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  • 24 February 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Australian Navy vessels recently completed Unit Readiness Evaluation (URE) off the New South Wales coast. During the URE, HMAS Melbourne (05) HMAS Gascoyne (M85) and HMAS Canberra (L02) completed a range of training evaluations across the spectrum of mariner skills which included ships safety, departmental operations, warfare, damage control and flying operations. After completing the […]

  • 28 October 2011
    Research & Development

    The uncharted wreck found yesterday, off Rabaul in Papua New Guinea, is likely to be a World War II Japanese submarine. Underwater vision taken by the Australian Minehunter, HMAS Gascoyne shows the wreck of a submarine, 55 meters below the surface in Simpson Harbour. The wreck is partially buried in the harbour floor but remains […]

  • 29 July 2016
    Training & Education

    HMAS Gascoyne’s departure from the port of Newcastle was met with a boom of excitement – four booms, in fact! As the Royal Australian Navy minehunter left the Hunter River and entered the Pacific Ocean, nearby Fort Scratchley fired a four blank round salute from her two six-inch guns. Gascoyne raised and lowered her 30mm […]

  • 6 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy minehunters HMAS Gascoyne and HMAS Huon achieved two firsts for their class of ships recently as they joined a Republic of Korea Navy hosted mine warfare exercise. While Gascoyne and Huon became the first units of their type to visit Korea, their trip was also the furthest north Royal Australian Navy minehunters have […]

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

    The waters in and around Jervis Bay were successfully cleared of ‘mines’ recently, during the Mine Counter Measure and Clearance Diving tactical training exercise – Exercise MULGOGGER. In a fictional scenario, HMAS Gascoyne entered Jervis Bay, in response to the request of a friendly nation, to counter mines which had been laid to prevent the […]

  • 23 June 2016

    The Commanding Officer of Royal Australian Navy’s Huon class minehunter HMAS Gascoyne has praised his crew for their role in finding a plane which crashed off the coast of New South Wales, nearly two months ago. Lieutenant Commander Alan Parton said his crew discovered the wreckage relatively quickly and despite it being in 73 meters […]

  • 21 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Divers from the Royal Australian Navy minehunter, HMAS Gascoyne, set a new diving record during deep water diving operations training off Lord Howe Island. Three divers from the Huon class ship, augmented by two divers from sister ship, HMAS Yarra, worked up to achieving 60 metre diving capability on mixed gas breathing apparatus. The drill was conducted over […]

  • 11 November 2013

    Royal Australian Navy Minehunter Coastal (MHC), HMAS Gascoyne, has been hard at work conducting Route Survey of Darwin Harbour over the past few weeks. Route Survey is the exploration of a route to determine the nature of the seabed and the nature of any underwater objects that are detected. The data gained from such a […]

  • 24 July 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Gascoyne recently departed Sydney for a South West Pacific Deployment and the Ship’s company have wasted no time in making the most of their time at sea. The Huon Class Mine Hunter Coastal has spent the first half of the year conducting a Unit Readiness Work-up and maintenance period and now has the opportunity to put all […]

  • 13 December 2019

    Two Royal Australian Navy minehunters have returned home following a successful overseas deployment that saw them travel a record distance, the navy said. HMAS Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne traveled more than thirteen thousand nautical miles in the past four months as they deployed to East Asia for multinational and bilateral exercises in Japan and South […]

  • 10 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The Republic of Korea Navy ship ROKS WONSAN, and the Royal Australian Navy ships HMAS HUON and HMAS GASCOYNE returning from the Western Pacific Naval Symposium’s (WPNS) Mine Countermeasures and Diving Exercise 2014.   The primary goal of the MCMEX exercise was to test participating nations’ ability to come together and respond to a humanitarian […]

  • 19 November 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Gascoyne’s Ship’s Company paused during passage of the Whitsunday Islands to commemorate Remembrance Day 2013. Ship’s Company assembled on the Sweep Deck of the Huon Class Minehunter for the Call to Commemoration read by SBLT Clodagh O’Neill. On completion, the Chief of the Boat, CPO Clearance Diver, Christopher Wright recited the poem ‘In Flanders […]

  • 10 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Republic of Korea Ship (ROKS) Won San has rolled out the red carpet for Royal Australian Navy sailors during the Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) Mine Counter Measures and Diving Exercise 2014 (MCMEX 14) in New Zealand.   Members of the Australian MCM Diving Detachment, drawn from HMAS Diamantina and Clearance Dive Team One, and […]

  • 31 July 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Gascoyne has continued her South West Pacific deployment, sailing into Port Vila in Vanuatu. Vanuatu is a burgeoning tourist destination with the majority of the country’s tourists coming from Australia by air or on the many cruise ships that make Port Vila a port of call. After receiving a cultural background brief by the RAN Maritime […]

  • 28 April 2014

    Royal Australian Navy Mine Hunter Coastal, HMAS Gascoyne, recently assisted the New South Wales (NSW) Police in rescuing stranded fishermen in Broken Bay, 50 kilometres north of Sydney. Late in the night of 15 Apr 14, Gascoyne had been hosting Mine Warfare specialist training for an Intermediate Mine Warfare Course when a request for assistance […]

  • 18 February 2014

    Two Australian Navy’s Mine Hunter – Coastal Ships, HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon, set off to transit across the Tasman Sea to Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday to participate in the Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) Mine Counter Measures and Diving Exercise (MCMEX) 2014.   The five day transit provided a prime opportunity for the […]

  • 26 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The first of the three Royal Australian Navy air warfare destroyers, HMAS Hobart, is leading a nine-ship task group on a deployment across North and South East Asia. In addition to being the first ever operational overseas deployment for the lead ship in the class, the deployment is also the navy’s largest this year. Departing […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 March 2015

    March has been a busy month for Jervis Bay and surrounding waters with the bay dotted with frigates HMA Ships Newcastle and Anzac, Mine Hunter HMAS Gascoyne, helicopters and the Navy’s newest ship, Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra. Anzac achieved Unit Readiness in preparation for her Centenary of Anzac deployment across the globe, while Newcastle […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy has shortened deployments for a number of its ships due to the upcoming festive season. The decision has allowed frigates HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Stuart to return alongside their home ports early from their APEC Assist tasking. As explained by the navy, the shortening of the ships’ deployments follows a recent review of operational […]

  • 26 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Activities taking place under the New Zealand led Mine Counter Measures and Diving Exercise (MCMEX 14) are gaining momentum as the tenth day dawns on 14 participating teams. The day started with an impressive display of Pouncer operations, with divers taking to the water from a Royal New Zealand Armed Forces (RNZAF) Iroquois helicopter.   […]

  • 23 October 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Clearance Divers demonstrated the discipline and precision required to serve in the Royal Australian Navy on 14 October in a display on Sydney Harbour for the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal (DFRT). Clearance Diving Team One demonstrate a range of capabilities from dive tank operations and aerial mine disposal. Commander Damien Scully-O’Shea, Navy’s Mine Warfare and […]

  • 15 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasure ships from the navies of the US and Japan will be joined by their Australian counterparts for a mine warfare exercise off the coast of southern Japan which kicks off November 17. The drill is called Mine Warfare Exercise 3JA 2018 and is part of an annual exercise series organized by the US […]

  • 5 December 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasures ships from the navies of Australia, Japan and the US completed the annual Mine Warfare Exercise 3JA 2018, off the coast of Japan on November 27. US Navy’s USS Chief and Australia’s HMAS Huon and HMAS Gascoyne were joined by a number of JMSDF ships for several days of at sea exercises. 3JA […]

  • 1 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy and Australian Defense Force (ADF) successfully recovered and disposed of the live ordnance emergency-jettisoned by two AV-8B Harrier aircraft on July 16 off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The two inert and two unarmed live rounds were located by Royal Australian Navy minehunter HMAS Gascoyne on August 16. The two unarmed live […]

  • 5 September 2012
    Training & Education

    A clear tropical sunny day on Darwin Harbour provided the perfect setting for a rare sight as the Exercise KAKADU 2012 fleet headed out to sea for exercises.  The RAN auxiliary oiler HMAS Sirius is seen here rafted up with the Royal New Zealand Navy Fleet Supply Ship HMNZS Endeavour to transfer fuel that will […]

  • 5 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Grey skies were no deterrent for Sydney families on Saturday when Garden Island opened its gates for the Sydney Area Navy Open Day. Showcased on the day was the newest addition to the Naval Fleet, the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield. HMA Ships Ballarat (II) and Gascoyne (II) also opened their gangways, showcasing Naval capability […]

  • 19 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Taking place at sea, in the air and on land, this year’s edition of exercise Talisman Sabre will see 30,000 Australian and U.S. personnel training together for mid- to high-intensity warfare. Joined by smaller numbers of personnel from New Zealand, Japan and Canada the drill will kick off at the end of June and last for […]