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  • 7 April 2020
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    Royal Australian Navy landing helicopter dock (LHD) HMAS Adelaide (LO1) has left its homeport in Sydney to conduct first of class flight trials for the MH-60R ‘Romeo’ helicopters off the coast of Queensland. As explained, the trials will determine the safe operating limits of the Romeo helicopters on the LHD in a range of sea […]

  • 7 January 2020
    Vessels

    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 […]

  • 22 August 2019
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    Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Sheean returned to her Garden Island homeport earlier this month, completing a five-month deployment. Sheean departed Fleet Base West in early April and has operated in Asia Pacific. During her time underway, the submarine visited Singapore, Subic Bay and Darwin. Sheean’s Commanding Officer, Commander Darren White, said while submariners expected […]

  • 6 August 2019
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    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, […]

  • 1 July 2019
    Vessels

    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 […]

  • 7 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy problems with personnel shortages have led to the Anzac-class frigate HMAS Perth spending almost two years in dry dock as the navy was unable to crew it. The frigate returned from its last mission in November 2016 and finished its deep maintenance cycle in October 2017. Despite having been fitted with several […]

  • 28 March 2019
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    Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class frigate HMAS Melbourne got underway from her Sydney homeport to start a two-month deployment to the Pacific and South East Asia. “It’s sad to think about those at home when we sail from Sydney on deployment, but I’m excited about what the ship and crew will achieve on this trip,” the […]

  • 22 February 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s communications and information systems sailors will benefit from a new simulator at the Defence Force School of Signals Maritime Wing at HMAS Cerberus. The learning system simulator was developed by Australian company Cirrus and was accepted by the School of Signals in December. It will be used for the first time during […]

  • 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. […]

  • 17 December 2018
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    Royal Australian Navy Collins-class submarine HMAS Rankin returned to her homeport at Fleet Base West after seven months of operations. Arriving just in time for Christmas, the crew were welcomed by friends, family and representatives of the Submarine Force. Rankin’s return to her home port comes after several busy months at sea, the highlight being […]

  • 19 November 2018
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    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Stuart returned to her home port of Fleet Base West following a three-month deployment to North East Asia. While deployed, Stuart took part in a number of exercises conducted in the North East Asia region in company with HMAS Melbourne and Sirius. The commanding officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Chris […]

  • 16 November 2018
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    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne has wrapped up six months of operations in the Pacific and Nort East Asian regions and has returned to her homeport at Garden Island Sydney. According to the ship’s commanding officer, Commander Marcus Buttler, the deployment was a great success as the ship fulfilled all of its assigned tasks […]

  • 9 November 2018
    Vessels

    BAE Systems Australia has shared a video of the installation of a new mast on board the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Arunta. The Anzac-class frigate is currently undergoing Mid Life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) at Henderson facility. The new mast was manufactured by BAE Systems as part of the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) between BAE […]

  • 7 November 2018
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    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 […]

  • 29 October 2018
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    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat got underway from her homeport Fleet Base West at Garden Island on October 28 to start her Middle East deployment. The 190 sailors and officer on board will spend the next nine months conducting maritime security operations as part of the Australian defense forces’ operation Manitou. Commander Australian Fleet, […]

  • 25 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The navies of Australia and Brunei have completed the 18th series of bilateral exercise Penguin which took place off Brunei. The four-day exercise concluded October 22. Exercise Penguin was joined by Royal Brunei Navy’s Darussalam-class OPV KD Darulaman and Itjihad-class inshore patrol vessel KD Berkat while the Australian Navy deployed Armidale-class patrol boat HMAS Launceston. Various […]

  • 22 October 2018
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    Royal Australian Navy landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra has hosted first of class trials (FOCT) for the army’s ARH Tiger helicopter. A team from the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit (AMAFTU) spent the last seven weeks embarked in HMAS Canberra evaluating the helicopters operational limits. FOCFT is a critical process in enabling helicopters to operate to […]

  • 12 October 2018
    Vessels

    Double hull oil tanker Manning has fueled a landing helicopter dock of the Royal Australian Navy with naval aviation fuel (F44) by self-propelled water fuel lighter for the first time.   In a recent trial, HMAS Canberra maneuvered into position between Clark Island and the Garden Island Heritage center to receive F44 via the Damen-built and […]

  • 3 September 2018
    Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Anzac-class frigate HMAS Toowoomba has returned to its homeport of Fleet Base West, Rockingham, after the ship’s longest deployment to date, contributing to seven task groups in seven months. Commanding Officer, Commander Mitchell Livingstone, said Toowoomba achieved many milestones since February, supporting an extensive series of exercises, international engagements and […]

  • 20 August 2018
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    Royal Australian Navy’s Collins-class submarine HMAS Sheean returned home to Fleet Base West after almost three months of operations in the Indo-Pacific. The navy did not reveal which exercises the submarine joined and how many port visits the crew made. The only known port visit was the one to Malaysia, which took place in July. Commodore Buckley, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s hydrographic survey ship HMAS Leeuwin showed off its skills following a port visit to Jakarta, Indonesia. During a five-day passage from Indonesia to Port Klang, Malaysia, the crew were joined by six members of the Indonesian Navy’s Hydrographic and Oceanographic organization. The aim of the sea ride was to further develop the relationships that had been […]

  • 20 July 2018
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    HMAS Parramatta recently became the first Australian Anzac-class frigate to receive new A bracket bearings while still afloat. The one-of-a-kind operation was carried out to avoid impacting the ship’s mast upgrade schedule. The A bracket bearings support the propeller shafts between the ship’s hull and the propeller, and worn bearings usually means the ship must be […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The first of the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins-class submarines has returned to service after receiving upgrades during maintenance at ASC’s shipyard in Osborne, South Australia. ASC completed planned maintenance onboard the HMAS Collins as part of a full-cycle docking and enterprise restructure of submarine maintenance. For her crew, reassuming material control (MATCON) and responsibility for […]

  • 19 June 2018
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    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga is returning from a Middle East deployment which saw the crew seize over AU$2 billion of narcotics over the course of eight months. In total, the Australian warship intercepted 16 vessels carrying illicit narcotics, seizing a total of around 31.8 tonnes of hashish and two tonnes of heroin valued […]