Topic: HMAS Newcastle (F06)

OCEAN EXPLORER Task Group forms up in Geographe Bay

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Des Paroz (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

HMA Ships Canberra (top) and Stuart sit at anchor in Geographe Bay, Western Australia during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

HMA Ships Canberra (top) and Stuart sit at anchor in Geographe Bay, Western Australia during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019.

Residents of Western Australia’s Geographe Bay were greeted with an impressive sight as a task group of five ships taking part in Navy’s Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019 formed up in the bay to conduct briefings and preparations for the next phase of the exercise.

Newcastle patrols Bass Strait oil rigs

Published on by LCDR Des Paroz (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle patrols oil rigs in the Bass Strait during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

HMAS Newcastle patrols oil rigs in the Bass Strait during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019.

While transiting to Western Australia for Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019, the guided missile frigate HMAS Newcastle separated from the OCEAN EXPLORER Task Group to undertake patrols of key oil infrastructure in the Bass Strait as part of Navy’s national maritime security commitment.

Fleet fires up for 2019

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

HMA Ships Canberra (left) and Success depart Sydney Harbour to commence a four month deployment conducting international engagement exercises including. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

HMA Ships Canberra (left) and Success depart Sydney Harbour to commence a four month deployment conducting international engagement exercises including.

Navy’s tempo has increased this month, marking the start of a busy year for the Fleet with more than 20 ships and over 2000 sailors at sea.

Cultural exchanges as Aussies and Japanese cross deck

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HMAS Newcastle (06) and Japanese Ship JS Sazanami (113) transit the Whitsunday Passage enroute to Sydney. (photo: WO Jason McGraw)

HMAS Newcastle (06) and Japanese Ship JS Sazanami (113) transit the Whitsunday Passage enroute to Sydney.

Royal Australian Navy sailors have tasted life at sea with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force as personnel from both services temporarily swapped places after Exercise Kakadu.

Family reunion on Thursday Island for Newcastle sailors

Published on by SBLT Shafiqah Shariffali (author), Courtesy ABBM Jack Nona (photographer)

AB Thomas Ketchell (in uniform second from left), and AB Jack Nona with their families at Thursday Island. (photo: Courtesy ABBM Jack Nona)

AB Thomas Ketchell (in uniform second from left), and AB Jack Nona with their families at Thursday Island.

The morning of Monday 29 August was an experience to remember for three of HMAS Newcastle’s junior sailors.

Kakadu Task Groups form up

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT James McPherson (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle leads Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy ship Huangshan, and Republic of Singapore Navy ships RSS Valiant and RSS Vigour, during officer of the watch manoeuvres as part of Exercise Kakadu 2018. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

HMAS Newcastle leads Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy ship Huangshan, and Republic of Singapore Navy ships RSS Valiant and RSS Vigour, during officer of the watch manoeuvres as part of Exercise Kakadu 2018.

The sea phase of Exercise Kakadu has shifted up a gear, with coalition ships beginning a series of challenging and complex manoeuvres off the coast of the Northern Territory.

Novocastrians welcomed home in HMAS Newcastle

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Seven Novocastrian members of HMAS Newcastle during a port visit to her namesake city. (photo: LCDR Fiona Southwood)

Seven Novocastrian members of HMAS Newcastle during a port visit to her namesake city.

The boom of a seven-gun salute was a welcoming sound for the ship’s company of HMAS Newcastle as she returned to her namesake city for a port visit.

 

Innovation heads to sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LS Sarah Battenally (photographer)

3D-printed replacement hinges on a compartment locker onboard HMAS Newcastle. (photo: LS Sarah Battenally)

3D-printed replacement hinges on a compartment locker onboard HMAS Newcastle.

In a significant contribution to the Chief of Navy’s ‘Challenge and Innovate’ statement, Deployed Innovation Workshops have been established onboard HMA Ships Hobart, Warramunga and Newcastle.

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.