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  • 28 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Navy was proud to have been involved in a variety of Australia Day events around the country. Australia Day is Australia’s national day and is celebrated on January 26th to mark the anniversary of the arrival of the first fleet into Sydney Cove in 1788. Each year, the Australian Defence Force participates in a range […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 March 2012

    Navigation charts were not quite as helpful as they’d normally be for the crew of the Royal Australian Navy’s Squirrel detachment who were sent in to assist with the Wagga Wagga flood emergency. The two aircraft from 723 Squadron were tasked with flying reconnaissance missions over the water-logged Riverina region, a mission which provided some […]

  • 11 July 2016

    There was a period in Royal Australian Navy history when the service operated two aircraft carriers simultaneously, Sgt Dave Morley explains as he outlines the history of HMAS Vengeance. The Navy’s intended second light fleet aircraft carrier, HMAS Melbourne II, suffered delays in England in the early 1950s, while undergoing an upgrade, consequently the carrier HMS Vengeance […]

  • 24 November 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy is preparing for the coming bushfire season with MRH90 helicopters and crews are currently training to use the underslung ‘Bambi bucket’ for water bombing operations. The bucket can be filled in seconds with up to 1,590 litres of water and can deliver water to fire flashpoints with pin point accuracy. Commander […]

  • 18 February 2011
    Industry news

    THE Royal Australian Navy’s newest and biggest warship has been launched at a Spanish shipyard… By Mark Dodd (theaustralian) [mappress] Source:theaustralian , February 18, 2011 In 2007 the federal government selected the Spanish design ahead of a rival French bid for a smaller 24,000 tonne Mistral class warship. HMAS Canberra will be able to carry […]

  • 28 November 2017

    The Australian Defence Force has assisted the Australian Maritime Safety Authority with a medical evacuation off the coast of Western Australia. Responding to a medical emergency, a sailor suffering a serious medical condition was successfully transferred to Fremantle on 24 November. Six days prior, a Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster dropped medical supplies and […]

  • 11 July 2018

    The Royal Australian Navy has welcomed a new Chief of Navy as Vice Admiral Tim Barrett was relieved by Vice Admiral Michael Noonan in a handover ceremony at Blamey Square in Canberra. VADM Barrett told the gathering, his time as Chief has seen significant change to the RAN, thanks to hard work and dedication by […]

  • 9 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navigators aboard HMAS Warramunga have completed a two week deployment to New Zealand as a final stage of the Surface Combatant Navigation Course. Navigators from the Royal Australian and Royal New Zealand Navies conducted precision pilotages around the coast of New Zealand during which the ship also conducted port visits to Auckland and Wellington. The New […]

  • 13 December 2012
    Training & Education

    During the Christmas period Navy ships will be at sea conducting maritime security patrols in the Middle East Area of Operations and on border protection duty in northern Australia. Additionally, Navy will be ready to provide any disaster relief assistance in Australia if required. Part of this assistance comes in the form of Navy helicopters. […]

  • 10 August 2017

    Aiming to ensure it keeps up with future warfare capabilities, the Royal Australian Navy established an organization focused on information warfare. The Information Warfare Force will bring together a number of existing groups with the aim to further develop Navy’s ability to operate in the fast-changing world of information transmission and technology. The inaugural Commander […]

  • 14 January 2016
    Training & Education

    A “Power” meeting has been held between the Royal and Royal Australian Navies in the middle of the Indian Ocean. But it was a meeting with a difference that brought together Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Power RN and Lieutenant Benjamin Power RAN. Two naval officers from different sides of the world, both fighter controllers, both principal […]

  • 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, […]

  • 11 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy has recently signed a five-year contract for the lease of inflatable life rafts with improved servicing requirements. Under the contract with Survitec, a marine safety solutions provider, the existing fleet of inflatable life rafts will be replaced with leased commercial inflatable life rafts. The servicing interval was increased to 30 months – 2.5 […]

  • 19 June 2012
    Training & Education

    A sailor who likes tough challenges has scooped the dux award and the ‘Gutz’ prize at the graduation ceremony for Basic Clearance Divers Course 80. SMNCD Joshua Hilliard received the J.N. Ingram Memorial Shield as dux and the Bill Fitzgerald ‘Gutz’ prize for the Best Performer at Physical Training at HMAS Penguin on Friday, May […]

  • 8 June 2011

      The principle architect of Navy’s most significant cultural change to date, Vice Admiral Russ Crane, AO, CSM today handed over the reigns of command to Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AM, CSC at a ceremony at Russell Offices in Canberra. “It is my honour to hand over the Navy to Vice Admiral Griggs,” said Vice […]

  • 31 May 2016

    The Royal Australian Navy has marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland with a commemorative service at the Navy Memorial in Canberra. The decisive First World War naval engagement – the largest of the war – was fought in the late afternoon of 31 May 1916 and continued until the early hours of […]

  • 22 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has welcomed HMAS Sydney, its third and final Hobart-class air warfare destroyer, into the fleet in the first commissioning of an Australian warship at sea since the Second World War. The ceremony, conducted off the coast of New South Wales on 18 May 2020, marked the moment the 147-metre long […]

  • 18 March 2014

    The Royal Australian Navy, working closely the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) under the coordination of Border Protection Command (BPC), has apprehended four foreign fishing vessels with a total of 58 crew approximately 180 nautical miles North West of Darwin.   The wooden vessels were intercepted last week by HMA Ships Launceston and Glenelg. The […]

  • 15 September 2011
    Industry news

      Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that the Royal Australian Navy​ will lease an additional amphibious ship, the Windermere, to enhance the Navy’s amphibious capability during the forthcoming cyclone season. This adds to HMAS Choules which will arrive in Australia in December and HMAS Tobruk which […]

  • 21 March 2012
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is on track to prove its mission readiness this month as its Fleet embarks on the second week of an intensive three week training exercise being conducted off the coast of Western Australia. HMA Ships Ballarat, Newcastle, Perth, Sirius, Warramunga and Collins are taking part in Exercise Triton Storm 2 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 October 2011

      The Royal Australian Navy turned on some real heat away from everyday business for a group of WA senior managers and employers during a familiarisation visit to HMAS Stirling. The group of 18 business people swapped their corporate attire for Navy overalls and boots to see how crews manage hazards at the RAN School […]

  • 29 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy has recently added six submarine warfare officers to its ‘silent service’ following the 2015 Submarine Warfare Officers’ Course. The recent course included international students for the first time when three overseas students participated and completed the course. Two US Navy officers and one Canadian officer joined their Australian counterparts in the five-month course. […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Training & Education

    A memorial rededication service held at HMAS Albatross today marked the ninth anniversary of the loss of the Sea King helicopter ‘Shark 02’, which crashed in 2005 while supporting a humanitarian support mission on the Indonesian island of Nias. Nine Australian Defence Force personnel were killed in the crash.   The personnel who lost their […]

  • 30 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Outstanding service by a Navy Clinical Manager aboard HMAS Ballarat has been recognised with the presentation of an Australia Day Medallion to Petty Officer J’arne Dance at a ceremony at HMAS Penguin this week. PO Dance was commended for her “unfaltering commitment and dedication to her duties as the senior medical representative in Ballarat … […]

  • 15 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Sydney (IV) has arrived in Japan to attend one of the most significant ceremonial events of the nation’s calendar, the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Fleet Review. Japan’s Fleet Review began in 1868 when the Imperial Navy welcomed His Majesty Emperor Meiji off Tempozan, Osaka. The review has been conducted […]

  • 24 April 2017
    Training & Education

    During 2017 the Royal Australian Navy will pause to commemorate a number of significant 75th anniversaries as it focuses on what was, arguably, the Navy’s darkest year – 1942. For Australia’s population at that time, 1942 began with a growing sense of trepidation as war spread to the Asia-Pacific following Japan’s attack on the United […]

  • 10 September 2012
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy joined other members of Western Australia’s maritime community and more than eleven thousand members of the public on Saturday to celebrate the state’s seafaring industries. Officers and Sailors from HMAS Stirling gave the public a glimpse into their professional lives at the Celebrate Maritime Day event held at the Port of […]