Topic: NUSHIP Sydney (D42)
Newly promoted Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Benjamin Smith is proud to be the first sailor to be posted to all three of the Royal Australian Navy’s newest and most capable warships.
The Royal Australian Navy’s newest ship has been launched during a ceremony at Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide. The Hobart Class Destroyer Sydney carries a proud name and is a significant warfighting enhancement to Australia’s fleet.
Three months have passed since the Spanish Armada’s ESPS Cristóbal Colón sailed in to Australian waters and sailors from both navies have wasted no time in forming new friendships and maximising learning opportunities.
The project to supply new destroyers for the Royal Australian Navy continues in earnest with the delivery of the Hobart Class Command Team Trainer and the Aegis block of the future HMAS Sydney now in position.
Royal Australian Navy apprentices have been working directly with industry in Adelaide, building on their initial trade training, and at the same time becoming part the next phase of naval warfare from the ground up.
Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett joined two apprentices to lay the keel for the Royal Australian Navy’s third destroyer, NUSHIP Sydney, on 19 November, at ASC shipyards in Adelaide.