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  • 10 August 2017
    Authorities

    The Royal Australian Navy on August 9 marked the 75th anniversary of the loss of HMAS Canberra (I) during the World War II Guadalcanal Campaign. The commemorative service took place over her final resting place in waters off the Solomon Islands. As part of a series of commemorations for the battles at Guadalcanal, Navy personnel from […]

  • 6 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Eight personnel from ATTACK SIX and HQ NORCOM have conducted a Battlefield tour of the Solomon Islands as part of the Armidale Class Patrol Boat Crews team building program. The group conducted tours of the legendary Guadalcanal battlefields with renowned historian and expert tour guide Mr John Innes. The tour took the officers and sailors […]

  • 16 August 2012
    Training & Education

    9 August 1942 is a date that will always be remembered by the Royal Australian Navy for it was on this day that it suffered its largest warship loss at sea. 70 years later, HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon positioned themselves over the final resting place of HMAS Canberra (I), fell silent and remembered the 84 […]

  • 21 July 2014
    Authorities

    In support of Operation SOLANIA, HMAS Parramatta conducted a port visit to Honiara, Solomon Islands from 11 – 14 July, to assist in maritime surveillance of the South Pacific Region as coordinated through the Pacific Island Forum Agency.   On arrival, the ship was met by members of the High Commission, and Parramatta’s new Commanding […]

  • 15 August 2011
    Industry news

      At Fleet Base West the Prime Minister and the Minister for Defence announced that the ex Royal Fleet Auxilliary Landing Ship Dock Largs Bay is to commission into the Royal Australian Navy as HMAS Choules. Many of you will recall that former Chief Petty Officer Claude Choules passed away in May of this year, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 July 2016
    Training & Education

    HMAS Canberra has successfully embarked four United States Marine Corps (USMC) Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) off the coast of Hawaii marking another milestone in the ship’s interoperability with United States counterparts. The under way recovery took place as part of interoperability trials with amphibious transport dock USS San Diego during the Sea Phase of Exercise […]

  • 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. […]

  • 17 August 2016
    Authorities

    After the devastating cyclone named Winston hit Fiji on February 20, 2016 and left 42 people dead and caused significant material damage, Royal Australian Navy sent the HMAS Canberra landing helicopter dock to Fiji with 60 tonnes of emergency relief supplies, three MRH-90 helicopters and around 760 Australian Defence Force personnel including engineers, carpenters, electricians and plumbers to help […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After months of training with synthetic airframes, NUSHIP Canberra’s Air Department was exposed to the real thing at HMAS Albatross earlier this month.   The team conducted aviation operations training with an MRH90 helicopter on the Landing Helicopter Deck (LHD) dummy deck which simulates the ship’s flight deck. The ship’s aircraft directors marshalled the helicopter […]

  • 1 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two Royal Australian Navy sailors deployed to Exercise RIMPAC have saved the life of a drowning man in Honolulu, Hawaii. According to the Australian Navy, Hawaiian resident Chad Gillingham fell more than four meters from the pier into the harbor shortly before midnight earlier this month and suffered a serious head wound and lacerations after striking […]

  • 27 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In a new aviation milestone, Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Canberra will be embarking two Army Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopters for the first time. The two Tigers, will join two MRH-90 Taipan medium lift helicopters and one MH-60R Seahawk conducting first of class flight trials onboard the amphibious giant over the next six weeks. The trials are […]

  • 26 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ms Sharon Claydon, MP, Federal Member for Newcastle, has visited Australia’s sailors, soldiers and airmen (and women) in Hawaii for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. The MP linked up with Defence as part of the Australian Defence Force Parliamentary Program (ADFPP). The program is a two way exchange in which MPs from the […]

  • 25 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Seaman Jarryd Capper of 816 Squadron may have followed in his fathers footsteps when he chose a career in the Royal Australian Navy but this situation will be reversed when HMAS Albatross march through Nowra on Anzac Day. Jarryd has the honour of carrying the Albatross ceremonial lifebuoy and will be heading up the parade. […]

  • 2 August 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra has completed trials to transport an M1A1 main battle tank and large vehicle loads ashore using an LHD landing craft. The tests, carried out with the Australian Army’s 3rd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and 3rd Combat Service Support Battalion, took place after the landing craft recently underwent […]

  • 22 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock got another opportunity to shine at the International Rim of the Pacific exercise in Hawaii as the largest and heaviest U.S. armed forces helicopter landed on it deck for the first time. The United States Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Super Stallion flew to Canberra from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii as […]

  • 17 October 2012
    Industry news

    The Navy’s first Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) has arrived at its Australian home for the next 12 months in Victoria. The LHDs are the largest ships ever built for the Royal Australian Navy and testimony to this was the fact that it was visible on the horizon almost 2 hours before entering the […]

  • 27 November 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    When Captain Lee Goddard handed over the ‘weight’ of command to Captain Ivan Ingham recently, the ceremony marked a significant turning point in the career for the outgoing HMAS Perth Commanding Officer. After career at sea spanning more than 20 years including command of HMA Ships Parramatta and Perth, Captain Goddard is now looking forward […]

  • 3 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Turkey began construction of the nation’s first amphibious assault ship with a steel cutting ceremony on April 30. Based on the Spanish Navy’s landing helicopter dock (LHD) Juan Carlos I and designed by Navantia, the Turkish version of the ship will be named TCG Anadolu and have the pennant number L-408. Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, […]

  • 23 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The first of class flight trials that Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra conducted demanded engagement of Army test pilots, Navy flight test engineers and Air Force technicians, all working on the task. Canberra’s Commander Air, Commander Adrian Capner said that military aviation was increasingly becoming a whole-of-Defence endeavour. “This ship is indicative of […]

  • 2 July 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    To strengthen its defence business development activities and capabilities Austal has appointed former Deputy Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Rear Admiral Davyd Thomas, AO, CSC, RANR to the executive position of Vice President – Defence. Austal Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bellamy said the skills, experience and contacts Rear Admiral Thomas had gained in a […]

  • 17 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Toowoomba has formed a new crew, for the first time since 2010, thereby achieving a significant milestone, the navy said. Personnel formed up to crew HMAS Toowoomba, currently undergoing an Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia, on August 1. The frigate is expected to undock next month. Toowoomba […]

  • 21 February 2012
    Training & Education

      The vice chief of naval operations (VCNO) concluded a three-day engagement visit to Canberra and Darwin, Australia, Feb. 21. Adm. Mark Ferguson met with Chief of the Australian Navy Vice Adm. Ray Griggs and U.S. Ambassador Hon. Jeffrey L. Bleich, toured naval facilities, and delivered remarks to students, faculty and staff at the Australian […]

  • 23 February 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The vice chief of naval operations (VCNO) concluded a three-day engagement visit to Canberra and Darwin, Australia, Feb. 21. Adm. Mark Ferguson met with Chief of the Australian Navy Vice Adm. Ray Griggs and U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey L. Bleich, toured naval facilities, and delivered remarks to students, faculty and staff at the Australian Defence College […]

  • 12 April 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Australia’s Federation Guard (AFG), Gallipoli contingent, is fine tuning its drill in preparation for Anzac Day ceremonies on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey. The contingent, with representatives from each of the services Navy, Army and Air Force, has been rehearsing its drill at the Australian War Memorial during the opening and closing of the Hall […]