Topic: HMAS Newcastle (F06)

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

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by FLTLT Bel Scott (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

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.

Cultural welcome to Sri Lanka

Published on by LSIS Jake Badior (author and photographer)

Personnel from the Sri Lankan Navy invited ADF members on stage after presenting a cultural dance display in Colombo during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

Personnel from the Sri Lankan Navy invited ADF members on stage after presenting a cultural dance display in Colombo during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Members of HMA Ships Canberra and Newcastle were given a warm welcome by the Sri Lankan Navy when they recently arrived in Colombo.

Striving for success at AUSINDEX in India

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Bel Scott (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer), LSIS Jake Badior (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

HMAS Collins leads a Task Group formation while sailing in the Bay of Bengal as part of AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Collins leads a Task Group formation while sailing in the Bay of Bengal as part of AUSINDEX 2019.

Exercise AUSINDEX 2019 has commenced with the largest naval group Australia has ever sent to India.

Warm welcome for major naval exercise

Published on by CAPT Roger Brennan (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

(L-R) Commander Task Group 661.1 Captain Andrew Quinn, RAN, and Commander Joint Task Force 661 Air Commodore Richard Owen, AM, are greeted to Visakhapatnam Naval Base by Indian Navy Command Protocol Officer Commander Ravi Rastogi to begin AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

(L-R) Commander Task Group 661.1 Captain Andrew Quinn, RAN, and Commander Joint Task Force 661 Air Commodore Richard Owen, AM, are greeted to Visakhapatnam Naval Base by Indian Navy Command Protocol Officer Commander Ravi Rastogi to begin AUSINDEX 2019.

HMAS Newcastle was slowly guided into dock by the harbour master at Visakhapatnam Port in the Indian sub-continent on a breathless, humid day.

OCEAN EXPLORER Task Group forms up in Geographe Bay

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Des Paroz (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

HMA Ships Canberra (top) and Stuart sit at anchor in Geographe Bay, Western Australia during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

HMA Ships Canberra (top) and Stuart sit at anchor in Geographe Bay, Western Australia during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019.

Residents of Western Australia’s Geographe Bay were greeted with an impressive sight as a task group of five ships taking part in Navy’s Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019 formed up in the bay to conduct briefings and preparations for the next phase of the exercise.

Newcastle patrols Bass Strait oil rigs

Published on by LCDR Des Paroz (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle patrols oil rigs in the Bass Strait during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

HMAS Newcastle patrols oil rigs in the Bass Strait during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019.

While transiting to Western Australia for Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019, the guided missile frigate HMAS Newcastle separated from the OCEAN EXPLORER Task Group to undertake patrols of key oil infrastructure in the Bass Strait as part of Navy’s national maritime security commitment.