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  • 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 […]

  • 30 March 2016

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra which was deployed to Fiji in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston is set to return to Australia March 30. Following a request from the Fijian government, HMAS Canberra was deployed to Fiji on March 1 to deliver humanitarian aid and assistance. HMAS Canberra was loaded with 60 tonnes of […]

  • 23 April 2015

    The Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock (LHD) HMAS Canberra is in Hobart, Tasmania, for Anzac Day. The vessel arrived to the city yesterday and will stay until April 28. HMAS Canberra will hold an open day for visitors on Sunday, April 26. The crew of the 12-storey, 27,000 tonne ship is expected to take part in the city’s commemorative events. [mappress mapid=”15754″] Naval […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Three Royal Australian Navy ships, three helicopters and more than 1,000 personnel are in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. Flagship of the Australian fleet, HMAS Canberra, led the Australian task group into harbor followed closely by Anzac class frigates HMA Ships Ballarat and Warramunga. RIMPAC 2016 will be the […]

  • 18 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) HMAS Canberra has successfully landed a United States Marine Corps (USMC) MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on its flight deck for the very first time. The trial was conducted as part of the sea phase for exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 off the north east coast of […]

  • 25 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is working with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to prepare for overseas crises. Through Exercise Sea Raider, the ADF is certifying its new Amphibious Assault Ship, HMAS Canberra, to conduct humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and civilian evacuation operations. DFAT has prepositioned humanitarian supplies on HMAS Canberra and […]

  • 17 August 2016

    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 […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Take a look at Australian Navy’s HMAS Canberra while deployed in Exercise Sea Explorer. Australia’s newest military capability, the Amphibious Ready Element, commanded by the Amphibious Task Group Headquarters and comprising HMAS Canberra, Air Force assets and supported by the Army’s 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and other Army units, has been conducting the exercise, which is […]

  • 3 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    French president Emmanuel Macron met with Royal Australian Navy personnel during a three-day visit to Australia. In a sign of strengthening ties between the two countries, Macron and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visited submarine HMAS Waller and landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra berthed at Garden Island, Sydney. Macron toured HMAS Canberra where he met with […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy recently shared photos of an ‘Anzac taskforce’ exercising off the coast of Queensland, Australia. RNZN’s frigate Te Kaha spent the past week working with an Australian Naval taskforce in preparation for exercise RIMPAC, the world’s largest maritime exercise. The Anzac taskforce has consisted of HMNZS Te Kaha, HMAS Canberra, HMAS Success and HMAS Ballarat. Anzac task […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the Royal Australian Navy’s Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE 19) joint task force have returned to Australia following a three-month deployment to South and South East Asia. The flagship HMAS Canberra anchored off Darwin, having visited seven nations since March 2019 during the third IPE iteration since its inception in 2017. Chief of Joint […]

  • 10 August 2017

    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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 2 February 2015

    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 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Australia’s biggest warship completed the first of a series of intensive training and assessment periods on her way to being fully operational – HMAS Canberra is now ready to undertake disaster relief and permissive non-combatant evacuation operations. The man in charge of Navy’s training organisation, Commodore Michael Rothwell, says the significance and complexity of the period cannot […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    A small group of sailors from Landing Helicopter Dock NUSHIP Adelaide had the chance to try out their acting skills this month when sister ship, HMAS Canberra conducted Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation and Evacuation Handling Centre exercises. A non-combatant evacuation is conducted in support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade whereby Australian nationals and […]

  • 1 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australia’s first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Canberra III was welcomed into service in the Royal Australian Navy on November 28. The Australian White Ensign was raised for the first time, signaling that HMAS Canberra III was formally commissioned into the Fleet. Navy, Army and Air Force members of ship’s company lined the aircraft hangar as […]

  • 6 August 2019

    Royal Australian Navy landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra returned home last week, completing a six-month deployment to Asia. The 230-meter LHD sailed almost 22,000 nautical miles during the deployment, visiting Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia as part of the international engagement exercise Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019. During this phase of the deployment, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 August 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    The construction of facilities for the new Landing Helicopter Dock ships and Air Warfare Destroyers has commenced in Sydney. Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Senator David Feeney attended a sod turning ceremony at HMAS Watson on August 8th and welcomed the commencement of building works.  “This is the culmination of four years of planning to build […]

  • 6 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    LE James Joyce Joins Irish Naval Service Fleet LE James Joyce, a Samuel Beckett-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV), joined Irish Naval Service fleet during a Commissioning Ceremony, on Carlisle Pier, Dun Laoghaire, on September 1st, 2015. Eighth and Final Patrol Boat Delivered to ABF Cape York, the final of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats built […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 March 2016

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra returned to Suva, Fiji early on March 10 to conduct a resupply of essential aid and construction equipment intended for Fiji’s cyclone-ravaged Taveuni and Koro Islands. According to the Navy, twenty pallets of humanitarian aid were loaded onto landing craft and amphibious transport vehicles to embark in the ship, including water, shelter, hygiene […]