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  • 17 June 2020
    Vessels

    Seven Royal Australian Navy (RAN) warships sailed in the past week from navy’s Fleet Base East and Fleet Base West to undertake a range of training activities to test newly upgraded systems and exercise as part of a maritime task group.

  • 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 […]

  • 27 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After delivering a mobile hospital to Timor Leste and concluding visits to Jakarta and Micronesia, two Royal Australian Navy ships made a stop in Malaysia on their Indo-Pacific deployment. Landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide and frigate HMAS Parramatta, both part of the Royal Australian Navy’s mission Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, arrived in Malaysia for a four day stop. […]

  • 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 […]

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

    It was the 417th replenishment at sea (RAS) for HMAS Sirius but for the ship’s company of HMAS Anzac, the successful refuelling while underway marked the first since Anzac’s recent anti-ship missile defence upgrade. The replenishment took place while Anzac was returning home to Fleet Base East from Western Australia after taking part in the […]

  • 13 December 2019
    Vessels

    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 […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Authorities

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Perth frigate has recently passed through King George’s Sound into the city of Albany, Western Australia.   HMAS Perth spent five days in the Western Australian Exercise Area conducting Naval Gunfire on the Lancelin Naval range, navigation training, damage control exercises, and working in company with HMAS Darwin and her Seahawk helicopter as […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMAS Sirius rendezvoused with HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart to re-form Australian Navy’s Task Group 627.3 and conduct a replenishment at sea.  HMAS Sirius exercised some vital maritime communication and safety procedures recently off Vietnam, undertaking a passage exercise with Vietnamese People’s Navy ship HQ-275. The ships practised the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea, […]

  • 27 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Despite the rough seas and howling wind, the crew on HMAS Perth battled the elements to conduct a Replenishment At Sea (RAS) with the United States Naval Ship Matthew Perry. With just 50 metres between the two ships, extreme precision is required to keep both ships steady on the same course and maintain the gap […]

  • 4 November 2015
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class Submarine HMAS Sheean returned from her South East Asian Deployment. According to social media, the vessel wrapped up her mission and returned home to HMAS Stirling. HMAS Sheean is the fifth Collins Class Submarine built by the ASC in Adelaide, Australia. Sheean was named after Ordinary Seaman Teddy Sheean, who was lost when HMAS Armidale (I) was […]

  • 24 September 2013
    Training & Education

    As HMAS Melbourne readied for its departure from Fremantle Port on Sunday for the Middle East to participate in Operation SLIPPER members of ships company made their last mainland calls to family and friends, others ordered flowers or completed cards or letters to make the last postal service in Australia prior to their departure for the Middle […]

  • 13 March 2012
    Equipment & technology

    HMAS Parramatta handed over duties to HMAS Melbourne in the Middle East maritime Area of Operations last week after completing a successful six-month maritime security and interception operation deployment as part of Operation SLIPPER rotation 27. HMAS Parramatta is now heading home to Fleet Base East in Sydney, New South Wales after steaming more than […]

  • 18 March 2014

    HMAS Darwin has seized and destroyed more than three tonnes of cannabis resin with an estimated street value of $137 million dollars.   The drugs were found hidden aboard a skiff in the Gulf of Aden on 16 March 2014. HMAS Darwin is currently deployed on patrol under the control of the Combined Maritime Forces […]

  • 17 April 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy frigates HMAS Anzac and Toowoomba and auxiliary oiler HMAS Success wrapped up port visits to Malaysia and the Philippines, as part of their three month deployment to South East Asia. During the port visit to Subic Bay, Anzac and Success carried out a logistic resupply, as well as local engagements with the […]

  • 4 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Stuart (III) was recently docked in preparation for her anti-ship missile defence upgrade. Both forward and aft masts will be replaced with upgraded combat sensors and communication systems as part of the upgrade. The upgrade of the ships lasts approximately 12 months. HMAS Parramatta, the most recent ship to complete […]

  • 15 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Parramatta (FFH 154) is to be undocked next week in Henderson, Western Australia, BAE Systems announced. Parramatta is the sixth Anzac-class frigate to undergo the anti-ship missile defense upgrade initiated by the Australian government in 2007. In total, eight frigates are planned to be upgraded. Saab Australia and BAE Systems […]

  • 21 October 2011

    HMAS Toowoomba handed over maritime security duties to HMAS Parramatta in the Middle East this week after completing a successful six-month deployment as part of Operation SLIPPER. HMAS Toowoomba is now heading home to Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia, after travelling more than 35,000 nautical miles during her second deployment to the Middle […]

  • 24 February 2014

    The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne has ended a highly successful deployment to the Middle East, handing over to HMAS Darwin responsibility for security operations for Operation SLIPPER.   During her five months on station, HMAS Melbourne carried out multiple operations, seizing narcotics with an estimated Australian street value of $1.214 billion, the largest […]

  • 9 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy’s decommissioned frigate ex-HMAS Darwin is to be scuttled in the waters off Tasmania to become a dive wreck, the Australian government announced August 9. Australian defense minister Marise Payne said she was pleased that the former Adelaide-class frigate would call Tasmania home after sailing over 1 million nautical miles during her […]

  • 19 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy’s Collins-class submarine HMAS Sheean has taken advantage of a mid-ocean encounter by getting in some anti-submarine warfare practice on its way to Singapore for a major exercise.   HMAS Sheean will participate in Exercise Bersama Shield 2014 with other Australian Defence Force assets alongside the defence forces of New Zealand, Malaysia, […]

  • 7 October 2015
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy ships HMAS Arunta and HMAS Sirius are in Subic Bay, the Philippines, for a five-day visit, 7-11 October 2015. The short break from sea will give the ships’ companies an opportunity to continue their association with Filipino colleagues and experience Philippine culture and sights. Australian Ambassador Bill Tweddell welcomed the officers and […]

  • 5 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Coastal Mine Hunter HMAS Huon and Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Launceston conducted a rendezvous in Australia’s northern waters recently to allow their bridge teams and junior watchkeeping officers to conduct a series of training manoeuvres. Both ships have been operating in support of Operation RESOLUTE, the Australian Defence Force contribution to Australia’s whole-of-government civil […]

  • 10 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Australian HMA Ships Arunta, Stuart and Sirius have completed their visit to Malaysia and Indonesia and will shortly complete their two and a half month deployment to North, South and South East Asia. Following the recent combined exercise at sea with the French frigate FNS Vendemiaire in international waters off the coast of Vietnam, the […]

  • 14 September 2017
    Authorities

    Queensland authorities on Thursday announced the award of a contract for the scuttling of former Australian Navy heavy lift ship HMAS Tobruk in the waters of Wide Bay. Maritime and disposals company Birdon Pty will be in charge of the undertaking and is, according to officials, likely to complete it by June 2018, six months […]

  • 21 March 2014

    After completing an Operation RESOLUTE deployment in Darwin, HMAS Ballarat commenced a fast transit down the West Coast towards Fleet Base West. Ballarat was in company with HMAS Success as they passed through one of the most important areas on Australia’s long coastline.   The North West shelf resource region makes a considerable contribution towards […]

  • 10 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s Anzac class frigate HMNZS Te Kaha engaged in a Replenishment-at-Sea (RAS) with Royal Australian Navy’s Durance-class replenishment oiler HMAS Success. The vessels met in the Gulf of Aden region, and together with HMAS Anzac, the three ships will proceed to the Mediterranean and Gallipoli via the Suez Canal. HMNZS Endeavour is filling in for […]

  • 18 February 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Royal Australian Navy task group composed of landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra, frigate HMAS Newcastle, and tanker HMAS Sirius, departed Sydney Harbour on February 17 to start a series of exercises and engagements with regional allies. The task group will spend the next several weeks participating in exercise Ocean Explorer, a major training activity off the […]

  • 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