Topic: HMAS Sydney (IV)

Sydney collection expands at Australian War Memorial

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr John Perryman (author), LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer), Air Marshal Leo Davies (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, AO, RAN, has gifted significant items from HMAS Sydney (IV) to the Australian War Memorial. (L-R) Rear Admiral Ken Doolan AO RAN (Ret'd); Chairman of the Australian War Memorial Council, Mr Kerry Stokes, AC; former HMAS Sydney sailor Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Paul Berry, CSM; and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (photo: Air Marshal Leo Davies, AO, CSC)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, AO, RAN, has gifted significant items from HMAS Sydney (IV) to the Australian War Memorial. (L-R) Rear Admiral Ken Doolan AO RAN (Ret'd); Chairman of the Australian War Memorial Council, Mr Kerry Stokes, AC; former HMAS Sydney sailor Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Paul Berry, CSM; and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, has gifted significant items from HMAS Sydney (IV) to the Australian War Memorial.

A mystery in a bottle returned

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Commodore Peter Leavy, the Naval Attache in Washington and a former Commanding Officer of Sydney (IV) took the opportunity of being in Seattle to present a certificate of appreciation, to former members of Todd Shipyards at a group to dinner. (photo: Unknown)

Commodore Peter Leavy, the Naval Attache in Washington and a former Commanding Officer of Sydney (IV) took the opportunity of being in Seattle to present a certificate of appreciation, to former members of Todd Shipyards at a group to dinner.

The HMAS Sydney (IV) whisky retrieval story has added a new chapter, with an Australian Navy memento being presented to members of the ship’s American build team.

 

Bottle in ship causes a stir

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The commemorative display of the whisky and coin found inside ex-HMAS Sydney's mast. (photo: )

The commemorative display of the whisky and coin found inside ex-HMAS Sydney's mast.

A small bottle of whisky, recovered from the base of ex-HMAS Sydney (IV)’s mast during its scrapping in mid-June, has caused quite a stir in naval circles.

HMAS Sydney benefits from an ‘age’ of experience

Published on by LCDR Jeremy Richardson (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

The 'Magnificent Seven' on 02 Deck of HMAS Sydney during Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2014. L-R: Chief Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Scott Christie; Leading Seaman Communication Information Systems Roger Dalby; Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Kerry Ross; Warrant Officer Clearance Diver Matthew Hurley; Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Tony Burchill,; Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Ron Palmer; and Chief Petty Officer Coxswain Dave Biddle. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

The 'Magnificent Seven' on 02 Deck of HMAS Sydney during Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2014. L-R: Chief Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Scott Christie; Leading Seaman Communication Information Systems Roger Dalby; Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Kerry Ross; Warrant Officer Clearance Diver Matthew Hurley; Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Tony Burchill,; Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Ron Palmer; and Chief Petty Officer Coxswain Dave Biddle.

It is a mark of pride that one of the Royal Australian Navy’s ‘Magnificent Seven’, HMAS Sydney (IV), hosts a veritable age of experience in her ranks with a magnificent seven of her own.

‘Old Salt’ clocks up 45 years of continuous service

Published on by CPOCIS James Scorer (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Communications and Information Systems Roger Dalby using a 10-inch signal lamp on the port bridge wing of HMAS Sydney. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Leading Seaman Communications and Information Systems Roger Dalby using a 10-inch signal lamp on the port bridge wing of HMAS Sydney.

It was the winter of 1968, the Beatles were about to release ‘Hey Jude’, Australia’s Rod Laver claimed the Wimbledon men’s singles title, Sir John Gorton was the Australian Prime Minister and Leading Seaman Roger Dalby, CSM, joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Junior Recruit.

It was a good Friday for Sub Lieutenant McCluskey

Published on by LEUT Natasha Gavriel (author), ABEW Daniel Rane (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Commander Karl Brinckmann, presents Sub-Lieutenant Paul McCluskey his Bridge Warfare Certificate for a Guided Missile Frigate on the bridge of HMAS Sydney (IV). (photo: ABEW Daniel Rane)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Commander Karl Brinckmann, presents Sub-Lieutenant Paul McCluskey his Bridge Warfare Certificate for a Guided Missile Frigate on the bridge of HMAS Sydney (IV).

There are many memorable moments in an officer’s naval career, but few come close to the day that a Maritime Warfare Officer receives their Primary Qualification.

Sydney team battles the heat to tackle the Wombats

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HMAS Sydney and Singapore Wombats Australian Rules teams compete for the ball during a friendly game played at Singapore. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

HMAS Sydney and Singapore Wombats Australian Rules teams compete for the ball during a friendly game played at Singapore.

HMAS Sydney’s Australian Rules Football team battled it out with the Singapore Wombats on a whopping 34 degree day in 80 percent humidity in Singapore on 24 May, during the shore phase of Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2014.

HMAS Sydney served up the Silver Platter Award for 2013

Published on by LCDR Jeremy Richardson (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN presents the annual Silver Platter award for outstanding catering and hospitality to Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef Shaun Taylor and Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Steward Michael Meurant on behalf of the HMAS Sydney catering and hospitality team. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN presents the annual Silver Platter award for outstanding catering and hospitality to Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef Shaun Taylor and Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Steward Michael Meurant on behalf of the HMAS Sydney catering and hospitality team.

Whilst the provision of meals may be seen as a mundane ‘everyday’ occurrence, the importance of providing capability through catering can not be understated and food plays a large part in the morale of a ship and the health of those onboard.

HMAS Sydney crew gain exposure to future capability with US Navy

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Operations room members from USS Kidd and HMAS Sydney come together for a group photo on the forecastle of USS Kidd at Garden Island Naval Base after conducting training on the Aegis Combat System onboard USS Kidd in preparation for the Royal Australian Navy's new Hobart class Air Warfare Destroyers. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Operations room members from USS Kidd and HMAS Sydney come together for a group photo on the forecastle of USS Kidd at Garden Island Naval Base after conducting training on the Aegis Combat System onboard USS Kidd in preparation for the Royal Australian Navy's new Hobart class Air Warfare Destroyers.

Members of HMAS Sydney’s crew gained invaluable exposure to the Aegis Combat System this week as they trained onboard the United States Navy Destroyer, USS Kidd, during its port visit to Fleet Base East.

USS Kidd arrives in Sydney for Australian first

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Kidd, alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Kidd, alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.

United States Navy ship USS Kidd arrived into Sydney Harbour this week to conduct training with HMAS Sydney and experience Australia during a three day port visit.