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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 July 2013

    HMAS Newcastle has combined with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army – Navy (PLA-N) warship Mianyang to search for survivors of a damaged fishing trawler in Middle Eastern waters. Newcastle and Mianyang worked together to conduct a search and rescue operation in the Indian Ocean, 350 nautical miles north of Seychelles. The ships’ crews conducted an […]

  • 16 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Maritime security operations by Australian and New Zealand frigates operating in the Middle East region during the past six weeks have seized almost a tonne of narcotics worth an estimated street value of $811 million. Royal Australian Navy Guided Missile Frigate, HMAS Newcastle netted 724kg of narcotics worth an estimated $597 million. During the same […]

  • 13 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Between the 27th of April and the 4th of May 2015, Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150) ships French Ship Var, Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Newcastle and Seychelles Patrol Ship (PS) Constant took part in Task Force counter-terrorism exercises in the Indian Ocean. CTF150 crew led several interactions with Seychelles Coast Guards and HMAS Newcastle, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Newcastle patrolling with the Combined Maritime Forces in the Middle East region has seized another 581kg of illegal narcotics with an estimated street value of approximately $520 million. The half-tonne heroin haul is Newcastle’s fifth in two months and comes on the back of her recent 724kg narcotics seizure. Acting […]

  • 24 May 2017

    The ship’s company of Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class frigate HMAS Newcastle exercised Freedom of Entry during a recent visit to their namesake city. In addition to the Freedom of Entry, the officers and sailors took part in traditional Anzac Day dawn service and march and a range of community activities. Commanding officer Newcastle Commander Mark Sirois […]

  • 28 September 2015

    After 180 days deployed, HMAS Newcastle returned triumphantly from the Middle East region to Garden Island, Sydney yesterday, September 27. Newcastle intercepted around 1.4 tonnes of heroin, valued at approximately AUD$1.2 billion dollars while deployed on Operation MANITOU. The ship’s company of 228 were welcomed back by Commodore Warfare, Commodore Peter Leavy, along with family […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer met HMAS Newcastle in Jervis Bay in the first week of March to review the ship’s readiness to deploy on Operation MANITOU. The visit included the opportunity for Rear Admiral Mayer to view boarding party operations, damage control exercises, and speak with ship’s company. During a brief to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 July 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Newcastle’s Ship’s Company has battled through 35-degree heat and 97-percent humidity to complete multiple replenishment operations with the United States Naval Service ship USNS Patuxent in the Gulf of Aden, in the Middle East Area of Operations. Newcastle was supplied with 400,000 litres of F44 and F76 fuel during the four-hour Replenishment At Sea – Liquids (RAS-L). The RAS-L […]

  • 14 September 2017

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Newcastle recently completed a five-day port visit to Aqaba, Jordan, during her counter terrorism patrols of Middle Eastern waters. The visit was the first by an Australian warship since 2013 and provided an opportunity to strengthen ties with Jordanian partners. Newcastle’s commanding officer, Commander Mark Sirois, said the ship’s company […]

  • 1 April 2015

    Australian Navy’s Adelaide class frigate HMAS Newcastle was farewelled from Garden Island, Sydney on 1 April, setting course for the Middle East region where she will spend six months deployed as part of Operation MANITOU. Commanding Officer Newcastle Commander Dominic MacNamara said this specific ship had contributed significantly to security in the region. Our departure is the […]

  • 27 September 2013

    HMAS Newcastle has handed over security operations for Operation SLIPPER in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) in the Middle East to HMAS Melbourne. Newcastle has provided maritime security around the Horn of Africa, conducted counter-piracy and anti-smuggling operations in the Gulf of Aden and executed counter-terrorism activities since 28 May 2013. The Guided […]

  • 8 September 2015

    HMAS Newcastle is heading home to Sydney after a successful deployment to the Middle East region, where she seized the second-biggest illegal drug haul in Combined Maritime Forces history. The Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate was deployed as part of Operation MANITOU, Australia’s contribution to the US-led multi-national Combined Maritime Forces where she made […]

  • 30 August 2016
    Training & Education

    The crew of HMAS Newcastle found their recent Sea Qualification Trials demanding, testing weapons and engineering systems after a lengthy maintenance period. Added to this hive of activity was the embarkation of the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit and the Navy Unmanned Aviation Systems Unit teams who joined Newcastle to conduct first-of-class flight trials […]

  • 13 June 2013

     The commanding officer and crew of EU Naval Force warship ESPS Numancia have received a heartfelt thank you from the crew of chemical tanker MT Perla, after the Spanish frigate provided assistance to two seriously injured Filipino sailors after they suffered severe burns in a fire on board their merchant ship. The fire onboard MT […]

  • 15 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Nearly six months after her departure in April for the Middle East, HMAS Newcastle was welcomed home by hundreds of family and friends at a ceremony at Garden Island, Sydney. Joining the ship’s company’s loved ones in welcoming home the 230 men and women of Newcastle was the Prime Minister of Australia the Hon. Tony Abbott MP, Commander of […]

  • 22 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Close to a thousand family and friends gathered at Garden Island, Sydney to farewell HMAS Newcastle as she sailed for duties as part of Operation SLIPPER. Commander Australian Surface Forces, Commodore Jonathan Mead, AM RAN and the Ship’s Commissioning Lady Mrs Margaret McNaughton joined well wishes at the departure ceremony. Newcastle’s Commanding Officer, Commander Paul […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Australian Navy frigates could soon switch to Bluetooth headsets thanks to efforts of two sailors assigned to Adelaide-class guided-missile frigate HMAS Newcastle. Weapons Electrical Engineer Officers Lieutenants Jeffery Mandryk and Addison Clune, researched and developed a pair after concerns were raised over the safety of the cabled models. Officers of the watch, who wear the […]

  • 20 March 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Newcastle achieved the milestone of Unit Readiness while conducting collective training with other Australian Defence Force (ADF) assets including the submarine HMAS Sheean and combat aircraft from the Air Force. Sea Training Group mentors assessed Newcastle as Unit Ready in all areas during a four-week exercise in the Eastern Australian Exercise Area that culminated […]

  • 11 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Navigating the picturesque confines of the north and south islands of New Zealand proved to be the perfect training assessment for HMAS Newcastle. In her capacity as the training task group ship, HMAS Newcastle deployed to New Zealand to conduct training and assessment for the Long Navigation Course during May. Newcastle’s support for the Long […]

  • 30 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    While supporting HMAS Rankin’s unit readiness evaluation in the West Australian Exercise Area recently, HMAS Newcastle had the unique opportunity to consolidate anti-submarine warfare skills completed during their unit readiness workup in September. Officer of the Watch Sub Lieutenant Gideon Watkin said the opportunity to work with a submarine was one to be relished as […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 September 2014

    During a recent Port visit to Cairns, HMAS Newcastle gave 33 cadets from Cadet Training Ship Endeavour the opportunity to tour the Guided Missile Frigate.   The cadet unit based at HMAS Cairns took the rare opportunity afforded them to tour a major Fleet unit, meet some of the sailors and officers of Newcastle, and […]

  • 14 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    En route to the Middle East and operation Manitou, Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Newcastle made a port visit to Cochin, India, building on relationships recently made on exercises in Australian waters. As a continuation of exercise Ausindex, the visit allowed for the strengthening of international relations between Australia and India, and gave the crew the […]

  • 4 August 2015

    During May and June Australian Navy’s HMAS Newcastle was patrolling with the Combined Maritime Forces in the Middle East region. During the patrols, the ship’s company discovered more than 1305kg of narcotics in two boardings. Now in the second half of her deployment, Newcastle has completed five successful seizures since starting patrols with Australia’s Operation MANITOU. […]