Navy Daily 2018

By Royal Australian Navy | Daily news from the Royal Australian Navy.

Battle Tanker prepares to supply the Fleet

HMAS <i>Success</i>, the Royal Australian Navy’s Auxiliary Oil Replenishment (AOR) Tanker has sailed today ready to supply the fleet after an extended …


Navy recovers fishing net from reef

Ghost netting is a menace to both marine life and shipping so when the crew of the Royal Australian Navy Armidale class Patrol Boat HMAS <i>Wollongong</i> …

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A ghost rider's gift

HMAS <i>Hobart</i> (II) may have decommissioned 18 years ago, but Randall Wilson remembers his times as a ‘Ghost rider’ as some of the best of his life.<p>The …


Navy presents new surf boat and trailer

For the tenth year, Team Navy continues its association with surf lifesaving as the naming rights sponsor of the 2017-18 Australian Surf Rowers …

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Warships set sail for major exercise

Two submarines, ten ships and embarked aircraft have departed Fleet Base East in Garden Island, Sydney bound for war games off the east coast of …


Navy commemorates 76th anniversary of Bombing of Darwin

Navy personnel and a patrol boat from HMAS <i>Coonawarra</i> have taken part in commemorations to mark the 76th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.<p>The raid …


Australian dream achieved for former US Sailor

Seventy-five years after HMAS <i>Harman</i> was commissioned as a Royal Australian Navy establishment, command has hosted a United States Navy veteran who …


‘Living Well’ - Chaplain awarded Australia Day Medallion

A Navy Chaplain has been awarded the Australia Day Medallion in recognition of his outstanding contribution to development and execution of the …

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Hobart’s RAS with fellow First-In-Class

HMAS Hobart has completed her first ever replenishment at sea (RAS) with HMAS Anzac off the east coast of Australia.


Adelaide commissions artwork

HMAS Adelaide has commissioned a painting which showcases its capability on amphibious operations, thanks to the revitalisation of a traditional …

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ADV Cape Inscription responds to burning boat

ADV Cape Inscription has rushed to the aid of a vessel on fire in Darwin Harbour. It was the second recent incident when Royal Australian Navy crewed …

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Kicking goals for Navy football

Navy has enjoyed a successful campaign at the Johnny Warren Cup football (soccer) tournament, with the women’s team taking home the first place …


No shortage of milestones for DDG-39

HMAS Hobart has achieved a number of firsts for her class and the Royal Australian Navy over the past several weeks off the east coast of Australia.


Warrant Officer roles recognised

Navy Tier Bravo Warrant Officers who occupy the role of Ships Warrant Officer (SWO) will now be recognised as Command Warrant Officer (CWO).

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HMAS Hobart granted Freedom of Entry

The first bond between the new HMAS Hobart and her namesake city have been forged during a Freedom of Entry march.


Navy parade at Brighton Jetty Classic

Navy has provided strong support at South Australia’s largest open water swim event as attendees enjoyed a fast and fun day in the sun.


Submariners receive Fleet Awards

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead has recognised outstanding Navy submariners during the Fleet Awards presentation ceremony at …


Proud sailor returns to Hobart

Leading Seaman Tim Lawler’s pride in his home town of Hobart is matched only by the pride he feels to serve aboard the city’s new namesake ship.

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New Executive Officer for the Top End

Lieutenant Commander Kate Woodall has taken over as Executive Officer of HMAS Coonawarra in uniquely Darwin style, ‘taking the weight’ in the form of …


Royal Australian Navy sailor honoured in Bahrain

A Royal Australian Navy sailor has been awarded Sailor of the Month while posted to Bahrain as part of the Combined Maritime Forces.


Fishermen rescued in Torres Strait

A Navy-crewed patrol boat has rescued nine Papua New Guinean fisherman after their vessel was found in the Torres Strait, having drifted without fuel …


Homeward bound from life at sea

Originally from Devonport, Tasmania, Petty Officer Nick Newman’s career in the Navy has taken him to 34 countries.


HMAS Hobart visits namesake city for the first time

The Royal Australian Navy’s newest warship, HMAS Hobart, has arrived in its namesake city for the first time.


Navy personnel assist in Indian Ocean exercise

Royal Australian Navy personnel from Combined Task Force 150 and HMAS Warramunga have completed their involvement in this year’s Exercise CUTLASS …


Homeward bound for Hobart’s Scott Oram

Hobart native Chief Petty Officer Chef Scott Oram will return home in a way befitting the city’s nautical tradition and his own career in the Navy.


Physical Training Instructors review for the future

The Navy Physical Training Instructor workgroup has developed a method to increase PTI capability and continue to improve the fitness and resilience …


Navy Talks take time to remember sacrifice

The Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial has provided a poignant reminder of the close bond between the nations of Australia and France.


A Birdie on ice

Enjoying the ice is a simple task for Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Scott Tunnard from HMAS Albatross.

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Queen's Baton flies high

Navy has provided special transport in the form of helicopter and Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat for the Queen’s Baton which is travelling around …

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