Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

Welcome to the fleet - HMAS Hobart III

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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

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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)

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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.

Third win for Rankin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), CPO Damien Pawlenko (photographer)

Group Photograph of the crew of HMAS Rankin with the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Lady Lynne Cosgrove, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, and holding the Gloucester Cup is Commanding Officer HMAS Rankin, Commander Micheal Jacobson, CSM, RAN, in the Gymnasium at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Group Photograph of the crew of HMAS Rankin with the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Lady Lynne Cosgrove, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, and holding the Gloucester Cup is Commanding Officer HMAS Rankin, Commander Micheal Jacobson, CSM, RAN, in the Gymnasium at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

The Collins class submarine HMAS Rankin has been awarded the Royal Australian Navy’s prestigious Gloucester Cup for the third time. 

Privileged posting to a powerful ship

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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. 

From avionics to opportunity to honour

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Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Jarryd Capper from Australia's Federation Guard based in Canberra, after a rehearsal for the commemoration of the Centenary of the Battle of Polygon Wood in Belgium.  (photo: CPL Kyle Genner)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Jarryd Capper from Australia's Federation Guard based in Canberra, after a rehearsal for the commemoration of the Centenary of the Battle of Polygon Wood in Belgium.

A posting to the Australian Defence Force’s ceremonial unit, Australia’s Federation Guard, in Canberra, has fulfilled one sailor’s goal of travelling to parts of the world he believed out of his reach.

Wollongong reaffirms friendships

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

HMAS Wollongong's Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain James Quinn, presents Shoalhaven Police Local Area Commander, Superintendent Steve Hegarty, with the scroll granting HMAS Wollongong the Freedom of Entry to the city of Wollongong. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

HMAS Wollongong's Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain James Quinn, presents Shoalhaven Police Local Area Commander, Superintendent Steve Hegarty, with the scroll granting HMAS Wollongong the Freedom of Entry to the city of Wollongong.

For the first time, the crew of HMAS Wollongong have issued a challenge in their namesake city, to exercise the rights of Freedom of Entry.

Tradition and ceremony key to crew

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The Admiral Hudson pulls alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

The Admiral Hudson pulls alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.

With only two boats, the VIP Boat Squadron based at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney is a small, but important part of the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet.

A ship’s history – HMAS Bunbury II – submissions wanted

Published on by CMDR Andrew Schroder (author), LSPH Tracy Casteleijn (photographer)

HMAS Bunbury in the foreground, with FNS La Glorieuse on the right. (photo: LSPH Tracy Casteleijn)

HMAS Bunbury in the foreground, with FNS La Glorieuse on the right.

For more than a century there have been hundreds of ships and aircraft as well as many thousands of people who have served the Royal Australian Navy, but who keeps tabs on ships past and present, and collects the history for future generations?

Trailblazing Warrant Officer remembered

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The first Warrant Officer of the Navy Paul Whittaker. (photo: )

The first Warrant Officer of the Navy Paul Whittaker.

The Royal Australian Navy’s first Warrant Officer of the Navy, has recently passed away after a brief battle with cancer.