HMAS Newcastle completes final international deployment

June 12, 2019 – The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) today celebrated the completion of the final overseas deployment by an Adelaide Class guided missile frigate, with HMAS Newcastle arriving back in Australia. Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead AM, RAN, said the Adelaide Class frigates have been an indispensable part of Navy’s role in protecting Australia’s maritime interests for almost forty years. “Adelaide Class ships have formed the backbone of many Navy operations since 1980, serving with distinction on complex missions and cementing our reputation as one of the…

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STS Young Endeavour visits Newcastle

November 1, 2018 – Australia’s national sail training ship, STS Young Endeavour has visited Newcastle where she welcomed aboard students from Kotara High School Special Needs Unit. Although a strong north-easterly wind prevented the tall ship leaving Queens Wharf for a day sail, the youth crew provided ship tours to the local students. Sixteen-year old Dominic Erbacher from Tumut, NSW shared some of his new found knowledge and experiences. “I explained to my group how we set the sails and gave them a run through of the ropes. “We then…

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HMS Northumberland Rededicated on the Tyne

To the sounds of the Morpeth Pipe Band, the Guard of Honor from HMS Northumberland marched on to the temporary Parade Ground at Whitehill Point Jetty in the Port of Tyne to mark the ship’s return to the Fleet in a rededication service. In an unusual setting because ships are usually rededicated in their home ports, the location allowed more of the ship’s affiliates to attend the ceremony. Special guests of honor included the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland and the ship’s sponsor Lady Anne Kerr. The ship’s Commanding Officer,…

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