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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Maiden Arrival for NUSHIP Supply in Sydney

January 15, 2021 – The Royal Australian Navy’s new Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ship, NUSHIP Supply, has arrived at her homeport of Sydney. NUSHIP Supply is one of two new Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ships that will provide combat and logistics support to the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet, replacing HMA Ships Success and Sirius. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds…

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Canberra Enters Captain Cook Graving Dock

November 12, 2020 – The flagship of the Royal Australian Navy, Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra, has entered the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney. The Amphibious Combat and Sealift Systems Program Office Asset Manager, Lieutenant Keshav Shrestha, said the extended maintenance period was being undertaken to enable necessary upkeep. “Canberra is conducting an important five-yearly docking and…

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