HMAS Parramatta Begins Refit

July 10, 2020 – HMAS Parramatta will boast improved crew internet connectivity and other services when she emerges from her first significant maintenance period since mid-2018, following a strong year of deployments and achievements. The Anzac Class Frigate recently entered the Captain Cook Graving Dock, where she will undertake a maintenance package focused on the ship’s systems and propulsion plant,…

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Plan Galileo transforming maritime sustainment

May 6, 2020 – Why ‘Plan Galileo’? Because Italian astronomer Galileo’s work fundamentally changed the way we view the universe by helping upend conventional wisdom and prove the Sun is the center of our Solar System, not the Earth. Launching the Plan Galileo website recently, Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, Head Maritime Systems reiterated her vision as a new way of…

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Gascoyne’s push to greater efficiency in the water

April 20, 2020 – HMAS Gascoyne is receiving renewed life through a five-yearly refit, ensuring she remains ready to fight and live up to her motto “Return to the sea”. The 52-metre long Huon Class Minehunter Coastal (MHC) is undergoing a refit in Sydney following her most recent overseas deployment. Gascoyne’s refit saw her removed from the water in the…

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Graving Dock continues to serve the nation at 75

March 24, 2020 – Originally built to support combat operations of the British Pacific Fleet, the Royal Australian Navy’s most important strategic asset, the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney, has turned 75 today. The Captain Cook Graving Dock has been in near-continuous service since construction completed in 1945, servicing the needs of the Navy, Australia’s allies and…

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