Sydney Farewells HMAS Sirius

The Royal Australian Navy’s last Auxiliary Oiler supply ship, HMAS Sirius has been farewelled by Navy’s east-coast based Fleet and dignitaries ahead of its decommissioning in Western Australia in December. New South Wales Governor General Her Excellency the Honorable Margaret Beazley AC QC and Navy personnel waved from ships and from ashore, as the Oiler did a farewell lap of…

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Captain Cook Graving Dock Named National Engineering Landmark

June 22, 2021 – The Captain Cook Graving Dock at Sydney’s Garden Island, built during World War II, has been recognized as a National Engineering Landmark by Engineers Australia. The first ship to use the 347m dry dock was the 225m aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious and the latest is the 230m landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide. President of the Sydney…

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HMAS Supply Commissions

April 10, 2021 – The Royal Australian Navy’s operational support capability has received a significant boost with the introduction of HMAS Supply into service. HMAS Supply is the first of two new Supply Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ships. The AORs will enhance Fleet capability by extending the time a Task Group can spend at sea and the distance travelled.…

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Minehunters Flex Muscles During Exercise

February 25, 2021 – HMA Ships Gascoyne and Diamantina flexed their mine-hunting muscles this week during the first phase of their Fleet Certification Period in Jervis Bay. The Huon-class minehunters have been conducting mine-hunting and laying exercises, as well as putting their crews through their paces in engineering, damage control and ship handling exercises. Hosted annually, Fleet Certification Period is…

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Maritime RobotX 2022 in Sydney November 2022

February 5, 2021 – Australia’s strength in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research will be on full display on the world stage next year when Defence hosts RobotX, an international autonomous maritime robotic vehicles competition. Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said Maritime RobotX will take place at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith in November 2022. Minister Price…

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Defence personnel return from Fiji

February 2, 2021 – More than 600 ADF personnel who deployed on Operation FIJI ASSIST have arrived back in Sydney on HMAS Adelaide, following a five-week deployment to the Republic of Fiji. The Joint Task Group deployed on Christmas Eve following a request for assistance from the Fijian Government in response to devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Yasa. Minister for Foreign Affairs…

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