Topic: HMAS Newcastle (F06)

Sailor's career begins and ends with Newcastle

Published on by CAPT Roger Brennan (author), CPL Kylie Gibson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Boatswain Shane Bellingham communicates via sound powered headset from the gun directional platform of HMAS Newcastle during AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: CPL Kylie GIbson)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Boatswain Shane Bellingham communicates via sound powered headset from the gun directional platform of HMAS Newcastle during AUSINDEX 2019.

A Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer’s career began in HMAS Newcastle and will end in the same ship.

Cultural welcome to Sri Lanka

Published on by LSIS Jake Badior (author and photographer)

Personnel from the Sri Lankan Navy invited ADF members on stage after presenting a cultural dance display in Colombo during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

Personnel from the Sri Lankan Navy invited ADF members on stage after presenting a cultural dance display in Colombo during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Members of HMA Ships Canberra and Newcastle were given a warm welcome by the Sri Lankan Navy when they recently arrived in Colombo.

Striving for success at AUSINDEX in India

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Bel Scott (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer), LSIS Jake Badior (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

HMAS Collins leads a Task Group formation while sailing in the Bay of Bengal as part of AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Collins leads a Task Group formation while sailing in the Bay of Bengal as part of AUSINDEX 2019.

Exercise AUSINDEX 2019 has commenced with the largest naval group Australia has ever sent to India.

Warm welcome for major naval exercise

Published on by CAPT Roger Brennan (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

(L-R) Commander Task Group 661.1 Captain Andrew Quinn, RAN, and Commander Joint Task Force 661 Air Commodore Richard Owen, AM, are greeted to Visakhapatnam Naval Base by Indian Navy Command Protocol Officer Commander Ravi Rastogi to begin AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

(L-R) Commander Task Group 661.1 Captain Andrew Quinn, RAN, and Commander Joint Task Force 661 Air Commodore Richard Owen, AM, are greeted to Visakhapatnam Naval Base by Indian Navy Command Protocol Officer Commander Ravi Rastogi to begin AUSINDEX 2019.

HMAS Newcastle was slowly guided into dock by the harbour master at Visakhapatnam Port in the Indian sub-continent on a breathless, humid day.

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

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), WO Jason McGraw (photographer)

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 Shariff Ali (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.