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  • 28 March 2019

    Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class frigate HMAS Melbourne got underway from her Sydney homeport to start a two-month deployment to the Pacific and South East Asia. “It’s sad to think about those at home when we sail from Sydney on deployment, but I’m excited about what the ship and crew will achieve on this trip,” the […]

  • 28 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy Adelaide-class guided missile frigate HMAS Melbourne retired in a ceremony at her home port of Garden Island in Sydney after 27 years of service. The 138m-long ship was decommissioned on October 26 as the last remaining of six built for the Australian Navy. Melbourne has steamed more than 900,000 nautical miles, […]

  • 12 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class frigate HMAS Newcastle got underway from Garden Island, Sydney on Sunday to start her sixth deployment to the Middle East. This is Newcastle’s final deployment as she is scheduled to decommission in 2019. Family and friends joined the Acting Commander Australian Fleet, Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, on the wharf to bid the crew […]

  • 13 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Melbourne, the last two Adelaide-class frigates in Royal Australian Navy service, have returned from their final overseas deployments. HMAS Melbourne, the oldest warship in the class, arrived at Gladstone Port in Queensland on June 11, concluding a three-month deployment throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Sister ship HMAS Newcastle became the last in […]

  • 18 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Ex-HMAS Sydney, a former Royal Australian Navy Adelaide-class frigate, left Sydney Harbour today to be towed to Western Australia for recycling. Minister for Defence Personnel Dan Tehan said the frigate will be recycled by Australian company Birdon Pty Ltd. “Ex-HMAS Sydney had an illustrious career during her 32 years in service with the Royal Australian […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Darwin concluded her 33 years of service and was decommissioned in a ceremony at her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney. In a ceremony on December 9, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, paid tribute to the service of the ship’s company past and present. “Darwin has laid down a proud history […]

  • 20 February 2017

    Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class frigate HMAS Melbourne celebrated 25 years since she entered service with the Royal Australian Navy on February 15. The guided missile frigate has steamed more than 1.5 million kilometres – about 37 times the earth’s circumference – and clocked up almost 62,000 hours underway, since commissioning in 1992 at Station Pier, […]

  • 2 July 2019

    HMAS Newcastle (FFG 06), the Royal Australian Navy’s last locally built Adelaide class guided missile frigate, has been decommissioned in Sydney. The decomissioning ceremony for the ship was held at Fleet Base East on June 30, 2019, the navy said. The event was a celebration of Newcastle’s dedicated service to the navy and the nation […]

  • 3 April 2017

    Royal Australian Navy’s oldest warship HMAS Darwin departed Fleet Base West after what will probably be the frigate’s final visit before being decommissioned later this year. HMAS Darwin slipped from the wharf at Fleet Base West and set sail for Sydney recently, signalling the end of the warship’s long association with the west coast of Australia. […]

  • 25 October 2017

    Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class frigate HMAS Darwin is set to make a final visit to her namesake city early November before the ship decommissions at the end of the year. Darwin is scheduled to enter Darwin Harbour on November 1 to take part in a series of events to celebrate the ship’s 33 years of […]

  • 16 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class frigate HMAS Melbourne has arrived in the City of Melbourne for her final port visit before she is decommissioned next month. The 138-meter-long warship berthed alongside Station Pier on September 13, ahead of a four-day port visit to say goodbye to the city where she was built. Melbourne’s crew of more […]

  • 4 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class guided-missile frigate HMAS Melbourne (FFG 05) successfully launched an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) in a test off the east coast of Australia. The navy shared a video of the event and added that the missile firing was the first conducted in Automatic Self Defence (ASD) mode from one of three guided […]

  • 4 December 2017

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Newcastle returned to her home port on December 3 after concluding a six-month deployment to the Middle East. The crew of the Adelaide-class guided missile frigate were welcomed to the Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney, by their families and Australian defense minister Marise Payne. “Newcastle has maintained Australia’s high […]

  • 9 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy’s decommissioned frigate ex-HMAS Darwin is to be scuttled in the waters off Tasmania to become a dive wreck, the Australian government announced August 9. Australian defense minister Marise Payne said she was pleased that the former Adelaide-class frigate would call Tasmania home after sailing over 1 million nautical miles during her […]

  • 13 May 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian Minister for Defence Materiel Dr Mike Kelly AM MP announced  on May 7 the release of the Group Maintenance Contract Request for Tender for the Australian Navy’s Adelaide Class frigate (FFG) fleet. “This is the second of the grouped-asset, long-term, performance-based contracts for the repair and maintenance of the Navy’s major surface ships,” Dr […]

  • 10 February 2014

    On 7 February 2014, the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) frigate HMAS Melbourne conducted a second drug bust during a boarding operation on a vessel suspected of transporting illicit cargo off the coast of Tanzania. During the operation the frigate’s crew seized 190 kilograms of heroin of around $AU380 million dollars of estimated street value.   […]

  • 14 November 2012
    Industry news

    GE Marine has handed over two LM 2500 aeroderivative gas turbines to ASC in Adelaide, Australia, the company informed. The gas turbines will power the Navy’s third Air Warfare Destroyer. This type of gas turbine is designed with a single-rotor gas turbine and an aerodynamically coupled power turbine. ASC, Air Warfare Destroyer project shipbuilder, is […]

  • 7 February 2014

     HMAS Melbourne has intercepted a shipment of 353 kilograms of what is believed to be heroin during a boarding operation on a suspected drug smuggling dhow off the coast of Tanzania on Wednesday, 5 February 2014.   The drugs are said to be worth $706 million Australian dollars, circa USD 626 million. The ship received […]

  • 30 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s Adelaide class guided-missile frigate HMAS Newcastle (FFG 06) is on its way to the Middle East region. After departing the port of Mumbai, India, the vessel navigated through the narrow channel of the lock system. HMAS Newcastle will spend six months deployed in Middle Eastern Operation MANITOU. This marks the vessel’s 60th rotation and the fifth […]

  • 17 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    2017 will be a busy year for the Royal Australian Navy’s aircraft maintenance and flight trials unit which has seven first of class flight trials scheduled before September. The unit, along with Royal Australian Air Force’s aircraft research and development unit, and Army aviation test and evaluation squadron represents the Australian Defence Force’s core test and evaluation […]

  • 16 June 2016

    The Australian Defence Force has confirmed a 22-year-old Royal Australian Navy sailor died in Muscat, Oman. The sailor was deployed on Operation Manitou aboard the Adelaide-class frigate HMAS Darwin. According to the Royal Australian Navy, the ship was in Muscat, Oman on a scheduled port visit and the sailor was on shore leave in the city when […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Training & Education

    Adelaide class guided missile frigate HMAS Newcastle recently sailed into the Fleet Base East, Sydney, and opened its doors to curious visitors. The crew provided visitors the opportunity to hear their experiences at sea and upcoming deployment in the Middle East. The ship conducted a man overboard exercise, conducted a flying demonstration with the embarked S-70B-2 Seahawk, followed by a […]

  • 5 January 2015

    On 11 December the ship’s company of Australian Navy’s HMAS Newcastle celebrated a major milestone – the ship’’s 21st birthday. Newcastle is the youngest of the Adelaide class frigates currently serving in the Royal Australian Navy and one of the four of the original six remaining in service. The birthday celebration came at a busy […]

  • 29 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne departed her home port of Fleet Base East bound to start a seven month deployment to the South West Pacific and North East Asia. Melbourne’s deployment will include participation in the second iteration of Indo-Pacific Endeavour, exercise Kakadu in Australia’s north and a variety of port visits and community […]

  • 27 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The Australian Naval Ship HMAS “Melbourne” which arrived in Sri Lanka on a goodwill visit took part in a Passage Exercise code named “PASSEX” with SLNS “Sagara” in the seas off Galle on 25th February 2014.   The ship, Adelaide Class guided missile frigate (FFG) heading home after a successful visit to the Island Nation […]

  • 27 February 2015

    HMAS Sydney (IV) entered Sydney Heads for the final time as a Royal Australian Navy ship this morning, before being welcomed alongside Garden Island by former sailors, officers and support staff. The Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigate is scheduled to be decommissioned at the end of the year to make way for the Navy’s new […]

  • 4 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Australian Navy’s Adelaide-Class frigate, HMAS Darwin, has conducted a passage exercise with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army-Navy Escort Task Group 152 off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Darwin departed Sydney on December 30 to assume duties as part of Operation MANITOU, which is the Australian Government’s contribution to the international effort to promote maritime security, […]

  • 14 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The defense ministers of Greece and France have signed a letter of intent that will pave the way for further talks about Greece’s acquisition of French-designed Belharra frigates. French defense minister Florence Parly announced the document signing with her Greek counterpart Niko Panagiotopoulos on Twitter on October 10. Belharra is the name assigned to the […]

  • 24 May 2013

    HMAS (Her Majesty’s Australian Ship) Newcastle, an Adelaide Class Frigate, berthed at Kochi on May 23. The ship,  on her way for deployment in the Gulf of Aden, is commanded by Commander Paul O’Grady. The ship was received at the entrance of the harbor by INS Kabra. Officials from the Southern Naval Command accompanied by […]