Topic: HMAS Newcastle (F06)

HMAS Newcastle seizes more than $1 billion in narcotics

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

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.

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.

A window view of the future

Published on by LCDR Jodie Wilkinson (author and photographer)

ABML-P Shane Clubb watches NUSHIP Canberra depart the dry dock at Garden Island in Sydney. (photo: LCDR Jodie Wilkinson)

ABML-P Shane Clubb watches NUSHIP Canberra depart the dry dock at Garden Island in Sydney.

The ship’s company of HMAS Newcastle recently occupied Building 68 on the Garden Island Defence Precinct in Sydney while their ship underwent a maintenance and production period. Once the docking dependant work was complete, Newcastle vacated the dock to make way for the mighty NUSHIP Canberra.

HMAS Newcastle visits the Newcastle Senior School

Published on by LEUT Alec Fieldsend (author), SBLT Mitchell Vines (author)

HMAS Newcastle's Leading Seaman Palmer and Gray enjoy some craft activities with students at the Newcastle Senior School. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Newcastle's Leading Seaman Palmer and Gray enjoy some craft activities with students at the Newcastle Senior School.

The crew of HMAS Newcastle share a close relationship with the Newcastle Senior School, the ship’s nominated charity, and members of the ship’s company take the opportunity to visit the school and its pupils when the ship is alongside her home port.

HMAS Newcastle adds to the trophy cabinet

Published on by LEUT Liam Walters (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN presents Petty Officer Maritime Logistics Personal Brenda Cox The Supply Excellence Award for the Fleet Unit that has achieved a high standard in Supply Excellence, in front of HMAS Newcastle Ship's Company. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN presents Petty Officer Maritime Logistics Personal Brenda Cox The Supply Excellence Award for the Fleet Unit that has achieved a high standard in Supply Excellence, in front of HMAS Newcastle Ship's Company.

HMAS Newcastle welcomed in the New Year with a visit from Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral (RADM) Barrett, AM, CSC, for the presentation of two Fleet Awards which Newcastle earned for its performance in 2013.

Newcastle's one-armed bandit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT David Osborne (author)

The Guided Missile Launcher System (GMLS) fitted to HMAS Newcastle is slowly craned out of position. The 61 tonne GMLS is due for a major overhaul.  (photo: Unknown)

The Guided Missile Launcher System (GMLS) fitted to HMAS Newcastle is slowly craned out of position. The 61 tonne GMLS is due for a major overhaul.

HMAS Newcastle recently embarked on one of the biggest maintenance tasks a warship can undergo - replacing its Mk 13 Guided Missile Launching System (GMLS), often referred to as the ‘one-armed bandit’ due to its distinctive single-armed design.

The big 20 for FFG 06 and a change of command

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Nathan Smith (author), LSEW Georgina Herdmun (photographer)

The cake made to mark HMAS Newcastle's 20 years in service. (photo: LSEW Georgina Herdmun)

The cake made to mark HMAS Newcastle's 20 years in service.

The once in a century date 11/12/13 was also a historical day for Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Newcastle.

Christmas construction for kids

Published on by SBLT Mitchell Vines (author), CPOET Graeme Cruikshank (photographer), PO Jeremy Bowman (photographer)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company participate on a working bee at The Hunter Orthopaedic School. (photo: PO Jeremy Bowman)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company participate on a working bee at The Hunter Orthopaedic School.

Volunteers from HMAS Newcastle’s ship’s company got into the Christmas spirit and recently spent two days taking part in a working bee at their ship’s charity, the Newcastle Senior School, formerly The Hunter Orthopaedic School.