Topic: HMAS Canberra (L02)

Australia’s Canberra Class amphibious ships confirm full capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

File image: NUSHIP Adelaide is manoeuvred towards her berth at Fleet Base East - Garden Island while her sister ship, HMAS Canberra, can be seen near the entrance into the Captain Cook Graving Dock, October 2015. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

File image: NUSHIP Adelaide is manoeuvred towards her berth at Fleet Base East - Garden Island while her sister ship, HMAS Canberra, can be seen near the entrance into the Captain Cook Graving Dock, October 2015.

The Royal Australian Navy is now one of the world’s premier amphibious forces with both of the Fleet’s Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Docks and Landing Craft, acquired under Joint Project 2048, successfully achieving Final Operational Capability in November.

Hundreds of sailors learn how to ask ‘R U OK?’

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Commander Surface Force, Commodore Stephen Hughes, CSC, RAN, Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Ley, RAN, and the 'R U OK?' team onboard HMAS Adelaide during the Mental Health Awareness Month event. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

Commander Surface Force, Commodore Stephen Hughes, CSC, RAN, Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Ley, RAN, and the 'R U OK?' team onboard HMAS Adelaide during the Mental Health Awareness Month event.

Ship’s company of HMAS Adelaide has marked Mental Health Awareness Month with an event to build confidence in asking ‘R U OK?’ Joined by personnel from sister ship Canberra, they learned how to spot the signs that it might be time to have an R U OK? conversation.

Navy Boss Lift a hit

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Josh Williams (author), Ms Robin Hooper (photographer)

Navy Boss Lift members on HMAS Canberra's Flight Deck for day one of group activities in Jervis Bay, NSW. (photo: Ms Robin Hooper)

Navy Boss Lift members on HMAS Canberra's Flight Deck for day one of group activities in Jervis Bay, NSW.

Members of the Royal Australian Navy have showcased their maritime skills to civilian employers of Navy reservists from across Australia this week, as Exercise Navy Boss Lift 2019 got underway in Sydney.

HMAS Canberra says Ahoy way down under

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Hobart locals line up to take a tour of HMAS Canberra during her visit to the Tasmanian port in 2015. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Hobart locals line up to take a tour of HMAS Canberra during her visit to the Tasmanian port in 2015.

One of Australia’s largest warships, HMAS Canberra, docked at Macquarie Wharf in Hobart on Wednesday for a five-day port visit, the first time the 230m long LHD has returned to the southern capital since 2016.

NSW Governor made honorary Commodore in the Royal Australian Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, left, and Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead AM, RAN, right, award Governor of NSW, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley, AO, QC, with the honorary rank of Commodore, RAN onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, left, and Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead AM, RAN, right, award Governor of NSW, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley, AO, QC, with the honorary rank of Commodore, RAN onboard HMAS Canberra.

New South Wales Governor Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley was appointed an honorary Commodore in the Royal Australian Navy today in a ceremony aboard HMAS Canberra.

Warm reception for Flag Ship’s return

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN welcomes home HMAS Canberra as they return to Fleet Base Ease from a six month deployment. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN welcomes home HMAS Canberra as they return to Fleet Base Ease from a six month deployment.

Hundreds of family and friends welcomed HMAS Canberra home last week, following her six month overseas deployment through Asia.

Human resources at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Nicole Strachan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Melanie Ryan and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Rachel Gorbert in the ships office onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Lieutenant Commander Melanie Ryan and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Rachel Gorbert in the ships office onboard HMAS Canberra.

A small Navy team recently took on the complex role of personnel coordination during the major military exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Another major step for ADF amphibious capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Tim Watson (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

A Royal Australian Navy light landing craft transports to land an Australian Army M1A1 Abrams main battle tank as part of load trials with HMAS Canberra. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

A Royal Australian Navy light landing craft transports to land an Australian Army M1A1 Abrams main battle tank as part of load trials with HMAS Canberra.

In waters off the coast of Townsville, HMAS Canberra and units of the Australian Army’s 3rd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and 3rd Combat Service Support Battalion successfully completed trials to transport an M1A1 Main Battle Tank ashore using an LHD Landing Craft.

People sleeping rough to benefit from Canberra's long deployment

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef James Elliott with his collection of donated sanitary products onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef James Elliott with his collection of donated sanitary products onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Some people walk past homeless people in the streets, barely giving them a second thought or at best offering a few coins. But not Chief Petty Officer James Elliott.

It's a dog's life at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author)

Australian Defence Force Military Police dog Nitro waits to fly from a Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock ship during Exercise SEA RAIDER. (photo: )

Australian Defence Force Military Police dog Nitro waits to fly from a Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock ship during Exercise SEA RAIDER.

Three dogs and their handlers deployed to sea off Townsville recently, as part of the Australian Defence Force’s Australian Amphibious Task Group.