Topic: Decommissioning

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.

Battle Tanker farewelled after 33 years of service

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Ship’s company of HMAS Success march off the ship for the last time during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Ship’s company of HMAS Success march off the ship for the last time during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

HMAS Success (II), the longest serving ship in Navy’s Fleet, has completed her service to the nation and was decommissioned at her homeport at Sydney’s Garden Island on Saturday.

Experienced Sailors prepare ship for disposal

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

A wealth of Navy experience working with the Ex-HMAS Darwin Disposal team, L-R, CPOs Wayne Fredericks, Kerry Ross, Dennis Skewes and Steven Searle. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

A wealth of Navy experience working with the Ex-HMAS Darwin Disposal team, L-R, CPOs Wayne Fredericks, Kerry Ross, Dennis Skewes and Steven Searle.

When a ship is decommissioned it isn’t as simple as the crew walking away. Experienced staff support the disposal process and remove as much usable and valuable equipment from the ship that can be utilised again across the fleet and defence.

Navy farewells HMAS Darwin after 33 years of service

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HMAS Darwin's ceremonial guard march from the ship during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East in Sydney. (photo: LEUT Harley Slatter)

HMAS Darwin's ceremonial guard march from the ship during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East in Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy has decommissioned the Adelaide Class frigate, HMAS Darwin, at her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney, after more than three decades of service to the nation.

Command team in longest goodbye

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSEW Nathan Streeter (author)

The Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry with the Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer Lieutenant Commander Jason O'Gorman (Left), and the Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Commander Trevor Henderson (Right)  (photo: LSEW Nathan Streeter)

The Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry with the Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer Lieutenant Commander Jason O'Gorman (Left), and the Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Commander Trevor Henderson (Right)

As HMAS Darwin heads towards being decommissioned in December, her Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, has the privilege of having served the longest time at the helm.
Commander Henry took command from Captain Terrence Morrison in June 2015 and will complete a two and half years in the top job.

Darwin farewells namesake city

Published on by Department of Defence (author), WO2 Chris Houghton (photographer)

A tugboat sends off HMAS Darwin from Darwin Harbour for the final time with a water cannon salute.  (photo: WO2 Chris Houghton)

A tugboat sends off HMAS Darwin from Darwin Harbour for the final time with a water cannon salute.

HMAS Darwin has completed her final port visit to Darwin, farewelling the city by exercising the right to Freedom of Entry and showcasing her capability to thousands of locals.

First Lady in Darwin for final visit

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS James Whittle (author)

HMAS Darwin comes alongside Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, for the last time before decommissioning in December 2017. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

HMAS Darwin comes alongside Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, for the last time before decommissioning in December 2017.

HMAS Darwin has sailed into her namesake port on her final visit after 33 years of service and more than a million nautical miles underway.

Hands to action stations on Darwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author), LSEW Nathan Streeter (photographer), LSEW Brooke Gregory (photographer)

Phase 2 and Phase 4 trainee Maritime Warfare Officers pose for a photo on the bridge wing of HMAS Darwin. (photo: LSEW Brooke Gregory)

Phase 2 and Phase 4 trainee Maritime Warfare Officers pose for a photo on the bridge wing of HMAS Darwin.

HMAS Darwin is making the most of her final months in service, progressing trainees through their qualifications.

Darwin waves the flag in Hobart

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From left, Seaman Combat Systems Operator Harriet Anne Shepperd, Ships Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, and Midshipman Bonnie Galbraith on the flight deck of HMAS Darwin at Macquarie Wharf, Hobart. (photo: Paul Redding)

From left, Seaman Combat Systems Operator Harriet Anne Shepperd, Ships Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, and Midshipman Bonnie Galbraith on the flight deck of HMAS Darwin at Macquarie Wharf, Hobart.

After farewelling Brisbane recently, HMAS Darwin headed to Hobart last month – her penultimate port of call on her final visit to all coastal capital cities.

Ex-HMAS Sydney retires to Western Australia

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Ex-HMAS Sydney has left Sydney Harbour today (18 May 2017) to be towed to Western Australia for recycling by Australian company Birdon Pty Ltd. (photo: LEUT Chris Boardman)

Ex-HMAS Sydney has left Sydney Harbour today (18 May 2017) to be towed to Western Australia for recycling by Australian company Birdon Pty Ltd.

Ex-HMAS Sydney IV has left Sydney Harbour to be towed to Western Australia for recycling.