Topic: HMAS Hobart (D39)
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 Hobart, Brisbane and Sydney.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HMAS Darwin proved a popular attraction for sightseers in Adelaide when she berthed at the capital city for Navy Week South Australia.
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.