Topic: Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV)

Keel laying of NUSHIP Pilbara - a construction milestone

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

L-R: Executive Officer HMAS Stirling Commander Guy Lewis, RAN; Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN; Mr Owen Vincent; and Navy Indigenous Advisor, Lieutenant Commander Samuel Sheppard attend the keel laying ceremony for Offshore Patrol Vessel number 3, NUSHIP Pilbara, at the Civmec facility in Henderson, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Batoft)

L-R: Executive Officer HMAS Stirling Commander Guy Lewis, RAN; Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN; Mr Owen Vincent; and Navy Indigenous Advisor, Lieutenant Commander Samuel Sheppard attend the keel laying ceremony for Offshore Patrol Vessel number 3, NUSHIP Pilbara, at the Civmec facility in Henderson, Western Australia.

The National Shipbuilding Program reached another milestone recently with the keel laying for the third Offshore Patrol Vessel, NUSHIP Pilbara, taking place at Henderson, Western Australia.

Italgal man proud of role in shipbuilding program

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ben Robinson (author), LACW Jacqueline Forrester (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Jimmy Savage with future HMAS Arafura at the Osborne Naval Shipyard. (photo: LACW Jacqueline Forrester)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Jimmy Savage with future HMAS Arafura at the Osborne Naval Shipyard.

As the nation works its way through the COVID-19 pandemic, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Jimmy Savage has demonstrated a commitment to Australia and the local community in his role at the Osborne Naval Ship Yard in South Australia.

Chief of Navy announces names of new offshore patrol vessels

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), Russell Millard (photographer)

Evyenia Kontakos, left, 4th year apprentice welder and boilermaker from the Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC); and Commodore Steve Tiffen, CSM, RAN, Director General, Naval Construction Branch, hammer wedges to secure the Chief of Navy's ceremonial coin into place during the keel laying ceremony of OPV 2, NUSHIP Eyre. (photo: Russell Millard)

Evyenia Kontakos, left, 4th year apprentice welder and boilermaker from the Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC); and Commodore Steve Tiffen, CSM, RAN, Director General, Naval Construction Branch, hammer wedges to secure the Chief of Navy's ceremonial coin into place during the keel laying ceremony of OPV 2, NUSHIP Eyre.

During the ceremonial keel laying for the second Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, announced the names of the next five vessels.

Construction begins on Arafura Class patrol vessels

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author and photographer)

Sailors from Navy Construction Branch inspect a model of the Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel at Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide. (photo: LEUT Ryan Zerbe)

Sailors from Navy Construction Branch inspect a model of the Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel at Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide.

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, joined staff from Navy’s Construction Branch in Adelaide today to mark the start of construction of the first of 12 new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV).

Offshore Patrol Vessel announced

Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author)

An Offshore Patrol Vessel, designed by Lürssen. (photo: Unknown)

An Offshore Patrol Vessel, designed by Lürssen.

The much-awaited announcement for the replacement to the current Armidale Class Patrol Boats was announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at Russell Offices in Canberra today.