HMAS Newcastle Decommissioned

July 2, 2019 – The last Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigate built in Australia for the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Newcastle, was decommissioned at a rousing ceremony at Fleet Base East in Sydney on Sunday. Living up to the ship’s motto ‘enterprise’, the event was a celebration of Newcastle’s dedicated service to the Navy and the Nation over nearly 26 years. More than 600 friends, family, serving and former serving members attended the ceremony. Among the crowd of supporters was the ship’s Launching Lady, former Newcastle City Lady Mayoress Margaret…

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