Topic: HMAS Toowoomba (F156)

Navy Chief unveils south Brisbane memorial

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Phil Fairs (author), CAPT Letitia Van Stralen (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with veterans in front of the new memorial in Brisbane dedicated to the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: CAPT Letitia Van Stralen)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with veterans in front of the new memorial in Brisbane dedicated to the Royal Australian Navy.

On 27 May the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, unveiled a new memorial in Brisbane dedicated to the Royal Australian Navy.

Logistics support strengthened

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba sails through Sydney Harbour. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

HMAS Toowoomba sails through Sydney Harbour.

It takes an extraordinary logistical effort to fit out a long–range Anzac class frigate to ensure it has the highest level of materiel support capable of high-end warfighting.

Rivalry builds relationships

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Stuart takes on Armada Espanola (ESPS) Cristobal Colon in a soccer match during the Fleet Concentration Period (FCP) Sports Day held at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Stuart takes on Armada Espanola (ESPS) Cristobal Colon in a soccer match during the Fleet Concentration Period (FCP) Sports Day held at HMAS Stirling.

Seven different sports were on the menu during a friendly competition between the Royal New Zealand Navy, Australian Navy and the Spanish Armada as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER in Western Australia.

Milestone Anzac frigate crew

Published on by SBLT Stacey Butters (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba, currently undergoing an Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Toowoomba, currently undergoing an Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia

A significant milestone has been achieved this month with the formation of a seventh Anzac class frigate crew - the first time since 2010.

Final Damage Control Exercise for Sea Trainer

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Fleet Damage Control Officer Lieutenant Commander Col Painter, of Sea Training Group, ensures personnel adopt the correct brace position during a damage control exercise onboard HMAS Toowoomba. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Fleet Damage Control Officer Lieutenant Commander Col Painter, of Sea Training Group, ensures personnel adopt the correct brace position during a damage control exercise onboard HMAS Toowoomba.

Final sea time was on the cards for the Fleet Damage Control Officer as he completed HMAS Toowoomba’s mission readiness evaluation. Lieutenant Commander Col Painter is hanging up his radio and timer when he posts from the billet in July.

Bringing the search for MH370 to the world

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (author and photographer), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Imagery Specialist David Connolly captures vision of HMAS Toowoomba as it moves into station on HMAS Success' port side as the two ships prepare for a Replenishment at Sea during Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Chief Petty Officer Imagery Specialist David Connolly captures vision of HMAS Toowoomba as it moves into station on HMAS Success' port side as the two ships prepare for a Replenishment at Sea during Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.

With the world watching and eagerly waiting for any information regarding missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, it was the Royal Australian Navy’s Imagery Specialists and Public Relations Officers who became the maritime storytellers.

New search phase as ships return home

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba comes onto station to conduct a Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Success while on Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN in search of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
 (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

HMAS Toowoomba comes onto station to conduct a Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Success while on Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN in search of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

As the search for MH370 enters a new phase, HMAS Toowoomba and MV Seahorse Standard have returned to their home port of Fleet Base West after completing their commitment to Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.

Many countries - one purpose

Published on by LCDR Edward Ellison (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Bradley Chambers, from HMAS Toowoomba, receives documents from the People's Liberation Army - Navy destroyer Haikou, while working together on Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN in the search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Bradley Chambers, from HMAS Toowoomba, receives documents from the People's Liberation Army - Navy destroyer Haikou, while working together on Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN in the search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has brought the navies of Australia and China together in a significant display of international cooperation.

Toowoomba’s quick re-supply for urgent deployment to MH370 search

Published on by LCDR Edward Ellison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Stores and equipment are unloaded from HMAS Toowoomba before the ship is replenished in preparation of support to Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN in the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Stores and equipment are unloaded from HMAS Toowoomba before the ship is replenished in preparation of support to Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN in the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

In a demonstration of the Royal Australian Navy’s commitment to the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, personnel at Fleet Base West resupplied and helped HMAS Toowoomba return to sea in under six hours.

Navy continues strong presence on the North West Shelf

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba conducts a Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Success. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

HMAS Toowoomba conducts a Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Success.

A trio of warships recently conducted a patrol of the North West Shelf Oil and Gas Fields as part of the Australian Government's Border Protection Operations.