Topic: NUSHIP Hobart (D39)

Carving history in her honour

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Paul McCallum (author), POIS Paul McCallum (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.