A wealth of Navy experience working with the Ex-HMAS Darwin Disposal team, L-R, CPOs Wayne Fredericks, Kerry Ross, Dennis Skewes and Steven Searle.
When a ship is decommissioned it isn’t as simple as the crew walking away. Experienced staff support the disposal process and remove as much usable and valuable equipment from the ship that can be utilised again across the fleet and defence.
December 09, 2017 by Department of Defence (author), LEUT Harley Slatter (photographer)
HMAS Darwin's ceremonial guard march from the ship during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East in Sydney.
The Royal Australian Navy has decommissioned the Adelaide Class frigate, HMAS
Darwin, at her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney, after more than three decades of service to the nation.
The Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry with the Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer Lieutenant Commander Jason O'Gorman (Left), and the Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Commander Trevor Henderson (Right)
Darwin heads towards being decommissioned in December, her Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, has the privilege of having served the longest time at the helm.
Commander Henry took command from Captain Terrence Morrison in June 2015 and will complete a two and half years in the top job.
A tugboat sends off HMAS Darwin from Darwin Harbour for the final time with a water cannon salute.
Darwin has completed her final port visit to Darwin, farewelling the city by exercising the right to Freedom of Entry and showcasing her capability to thousands of locals.
HMAS Darwin comes alongside Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, for the last time before decommissioning in December 2017.
Darwin has sailed into her namesake port on her final visit after 33 years of service and more than a million nautical miles underway.
June 02, 2017 by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author), LSEW Nathan Streeter (photographer), LSEW Brooke Gregory (photographer)
Phase 2 and Phase 4 trainee Maritime Warfare Officers pose for a photo on the bridge wing of HMAS Darwin.
Darwin is making the most of her final months in service, progressing trainees through their qualifications.
From left, Seaman Combat Systems Operator Harriet Anne Shepperd, Ships Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, and Midshipman Bonnie Galbraith on the flight deck of HMAS Darwin at Macquarie Wharf, Hobart.
After farewelling Brisbane recently, HMAS
Darwin headed to Hobart last month – her penultimate port of call on her final visit to all coastal capital cities.
May 18, 2017 by Minister for Defence Personnel Media Release (author), LEUT Chris Boardman (photographer)
Ex-HMAS Sydney has left Sydney Harbour today (18 May 2017) to be towed to Western Australia for recycling by Australian company Birdon Pty Ltd.
Sydney IV has left Sydney Harbour to be towed to Western Australia for recycling.
Crew members fold the Australian White Ensign on HMAS Sydney for the last time as part of the decommissioning ceremony of HMAS Sydney at Garden Island, Sydney.
Australia has farewelled a Royal Australian Navy ship that has served the country for over three decades in a ceremony today on Sydney Harbour.
November 08, 2015 by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)
HMAS Sydney II veteran John Ravenscroft with Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Lieutenant Commander David Murphy, RAN, at the Decommissioning of HMAS Sydney at Garden Island, Sydney.
On Saturday, 7 November, the City of Sydney’s namesake warship was decommissioned at a ceremony at her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney. HMAS Sydney was farewelled from the Royal Australian Navy by her Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander David Murphy, along with 130 crew members and nearly 800 guests, including the Governor‑General and Minister for Defence.