Topic: HMAS Sydney (F03)

Leadership lessons life-long for Warrant Officer

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Warrant Officer Combat Systems Manager Artie Lavender in the classroom with his Combat Systems Operator trainees at the School of Maritime Warfare, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Warrant Officer Combat Systems Manager Artie Lavender in the classroom with his Combat Systems Operator trainees at the School of Maritime Warfare, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

‘You’ll be wet, homesick and frightened but the pride of the fleet will be you’ – was a recruitment advertisement at the local cinema which lured a 17-year-old Townsville school boy to join the Navy.

Ex-HMAS Sydney retires to Western Australia

This article has photo gallery Published on by Minister for Defence Personnel Media Release (author), LEUT Chris Boardman (photographer)

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. 

Perth on task in the Middle East

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Perth prepare to take over patrol from HMAS Darwin in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

HMAS Perth prepare to take over patrol from HMAS Darwin in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Perth has notched up more-than 10,000 nautical miles since leaving Australia on 7 June, and Commanding Officer, Captain Ivan Ingham, said his crew has now settled in to their Middle East deployment.

Navy Vietnam veterans still serving the nation

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Vietnam Veterans, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain (CPONPC) William Bowley and CPONPC Mark Mobley of Fleet Headquarters, at Fleet Base East, Sydney.  (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Vietnam Veterans, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain (CPONPC) William Bowley and CPONPC Mark Mobley of Fleet Headquarters, at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

As the Australian public gather to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, three members from the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Headquarters will take an opportunity to reflect on their own contributions to the Vietnam War and those of their ship mates.
 

HMAS Sydney’s career highlights

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABIS Evan Murphy (photographer), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Sydney passes the Sydney Opera House on her way into Sydney Harbour. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Sydney passes the Sydney Opera House on her way into Sydney Harbour.

Following a setback caused by a $4 million fire during fit out in Seattle on January 25, 1982, HMAS Sydney (IV) went on to experience a long, interesting and varied career.

Sydney's crew should feel justifiably proud

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

HMAS Sydney (IV) passes under the Sydney Harbour Bridge as it is moved from Glebe Island, to Fleet Base East. (photo: ABMT Adam Porter)

HMAS Sydney (IV) passes under the Sydney Harbour Bridge as it is moved from Glebe Island, to Fleet Base East.

HMAS Sydney's 32 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy is coming to an end and many of her former crew are looking back on their time on board the vessel which has such a proud history, before they say goodbye at the ship’s decommissioning on the weekend.

Too many stories to tell on Sydney

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), Unknown photographer. Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive. (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

30 June 1995 edition of Navy News, featuring visit to Russia by HMAS Sydney. (photo: Z77)

30 June 1995 edition of Navy News, featuring visit to Russia by HMAS Sydney.

As the Royal Australian Navy prepares to decommission HMAS Sydney this week, some of her ship's company reflect on their service in the frigate.

Sydney farewells namesake ship

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Crew members fold the Australian White Ensign on HMAS Sydney for the last time as part of the decommissioning ceremony of HMAS Sydney at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Crew members fold the Australian White Ensign on HMAS Sydney for the last time as part of the decommissioning ceremony of HMAS Sydney at Garden Island, Sydney.

Australia has farewelled a Royal Australian Navy ship that has served the country for over three decades in a ceremony today on Sydney Harbour.

What a ship!

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

HMAS Sydney II veteran John Ravenscroft with Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Lieutenant Commander David Murphy, RAN, at the Decommissioning of HMAS Sydney at Garden Island, Sydney.
 (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

HMAS Sydney II veteran John Ravenscroft with Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Lieutenant Commander David Murphy, RAN, at the Decommissioning of HMAS Sydney at Garden Island, Sydney.

On Saturday, 7 November, the City of Sydney’s namesake warship was decommissioned at a ceremony at her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney. HMAS Sydney was farewelled from the Royal Australian Navy by her Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander David Murphy, along with 130 crew members and nearly 800 guests, including the Governor‑General and Minister for Defence.

Sydney’s own ship’s company on parade

Published on by Mr Ben Wickham (author), ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer)

Stock image: Members of HMAS Sydney's ships company pay their respects as they march past the Martin Place Cenotaph, Sydney, during the 2011 Anzac Day Morning March. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

Stock image: Members of HMAS Sydney's ships company pay their respects as they march past the Martin Place Cenotaph, Sydney, during the 2011 Anzac Day Morning March.

Up to 350 current and former sailors and officers from Sydney’s own warship, HMAS Sydney, will parade up Macquarie Street in the city this Friday, 6 November. Officers and sailors will march through the main street with swords drawn, bayonets fixed, band playing and colours flying.