Topic: HMAS Hobart (D39)

Carving history in her honour

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Paul McCallum (author and photographer)

Sculptor Richard Yates works on the Battle Honour Board for HMAS Hobart, at his workshop in Chewton, Victoria. (photo: POIS Paul McCallum)

Sculptor Richard Yates works on the Battle Honour Board for HMAS Hobart, at his workshop in Chewton, Victoria.

In a small country town, an hour from Melbourne, American-born sculptor Richard Yates is making his mark on the Australian Navy’s new fleet of destroyers, hand carving the battle honour boards for the future HMA Ships HobartBrisbane and Sydney.

Ex-sailor’s lasting legacy continues with new destroyer

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Samuel Penfold (author), LSCSO Troy Martin (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

David Morse presents the official bell-rope for Hobart, marking the 16th bell-rope that he has crafted for a naval ship. (photo: UNKNOWN)

David Morse presents the official bell-rope for Hobart, marking the 16th bell-rope that he has crafted for a naval ship.

A retired Royal Australian Navy sailor handed over his 16th bell-rope designed for a naval vessel at a ceremony held for future destroyer Hobart’s provisional acceptance by Defence.

Cristóbal Colón heads home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

The crew of ESPS Cristobal Colon of the Spanish Armada stand on the flight deck as their ship enters Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

The crew of ESPS Cristobal Colon of the Spanish Armada stand on the flight deck as their ship enters Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.

Following a successful four months on the Australia Station, the Spanish Armada’s ESPS Cristóbal Colón will spend her final days off the east coast of Australia before commencing a 13,000 mile journey home on 19 June.  

Armada of education for midshipmen

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author)

Midshipman Ramon Sarmiento and Midshipman Owen Snell undertaking Junior Warfare Application Course while onboard ESPS Cristobal Colon. (photo: Unknown)

Midshipman Ramon Sarmiento and Midshipman Owen Snell undertaking Junior Warfare Application Course while onboard ESPS Cristobal Colon.

Two Spanish-speaking Australian midshipmen have spent the last three months taking part in training, exercises and navigating around Australia on board the Spanish Armada’s frigate ESPS Cristóbal Colón.

Battles of Greece and Crete remembered in Sydney

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Second World War veteran Mr Alf Carpenter with Captain John Stavridis  at Martin Place in Sydney on completion of the Battle of Crete commemoration. (photo: Unknown)

Second World War veteran Mr Alf Carpenter with Captain John Stavridis at Martin Place in Sydney on completion of the Battle of Crete commemoration.

Approximately 500 people attended the wreath laying service for the commemorations for the 76th Anniversary of the Battles of Greece and Crete at the cenotaph in Sydney recently.

Aussies take on the Armada

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Royal Australian Navy and Spanish Armada Special Sea Dutymen close up on the flight deck of ESPS Cristóbal Colón for entry into Sydney Harbour following exercises at sea. (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy and Spanish Armada Special Sea Dutymen close up on the flight deck of ESPS Cristóbal Colón for entry into Sydney Harbour following exercises at sea.

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.

Naval apprentices excel at outplacement

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NUSHIP Hobart conducts sea trials in the Gulf St Vincent off the coast of Adelaide South Australia. (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

NUSHIP Hobart conducts sea trials in the Gulf St Vincent off the coast of Adelaide South Australia.

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.

Destroyer crew training to fight

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(L-R) Polly Eldred, Eric Abad, Davi Chao, ABCIS Guy Le Plastrier, Justin Christiana, LSCIS Jarrod Callandar, LSCIS Daniel Cooke, LSET David Braendler, ABET Max Martison, Bradley Coulson and Brad Hager. (photo: Alan Antzack)

(L-R) Polly Eldred, Eric Abad, Davi Chao, ABCIS Guy Le Plastrier, Justin Christiana, LSCIS Jarrod Callandar, LSCIS Daniel Cooke, LSET David Braendler, ABET Max Martison, Bradley Coulson and Brad Hager.

When the first of the Royal Australian Navy's destroyers enters service this year she will be one of the most capable warships in the world.

Darwin helps Adelaide celebrate Navy Week

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Members of the Royal Australian Air Force’s Maritime Patrol Wing toured HMAS Darwin while berthed at Adelaide for Navy Week celebrations 2017. (photo: LSEW Nathan Streeter)

Members of the Royal Australian Air Force’s Maritime Patrol Wing toured HMAS Darwin while berthed at Adelaide for Navy Week celebrations 2017.

HMAS Darwin proved a popular attraction for sightseers in Adelaide when she berthed at the capital city for Navy Week South Australia.

Armada ship sailing for Australian waters

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Christopher Thornton (author)

Commanding Officer ESPS Cristóbal Colón, Commander Ignacio Cuartero Lorenzo welcomes the Royal Australian Navy Detachment onboard. L-R LSCIS Tim Lawler, CPOMT Shane Smith, LEUT Chris Thornton, POMT Ben Smith, LCDR Ben Wellfare and CMDR Ignacio Cuartero. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer ESPS Cristóbal Colón, Commander Ignacio Cuartero Lorenzo welcomes the Royal Australian Navy Detachment onboard. L-R LSCIS Tim Lawler, CPOMT Shane Smith, LEUT Chris Thornton, POMT Ben Smith, LCDR Ben Wellfare and CMDR Ignacio Cuartero.

On a frosty and unseasonably sunny Galician morning, the crew of Spanish Armada ship F-105 ESPS Cristóbal Colón, embarked with a detachment of five Royal Australian Navy personnel, departed the historic Naval station of Ferrol, bound for Australia.