Week celebrations 2017.

HMAS Darwin proved a popular attraction for sightseers in Adelaide when she berthed at the capital city for Navy Week South Australia.

Darwin opens scuttles and hatches

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Underwater Ben Hinton and family onboard HMAS Darwin during the recent family day. (photo: LCDR Jason O’Gorman)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Underwater Ben Hinton and family onboard HMAS Darwin during the recent family day.

HMAS Darwin rolled out the welcome mat for around 120 family and friends recently helping them understand the life at sea of their loved ones.

 

HMAS Darwin - the First Lady of the Fleet

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin Commander Phillip Henry, RAN; Warrant Officer Jo Jordan; Seaman Combat Systems Operator Ashley Martin; Able Seaman Marine Technician Jamal Darawshi; Warrant Officer Andrew Jocumsen; Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN; and Fleet Command Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Stephen Downey stand with the First Lady of the Fleet Trophy during a ceremony held onboard HMAS Darwin. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin Commander Phillip Henry, RAN; Warrant Officer Jo Jordan; Seaman Combat Systems Operator Ashley Martin; Able Seaman Marine Technician Jamal Darawshi; Warrant Officer Andrew Jocumsen; Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN; and Fleet Command Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Stephen Downey stand with the First Lady of the Fleet Trophy during a ceremony held onboard HMAS Darwin.

HMAS Darwin has been recognised as the Navy’s most senior commissioned ship, with the presentation of a newly created perpetual trophy, the First Lady of the Fleet.

Sailor continues community mindset

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Robert Griffiths at the flag bin on board HMAS Darwin. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Robert Griffiths at the flag bin on board HMAS Darwin.

Formerly a store manager of a fast food restaurant, 29-year old Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Robert Griffiths is well versed in community relations.

Darwin still sailing strong

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

HMAS Darwin prepares to come alongside Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

HMAS Darwin prepares to come alongside Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin.

Guided missile frigate HMAS Darwin had a jam-packed 2016 with the frigate deployed on two operations and working with a number of foreign navies across the globe - proof that the old girl still has the goods, going into her 33rd year of service.

Christmas duty for Adelaide sailor

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Lisanne Hyland conducts planned maintenance of an F88 Austyer in the Armoury of HMAS Darwin. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Lisanne Hyland conducts planned maintenance of an F88 Austyer in the Armoury of HMAS Darwin.

Not many young Australians can say they’ve busted drug and weapon smugglers, supported earthquake recovery efforts and visited nine countries on three continents.

Australian and Canadian ships tested

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS James Whittle (photographer)

Members of HMAS Darwin's boarding party return via sea boat from boarding drills aboard HMCS Vancouver during passage from Brisbane to Auckland for the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th Anniversary International Naval Review. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Members of HMAS Darwin's boarding party return via sea boat from boarding drills aboard HMCS Vancouver during passage from Brisbane to Auckland for the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th Anniversary International Naval Review.

HMAS Darwin used a trans-Tasman voyage to brush up on her boarding drills with friends from Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Vancouver.

HMAS Darwin completes earthquake relief

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Warfare Ryan Taylor (left) and Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Nicholas Challinor Stevenson (right) speak with Kaikoura resident Andrew Spencer.  (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Electronics Warfare Ryan Taylor (left) and Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Nicholas Challinor Stevenson (right) speak with Kaikoura resident Andrew Spencer.

HMAS Darwin has completed her mission in earthquake ravaged Kaikoura, New Zealand.