Topic: HMAS Newcastle (F06)

Australian and French warships exercise off Darwin

Published on by MIDN Emily Tanner (author), French Marine Nationale (photographer)

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Newcastle exercises with the Jean d'Arc Task Group of French Naval Ships Dixmude and Surcouf in waters to the north of Australia recently. (photo: French Marine Nationale )

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Newcastle exercises with the Jean d'Arc Task Group of French Naval Ships Dixmude and Surcouf in waters to the north of Australia recently.

When more than 25,000 tonnes of steel in the shape of three warships exercise in close proximity to each other, it is an impressive example of each crew's warfighting and seamanship skills. That display occurred when HMAS Newcastle trained with French Navy Ships Dixmude and Surcouf off the coast of Darwin recently.

 

HMAS Newcastle attacks Individual Readiness requirements at sea

Published on by LCDR Fiona Southwood (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle's Dental Team, Lieutenant Max Banayar and Able Seaman Dental Laura Rudken, tend to a patient, Able Seaman Lachlan Stevenson, while on transit to HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Newcastle's Dental Team, Lieutenant Max Banayar and Able Seaman Dental Laura Rudken, tend to a patient, Able Seaman Lachlan Stevenson, while on transit to HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

Faced with a number of changes to the ship’s program and to ensure that personnel are fit to fight, HMAS Newcastle has explored alternate options of how to address Individual Readiness shortfalls. Thinking out of the box has allowed a problem to become a challenge and from there, solutions were developed.

 

HMAS Newcastle raises funds on deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Anita Sellick CSM, RAN, presents a cheque for $15,400 to the Newcastle Senior School. The money was raised by Newcastle's crew during their Operation MANITOU deployment in 2017. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Anita Sellick CSM, RAN, presents a cheque for $15,400 to the Newcastle Senior School. The money was raised by Newcastle's crew during their Operation MANITOU deployment in 2017.

The crew of HMAS Newcastle have conducted a fundraiser with a difference to support a local school that shares a strong affiliation with the ship.

 

Change of command for Newcastle family

Published on by LEUT Robert McRae (author), WO Jason McGraw (author), Unknown (photographer)

Commander Mark Sirois, outgoing Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle, departs the ship for the final time in command. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Mark Sirois, outgoing Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle, departs the ship for the final time in command.

Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Newcastle is under new command after farewelling Commander Mark Sirois and welcoming Commander Anita Sellick.

Newcastle returns from Middle East mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Monique Van Der Kolk disembarks HMAS Newcastle at Sydney's Garden Island after six months away in the Middle East Region.  (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Monique Van Der Kolk disembarks HMAS Newcastle at Sydney's Garden Island after six months away in the Middle East Region.

HMAS Newcastle has returned to her home port of Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney, following a six month deployment to the Middle East region.

 

Maritime medicine in the Middle East

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Holly Murphy (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Holly Murphy stands in the sickbay of HMAS Newcastle whilst on Operation Manitou in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Holly Murphy stands in the sickbay of HMAS Newcastle whilst on Operation Manitou in the Middle East region.

With a ship’s company of 230, HMAS Newcastle’s small medical team of three health care professionals has been kept busy while recently deployed in the Middle East.

 

Newcastle in Sri Lanka

Published on by SBLT Eren Ulusoy (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Ship's Company of HMAS Newcastle donate cricket equipment during a  visit to Samata Sarana, a Catholic school and hostel for children in Colombo, Sri Lanka.   (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Ship's Company of HMAS Newcastle donate cricket equipment during a visit to Samata Sarana, a Catholic school and hostel for children in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The sun beamed on HMAS Newcastle’s crew as she berthed alongside the historic Port of Colombo on her way back from operations in the Middle East.

Quite the quilts for operational team

This article has photo gallery Published on by Chaplain Cornelius Bosch (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Ship's Company of HMAS Newcastle display their Aussie Hero Quilts on the flight deck in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Ship's Company of HMAS Newcastle display their Aussie Hero Quilts on the flight deck in the Middle East region.

The hard working volunteers from Aussie Hero Quilts have wowed HMAS Newcastle’s crew with their hand-made quilts and laundry bags – literally covering the ship from bow to stern.

 

Newcastle - seashells and Seychelles

Published on by SBLT Iain McMillan (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle prepares to berth alongside in Victoria, Seychelles during Operation Manitou. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Newcastle prepares to berth alongside in Victoria, Seychelles during Operation Manitou.

Following an extensive patrol off the coast of Africa in the South Indian Ocean while on Operation MANITOU, the crew of HMAS Newcastle recently conducted a logistics and respite visit in Port Victoria, Seychelles.

Weight of operations transferred family-style

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Fiona Southwood (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Siblings from HMAS Warramunga visit their family on HMAS Newcastle. From left, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef (ABML-C) Paige Large, ABML-C Peta Large, ABML-C Dimitri Bellas, Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Peter Bellas, Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Jamie Janes and Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Isaac Janes. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Siblings from HMAS Warramunga visit their family on HMAS Newcastle. From left, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef (ABML-C) Paige Large, ABML-C Peta Large, ABML-C Dimitri Bellas, Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Peter Bellas, Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Jamie Janes and Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Isaac Janes.

An ‘on task’ handover has been conducted between HMA Ships Newcastle and Warramunga in the Middle East region.