Topic: HMAS Newcastle (F06)
Faces of HMAS Newcastle
Between 27 May and 13 October 2013, the men and women of HMAS
Newcastle were deployed in the Middle East Area of Operations as part of Operation SLIPPER.
Published on October 13, 2013 by LEUT David Osborne (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)
Family and friends gather at Garden Island, Sydney to welcome home their loved ones embarked on HMAS Newcastle, following a six month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations.
The crew of the Adelaide class Guided Missile Frigate HMAS
Newcastle has returned home to Sydney today, after a six-month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations. Hundreds of loved ones were waiting for them on the wharf at Fleet Base East, Garden Island.
(L-R) LEUT Thomas Craig, ABCSO Samuel Ryan, LSCIS Daniel Lewis from HMAS Melbourne and their respective brothers, LSET Chris Lewis, LSBM Shaun Ryan and LEUT Tim Craig, on HMAS Melbourne while in transit to the Middle East Area of Operations.
The prospect of handing over and heading home after a long deployment is reason enough to smile, but for three members of HMAS
Newcastle there was an added incentive.
Newcastle's last RAS in the MEAO with USNS Arctic.
After a successful operational deployment, HMAS
Newcastle conducted her final Replenishment at Sea in the Middle East and turned her sights to the long homeward journey.
October 02, 2013 by SBLT Mitchell Vines (author), POCD Joshua Drennan (photographer), LSEW Melissa Girling (photographer)
(L-R) Able Seaman Clearance Diver Marco Valinsise and Able Seaman Clearance Diver Michael McGuinness set the explosive charge to destroy a container.
Newcastle’s ship’s company has combined to remove a dangerous maritime hazard in the Gulf of Oman.
Published on October 13, 2013 by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LEUT Alec Fieldsend (author), LCDR Ludovic Miller (photographer)
Sub-Lieutenant Al Kharusi and Sub-Lieutenant Al Rasbi from the Royal Omani Navy 'thumbs up' after their first visit to Diego Garcia.
Newcastle for her return voyage to Australia from the Middle East Area of Operations were Royal Navy of Oman Sub-Lieutenants, Zaid Nasser Rashid Al Kharusi and Abdul Rahim Mohammed Khamis Al Rasbi.
HMAS Newcastle's Commanding Officer CMDR Paul O'Grady waves farewell and good luck to HMAS Melbourne as the two ships pass each other, with Newcastle returning home and Melbourne on her way to the Middle East area of Operations.
Newcastle has handed over security operations for Operation SLIPPER in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) in the Middle East to HMAS Melbourne.
Personnel from HMAS Newcastle took time off to explore the ruins of Petra during a recent visit to Jordan.
At the end of their third Middle Eastern patrol, the crew of HMAS
Newcastle visited the Jordanian port of Aqaba for a five-day respite visit.
Commander Joint Task Force 633 Major General Craig Orme talks to the crew of HMAS Newcastle during a recent port visit to Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.
Newcastle conducted her last port visit in the Middle East Area of Operations when she pulled into Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates on 17 September.
September 22, 2013 by LEUT Thomas Craig (author), POEW Ben White (photographer), LSA Richard Close (photographer), LSA Corey Wright (photographer), ABCD Michael McGuinness (photographer)
A member of Newcastle's clearance diving team is winched back onboard Newcastle's S70B-2 Seahawk helicopter.
Newcastle has conducted an Airborne Mine Disposal training exercise while patrolling in the Gulf of Aden in support of Operation SLIPPER.