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13 Feb 2016
Commanding Officer HMAS Stuart, Commander Simon Howard, Commander Dugald Clelland, and Lieutenant James Brandreth on the bridge wing while coming alongside in Hobart, Tasmania.
Bagpipes, cheers and applause greeted the visit of HMAS Stuart to Hobart last week for the ship's duties as Flagship for the Royal Hobart Regatta.

13 Feb 2016
Royal Australian Navy officer Commodore Jaimie Hatcher, Commander Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), congratulates Pakistan Navy officer Rear Admiral Muhammad Moazzam Ilyas on a job well done during the CTF 150 Change of Command ceremony at the Naval Support Activity in Bahrain.
Australia has assumed command of  Command Task Force 150 as part of Operation MANITOU in the Middle East.

12 Feb 2016
 Lieutenant Commander Rob Graham from the Royal Australian Navy and Major Tim Symington from the Royal Canadian Army share ideas during Exercise Cooperation Spirit conducted at the Australian Defence Force Peace Operations Training Centre at RAAF Base Williamtown.
For the first time since its inception in 2010, all four regional partners from across the Asia–Pacific rim gathered recently for Exercise COOPERATION SPIRIT 2015.

12 Feb 2016
Lieutenant Commander Mathew O'Loughlin,  onboard HMAS Darwin during the Indian International Fleet Review in Visakhapatnam, India.
Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, has had a taste of home in Visakhapatnam this week, visiting HMAS Darwin where she participated in the Indian Navy’s International Fleet Review.

11 Feb 2016
HMAS Adelaide in Jervis Bay. The Canberra Class Amphibious Assault Ship (LHD), also known as a Landing Helicopter Dock, will provide the Australian Defence Force with one of the most capable and sophisticated air-land-sea amphibious deployment systems in the world.
Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer has encouraged all Navy members to embrace the Navy Warfighting Strategy 2018, launched at HMAS Watson late last year. 

Press Releases

5 February 2016

Beecroft Weapons Range (BWR) will be closed from 9:00pm on Sunday, 7 February and will reopen at 1:00pm on Friday, 12 February 2016. Live firing activities will be conducted by Naval vessels at the following times: 8:00am to 12:00pm on Tuesday, 9...

29 June 2015

The article in the Sunday edition of the Sun Herald on 28 June 2015 and other Fairfax Media publications entitled 'HMAS Stirling suicides: lack of action raised Navy concerns', is misleading and displays a lack of understanding of the support...

8 April 2015

Many of you may have seen recent the ABC 7.30 report into the deaths at HMAS Stirling between 2011 and 2012. Navy again offers its sympathy to those who have been affected by these tragic losses. At the time of the incidents Navy initiated a...