Topic: HMAS Newcastle (F06)

Task group sails to Bass Strait

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), CPOIS Phillip Hunt (photographer)

(R-L) HMA Ships Adelaide, Melbourne, Newcastle, Parramatta, Gascoyne and Huon leave Sydney Harbour to take part in Exercise OCEAN RAIDER, one of the Royal Australian Navy's largest maritime warfare activities. (photo: CPOIS Phillip Hunt)

(R-L) HMA Ships Adelaide, Melbourne, Newcastle, Parramatta, Gascoyne and Huon leave Sydney Harbour to take part in Exercise OCEAN RAIDER, one of the Royal Australian Navy's largest maritime warfare activities.

Warships, submarines and aircraft from all over the country are converging on Bass Strait for the final week of Exercise OCEAN RAIDER, one of the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime warfare activities.

South Queensland celebrates Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Nick Robinson (author), James Goss (photographer)

Navy Week, South Queensland, commenced in King George Square, Brisbane, with Beat to Quarters, Ceremonial Sunset and a reception hosted by the Lord Mayor of Brisbane. (photo: James Goss)

Navy Week, South Queensland, commenced in King George Square, Brisbane, with Beat to Quarters, Ceremonial Sunset and a reception hosted by the Lord Mayor of Brisbane.

South Queensland has celebrated the Royal Australian Navy’s footprint in the region with a calendar of events from Maroochydore to Currumbin.

Exercising Task Group muscles

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Mark Sirois, RAN on the bridge wing of his ship as they conduct a replenishment at sea (RAS) with HMAS Success during Exercise Kakadu 2016. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Mark Sirois, RAN on the bridge wing of his ship as they conduct a replenishment at sea (RAS) with HMAS Success during Exercise Kakadu 2016.

Commanding a task group during the Royal Australian Navy’s largest multi-lateral exercise is about managing fatigue, thinking on your feet and trusting your experience says Commander Mark Sirois.

Agility on show in Australia's north

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LEUT James Dobson (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle patrols past a gas and oil platform during a North West Shelf patrol. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Newcastle patrols past a gas and oil platform during a North West Shelf patrol.

Exercise NORTHERN SHIELD wrapped up on 10 September in Derby, Western Australia, with more than 1,200 troops and millions of kilograms of equipment returning to bases all over Australia.

Warfare serials unite Red Force for KAKADU final Battle

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle fires a round from its 76mm gun during an anti-air warfare serial at Exercise Kakadu 2016.  (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

HMAS Newcastle fires a round from its 76mm gun during an anti-air warfare serial at Exercise Kakadu 2016.

Just three days into the sea phase of Exercise KAKADU, a task group of six international warships has been locked in a steady battle of anti-air, anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare.

Manoeuvres drive interoperability in KAKADU

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle Commanding Officer, Commander Mark Sirois, RAN (left) and Sub-Lieutenant Daniel King, RAN during Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres aboard HMAS Newcastle at Exercise Kakadu 2016. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

HMAS Newcastle Commanding Officer, Commander Mark Sirois, RAN (left) and Sub-Lieutenant Daniel King, RAN during Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres aboard HMAS Newcastle at Exercise Kakadu 2016.

Conducting officer-of-the-watch-manoeuvres with warships from four other nations is a daunting prospect even for the most experienced ship handler. The exercise requires an officer to drive a ship at high speeds and at close quarters around other vessels. 

KAKADU sea phase gets underway

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle conducts a replenishment at sea with HMAS Success off the coast of Darwin during the Exercise Kakadu 2016. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

HMAS Newcastle conducts a replenishment at sea with HMAS Success off the coast of Darwin during the Exercise Kakadu 2016.

Warships from many of the littoral nations of the Pacific and Indian oceans have sailed out of Darwin to begin the sea phase of Exercise KAKADU, Australia’s largest maritime exercise.

Newcastle shares industry insights

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Russell Toohey (author)

HMAS Newcastle hosted Mr Mark Thomas, Director Projects and Development at Teekay Shipping as part of the Maritime Industry Familiarisation Program, whilst conducting exercises off the Western Australian coast. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Newcastle hosted Mr Mark Thomas, Director Projects and Development at Teekay Shipping as part of the Maritime Industry Familiarisation Program, whilst conducting exercises off the Western Australian coast.

HMAS Newcastle hosted Mr Mark Thomas, Director Projects and Development at Teekay Shipping as part of the Maritime Industry Familiarisation Program, whilst conducting exercises off the Western Australian coast.  

Newcastle fighting fit for challenges ahead

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Jason Tuffrey (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mandy Collie exercises on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle while Japanese Navy Ship, JS Fuyuzuki follows behind during Exercise Kakadu 2016. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mandy Collie exercises on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle while Japanese Navy Ship, JS Fuyuzuki follows behind during Exercise Kakadu 2016.

The win at the Exercise KAKADU sports day, beating teams from 19 nations, was no accident for HMAS Newcastle.

Busy time for Newcastle testing UAV capability

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Flight Trials Unit and the Navy Unmanned Aviation Systems Unit teams who joined HMAS Newcastle to conduct first-of-class flight trials - flight operations to assess the operability of the ScanEagle system from a guided missile frigate. (photo: Unknown)

Flight Trials Unit and the Navy Unmanned Aviation Systems Unit teams who joined HMAS Newcastle to conduct first-of-class flight trials - flight operations to assess the operability of the ScanEagle system from a guided missile frigate.

The crew of HMAS Newcastle found their recent Sea Qualification Trials demanding, testing weapons and engineering systems after a lengthy maintenance period.