Topic: HMAS Choules (L100)

HMAS Moreton facilitates HADR evolution in the Port of Brisbane

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Russ Benham (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Choules coming alongside the Port of Brisbane in Queensland. (photo: )

HMAS Choules coming alongside the Port of Brisbane in Queensland.

During the month of October, the Port of Brisbane was centre stage for the exchange of Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief equipment, including excavator trucks, shipping containers, an LCM8 Landing Craft, LARCs and Army personnel, between HMA Ships Choules and Adelaide.

Newcastle’s legacy, Choules’ future

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Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Scott Houlihan, presents the Newcastle Senior School with a $10,000 donation of funds raised by the ship’s company. (photo: )

Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Scott Houlihan, presents the Newcastle Senior School with a $10,000 donation of funds raised by the ship’s company.

HMAS Choules has added to the legacy left by decommissioned warship Newcastle in supporting the Newcastle Senior School by recently donating $10,000 for educational aids and new sports equipment.

Choules a picturesque classroom

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Midshipman Geraldine Gray (left) and Midshipman Maire Starkey (right) keep watch on the bridge of HMAS Choules as the ship transits to Cairns in Queensland. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Midshipman Geraldine Gray (left) and Midshipman Maire Starkey (right) keep watch on the bridge of HMAS Choules as the ship transits to Cairns in Queensland.

It was a busy afternoon of training for Midshipmen Geraldine Gray and Maire Starkey as they helped pilot the 16,000 tonnes, 176 metre-long Landing Ship Dock, HMAS Choules, through the treacherous Prince of Wales Channel off Australia’s northern coast.

Timor-Leste Defence Force members join Choules for sea-ride

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Sailor Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jackson Danton-Jack with Lieutenant Jascinto Nascimento of the Timor-Leste Defence Force on the bridge of HMAS Choules during the passage between Dili, Timor-Leste and Cairns. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy Sailor Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jackson Danton-Jack with Lieutenant Jascinto Nascimento of the Timor-Leste Defence Force on the bridge of HMAS Choules during the passage between Dili, Timor-Leste and Cairns.

Two members of the Timor-Leste Defence Force got a taste of life onboard a Royal Australian Navy ship when they joined HMAS Choules for the passage between Dili, Timor-Leste, and Cairns.

Samoa gigs a highlight for Navy Band

Published on by LSIS Craig Walton (author and photographer)

A teacher and children from Aoga Fiamalamalama special needs school dance as the Royal Australia Navy Band Sydney plays during HMAS Choules' visit to Apia, Samoa. (photo: LSIS Craig Walton)

A teacher and children from Aoga Fiamalamalama special needs school dance as the Royal Australia Navy Band Sydney plays during HMAS Choules' visit to Apia, Samoa.

Performing in Samoa recently was a career highlight for musicians from the Royal Australian Navy Band Sydney, visiting with HMAS Choules as part of ADF engagement activities in the South West Pacific.

Ceremonial sunset finale for INTERFET 20th anniversary commemorations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

The HMAS Choules' Ceremonial Guard performs a Ceremonial Sunset at the official reception held onboard HMAS Choules during the ship's visit to Dili, Timor-Leste as part of the 20th Anniversary INTERFET Commemorations. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

The HMAS Choules' Ceremonial Guard performs a Ceremonial Sunset at the official reception held onboard HMAS Choules during the ship's visit to Dili, Timor-Leste as part of the 20th Anniversary INTERFET Commemorations.

A traditional naval ceremony held with the backdrop of a peaceful Timor-Leste sunset was a fitting finale to a program of cooperation, commemoration and celebration marking the 20th anniversary of the Australian-led International Force East Timor (INTERFET) deployment.

Choules INTERFET veterans reflect after 20 years

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

L-R: Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Tyrone Mason-Powell; HMAS Choules Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Arron Convery, RAN; Petty Officer Electronics Technician Steven Mackenzie; and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Darren Johnson stand on the flight deck during the official reception held onboard HMAS Choules as part of the ship’s port visit to Dili in Timor-Leste during the 20th Anniversary of  INTERFET Commemorations. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

L-R: Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Tyrone Mason-Powell; HMAS Choules Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Arron Convery, RAN; Petty Officer Electronics Technician Steven Mackenzie; and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Darren Johnson stand on the flight deck during the official reception held onboard HMAS Choules as part of the ship’s port visit to Dili in Timor-Leste during the 20th Anniversary of INTERFET Commemorations.

Among the 227 crew members from HMAS Choules supporting INTERFET anniversary events in Timor-Leste were four members of the ship’s company who were INTERFET veterans themselves.

Choules leaves Samoa with thousands of new trees

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Members of HMAS Choules plant trees at Vailima Botanical Gardens during their visit to Apia, Samoa. (photo: LSIS Craig Walton)

Members of HMAS Choules plant trees at Vailima Botanical Gardens during their visit to Apia, Samoa.

The ADF continues to build relationships in Samoa through a series of activities with the community as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to the region.

Milestone RAS as east meets west

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HMAS Sirius conducts a replenishment at sea with HMAS Choules. (photo: )

HMAS Sirius conducts a replenishment at sea with HMAS Choules.

On her way home to Fleet Base West from the warmer climes of the South West Pacific, HMAS Sirius rendezvoused with east-based HMA Ships Hobart and Choules in the waters off Jervis Bay for a replenishment at sea.

Choules’ galley rules thanks to upgrade

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

Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics – Chefs, from left, AB Benjamin Kleemeyer, AB Gabriel Perdomo Valle, AB Brendan Berthaly, CPO Drew Robinson, LS Lachlan Stevenson, AB Gregory Roeser and AB Raj Rajak stand in the newly renovated galley aboard HMAS Choules, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics – Chefs, from left, AB Benjamin Kleemeyer, AB Gabriel Perdomo Valle, AB Brendan Berthaly, CPO Drew Robinson, LS Lachlan Stevenson, AB Gregory Roeser and AB Raj Rajak stand in the newly renovated galley aboard HMAS Choules, Sydney.

The old saying “an army marches on its stomach” is also true of warships, with crews relying on their chefs to provide nutritious meals to keep them sailing.