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  • 1 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy’s Amphibious Ship, HMAS Canberra, has completed a graduated operational test and trials program to achieve a key milestone towards Initial Operating Capability. The program included integration of landing craft as well as trials for both the crew, ship and aviation systems. The Navy’s S70B Seahawk, Army’s S70A Blackhawk and the joint […]

  • 26 August 2013
    Training & Education

    As NUSHIP Canberra‘s personnel step closer to bringing the first Landing Helicopter Dock into service, a massive amount of preparation is underway ranging from the development of standard operating procedures and policies, to ship specific training involving the incorporation of an amphibious and flight capability that has never been seen before in the ADF. As part […]

  • 5 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Newly commissioned Landing Helicopter Dock, HMAS Canberra, has proven she has what it takes to conduct a safe boarding operations recently, with tough couple of days of assessment from Navy’s Sea Training Group. The testing period forms part of the Mariner Skills Evaluation which checks a range of mariner competencies specific to maintaining the safety […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    With final contractor sea trials now completed, plans are well underway for the majority of NUSHIP Canberra’s ship’s company to move down to the ship, which is currently berthed at Williamstown, Victoria.   Two-hundred out of the 380 strong Canberra team will move from Sydney to Williamstown on a RAAF KC-30 in the coming weeks, […]

  • 1 August 2014
    Training & Education

    Australian Navy’s brand new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Landing Craft have been out and about on Sydney Harbour and local waterways as NUSHIP Canberra personnel continue their training on this exciting new capability.   The LHD Landing Craft (LLC) are scheduled to be handed over to Canberra in the coming months. In the mean time, […]

  • 29 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australia’s first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship, NUSHIP Canberra has been farewelled from Melbourne as she departs for Sydney. NUSHIP Canberra departed BAE Systems Williamstown shipyard en route to her Sydney homeport. Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) Chief Executive Officer Mr Warren King said this milestone represents the excellent collaboration between the DMO and BAE Systems […]

  • 30 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The members of NUSHIP Canberra’s crew who were selected as Standing Sea Fire and Emergency Party underwent training at the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship’s Safety (RANSSSS) in Jervis Bay.   The training conducted at the school in May aimed to enhance the skills of the Standing Sea Fire and Emergency Party […]

  • 28 April 2014
    Training & Education

    NUSHIP Canberra’s Ship Company reached a significant milestone last week, as they marched together for the first time as a unit in the Sydney City Anzac Day Parade.   Canberra’s tri-service contingent made up of Navy, Army and Air Force personnel marched proudly as thousands of onlookers showed their support for Australian Defence Force Service. […]

  • 29 December 2014
    Training & Education

    Newly commissioned Landing Helicopter Dock, HMAS Canberra, has proven she has what it takes to conduct a safe boarding operations recently, with tough couple of days of assessment from Navy’s Sea Training Group. The testing period forms part of the Mariner Skills Evaluation which checks a range of mariner competencies specific to maintaining the safety […]

  • 2 February 2015
    Authorities

    Australian Navy’s newly commissioned Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra took centre stage in Sydney Harbour for the Australia Day celebrations. The LHD was positioned in the waters between the Opera House and bridge with little room to manoeuvre. Canberra’s Navigator, Lieutenant Commander Calvin Johnson, said the team executed the plan well. We needed to ensure that our navigation […]

  • 6 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock ship HMAS Canberra recently celebrated 2,000 deck landings. It was nine months after commissioning that Canberra reached 1,000 deck landings but only seven months on and the ship has doubled the mark. Canberra’s Commander Air, Commander Adrian Capner said it takes other ships in the Royal Australian Navy years […]

  • 4 March 2014
    Industry news

    NUSHIP Canberra, the first of two Landing Helicopter Dock ships being built for the Australian Defence Force, sailed yesterday for the first time under her own propulsion as part of the sea trials and testing program.   Canberra departed the BAE Systems dockyard at Williamstown where the ship will undergo a series of tests to […]

  • 30 March 2015
    Authorities

    Since commissioning in November last year, HMAS Canberra has conducted many landing craft dockings although until now, all have been achieved alongside, within a harbour or a bay. ‘Docking down’ is when the ship sinks the stern into a position in order to launch or recover the Landing Craft through the stern door. When the […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Canberra recently conducted a major service on one of its generators while the ship was at sea conducting First of Class Flight Trials off the east Australian coast. Canberra’s Propulsion Work Centre Manger, Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Jim Soar said conducting the diesel service while underway means there is less work for his team when […]

  • 1 May 2013
    Industry news

    The construction of the first of two new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships of the Australian Navy is in full swing at the BAE Systems Williamstown Shipyard at Port Phillip Bay. The vessel, officially named Canberra in a traditional Navy ceremony at Williamstown, Victoria on February 15, 2013, is undergoing various stages of preparation and […]

  • 23 May 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    Leading Seaman Marine Technician Nathan Cook is one of the commissioning crew for NUSHIP Canberra and is now undertaking Introduction into Service (IIS) Training at the new BAE Systems – Maritime Contractor Temporary Training Facility at Mascot, Sydney. The former warehouse has been converted to a state of the art facility for delivery of LHD […]

  • 31 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), NUSHIP Canberra, sailed into her new home port at Fleet Base East, Sydney. Canberra departed BAE Systems dock yard in Williamstown, Victoria on 29 October as hundreds of Defence industry staff lined the pier to say goodbye. In October 2012, the hull arrived in Williamstown where her superstructure was […]

  • 19 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter ship HMAS Canberra recently demonstrated its amphibious capabilities to the latest group of trainee sailors when it used its landing craft to transport personnel accross Western Port Bay, Victoria. The landing craft from Canberra that were used for the exercise gave new sailors a taste of life on board one […]

  • 1 December 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    As the Australian Navy’s newest ship’s company prepared for her commissioning ceremony, two Navy helicopters marked a different milestone by making the first deck landings on Australia’s largest warship. A MRH90 ‘Taipan’ from 808 Squadron and an S-70-B Seahawk from 816 Squadron flew to Fleet Base East, Sydney from their base at HMAS Albatross, Nowra […]

  • 26 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s next littoral combat ship, the Independence-variant LCS 30, will be named USS Canberra, US president Donald Trump announced in a White House news conference with Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday, February 23. The LCS will be the only US Navy vessel named for a city outside the US and the […]

  • 27 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Austal USA has held a metal cutting ceremony on the US Navy’s Independence-class littoral combat ship Canberra (LCS 30). Austal LCS Program Director Dave Growden had the honor of starting the router to cut the first piece of aluminium, signaling the start of construction. The LCS is a 127m frigate-sized vessel designed to support focused […]

  • 15 February 2013
    Industry news

    The first of two new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships was officially named Canberra in a traditional Navy ceremony at Williamstown, Victoria on Friday 15 February 2013. The new LHD was named by Mrs. Vickie Coates, wife of the late Rear Admiral Nigel Coates AM, RAN, who served a distinguished career in the Navy and […]

  • 26 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The Australian Navy’s Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit along with C Squadron, 5 Aviation Regiment has conducted a ‘quick look’ trial of the CH-47D Chinook onboard the Navy’s Flagship, HMAS Canberra. The trials were conducted over a week with preliminary work being conducted at HMAS Albatross and the flying trials conducted at sea on […]

  • 2 January 2014
    Industry news

    Four Typhoon stabilised weapons systems have been installed onboard NUSHIP Canberra, a Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) under construction for the Royal Australian Navy. The advanced weapons systems, comprising  a 25 mm M242 Bushmaster chain gun and a coaxially mounted M240 7.62mm machine gun, will be tested during scheduled  First of Class Trials at sea. They […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra has commenced the first phase of helicopter trials at sea off the coast of both New South Wales and Queensland. The Navy’s Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit is onboard Canberra conducting the trials with two MRH 90 helicopters from 808 Squadron and one S70B-2 Seahawk helicopter from […]

  • 4 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Defence Material Organisation (DMO) has successfully completed a vehicle load trial on NUSHIP Canberra in the first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Harbour Acceptance Trial to be done in Australia. The ship moved from its location at BAE Williamstown in Victoria, across the bay to Webb Dock to undertake the vehicle load trial which allowed for […]

  • 28 November 2014
    Industry news

    The Governor General of Australia, together with the Prime Minister of Australia, were the guests of honour today as Australia’s first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) was welcomed into service in the Royal Australian Navy. The Australian White Ensign was raised for the first time, signalling that HMAS Canberra (III) was formally commissioned into the Fleet. […]

  • 25 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Faulty maintenance works are reportedly the reason why the Royal Australian Navy’s two Canberra-class landing helicopter docks spent the last month tied to port. Navy chiefs are now looking into what happened during maintenance works on the $1.5 billion warships, according to the Australian Daily Telegraph, who wrote that even basic tasks like oil changes have been […]

  • 14 August 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The model, replica Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship, NUSHIP Assault, has been launched in Port Ash (near Newcastle) this week – ready to be used by NUSHIP Canberra’s Command Team during a professional ship handling course next week. It may seem ironic in this digital age, but the manned model-ship simulator training conducted at Port […]