Topic: HMAS Canberra (L02)

HMAS Canberra joins the fleet

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Petty Officer Communication and Information Systems Chloe Oliver with the Australian White Ensign where it will be hoisted for the first time in the newly commissioned HMAS Canberra. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Petty Officer Communication and Information Systems Chloe Oliver with the Australian White Ensign where it will be hoisted for the first time in the newly commissioned HMAS Canberra.

The Governor General of Australia, together with the Prime Minister of Australia, were the guests of honour today as Australia’s first Landing Helicopter Dock was welcomed into service in the Royal Australian Navy.

NUSHIP Canberra people master Mass Evacuation System training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Members of Sea Training Group, Lieutenant Commander John Moores, RAN, left, and Warrant Officer Simon Allanson prepare to go down the evacuation slide at BAE system's Maritime Landing Helicopter Dock Training Centre in Sydney, NSW. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Members of Sea Training Group, Lieutenant Commander John Moores, RAN, left, and Warrant Officer Simon Allanson prepare to go down the evacuation slide at BAE system's Maritime Landing Helicopter Dock Training Centre in Sydney, NSW.

NUSHIP Canberra can carry more than 1400 personnel, but how would they all leave the ship in the case of an emergency? Ten Canberra personnel found the answer when they attended Mass Evacuation System training.

Minister visits Australia’s two new Landing Helicopter Dock ships

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

LHD Project Director Marcos Alfonso; Captain Craig Bourke, DMO; Defence Minister Senator the Hon David Johnston;  and Director of Maritime for BAE Systems Bill Saltzer with NUSHIP Canberra at Williamstown, Vic. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

LHD Project Director Marcos Alfonso; Captain Craig Bourke, DMO; Defence Minister Senator the Hon David Johnston; and Director of Maritime for BAE Systems Bill Saltzer with NUSHIP Canberra at Williamstown, Vic.

Defence Minister David Johnston visited the Williamstown dockyard where Australia’s two Landing Helicopter Dock ships are being completed and was briefed on progress of the project in the lead up to the commissioning of the first LHD, NUSHIP Canberra.

A glimpse at Navy’s largest ship’s company

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Ship's company of NUSHIP Canberra assemble at Garden Island, Sydney, for a briefing by Commanding Officer Captain Jonathan Sadleir, immediately after the ship arrived alongside Fleet Base East. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Ship's company of NUSHIP Canberra assemble at Garden Island, Sydney, for a briefing by Commanding Officer Captain Jonathan Sadleir, immediately after the ship arrived alongside Fleet Base East.

So what does the Navy’s largest ship’s company in 30 years look like? NUSHIP Canberra ship’s company totals 375 people and can boast many firsts.

NUSHIP Canberra Standing Sea training

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Personnel from NUSHIP Canberra take part in fire fighting training at the School of Survivability and Ship’s Safety. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Personnel from NUSHIP Canberra take part in fire fighting training at the School of Survivability and Ship’s Safety.

Prior to training at the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship’s Safety in Jervis Bay, the members of NUSHIP Canberra’s crew who were selected as Standing Sea Fire and Emergency Party had only glimpsed each other around the workplace.

Aviation operations get real on NUSHIP Canberra

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Sailor Colin Corbett from NUSHIP Canberra gains experience as an Aircraft Director with an MRH-90 helicopter at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Sailor Colin Corbett from NUSHIP Canberra gains experience as an Aircraft Director with an MRH-90 helicopter at HMAS Albatross.

After months of training with synthetic airframes, NUSHIP Canberra’s Air Department was exposed to the real thing at HMAS Albatross earlier this month.

Canberra’s crew inspired by US amphib veterans

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LEUT Emily Kennedy (photographer)

Colonel John Mayer of the United States Marine Corps delivers a presentation to NUSHIP Canberra on the capabilities and roles required of a modern amphibious ship.

 (photo: LEUT Emily Kennedy)

Colonel John Mayer of the United States Marine Corps delivers a presentation to NUSHIP Canberra on the capabilities and roles required of a modern amphibious ship.

The ship’s company of NUSHIP Canberra recently had the opportunity to hear about amphibious operations from some international officers with first hand experience.

NUSHIP Canberra joins forces with the University of Canberra Brumbies

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Members of NUSHIP Canberra's ship's company, from left, Private Jackson Phillips; Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Charanpreet Anand; Seaman Combat Systems Operator Jack Williams; Mascot Brumby Jack; Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Steward Sally-Anne Plewis; and Commander Nathan Robb, RAN; on the field at Canberra Stadium. (photo: )

Members of NUSHIP Canberra's ship's company, from left, Private Jackson Phillips; Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Charanpreet Anand; Seaman Combat Systems Operator Jack Williams; Mascot Brumby Jack; Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Steward Sally-Anne Plewis; and Commander Nathan Robb, RAN; on the field at Canberra Stadium.

The University of Canberra Brumbies and Navy’s first Landing Helicopter Dock Ship, NUSHIP Canberra, have committed to continuing the strong relationship once shared between the last HMAS Canberra and ACT Brumbies Rugby.

Making history - RAAF officer training to become an Officer of the Day onboard Navy ship

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Assistant Officer of the Day, Flight Lieutenant Tim Clark, pipes a report over the main broadcast system during a damage control exercise aboard NUSHIP Canberra. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Assistant Officer of the Day, Flight Lieutenant Tim Clark, pipes a report over the main broadcast system during a damage control exercise aboard NUSHIP Canberra.

A Royal Australian Air Force officer is training to be first ever ‘Officer of the Day’ on a Navy ship - and not just any ship, but Navy’s newest and largest platform.

NUSHIP Canberra personnel help raise funds for charity

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Troy O'Sullivan, Signalman Allan Firth, Petty Officer Electronics Technician Pete Cannon and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Marcus Hinkley from NUSHIP Canberra sell badges and pens to raise money for the United Returned Soldiers Fund. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Troy O'Sullivan, Signalman Allan Firth, Petty Officer Electronics Technician Pete Cannon and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Marcus Hinkley from NUSHIP Canberra sell badges and pens to raise money for the United Returned Soldiers Fund.

NUSHIP Canberra personnel provided strong support to both current and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force last month as the ship’s company raised $8500 for charity and marched for the first time as a unit in the Sydney City Anzac Day Parade.