Topic: HMAS Newcastle (F06)

HMAS Newcastle returns home

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Warwick Douglas stands with his fiancée and children after proposing to his partner on the wharf of Fleet Base East upon his return home from Operation MANITOU aboard HMAS Newcastle. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Warwick Douglas stands with his fiancée and children after proposing to his partner on the wharf of Fleet Base East upon his return home from Operation MANITOU aboard HMAS Newcastle.

After 180 days deployed, HMAS Newcastle returned triumphantly from the Middle East region to Garden Island, Sydney today.

Parliamentartian visits HMAS Newcastle on deployment

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Dominic MacNamara, presents a ship's cap to The Honourable Steven Ciobo MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Investment, onboard HMAS Newcastle as the ship and crew conduct a port visit to Muscat, Oman, during Operation MANITOU. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Dominic MacNamara, presents a ship's cap to The Honourable Steven Ciobo MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Investment, onboard HMAS Newcastle as the ship and crew conduct a port visit to Muscat, Oman, during Operation MANITOU.

A port visit in Oman in early September has proved the perfect conclusion HMAS Newcastle’s fifth and final patrol for Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region. 

HMAS Newcastle heads home after Middle East success

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle carries out a break-away from the French Replenishment Ship, FS Var, after conducting RASAPS (Replenishment at Sea Approach's) in which to hone their joint mariner skills as both ships carry out maritime security patrols in the Indian Ocean. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

HMAS Newcastle carries out a break-away from the French Replenishment Ship, FS Var, after conducting RASAPS (Replenishment at Sea Approach's) in which to hone their joint mariner skills as both ships carry out maritime security patrols in the Indian Ocean.

HMAS Newcastle is heading home to Sydney after a highly successful deployment to the Middle East Region, where she seized the second-biggest illegal drug haul in Combined Maritime Forces history.

HMAS Newcastle – One Ship, One Culture, One Family

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Vaughn Heath (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Indigenous members of HMAS Newcastle ship’s company proudly show off the evening meal that they helped to create in the galley onboard HMAS Newcastle prior to serving to their ship mates for NAIDOC week at sea.
From left; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate (ABBM) Desmond Taylor, ABBM Kaleb Cohen, Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Khory Beezely, ABBM Alan Patterson and ABBM Kyh Mye.
 (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

Indigenous members of HMAS Newcastle ship’s company proudly show off the evening meal that they helped to create in the galley onboard HMAS Newcastle prior to serving to their ship mates for NAIDOC week at sea. From left; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate (ABBM) Desmond Taylor, ABBM Kaleb Cohen, Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Khory Beezely, ABBM Alan Patterson and ABBM Kyh Mye.

As HMAS Newcastle patrolled the Indian Ocean in support of Operation MANITOU, the sound of the didgeridoo and singing from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ quartet rang out from the galley.

Drugs seized top $2.3 billion in two years

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

138 kgs of heroin, worth an estimated street value of around $108 million, siezed on 03 July 2014 by HMAS Newcastle off the East coast of Africa.
 (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

138 kgs of heroin, worth an estimated street value of around $108 million, siezed on 03 July 2014 by HMAS Newcastle off the East coast of Africa.

In its sixth successful haul in eight weeks, Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Newcastle has seized 139kg of heroin, with an estimated street value of around $AUD 41 million, off the East coast of Africa.

HMAS Newcastle seizes more than $1 billion in narcotics

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Members of HMAS Newcastle's boarding party prepapre to board and search a dhow on 19 June 2015, which revelaed 581 Kgs of hidden illegal narcotics. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's boarding party prepapre to board and search a dhow on 19 June 2015, which revelaed 581 Kgs of hidden illegal narcotics.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Newcastle patrolling with the Combined Maritime Forces in the Middle East Region has seized another 581kg of illegal narcotics with an estimated street value of approximately $520 million.

HMAS Newcastle deploys to Middle East

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Able Seaman Cryptologic Linguist Jovanne Damiao, with Lizbeth and daughter Izabella, before departing on HMAS Newcastle, for the Middle Eastern region. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Able Seaman Cryptologic Linguist Jovanne Damiao, with Lizbeth and daughter Izabella, before departing on HMAS Newcastle, for the Middle Eastern region.

HMAS Newcastle was farewelled from Garden Island, Sydney on 1 April, setting course for the Middle East Region where she will spend six months deployed as part of Operation MANITOU.

Newcastle on Patrol in the North West Shelf

Published on by LCDR Jodie Wilkinson (author), LEUT Clinton Walters (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle on patrol in the North West Shelf, an extensive oil and gas region off the north west Australian coast.
 (photo: LEUT Clinton Walters)

HMAS Newcastle on patrol in the North West Shelf, an extensive oil and gas region off the north west Australian coast.

HMAS Newcastle’s recent transit from Darwin to HMAS Stirling south of Perth was a busy one with the ship patrolling the waters around over 20 oil and gas platforms.

New night vision capability for HMAS Newcastle

Published on by LCDR Jodie Wilkinson (author and photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Stock Image: HMAS Newcastle, takes part in Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres with HMAS Parramatta.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Stock Image: HMAS Newcastle, takes part in Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres with HMAS Parramatta.

HMAS Newcastle is the first Adelaide Class Frigate and the second Royal Australian Navy ship to be fitted with new equipment specifically designed to interface with the night vision equipment worn by crews of Navy helicopters.

Cadet of the Year visits HMAS Newcastle

Published on by SBLT Melissa Vaarwerk (author and photographer)

2013 Cadet of the Year, Nicholas Gamash sitting in the helmsman chair onboard HMAS Newcastle. (photo: SBLT Melissa Vaarwerk)

2013 Cadet of the Year, Nicholas Gamash sitting in the helmsman chair onboard HMAS Newcastle.

Recently, the Director Royal Australian Navy Test, Evaluation & Acceptance Authority, Captain John Vandyke, took the 2013 Naval Cadet of the year, Nicholas Gamash, onboard HMAS Newcastle.