Topic: HMAS Hobart (D39)

Man on a mission of excellence

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Hobart, Captain John Stavridis, RAN, salutes the officer of the day Lieutenant James Chinner, after being the last man to board the Guided Missile Destroyer at the ship's commissioning ceremony at Garden Island Sydney. (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Hobart, Captain John Stavridis, RAN, salutes the officer of the day Lieutenant James Chinner, after being the last man to board the Guided Missile Destroyer at the ship's commissioning ceremony at Garden Island Sydney.

The man given the responsibility of commanding Navy’s new destroyer says it is an honour to be in command of a ship that shares her name with a rich history of operational service and excellence.

Continuing his Hobart tradition

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Brendan Smart on the bridge of HMAS Hobart alongside Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Chief Petty Officer Brendan Smart on the bridge of HMAS Hobart alongside Garden Island, Sydney.

Chief Petty Officer Combat Systems Manager Brenden Smart followed his older brother into the Navy is now one of the seasoned veterans helping bring Navy’s newest ship into service.

Navy family a great stabiliser in new ship

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Jessica Nilsen in HMAS Hobart's machinery control room while alongside Garden Island, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Jessica Nilsen in HMAS Hobart's machinery control room while alongside Garden Island, Sydney.

For one well-travelled HMAS Hobart stoker, there’s a sense of déjà vu in the new destroyer.

Ready to serve destroyer crew

Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Morgan Douglas prepares afternoon tea in NUSHIP Hobart III's galley while alongside Garden Island, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Morgan Douglas prepares afternoon tea in NUSHIP Hobart III's galley while alongside Garden Island, Sydney.

The crew of the new destroyer, HMAS Hobart will be well-fed and need lots of physical exercise if Able Seaman Maritime Logisitics - Chef Morgan Douglas, has anything to do with it.

A right Royal visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, KG, GCVO, CD, ADC(P) speaks with the ship's company of Guided Missile Destroyer, HMAS Hobart.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, KG, GCVO, CD, ADC(P) speaks with the ship's company of Guided Missile Destroyer, HMAS Hobart.

His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York had an important message for the men and women of the Royal Australian Navy during a recent visit to Australia.