Topic: HMAS Sydney (IV)

Sydney collection expands at Australian War Memorial

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, AO, RAN, has gifted significant items from HMAS Sydney (IV) to the Australian War Memorial. (L-R) Rear Admiral Ken Doolan AO RAN (Ret'd); Chairman of the Australian War Memorial Council, Mr Kerry Stokes, AC; former HMAS Sydney sailor Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Paul Berry, CSM; and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (photo: Air Marshal Leo Davies, AO, CSC)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, AO, RAN, has gifted significant items from HMAS Sydney (IV) to the Australian War Memorial. (L-R) Rear Admiral Ken Doolan AO RAN (Ret'd); Chairman of the Australian War Memorial Council, Mr Kerry Stokes, AC; former HMAS Sydney sailor Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Paul Berry, CSM; and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, has gifted significant items from HMAS Sydney (IV) to the Australian War Memorial.

A mystery in a bottle returned

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Commodore Peter Leavy, the Naval Attache in Washington and a former Commanding Officer of Sydney (IV) took the opportunity of being in Seattle to present a certificate of appreciation, to former members of Todd Shipyards at a group to dinner. (photo: Unknown)

Commodore Peter Leavy, the Naval Attache in Washington and a former Commanding Officer of Sydney (IV) took the opportunity of being in Seattle to present a certificate of appreciation, to former members of Todd Shipyards at a group to dinner.

The HMAS Sydney (IV) whisky retrieval story has added a new chapter, with an Australian Navy memento being presented to members of the ship’s American build team.

 

Bottle in ship causes a stir

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The commemorative display of the whisky and coin found inside ex-HMAS Sydney's mast. (photo: )

The commemorative display of the whisky and coin found inside ex-HMAS Sydney's mast.

A small bottle of whisky, recovered from the base of ex-HMAS Sydney (IV)’s mast during its scrapping in mid-June, has caused quite a stir in naval circles.

HMAS Sydney benefits from an ‘age’ of experience

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The 'Magnificent Seven' on 02 Deck of HMAS Sydney during Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2014. L-R: Chief Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Scott Christie, Leading Seaman Communication Information Systems Roger Dalby, Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Kerry Ross, Warrant Officer Clearance Diver Matthew Hurley, Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Tony Burchill, Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Ron Palmer, and Chief Petty Officer Coxswain Dave Biddle. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

The 'Magnificent Seven' on 02 Deck of HMAS Sydney during Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2014. L-R: Chief Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Scott Christie, Leading Seaman Communication Information Systems Roger Dalby, Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Kerry Ross, Warrant Officer Clearance Diver Matthew Hurley, Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Tony Burchill, Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Ron Palmer, and Chief Petty Officer Coxswain Dave Biddle.

It is a mark of pride that one of the Royal Australian Navy’s ‘Magnificent Seven’, HMAS Sydney, hosts a veritable age of experience in her ranks with a magnificent seven of her own.

Tri-nation naval exercise PACIFIC BOND kicks off

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JMSDF Murasame (left) and USS Preble sail in company with HMAS Sydney (IV). (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

JMSDF Murasame (left) and USS Preble sail in company with HMAS Sydney (IV).

WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN – The Royal Australian Navy has joined forces with the United States Navy (USN) and Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) to participate in a tri-lateral exercise, PACIFIC BOND 2013, June 22-26.

PACIFIC BOND is a multi-national naval exercise designed to advance participating nations’ military-to-military coordination and capacity to plan and execute tactical operations in an advanced warfare environment.

HMAS Sydney and JDS Murasame exercise off Tokyo Bay, Japan

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Personnel from three navies work together in the operations room of HMAS Sydney to establish tactical systems interoperability between HMAS Sydney and the Japanese Maritime Defence Force destroyer JMSDF Murasame. (L-R) LCDR Jonathon Bannister (Royal Navy, currently serving with RAN aboard HMAS Sydney), Ensign Koya Yotsuikari, Lieutenant Junior Grade Tao Masahiro, Ensign Natsuki Kawasaki (Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force) and PO Combat Systems Supervisor Douglas Hamilton (RAN). (photo: Leading Seaman Peter Thompson)

Personnel from three navies work together in the operations room of HMAS Sydney to establish tactical systems interoperability between HMAS Sydney and the Japanese Maritime Defence Force destroyer JMSDF Murasame. (L-R) LCDR Jonathon Bannister (Royal Navy, currently serving with RAN aboard HMAS Sydney), Ensign Koya Yotsuikari, Lieutenant Junior Grade Tao Masahiro, Ensign Natsuki Kawasaki (Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force) and PO Combat Systems Supervisor Douglas Hamilton (RAN).

As part of its embed with the United States Navy’s 7th Fleet George Washington Carrier Strike Group, the Australian guided missile frigate HMAS Sydney (IV) is taking part in Exercise NICHI GOU TRIDENT, a bilateral exercise between the Royal Australian Navy and the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force that occurs on an opportunity basis.

Australian warship to take part in Exercise PACIFIC BOND 2013

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HMAS Sydney (IV) passes alongside USS Preble following a manoeuvring exercise.  (photo: US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly)

HMAS Sydney (IV) passes alongside USS Preble following a manoeuvring exercise.

Naval personnel and units from Australia, Japan and the United States are enroute to participate in a tri-lateral maritime exercise, PACIFIC BOND 2013, that is due to take place from 22 to 26 June 2013.

Extreme medicine: just another day for naval medical teams at sea

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Medical staff of HMAS Sydney (IV). From the left, Able Seaman Medic Danielle Dickinson, Leading Seaman Medic Tom Pearson, Lieutenant Luke Edwards and Petty Officer Medic Dan Fox. (photo: Leading Seaman Peter Thompson)

Medical staff of HMAS Sydney (IV). From the left, Able Seaman Medic Danielle Dickinson, Leading Seaman Medic Tom Pearson, Lieutenant Luke Edwards and Petty Officer Medic Dan Fox.

Being self-sufficient for months on end in a remote environment is the name of the game for doctors and medics serving in warships of the Royal Australian Navy. When it comes to facing and overcoming challenges of just about any kind, this has got to be one of the most demanding, and satisfying, fields to operate in.

Life onboard Sydney, a Japanese perspective

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ASLT Naomi Gammon, SBLT Ben King and Ensign Natsuki Kawasaki (of the Japanese Maritime Defence Force) hold an informal debrief on recently completed officer of the watch manoeuvres, conducted in company with the US Navy destroyer USS Momsen (background). (photo: Leading Seaman Peter Thompson)

ASLT Naomi Gammon, SBLT Ben King and Ensign Natsuki Kawasaki (of the Japanese Maritime Defence Force) hold an informal debrief on recently completed officer of the watch manoeuvres, conducted in company with the US Navy destroyer USS Momsen (background).

As part of its North East Asian deployment, HMAS Sydney (IV) has been conducting exercises at sea with the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force. HMAS Sydney (IV) and the Japanese destroyer JDS Murasame took part in Exercise NICHI GOU TRIDENT, a three-day exercise designed to enhance interoperability between the two navies.

Ensign Natsuki Kawasaki transferred by helicopter from Murasame to join Sydney (IV) for the exercise and the voyage to Guam as the ship’s Japanese Liaison Officer.

Life on board an Aussie warship from an American perspective

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Lieutenant Junior Grade Daniel Menza, a US Navy liaison officer from USS Preble watches on as Lieutenant Commander Linda Morris acts as scene in-command during a helicopter crash on deck damage control exercise onboard HMAS Sydney (IV). (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Lieutenant Junior Grade Daniel Menza, a US Navy liaison officer from USS Preble watches on as Lieutenant Commander Linda Morris acts as scene in-command during a helicopter crash on deck damage control exercise onboard HMAS Sydney (IV).

As part of its embed with the US Navy’s 7th Fleet George Washington Carrier Strike Group, the Royal Australian guided missile frigate HMAS Sydney (IV) has exchanged officers with the American Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Preble as a means to increase understanding, and ultimately interoperability, between the two navies.