Topic: HMAS Newcastle (F06)
Patrolling the high seas in a warship thousands of kilometres from home is the new reality for Leading Seaman Boastwains Mate Isaac Janes, who sailed for the Middle East region recently.
It wasn’t your regular barber salon onboard HMAS Newcastle when Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician McCann piped the call to the ship’s company to get their hair cut.
Australia and India have successfully completed a series of complex warfare scenarios during Exercise Australia-India (AUSINDEX) off the Western Australian coast.
HMAS Newcastle’s capabilities proved invaluable during a complex warfare scenario involving Indian Navy Ships Shivalik and Kamorta during the Australia-India Exercise (AUSINDEX) held off the Western Australian coast.
Three Indian warships sailed into Fremantle to participate in a week-long naval exercise off the Western Australian coast.
HMAS Newcastle and her ship’s company of 230 have departed Garden Island, Sydney en route for her sixth deployment to the Middle East region.
While she may be the last Australian guided missile frigate to deploy to Operation MANITOU, HMAS Newcastle is the first to deploy on operations with an MH-60R helicopter and a ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial System.
En route to the Middle East as part of the latest Royal Australian Navy crew to deploy for Operation MANITOU is one officer who feels very at home on his hometown’s namesake ship.
The ship’s company of HMAS Newcastle was overwhelmed by a show of enthusiasm and public support during a recent visit to their namesake city.
Bluetooth headsets could soon be introduced onto the bridges of Australian frigates thanks to the enterprise and innovation of two young engineers onboard HMAS Newcastle.