Topic: Guided Missile Frigate (FFG)

Lights out for FFG sustainment program

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer)

The Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigates System Program Office staff at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol)

The Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigates System Program Office staff at Garden Island, Sydney.

The last remaining support program for the Navy’s now decommissioned Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigates (FFGs) has officially closed.

Steel contract marks next step in Hunter Class Frigate Program

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An artist's impression of the Hunter Class frigate. (photo: Stephen Mchugh)

An artist's impression of the Hunter Class frigate.

ASC Shipbuilding has signed a $2.6 million contract with BlueScope Steel AIS for the Hunter Class Frigate Program, to supply more than 1500 tonnes of steel plate to build five blocks during the prototyping phase of the shipbuilding program.

Suppliers sought for frigate program

Published on by Mr Alex Wilson (author)

An artist's impression of the Hunter Class frigate. (photo: Stephen Mchugh)

An artist's impression of the Hunter Class frigate.

ASC Shipbuilding has engaged with about 350 Australian suppliers, providing an update on opportunities available with the Hunter Class Frigate Program.

Keeping the SEA 5000 project on track

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An artist's impression of the Hunter Class frigate. (photo: Stephen Mchugh)

An artist's impression of the Hunter Class frigate.

With a work trip to the UK ending early because of COVID-19, and after two weeks of self-isolation, Chen Xu is happy to be back at work in her role as the Commercial Director for the SEA 5000 Phase 1 Hunter Class Frigate Project.

Newcastle’s legacy, Choules’ future

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Jaqui Meacle (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Scott Houlihan, presents the Newcastle Senior School with a $10,000 donation of funds raised by the ship’s company. (photo: )

Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Scott Houlihan, presents the Newcastle Senior School with a $10,000 donation of funds raised by the ship’s company.

HMAS Choules has added to the legacy left by decommissioned warship Newcastle in supporting the Newcastle Senior School by recently donating $10,000 for educational aids and new sports equipment.

HMAS Melbourne decommissions, era of the FFG ends

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LAC John Solomon (photographer), LCPL Brodie Cross (photographer), LACW Jacqueline Forrester (photographer), PTE Rodrigo Villablanca (photographer), SIG Robert Whitmore (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne's ship's company stand at attention as Commanding Officer, Commander Marcus Buttler, RAN, carries the ship's Australian White Ensign during the ship's decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: LAC John Solomon)

HMAS Melbourne's ship's company stand at attention as Commanding Officer, Commander Marcus Buttler, RAN, carries the ship's Australian White Ensign during the ship's decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy has celebrated the completion of 27 years of service by HMAS Melbourne, the last of her class. The 138 metre long Adelaide class guided missile frigate was decommissioned at her home port at Fleet Base East, Garden Island in Sydney.

HMAS Melbourne completes her final voyage

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer), LCPL Brodie Cross (photographer), LACW Jacqueline Forrester (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne flies her decommissioning pennant as she sails into Sydney Harbour for the final time after 27 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: LCPL Brodie Cross)

HMAS Melbourne flies her decommissioning pennant as she sails into Sydney Harbour for the final time after 27 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy.

HMAS Melbourne (III) has returned to her home port of Sydney this week, marking the end of her final voyage - her decommissioning pennant and battle ensign flying one last time.

HMAS Melbourne arrives in namesake city for the final time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne arrived in Melbourne today ahead of a four-day port visit to say goodbye to the city where she was built. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

HMAS Melbourne arrived in Melbourne today ahead of a four-day port visit to say goodbye to the city where she was built.

Guided missile frigate HMAS Melbourne has arrived in Melbourne for her final port visit before she is decommissioned next month, ahead of a four-day port visit to say goodbye to the city where she was built.

HMAS Melbourne exercises Freedom of Entry one last time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

The crew of HMAS Melbourne conduct a Freedom of Entry march into the City of Melbourne. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

The crew of HMAS Melbourne conduct a Freedom of Entry march into the City of Melbourne.

The bonds between HMAS Melbourne (III) and her namesake city were reaffirmed today with the ship’s company exercising their Freedom of Entry for the final time before the ship decommissions later this year.

Melbourne visits Devonport one last time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Members from HMAS Melbourne work the lines on the flight deck as the ship comes alongside Devonport, Tasmania. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

Members from HMAS Melbourne work the lines on the flight deck as the ship comes alongside Devonport, Tasmania.

Guided missile frigate HMAS Melbourne and her 180-strong ship’s company have visited the Tasmanian port city of Devonport for one of the Australian warship’s final port visits before she is decommissioned later this year.