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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 June 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    REGULUS was created with the idea that sailors from the Royal Canadian Navy could expand their horizons and learn new skills in their trade by having the opportunity to serve aboard foreign naval vessels. Over 100 participants later, the results are unanimous – REGULUS has been a rousing success.   With sailors from both coasts […]

  • 30 October 2013
    Industry news

    General Dynamics Bath Iron Works successfully launched the Navy’s first Zumwalt-class destroyer Oct. 28 at their Bath, Maine shipyard. The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) will be the lead ship of the Navy’s newest destroyer class, designed for littoral operations and land attack. The ship began its translation from Bath Iron Works’ land-level construction facility […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 July 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    The Navy announced July 2 that it successfully conducted four Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP) guided flight tests at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. All four missions accurately guided the projectile to the target approximately 45 nautical miles from the launch site. These flights, conducted in June, demonstrated; successful gun launch, GPS acquisition, navigation […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 September 2014

    Personnel and ships from across the Royal UK Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Fleet Auxiliary gathered in Bournemouth at the weekend to help make the town’s air festival a flyaway success.   Five Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels – Her Majesty’s ships Westminster, Mersey, Smiter and Puncher as well as RFA Argus – […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 August 2013
    Training & Education

    They may have spent the last months hard at work at sea – but this has not deterred some studious members of HMS Dragon’s company roaring through their GCSEs and A Levels. Despite being almost constantly on operations and working in six-hour-on, six-hour-off ‘defence watches’, around 10% of the crew have managed to study for, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s battle tanker HMAS Success has recently welcomed aboard the vice chief of the Timor-Leste Defence Force during a visit to the nation’s capital, Dili. Commanding Officer of Success, Commander Michael Letts, showed Brigadier General Filomeno da Paixão de Jesus around the warship before hosting a luncheon onboard. Commander Letts said Navy maintained […]

  • 24 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 2 and U.S. Coast Guard Port Security Unit (USCGPSU) 307 returned home Jan. 20, after completing a successful deployment as part of Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.5. “Our overall integration with PSU 307 was seamless. We completed every task with efficiency and professionalism.” said Cmdr. Kevin K. Hanson, MSRON 2 […]

  • 23 January 2012

    EU NAVFOR warship FGS LUEBECK re-located an Indian registered dhow which had been used as pirate mother-ship involved in the attack on M/V FLINTSTONE early the same day. A Dutch Vessel Protection Detachment (VPD) stationed on the Dutch-registered civilian fall-pipe vessel had repelled the attack following a gun-fight and caused the attack skiffs to retreat […]

  • 16 August 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Having commissioned new Russian-Indian supersonic missile systems BrahMos, Indian Army held another successful test launch on Aug 12, reported RIA Novosti referring to a source in India’s defense ministry. The launch was recognized effective as the missile hit the target. It was the 25th launch, and it once again proved the missile system is […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) successfully completed the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) portion of its maritime interdiction operation (MIO) training requirement, Aug. 13. The Philippine Sea worked in conjunction with the training support boat Mobile Sea Range (MSR) Hunter on two separate occasions simulating a VBSS operation with a merchant […]

  • 20 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Minnesota (SSN 783), the nation’s newest and most advanced nuclear-powered attack submarine, moored May 16 at Huntington Ingalls Industry’s Newport News Shipbuilding following its successful completion of Alpha and Bravo sea trials. Testing evolutions completed during Alpha sea trials included diving to test depth, conducting an emergency surfacing, and testing the submarine’s […]