Topic: HMAS Newcastle (F06)

Last Aussie-built FFG farewelled at Fleet Base East

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer), ABET Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy members from ship's company dress right during HMAS Newcastle's decommissioning ceremony held at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

Royal Australian Navy members from ship's company dress right during HMAS Newcastle's decommissioning ceremony held at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

The last Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigate built in Australia for the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Newcastle, was decommissioned at a rousing ceremony at Fleet Base East in Sydney on Sunday.

HMAS Newcastle makes final entry into Sydney Harbour

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Family and friends wait on the wharf at Fleet Base East as HMAS Newcastle returns after a four month deployment to the Pacific. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

Family and friends wait on the wharf at Fleet Base East as HMAS Newcastle returns after a four month deployment to the Pacific.

It was a happy occasion tinged with a hint of sadness as HMAS Newcastle arrived alongside Fleet Base East after entering Sydney Harbour for the final time with her ‘paying off’ pennant flying.

HMAS Newcastle visits namesake city for final time

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HMAS Newcastle enters the Port of Newcastle, NSW, prior to the ship's final visit to her namesake city. (photo: SGT Guy Young)

HMAS Newcastle enters the Port of Newcastle, NSW, prior to the ship's final visit to her namesake city.

HMAS Newcastle has sailed into her namesake city for the final time after 25 years of faithful service, steaming more than 900,000 miles and gaining battle honours in East Timor, the Solomon Islands and the Persian Gulf.

Smiles the key to a successful IPE19

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer), CPL Kylie Gibson (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Sinead Prewett joins in for a selfie with members of the Malaysian Armed Forces during a visit to the Meh Mari Village in Malaysia for INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Sinead Prewett joins in for a selfie with members of the Malaysian Armed Forces during a visit to the Meh Mari Village in Malaysia for INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

The INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 (IPE19) deployment has concluded after nearly three months away, visiting seven countries and travelling 12,500 nautical miles in South- and South-East Asia.

Newcastle's Great Race home for charity

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Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company participate in a charity fundraising event on the flight deck while alongside in Jakarta, Indonesia during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company participate in a charity fundraising event on the flight deck while alongside in Jakarta, Indonesia during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

In an effort to raise funds one last time before she decommissions in June, HMAS Newcastle is conducting a major fundraising event aptly named ‘The Great Race’ as she makes her way home from INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Final top up for Success

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HMAS Success conducts a Replenishment at Sea with USNS Pecos in the approach lanes of the Singapore Straits during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Success conducts a Replenishment at Sea with USNS Pecos in the approach lanes of the Singapore Straits during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

In the approach lanes of one of the busiest sea traffic waterways in the world, the INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 Joint Task Force has fuelled up for the final leg of the major Australian Defence Force activity.

Newcastle always at Canberra's side

Published on by FLTLT Bel Scott (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMA Ships Canberra (L02) and Newcastle (06) sail in formation during AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

HMA Ships Canberra (L02) and Newcastle (06) sail in formation during AUSINDEX 2019.

HMAS Newcastle continues to provide the critical role of primary defence for HMAS Canberra and the wider protection for the INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 (IPE19) fleet.

Newcastle navigates world's busiest waters

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HMAS Newcastle transits the Strait of Malacca during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Newcastle transits the Strait of Malacca during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

HMAS Newcastle, in company with the INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 flagship HMAS Canberra (III), has made her final transit through the busiest and most complex waters in the world: the Malacca and Singapore Straits.

Best of Navy innovation

Published on by CAPT Roger Brennan (author), CPL Kylie Gibson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Marine Technician Sarah Battenally conducts a sediment and water test on the ship's marine diesel fuel during AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: CPL Kylie GIbson)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Marine Technician Sarah Battenally conducts a sediment and water test on the ship's marine diesel fuel during AUSINDEX 2019.

Soon to be decommissioned, HMAS Newcastle is home to one of the Royal Australian Navy’s innovation hubs that is currently deployed on INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 (IPE19).

Sailor's career begins and ends with Newcastle

Published on by CAPT Roger Brennan (author), CPL Kylie Gibson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Boatswain Shane Bellingham communicates via sound powered headset from the gun directional platform of HMAS Newcastle during AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: CPL Kylie GIbson)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Boatswain Shane Bellingham communicates via sound powered headset from the gun directional platform of HMAS Newcastle during AUSINDEX 2019.

A Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer’s career began in HMAS Newcastle and will end in the same ship.