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  • 30 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Australian Navy’s vessels, HMAS Choules and HMAS Bathurst, conducted a boat transfer. HMAS Choules personnel are keeping the ship in top shape through training and maintenance. Personnel onboard HMAS Choules conduct continuous training at sea, working together in preparation for the next amphibious tasking for the Australian Defence Force. Image: Australian DoD

  • 21 December 2011
    Industry news

    The Royal Australian Navy’s newest ship HMAS Choules has arrived at its homeport at Fleet Base East in Sydney after being formally commissioned into service in Fremantle on 13 December 2011. Commander of Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Steve Gilmore AM, CSC, RAN welcomed the ship and her crew of 158 and said she would make […]

  • 2 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Exercise SQUADEX is currently being conducted in waters off Townsville and Cowley Beach in North Queensland and is the first of a series of two exercises in which Australia’s newest ship, HMAS Choules, conducts amphibious and flying operations with elements of the Australian Army. HMAS Choules delivers a significant amphibious capacity which can be used […]

  • 31 October 2013

    HMAS Choules has completed its mission at Manus Island and heads home today, 31 October 2013. Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN said HMAS Choules provided maritime support to Department of Immigration and Border Protection efforts to increase the capacity of the facilities on Manus Island. “HMAS Choules and her crew […]

  • 31 December 2013

    Since returning to sea this March, after an extended refit period, Australian Navy’s Landing Ship Dock HMAS Choules spent most of the year taking part in numerous amphibious training and aviation exercises. Among the most important tasks in 2013, HMAS Choules participated in joint amphibious Exercise SEA LION with the Australian Army, combined US Defence […]

  • 14 December 2011
    Industry news

    The Royal Australian Navy now has enhanced amphibious warfare capability with the commissioning in Fremantle today of Australia’s newest warship, the Bay Class Landing Ship HMAS Choules. Choules, a former Royal Fleet Auxiliary which served the Royal Navy under the name Largs Bay, was renamed after Chief Petty Officer Claude Choules, Australia’s last surviving World […]

  • 13 July 2015

    The Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, has visited HMAS Choules for the first time, while in the Northern Territory during, Exercise TALISMAN SABRE. Chief Joint Operations, Vice Admiral David Johnston, who accompanied the Prime Minister, said the visit provided Mr Abbott with an opportunity to witness firsthand Choules’ amphibious capabilities. Vice Admiral Johnston said: […]

  • 7 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Choules personnel are keeping the ship in top shape through training and maintenance. Personnel onboard are conducting continuous training at sea, working together in preparation for Talisman Sabre, the next amphibious exercise for the Australian Defence Force. HMAS Choules (L100) is a Bay-class landing ship that served with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary […]

  • 10 May 2013

    The Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Choules and her MRH90 helicopter have been involved in the air and sea search for two people believed lost from the Carnival Line cruise ship Carnival Spirit off the New South Wales mid-north coast. HMAS Choules joined the search on Thursday afternoon as she was returning from North Queensland […]

  • 27 March 2017

    Royal Australian Navy’s amphibious landing ship dock HMAS Choules set sail for northern Queensland in anticipation of Tropical Cyclone Debbie. The amphibious ship left Sydney on March 27 as part of broader Australian Defence Force support to Queensland emergency services responding to the cyclone, which is expected to make landfall early on March 28. The Chief […]

  • 17 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy ships have arrived in Noumea, New Caledonia, to take part in the French-led disaster response exercise Croix du Sud. Amphibious landing ship HMAS Choules and Coastal Mine Hunters HMAS Gascoyne and Yarra will join French and Royal New Zealand Navy ships for the exercise which is running until May 25. Exercise Croix du […]

  • 20 February 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy landing ship HMAS Choules started a month-long deployment to the Southwest Pacific where it will take part in maritime and land training activities with regional partners. Choules’ deployment to Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu will contribute to a continuous Australian presence in the Southwest Pacific region, it was said. […]

  • 15 December 2016

    Landing ship, HMAS Choules is under new management with Commander Chris Aulmann handing over the weight to Commander Dave Graham, while in the vicinity of Cairns, Queensland recently. During his time at the helm, between November 2014 and December 2016, Commander Aulmann and the crew spent 318 days at sea; participated in Exercise TALISMAN SABRE, […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    At anchor two kilometres off the coast of Bougainville sits HMAS Choules, the Royal Australian Navy’s Landing Ship Dock, a 180 metre long, 16,000 tonne vessel, currently providing significant life support to almost 450 Australian and international defence force personnel deployed on Operation RENDER SAFE 2014. Sitting in the Captain’s chair is Commander Ashley Papp, […]

  • 12 April 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Choules has returned to sea following sea assurance testing of the ship’s six propulsion and power distribution transformers which were replaced after a defect was identified in June 2012. The ship then followed a graduated program of trials and training which concluded with a final successful readiness assessment on 12 April 2013. Navy and […]

  • 7 January 2020

    The Royal Australian Navy amphibious ship HMAS Choules has returned to Mallacoota, Victoria, to provide more support to the fire-ravaged coastal town from which she evacuated more than a-thousand people just days ago. After successfully disembarking the evacuated passengers at Western Port, the crew of the HMAS Choules conducted a quick turnaround to return to […]

  • 29 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Australian Government has awarded an in-service support contract to maintain the Bay-Class Landing Ship Dock, HMAS Choules, over the next two years. The maintenance contract awarded to Atlantic & Peninsula Australia Pty Ltd (A&P Australia) is a fixed-price performance-based commercial arrangement. The contact has an initial value of $60.6 million and will see the […]

  • 12 November 2015

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Choules, at sea, conducted a clear lower deck on her flight deck, to commemorate Remembrance Day yesterday. Commanding Officer, Commander Chris Aulmann highlighted the significance of Remembrance Day and the sacrifice of the hundreds of thousands of men who enlisted to fight, and the thousands women who also enlisted and served over […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Training & Education

    On her way home from Operation LANDSCAPE, HMAS Choules stopped off in Townsville and used the newly commissioned Berth 10 to clear customs and quarantine. This was the first operational use of the new facility since it was commissioned in late October. Commanding Officer Choules, Commander Ashley Papp, said the facility was impressive. “Berth 10 […]

  • 18 June 2012
    Training & Education

    One of the Navy’s amphibious ships HMAS Choules has suffered a defect which has caused her to return to Sydney. HMAS Choules departed Sydney on 13 June 2012 for Queensland where it was scheduled to support Exercise Hamel in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area. On 14 June 2012 a defect occurred on one of the […]

  • 29 August 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMAS Choules’ Communications and Information Systems (CIS) team have shown off their instructional skills, conducting visual Morse code training with Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) personnel from Tarangau Naval Base, Manus Island. In the lead up to their trip to Sydney for the International Fleet Review, PNGDF sailors posted to patrol boats received classroom […]

  • 2 December 2014

    Australian Navy Commander Ashley Papp relinquished command of HMAS Choules, handing the weight of command to Commander Chris Aulmann on 15 November in Brisbane.  HMAS Choules is a Landing Ship Dock which originally served with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary as RFA Largs Bay from 2006-2011. Choules is a large versatile ship, capable of carrying over […]

  • 30 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Last week, Personnel from HMAS Choules conducted a memorial service at a cemetery on Manus Island to remember Australians who died there during World War 2. The cemetery is located on what is now Manus Secondary School grounds, just inside Lorengau township. It is understood that this was formally the sight of a Military Headquarters […]

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

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Choules recently embarked members from the Royal Australian Navy’s New Entry Officers’ Course 53 as they commenced their Sea Training Deployment, a three week training cruise to teach the junior officers about life at sea as a junior sailor. In total 90 New Entry Officers and training staff joined the ship at Fleet Base […]

  • 12 November 2013
    Training & Education

    After almost six-months at sea, HMAS Choules, has returned to her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney. Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC RAN and Commander Australian Surface Force, Commodore Jonathan Mead, AM RAN were on the wharf with family and friends to welcome the ship. Rear Admiral Barrett congratulated the ship’s company on […]

  • 26 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The first major joint amphibious exercise for the year, Exercise Sea Dawn, is underway in North Queensland, Australia. It is scheduled to continue until 17 April.   Over the next few weeks, approximately 450 Australian Navy, Army and Air Force personnel will rehearse amphibious operations in the Halifax Bay and Cowley Beach Training Areas through […]

  • 19 August 2011
    Industry news

      The Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith, and Minister for Defence Materiel, Jason Clare, today announced that the amphibious ship HMAS Kanimbla would be decommissioned. In September 2010 the Chief of Navy imposed an operational pause on HMAS Kanimbla due to seaworthiness concerns. Since then, Defence has assessed the future of HMAS Kanimbla. This included […]

  • 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, […]

  • 28 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Australian Navy’s Bay-class landing ship HMAS Choules is the Australian Navy ship to switch to a Windows 10-based system as part of an effort to modernize the fleet information environment. The Royal Australian Navy Fleet’s information and communication technology systems are being improved after successful trials onboard HMAS Choules. Project Jackstay, named after the traditional […]