Topic: HMAS Newcastle (F06)

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.

Faces of HMAS Newcastle

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author)

Faces of HMAS Newcastle (photo: LEUT Sarah West & POIS Ollie Garside)

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.

Home again: Newcastle returns from SLIPPER

Published on 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. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

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. 

Band of Brothers pass the baton

Published on by LEUT Robert Perry (author), ABIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

(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. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

(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.

Final top up as HMAS Newcastle turns for home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ludovic Miller (author), Royal Canadian Navy (photographer)

Newcastle's last RAS in the MEAO with USNS Arctic. (photo: LS Dan Bard)

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.

Containing dangers in the Middle East

This article has photo gallery Published on 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. (photo: POCD Joshua Drennan)

(L-R) Able Seaman Clearance Diver Marco Valinsise and Able Seaman Clearance Diver Michael McGuinness set the explosive charge to destroy a container.

HMAS Newcastle’s ship’s company has combined to remove a dangerous maritime hazard in the Gulf of Oman.