October 26, 2019 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.
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.
July 02, 2019 by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer), ABET Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)
Royal Australian Navy members from ship's company dress right during HMAS Newcastle's decommissioning ceremony held at Fleet Base East, Sydney.
The last Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigate built in Australia for the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS
Newcastle, was decommissioned at a rousing ceremony at Fleet Base East in Sydney on Sunday.
Ship’s company of HMAS Success march off the ship for the last time during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East, Sydney.
Success (II), the longest serving ship in Navy’s Fleet, has completed her service to the nation and was decommissioned at her homeport at Sydney’s Garden Island on Saturday.
A wealth of Navy experience working with the Ex-HMAS Darwin Disposal team, L-R, CPOs Wayne Fredericks, Kerry Ross, Dennis Skewes and Steven Searle.
When a ship is decommissioned it isn’t as simple as the crew walking away. Experienced staff support the disposal process and remove as much usable and valuable equipment from the ship that can be utilised again across the fleet and defence.
December 09, 2017 by Department of Defence (author), LEUT Harley Slatter (photographer)
HMAS Darwin's ceremonial guard march from the ship during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East in Sydney.
The Royal Australian Navy has decommissioned the Adelaide Class frigate, HMAS
Darwin, at her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney, after more than three decades of service to the nation.
The Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry with the Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer Lieutenant Commander Jason O'Gorman (Left), and the Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Commander Trevor Henderson (Right)
Darwin heads towards being decommissioned in December, her Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, has the privilege of having served the longest time at the helm.
Commander Henry took command from Captain Terrence Morrison in June 2015 and will complete a two and half years in the top job.
HMAS Darwin comes alongside Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, for the last time before decommissioning in December 2017.
Darwin has sailed into her namesake port on her final visit after 33 years of service and more than a million nautical miles underway.
June 02, 2017 by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author), LSEW Nathan Streeter (photographer), LSEW Brooke Gregory (photographer)
Phase 2 and Phase 4 trainee Maritime Warfare Officers pose for a photo on the bridge wing of HMAS Darwin.
Darwin is making the most of her final months in service, progressing trainees through their qualifications.
From left, Seaman Combat Systems Operator Harriet Anne Shepperd, Ships Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, and Midshipman Bonnie Galbraith on the flight deck of HMAS Darwin at Macquarie Wharf, Hobart.
After farewelling Brisbane recently, HMAS
Darwin headed to Hobart last month – her penultimate port of call on her final visit to all coastal capital cities.
May 18, 2017 by Minister for Defence Personnel Media Release (author), LEUT Chris Boardman (photographer)
Ex-HMAS Sydney has left Sydney Harbour today (18 May 2017) to be towed to Western Australia for recycling by Australian company Birdon Pty Ltd.
Sydney IV has left Sydney Harbour to be towed to Western Australia for recycling.