Topic: Commissioning

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.

Welcome to the fleet - HMAS Hobart III

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

The ship's company of HMAS Hobart line the upper decks and cheer ship during HMAS Hobart’s Commissioning Ceremony held at Garden Island, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

The ship's company of HMAS Hobart line the upper decks and cheer ship during HMAS Hobart’s Commissioning Ceremony held at Garden Island, Sydney.

With a zealous crowd and great fanfare, the guided missile destroyer HMAS Hobart was commissioned in to the Royal Australian Navy fleet in a formal ceremony at Garden Island in Sydney today.

Hobart (II) - one in a million

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr John Perryman (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

HMAS Hobart returning to Sydney Harbour for the last time prior to being  decommisioned. (photo: Able Seaman Photographer Yuri Ramsey)

HMAS Hobart returning to Sydney Harbour for the last time prior to being decommisioned.

On 23 September, the Royal Australian Navy will commission the first of three new destroyers. In continuing our reflective stories of previous ships that have carried the name HMAS Hobart, this is the story of Hobart (II).

Heroic Hobart (I)

Published on by John Perryman (author), Navy Archives (photographer)

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive (photo: )

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive

In the lead-up to the commissioning ceremony of the first of the Royal Australian Navy’s new destroyers on 23 September, we look back upon ships who have previously carried the name HMAS Hobart.

Privileged posting to a powerful ship

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (author)

Midshipman Emily Tollenaar stands on the bridge of NUSHIP Hobart alongside Garden Island, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Midshipman Emily Tollenaar stands on the bridge of NUSHIP Hobart alongside Garden Island, Sydney.

Midshipman Emily Tollenaar has only been in the Navy eight months and has already become part of the crew joining the newest addition to the Fleet. 

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.

Penguin celebrates in style

Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Ian Campbell, RAN (right), Ex-servicemen Mr Keith Hearnden (centre) and Seaman Medical Giaan Holland (left) cut a cake to celebrate the 75th Birthday of HMAS Penguin during a clear lower deck. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Ian Campbell, RAN (right), Ex-servicemen Mr Keith Hearnden (centre) and Seaman Medical Giaan Holland (left) cut a cake to celebrate the 75th Birthday of HMAS Penguin during a clear lower deck.

Sydney base, HMAS Penguin has marked 75 years of service with a celebration onboard and a community engagement ceremonial sunset and dinner.

Anzac frigates come of age

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

Seaman Communication and Information Systems Natasha Deakin cuts HMAS Anzac's 21st birthday cake with Commanding Officer, Commander Michael Devine watching. (photo: Unknown)

Seaman Communication and Information Systems Natasha Deakin cuts HMAS Anzac's 21st birthday cake with Commanding Officer, Commander Michael Devine watching.

Officers and sailors in HMAS Anzac celebrated the ship’s 21st birthday with a barbeque and cake cutting in her home port of Garden Island, Sydney.

Brisbane base’s big year

Published on by LEUT Phil Fairs (author)

Commander Mark McConnell and Seaman Georgia Bronkhorst cut the birthday cake. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Mark McConnell and Seaman Georgia Bronkhorst cut the birthday cake.

The local community came together to help HMAS Moreton celebrate a big milestone – the Queensland establishment’s first birthday.

HMAS Warramunga Turns Sweet 16

This article has photo gallery Published on by Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare Kevin Brouwer (author)

HMAS Warramunga’s sweet 16 birthday cake. (photo: POEW Andrew Harding)

HMAS Warramunga’s sweet 16 birthday cake.

The ship's company of HMAS Warramunga had reason to celebrate on 31 March, marking the 16th anniversary since the warship commissioned.