Topic: NUSHIP 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.