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Mine warfare hub sees smoke

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR David Hellier (author)

Lieutenant Commander David Hellier, Elaine and Terry Olsen and Commander Nick Watson at the ceremony for the installation of three flagpoles and a commemorative plaque at HMAS Waterhen. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander David Hellier, Elaine and Terry Olsen and Commander Nick Watson at the ceremony for the installation of three flagpoles and a commemorative plaque at HMAS Waterhen.

HMAS Waterhen is often referred to as a “sleepy hollow across the Harbour” by most of the Navy in Sydney, but that was proved wrong recently with a day highlighting the combination of old and new.

Wyatt Earp continuing mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Samuel Penfold (author), LCDR Michael Kumpis (photographer), Ms Nisha Harris (photographer)

Antarctic Survey Vessel Wyatt Earp passing an iceberg in Antarctica. (photo: LCDR Michael Kumpis)

Antarctic Survey Vessel Wyatt Earp passing an iceberg in Antarctica.

The Royal Australian Navy's Antarctic Survey Vessel Wyatt Earp is currently conducting surveying operations based out of Davis, one of Australia’s Antarctic Stations.

International friendships strengthened in crisis

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author)

HMCS Vancouver through the periscope of HMAS Dechaineux during Exercise NGA TAHI. (photo: Unknown)

HMCS Vancouver through the periscope of HMAS Dechaineux during Exercise NGA TAHI.

The Royal Australian, New Zealand and Canadian Navies took part in anti-submarine warfare exercises off the east coast of New Zealand late last year.

Melbourne off to a flying start

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Robert White (author), LEUT Owen Higgins (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne is conducting MH60-R ‘Romeo’ helicopter First of Class Flight Trials off the east coast of Australia, disembarking at the nearest airfield, on Lord Howe Island. (photo: LEUT Owen Higgins)

HMAS Melbourne is conducting MH60-R ‘Romeo’ helicopter First of Class Flight Trials off the east coast of Australia, disembarking at the nearest airfield, on Lord Howe Island.

HMAS Melbourne has continued to ‘gather strength’ in 2017 conducting MH-60R ‘Romeo’ Helicopter First of Class Flight Trials.

Darwin opens scuttles and hatches

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Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Underwater Ben Hinton and family onboard HMAS Darwin during the recent family day. (photo: LCDR Jason O’Gorman)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Underwater Ben Hinton and family onboard HMAS Darwin during the recent family day.

HMAS Darwin rolled out the welcome mat for around 120 family and friends recently helping them understand the life at sea of their loved ones.

 

Huon pine delivers century of service

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Former HMAS Riawe was built in 1912 as a workboat, and requisitioned into the Naval Auxiliary Patrol in 1942. She was acquired most recently in 2004 and at that time was believed to be Australia’s oldest working fishing boat. (photo: Unknown)

Former HMAS Riawe was built in 1912 as a workboat, and requisitioned into the Naval Auxiliary Patrol in 1942. She was acquired most recently in 2004 and at that time was believed to be Australia’s oldest working fishing boat.

A patrol boat that was already 30 years old when it was acquired for war service is still going strong - 104 years after its construction.

Armoured vehicles put to the test on Canberra

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

A Rheinmetall Boxer combat reconnaissance vehicle prior to being loaded onto the heavy vehicle deck of HMAS Canberra during a series of trials at Fleet Base East in Sydney on 6 December 2016. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

A Rheinmetall Boxer combat reconnaissance vehicle prior to being loaded onto the heavy vehicle deck of HMAS Canberra during a series of trials at Fleet Base East in Sydney on 6 December 2016.

HMAS Canberra was introduced to the next generation of armoured fighting vehicles late last year, as part of Project Land 400 phase two trials.

Immersing himself in submarine command

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Dechaineux, Commander Robin Dainty, RAN, right, hands over an historic telescope to symbolise the handover to incoming Commanding Officer Commander Daniel Sutherland, RAN, during a command supersession held in the control room of HMAS Dechaineux, while alongside Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Dechaineux, Commander Robin Dainty, RAN, right, hands over an historic telescope to symbolise the handover to incoming Commanding Officer Commander Daniel Sutherland, RAN, during a command supersession held in the control room of HMAS Dechaineux, while alongside Fleet Base West, WA.

The start of the year heralded a change at the top for the crew of HMAS Dechaineux, with Commander Daniel Sutherland taking charge of the submarine from Commander Robin Dainty.

Airborne survey of the Apple Isle

Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), Mr Matt Collins (author)

The Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight has deployed to Tasmania to survey coastal waters from King Island to Launceston. (photo: Mr Matt Collins)

The Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight has deployed to Tasmania to survey coastal waters from King Island to Launceston.

Navy’s Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight has deployed to Tasmania to survey coastal waters from King Island to Launceston.

HMAS Darwin - the First Lady of the Fleet

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin Commander Phillip Henry, RAN; Warrant Officer Jo Jordan; Seaman Combat Systems Operator Ashley Martin; Able Seaman Marine Technician Jamal Darawshi; Warrant Officer Andrew Jocumsen; Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN; and Fleet Command Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Stephen Downey stand with the First Lady of the Fleet Trophy during a ceremony held onboard HMAS Darwin. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin Commander Phillip Henry, RAN; Warrant Officer Jo Jordan; Seaman Combat Systems Operator Ashley Martin; Able Seaman Marine Technician Jamal Darawshi; Warrant Officer Andrew Jocumsen; Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN; and Fleet Command Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Stephen Downey stand with the First Lady of the Fleet Trophy during a ceremony held onboard HMAS Darwin.

HMAS Darwin has been recognised as the Navy’s most senior commissioned ship, with the presentation of a newly created perpetual trophy, the First Lady of the Fleet.