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  • 3 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy oiler HMAS Success conducted its last foreign port visit before retiring after 33 years of service. Success visited Makassar in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, in what was also the final port visit by the Indo-Pacific 2019 (IPE19) joint task group, which included HMA Ships Canberra and Newcastle. The ship’s commanding officer, Captain Darren […]

  • 4 April 2017
    Training & Education

    Navy people come from all walks of life, bringing different perspectives and traditions to the modern service – a fact not lost on many on 21 March – Harmony Day. The day aims to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity, emphasising inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging. Like many Navy ships, HMAS Success celebrated Harmony Day […]

  • 19 June 2014

    HMAS Success left Fleet Base East on Friday the 13th of June for her first overseas deployment since 2010 to participate in RIMPAC (Exercise Rim of the Pacific) in Hawaii.   Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, Commander Surface Forces, Commodore Jonathan Mead, and Director General Maritime Operations, Commodore Braddon Wheeler, were on the […]

  • 3 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    After six months conducting maritime counter terrorism, counter piracy and maritime support operations in the Middle East, HMAS Success returned home to Garden Island, Sydney today. The ship’s company were reunited with loved ones, who lined the wharf to welcome home the replenishment ship after a successful Operation MANITOU mission. While originally tasked with providing […]

  • 29 December 2014
    Training & Education

    HMAS Success brought a touch of Aussie Christmas to the Gulf of Oman this year. Whilst deployed on Operation MANITOU in the Middle East, the crew celebrated Christmas in a unique but familiar way. Festivities were as traditional as possible but slightly modified due to the ship’s environment. ‘Carols by Cyalume-light’ kicked off the celebrations […]

  • 28 October 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Success returned to sea on 25 October and has commenced Sea Qualification Trials and a Unit Readiness workup package. The significant milestone marked the end of a complex refit package, which included an extensive docking, considerable engineering plant overhaul and structural work. Commander Australian Fleet RADM Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN and Commander Surface Force CDRE […]

  • 22 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy oiler HMAS Success is underway after an extended maintenance period alongside Fleet Base East which included a scheduled docking. The 220 women and men of her ship’s company will be put through their paces by Sea Training Group over the next couple of weeks, to ensure that the ship’s company and ship […]

  • 28 January 2016

    A Royal Australian Navy Admiral last week transferred the command the Australian Defence Forces’ Joint Task Force 633, which operates in the Middle East to an Air Marshal. During a transfer of authority ceremony held at Camp Baird, Australia’s main operating base in the Middle East, Rear Admiral Trevor Jones handed over command of the task force […]

  • 1 November 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Success has successfully completed her first Replenishment at Sea (RAS) as part of Sea Qualification Trials, just days after returning to sea. In flat seas and heavy rain Success held a steady course in preparation for HMAS Darwin (CMDR Terrence Morrison) to approach and hook up for the RAS (L). As Darwin appeared through […]

  • 7 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy tanker HMAS Success has completed her final external maintenance period (EMP) before she retires sometime next year. The tanker underwent the procedure alongside Fleet Base East following her South East Asia, Indo Pacific Endeavour 18 deployment and participation in exercise RIMPAC. EMPs are the chaotic phase between ships coming back from and […]

  • 30 August 2017

    Royal Australian Navy replenishment oiler HMAS Success and over 200 of her crew stopped in Wellington, New Zealand, recently for the final port call of their deployment. After spending weeks away at sea taking part in exercise Talisman Sabre 17, and participating in the 75th-anniversary events commemorating the Battles of Guadalcanal and Savo Island in Honiara, […]

  • 5 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Success celebrated her ‘pearl’ anniversary of 30 years of service to the Navy on April 23, 2016. The ship hosted an informal reception that included current serving members and partners, previous commanding officers, members of the commissioning crew and representatives of the ship builders. Construction on Success began in 1980 at […]

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

    HMAS Success enjoyed a welcome change of tempo on 22 October when Commodore Warfare, Commodore Peter Leavy, visited the ship during its Mission Readiness Workup in the waters off Jervis Bay. He arrived in ‘Odin’ the ship’s Seahawk helicopter whilst the ship was at action stations and engaged in a damage control exercise. Commodore Leavy […]

  • 22 June 2015

    His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK MC (Retd) Governor General of Australia presented HMAS Success with the Royal Australian Navy’s most prestigious annual award for outstanding performance, the Gloucester Cup. Friends and family joined Ship’s Company and Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, for the ceremony which took place whilst the […]

  • 14 May 2015

    Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Success has completed her five-month deployment to Operation MANITOU and is heading home to Fleet Base East, Sydney. Deployed as part of Australia’s Joint Task Force 633, the Durance class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ship was initially assigned to US Fifth Fleet Task Force 53, to provide logistic support to coalition […]

  • 17 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy’s 32-year-old tanker HMAS Success is taking part in her 11th and final exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) in Hawaii. The auxiliary oiler – also known as navy’s ‘battle tanker’ – sailed from Pearl Harbor along with HMA Ships Adelaide, Melbourne and Toowoomba for the sea phase of RIMPAC off the Hawaiian […]

  • 21 August 2014

    As HMAS Success approached the end of her RIMPAC deployment, Commanding Officer Captain Allison Norris took advantage of the reduced tempo to recognise the contributions and achievements of personnel.   One particular gathering was of Success’ embarked Seahawk Flight, which joined the ship shortly before leaving Fleet Base East for RIMPAC 2014. Captain Norris began […]

  • 9 February 2015

    We bring you this impressive image of the Australian Navy’s Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Matthew Galloway signalling to the HMAS Success Seahawk “ODIN” as it is secured after flight in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. HMAS Success sailed to the Middle East Region in November 2014 for a six-month deployment as part of Operation […]

  • 19 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Success, deployed as part of Operation MANITOU, engaged in a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with Royal Navy’s vessel in the Middle East Region. This was Success’ third replenishment evolution and it lasted for approximately one hour. Success transferred almost 150 cubic metres of fuel to HMS Kent. Commanding Officer of the Duke Class, Type […]

  • 1 July 2019

    HMAS Success, the longest serving ship in Royal Australian Navy’s fleet, has completed her service to the nation and was decommissioned at her homeport at Sydney’s Garden Island on June 29. Success – dubbed the ‘Battle Tanker’ – has been a vital part of the navy’s capability over the past 33 years. The 157-meter-long Durance […]

  • 13 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    In a Royal Australian Navy first, HMAS Success was recently assigned to a NATO counter-piracy operation in Middle Eastern waters. Operation OCEAN SHIELD is a NATO-led counter piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden and off the Horn of Africa that is tasked with providing Naval escort and deterring piracy with the goal of increasing […]

  • 4 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    As HMAS Success began the last phase of her preparation for a lengthy deployment in November, the ship’s company welcomed a new Commanding Officer. Captain Justin Jones took command at the gangway of Success after his predecessor, Captain Allison Norris, completed a circuit of the ship’s main deck whilst sharing a few words with each […]

  • 17 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMAS Success has been busy since sailing from Pearl Harbor for the sea phase of RIMPAC, having conducted replenishment operations with Her Majesties Canadian Ship Calgary and United States Ships Lake Champlain, Spruance and Sampson. She has also operated with the Canadian submarine HMCS Victoria.   The Replenishment at Sea (RAS) conducted with Sampson and […]

  • 28 April 2015

    In early April, Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Success again joined the Combined Maritime Force 150 (CTF150) organisation to help the fight against terrorism in the Arabian Sea. CTF 150’s mandate is about promoting the conditions for security and stability in the maritime environment by countering terrorist acts and related illegal activities, which terrorists use […]

  • 23 February 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Australian Navy’s replenishment oiler HMAS Success recently completed two maritime engagement operations with local fisherman off the Arabian Sea. After completing a replenishment at sea with HMS Kent under Combined Task Force 53 tasking, HMAS Success began patrolling the area in support of Combined Task Force 150. During a morning surface search mission the following day, the ship’s Seahawk […]

  • 3 February 2015

    The Royal Australian Navy’s oiler and replenishment ship HMAS Success has been very busy lately, not only delivering vital fuel and other goods to warships operating in the Middle East, but also delivering key operational effects under the Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150). Captain Nick Stoker from the Royal Australian Navy is currently the […]

  • 11 April 2012
    Industry news

      Department of Defence has confirmed that the navy’s ”ship of shame”, the HMAS Success, will need $200 million of Australian taxpayers’ money to stay at sea. This 26-year-old oil tanker, refueling and replenishment vessel will get a ”mid-life extension” because Defence has neither maintained her properly nor made provision for a replacement. When will […]

  • 17 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) presents participating nations with opportunities to work together on mutually beneficial defence projects. HMAS Success was the ideal platform to support Australia’s involvement in the practical component of a joint Australian, New Zealand, Canadian, United States and United Kingdom co-ordinated electronic warfare experiment known as TAPA.   TAPA is […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The sailors and officers of HMAS Success have passed the half way mark of their RIMPAC 2014 experience, and so far, they have given the world’s largest naval exercise an excellent report card.   Success has an important role at RIMPAC, refuelling ships from the 22 participating Pacific Rim nations and allowing them to stay […]