Topic: HMAS Parramatta (F154)

HMAS Parramatta departs for the South Pacific

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Crew from HMAS Parramatta line up on the flight deck as the ship departs Sydney Harbour for Operation SOLANIA. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Crew from HMAS Parramatta line up on the flight deck as the ship departs Sydney Harbour for Operation SOLANIA.

The Royal Australian Navy Frigate HMAS Parramatta departed Sydney this week on a three week deployment to the South Pacific, as part of Australia’s Operation SOLANIA.

Colouring competition winners get a tour of HMAS Parramatta

Published on by LEUT Louella Yu (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

The Parramatta Council Colouring Competition winners and their parents with the Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Simon Cannell, RAN; The Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Cr John Chedid; and Deputy Mayor Paul Garrard while onboard HMAS Parramatta. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

The Parramatta Council Colouring Competition winners and their parents with the Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Simon Cannell, RAN; The Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Cr John Chedid; and Deputy Mayor Paul Garrard while onboard HMAS Parramatta.

Last week six children, their families and the Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Councillor John Chedid, were treated to a tour of one of the Royal Australian Navy’s Sydney-based Anzac class frigates HMAS Parramatta.

From the Bay to the big blue sea

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Able Seaman Luke Hartup from Port Stephens will be spending Christmas onboard HMAS Parramatta, conducting borer protection operations. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Able Seaman Luke Hartup from Port Stephens will be spending Christmas onboard HMAS Parramatta, conducting borer protection operations.

Less than 18 months ago, Anna Bay local Luke Hartup took the Gan Gan Road out of town toward Port Stephens and into a new life.

No regular office job for Louella Yu

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Louella Yu onboard HMAS Parramatta gets into the Christmas spirit, prior to conducting border protection patrols in northern Australian waters this holiday period. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Sub Lieutenant Louella Yu onboard HMAS Parramatta gets into the Christmas spirit, prior to conducting border protection patrols in northern Australian waters this holiday period.

When 26 year old Louella Yu finished her Mechatronics Engineering degree at UTS Sydney, she was pretty sure she didn’t want a regular office job. This Christmas, she will be a long way from a regular office - taking part in border protection operations onboard HMAS Parramatta, assigned to Operation RESOLUTE.

Stawell gifts given early this year

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Able Seaman Melissa Gay from Stawell country Victoria is truly into the Christmas spirit onboard HMAS Parramatta. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Able Seaman Melissa Gay from Stawell country Victoria is truly into the Christmas spirit onboard HMAS Parramatta.

Christmas came early at Lenny and Jackie Gay’s Stawell household a few months ago, when the Gay family swapped gifts and had an early Christmas dinner before daughter Melissa deployed aboard HMAS Parramatta.

Setting the Christmas table on the high seas

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Leading Seaman Jessica Sampson onboard HMAS Parramatta this year for Christmas conducting border protection operations in northern Australian waters. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Leading Seaman Jessica Sampson onboard HMAS Parramatta this year for Christmas conducting border protection operations in northern Australian waters.

Adelaide native Jessica Sampson works in a hospitality job with a difference. Like many other 22 year olds, she likes to travel and expects to spend New Year’s Eve in the company of a bunch of young people of around the same age. But unlike most of her peers, Jessica will bring the New Year in at sea, deployed on Operation RESOLUTE onboard the Australian warship HMAS Parramatta.

Navy values inspire Sensis Yellow Pages

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

L-R: Mr Paul Brown, Ms Christy Standen, Ms Dianne Sullivan, Mr Paul Whittingham during their tour on board HMAS Parramatta. (photo: Unknown)

L-R: Mr Paul Brown, Ms Christy Standen, Ms Dianne Sullivan, Mr Paul Whittingham during their tour on board HMAS Parramatta.

Six members from Sensis Newcastle were given the opportunity to visit Garden Island and tour HMAS Parramatta, after they won an internal competition, inspired by Navy Values.

MRH-90 VERTREP: a first for many

Published on by SBLT Samantha Best (author), LSML-SC Lisa Thompson (author), POEW Martin Anderson (photographer)

On 29 September 2013 the Flight Deck Team of HMAS Parramatta conducted a VERTREP with ESPS Cantabria, while participating in Exercise TRITON CENTENARY 13. (photo: POEW Martin Anderson)

On 29 September 2013 the Flight Deck Team of HMAS Parramatta conducted a VERTREP with ESPS Cantabria, while participating in Exercise TRITON CENTENARY 13.

In September, HMAS Parramatta’s Flight Deck Team conducted a Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP) with Spanish replenishment ship ESPS Cantabria while participating in Exercise TRITON CENTENARY 13.

HMAS Parramatta continues strong and meaningful connection with Parramatta

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

(L-R) Reviewing Officer CDRE Michael Noonan, the Deputy Lord Mayor, Cr Paul Garrard, CO HMAS Parramatta (IV), CMDR Scott Cannell is given the key to the City of Parramatta by the Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Cr John Chedid after the Freedom of Entry march through (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

(L-R) Reviewing Officer CDRE Michael Noonan, the Deputy Lord Mayor, Cr Paul Garrard, CO HMAS Parramatta (IV), CMDR Scott Cannell is given the key to the City of Parramatta by the Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Cr John Chedid after the Freedom of Entry march through

The City of Parramatta paid tribute to the service of men and women from all ships that have carried the Parramatta name in a wreath laying ceremony at the HMAS Parramatta (I) memorial at Queens Wharf Park this week.

All aboard for fleet family day

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Thousands of Sydneysiders flock to see HMS Daring (pictured), HMAS Parramatta and USS Chosin during the warship open day at Barangaroo. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Thousands of Sydneysiders flock to see HMS Daring (pictured), HMAS Parramatta and USS Chosin during the warship open day at Barangaroo.

Despite Vice-Regal attendance, spectacular pyrotechnics displays and a Prince, the highlight for many visitors to the International Fleet Review was getting up close and personal with the technology of a modern Navy.