Topic: Port Ash Ship Handling Facility

LHD replica on show for naming ceremony

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

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs and Mrs Cath Beazley officially unveil the name of the scaled version of Navy's Landing Helicopter Dock as Director of Port Ash Australia, Captain Cliff Beazley, watches on at Port Ash, north of Newcastle. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs and Mrs Cath Beazley officially unveil the name of the scaled version of Navy's Landing Helicopter Dock as Director of Port Ash Australia, Captain Cliff Beazley, watches on at Port Ash, north of Newcastle.

The scaled versions of Navy’s Landing Helicopter Dock and Landing Ship Dock used for ship handling training at the Port Ash Ship Handling Facility near Newcastle have been officially named in an informal ceremony.

Canberra command team gets first taste of driving an LHD

Published on by POIS Paul Berry (author and photographer)

Executive Officer NUSHIP Canberra, CMDR Jonathan Earley (seated), Navigating Officer, LCDR Calvin Johnson (standing) and Port Ash facilitator, John Ryan, hone their LHD ship-handling skills on NUSHIP Assault. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Executive Officer NUSHIP Canberra, CMDR Jonathan Earley (seated), Navigating Officer, LCDR Calvin Johnson (standing) and Port Ash facilitator, John Ryan, hone their LHD ship-handling skills on NUSHIP Assault.

NUSHIP Canberra's Command Team have had their first taste of raw LHD ship-handling, albeit at 1:20 scale.