Navy News

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  1. (L-R) XO HMAS Rankin, LCDR Simon O’Hehir; Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Submarines Kerry Cousins (dressed as a panda); CO HMAS Rankin, CMDR Gary Lawton, RAN; Commander Submarine Force (Design), CAPT Doug Theobald, CSC, RAN; and Deputy Commander Submarine Force, CMDR Justin Cloney, RAN; stand together after HMAS Rankin berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West.
    After nearly seven months away on deployment, the crew of HMAS Rankin has returned to Fleet Base West, to be met by the sight of familiar faces.
  2. HMAS Ballarat (centre), with the United States Coast Guard vessels USCGS Maui (distant) and Adak conduct a combined patrol in the North Arabian Gulf, in support of the Combined Task Force 152's mission to promote regional stability and security.
    HMAS Ballarat has completed a successful first patrol in the Middle East.
  3. The Chief of Navy’s representative, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, RAN presents Midshipman Sophie Wheen, RAN with the Chief of Navy prize.
    ADFA held its annual Graduation Parade with Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, MC, (Retd) as the Reviewing Officer.
  4. Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Bree-Ann Garner, signals a vessel during sea trials aboard HMAS Broome off the coast of Darwin, NT.
    As Navy commissions new Major Fleet Units, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle squadrons and construction begins on the new Offshore Patrol Vessels, the fleet of boats in Australia’s northern most approaches remains constantly on watch.
  5. Artist impression courtesy of Naval Group Australia.
    The Royal Australian Navy’s future submarines will be named the Attack class, with the first submarine being named HMAS Attack.