Commander of the Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Mark Hammond handed out awards during a recent visit to HMAS Coonawarra.
Refuelling operations and management at HMAS Coonawarra have been handed back to Navy personnel.
Leading Seaman Benyam Gormiesa had a significant introduction to the role of officer of the watch when he navigated through the Great Barrier Reef.
For Commander Douglas Falconer, Anzac Day this year will be marked at sea in HMAS Adelaide rather than at his local RSL dawn service.
A married couple in Darwin has become the first husband and wife in Royal Australian Navy history to command patrol boats at the same time.