Topic: HMAS Newcastle (F06)

Family reunion on Thursday Island for Newcastle sailors

Published on by SBLT Shafiqah Shariffali (author), Courtesy ABBM Jack Nona (photographer)

AB Thomas Ketchell (in uniform second from left), and AB Jack Nona with their families at Thursday Island. (photo: Courtesy ABBM Jack Nona)

AB Thomas Ketchell (in uniform second from left), and AB Jack Nona with their families at Thursday Island.

The morning of Monday 29 August was an experience to remember for three of HMAS Newcastle’s junior sailors.

Kakadu Task Groups form up

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT James McPherson (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle leads Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy ship Huangshan, and Republic of Singapore Navy ships RSS Valiant and RSS Vigour, during officer of the watch manoeuvres as part of Exercise Kakadu 2018. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

HMAS Newcastle leads Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy ship Huangshan, and Republic of Singapore Navy ships RSS Valiant and RSS Vigour, during officer of the watch manoeuvres as part of Exercise Kakadu 2018.

The sea phase of Exercise Kakadu has shifted up a gear, with coalition ships beginning a series of challenging and complex manoeuvres off the coast of the Northern Territory.

Novocastrians welcomed home in HMAS Newcastle

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Fiona Southwood (author and photographer)

Seven Novocastrian members of HMAS Newcastle during a port visit to her namesake city. (photo: LCDR Fiona Southwood)

Seven Novocastrian members of HMAS Newcastle during a port visit to her namesake city.

The boom of a seven-gun salute was a welcoming sound for the ship’s company of HMAS Newcastle as she returned to her namesake city for a port visit.

 

Innovation heads to sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LS Sarah Battenally (photographer)

3D-printed replacement hinges on a compartment locker onboard HMAS Newcastle. (photo: LS Sarah Battenally)

3D-printed replacement hinges on a compartment locker onboard HMAS Newcastle.

In a significant contribution to the Chief of Navy’s ‘Challenge and Innovate’ statement, Deployed Innovation Workshops have been established onboard HMA Ships Hobart, Warramunga and Newcastle.

Australian and French warships exercise off Darwin

Published on by MIDN Emily Tanner (author), French Marine Nationale (photographer)

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Newcastle exercises with the Jean d'Arc Task Group of French Naval Ships Dixmude and Surcouf in waters to the north of Australia recently. (photo: French Marine Nationale )

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Newcastle exercises with the Jean d'Arc Task Group of French Naval Ships Dixmude and Surcouf in waters to the north of Australia recently.

When more than 25,000 tonnes of steel in the shape of three warships exercise in close proximity to each other, it is an impressive example of each crew's warfighting and seamanship skills. That display occurred when HMAS Newcastle trained with French Navy Ships Dixmude and Surcouf off the coast of Darwin recently.

 

HMAS Newcastle attacks Individual Readiness requirements at sea

Published on by LCDR Fiona Southwood (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle's Dental Team, Lieutenant Max Banayar and Able Seaman Dental Laura Rudken, tend to a patient, Able Seaman Lachlan Stevenson, while on transit to HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Newcastle's Dental Team, Lieutenant Max Banayar and Able Seaman Dental Laura Rudken, tend to a patient, Able Seaman Lachlan Stevenson, while on transit to HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

Faced with a number of changes to the ship’s program and to ensure that personnel are fit to fight, HMAS Newcastle has explored alternate options of how to address Individual Readiness shortfalls. Thinking out of the box has allowed a problem to become a challenge and from there, solutions were developed.

 

HMAS Newcastle raises funds on deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Anita Sellick CSM, RAN, presents a cheque for $15,400 to the Newcastle Senior School. The money was raised by Newcastle's crew during their Operation MANITOU deployment in 2017. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Anita Sellick CSM, RAN, presents a cheque for $15,400 to the Newcastle Senior School. The money was raised by Newcastle's crew during their Operation MANITOU deployment in 2017.

The crew of HMAS Newcastle have conducted a fundraiser with a difference to support a local school that shares a strong affiliation with the ship.

 

Change of command for Newcastle family

Published on by LEUT Robert McRae (author), WO Jason McGraw (author), Unknown (photographer)

Commander Mark Sirois, outgoing Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle, departs the ship for the final time in command. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Mark Sirois, outgoing Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle, departs the ship for the final time in command.

Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Newcastle is under new command after farewelling Commander Mark Sirois and welcoming Commander Anita Sellick.

Newcastle returns from Middle East mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Monique Van Der Kolk disembarks HMAS Newcastle at Sydney's Garden Island after six months away in the Middle East Region.  (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Monique Van Der Kolk disembarks HMAS Newcastle at Sydney's Garden Island after six months away in the Middle East Region.

HMAS Newcastle has returned to her home port of Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney, following a six month deployment to the Middle East region.

 

Maritime medicine in the Middle East

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Holly Murphy (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Holly Murphy stands in the sickbay of HMAS Newcastle whilst on Operation Manitou in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Holly Murphy stands in the sickbay of HMAS Newcastle whilst on Operation Manitou in the Middle East region.

With a ship’s company of 230, HMAS Newcastle’s small medical team of three health care professionals has been kept busy while recently deployed in the Middle East.