Topic: HMAS Newcastle (F06)

Sailor celebrates 30 years in Navy while deployed to the Middle East

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Paddy McKeag (left) in the junior sailors cafe onboard HMAS Newcastle, with Lieutenant Commander Luke Miller and Petty Officer Gavin Downes. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Chief Petty Officer Paddy McKeag (left) in the junior sailors cafe onboard HMAS Newcastle, with Lieutenant Commander Luke Miller and Petty Officer Gavin Downes.

Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Paddy McKeag says he has ‘done a lot’ in a Navy career spanning 30 years.

Newcastle’s crew called to the Captain’s table

Published on by WO Phil Smith (author), POEW Ben White (photographer)

(L-R) Sub Lieutenant Samuel Curtis, Able Seaman Electronic Technician Paul Nurzenski, Able Seaman Cryptologic Linguist Alix Smith, Lieutenant Commander Stuart Muller (Executive Officer) and Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Julianne Cocks enjoy receiving their meal of lobster from the Executive Officer. (photo: POEW Ben White)

(L-R) Sub Lieutenant Samuel Curtis, Able Seaman Electronic Technician Paul Nurzenski, Able Seaman Cryptologic Linguist Alix Smith, Lieutenant Commander Stuart Muller (Executive Officer) and Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Julianne Cocks enjoy receiving their meal of lobster from the Executive Officer.

In the middle of the Indian Ocean and a long way from the usual dinner queue, four lucky members of HMAS Newcastle’s ship’s company enjoyed a sumptuous lobster dinner in the Commanding Officer’s (CO) cabin.

Australian and French warships unite to promote maritime security

Published on by French Navy (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle and FS Somme send their boarding teams to intercept a dhow while on a patrol for CTF 150. (photo: French Navy)

HMAS Newcastle and FS Somme send their boarding teams to intercept a dhow while on a patrol for CTF 150.

Nearly 100 years after France and Australia fought side by side on the Somme battlefields, HMAS Newcastle and FS Somme are united in their security efforts in the Middle East Area of Operation (MEAO).

USS Eisenhower and HMAS Newcastle meet at sea

Published on by LEUT Alisha Withers (author)

Able Seaman Stuart McGuigan (front left) poses with ship mates against the background of USS Dwight D Eisenhower. (photo: )

Able Seaman Stuart McGuigan (front left) poses with ship mates against the background of USS Dwight D Eisenhower.

HMAS Newcastle rendezvoused with ‘Big Ike’ the USS Dwight D Eisenhower in the Arabian Sea for a day of steaming in company on 2 June 2013.

HMAS Newcastle's first replenishment

Published on by LEUT Suresh Kumar (author), POEW Ben White (photographer)

The refueling line from RFA Fort Victoria is connected to HMAS Newcastle during a replenishment at sea in the Middle East for Operation SLIPPER. (photo: POEW B White)

The refueling line from RFA Fort Victoria is connected to HMAS Newcastle during a replenishment at sea in the Middle East for Operation SLIPPER.

HMAS Newcastle has conducted her first Replenishment at Sea (RAS) serial in the Middle East Area of Operations with RFA Fort Victoria on 29 May 2013.

This RAS was the first such evolution in the MEAO for Newcastle (CMDR P O’Grady, CSM) and added to Newcastle’s growing list of partnerships with international replenishment ships.

HMAS Newcastle provides medical care to badly injured merchant seamen

Published on by POEW Ben White (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle's Helicopter S70B Seahawk 'Gremlin', lowers personnel from HMAS Newcastle's Medical Team to provide assistance to the injured crew members. (photo: POEW Ben White)

HMAS Newcastle's Helicopter S70B Seahawk 'Gremlin', lowers personnel from HMAS Newcastle's Medical Team to provide assistance to the injured crew members.

Australia’s HMAS Newcastle has provided medical treatment and evacuated two badly burned Filipino merchant seamen from a stricken oil tanker in the Somali Basin.

State versus state, shipmate versus shipmate

Published on by LEUT David Osborne (author)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Carrisa Andrews and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Stores Chain Dale Hazeltine enjoy some friendly rivalry while watching game one of the State of Origin from HMAS Newcastle's Junior Sailors cafe. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Carrisa Andrews and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Stores Chain Dale Hazeltine enjoy some friendly rivalry while watching game one of the State of Origin from HMAS Newcastle's Junior Sailors cafe.

The crew of HMAS Newcastle (CMDR Paul O’Grady, CSM) has cheered on their teams during the first rugby league State of Origin match of 2013 while on their first patrol in the MEAO.