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  • 6 November 2015
    Authorities

    As the Australian Navy is preparing for the decommissioning ceremony of HMAS Sydney, to be held on Saturday, November 7, Sergeant Dave Morley of the Australian Navy has gone back in history to bring us a recap of the ship’s career highlights.  HMAS Sydney achieved a number of firsts for the Australian Navy; she was the first […]

  • 16 October 2012
    Training & Education

    A group of HMAS Sydney (IV)’s finest have made a touching goodwill journey to lend support to victims of Japan’s 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant disaster. The 14 RAN ambassadors made a five hour journey from Sydney (IV)’s berth in Yokosuka, to Iino, in the Fukashima Prefecture, to meet with the displaced people […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Following a successful deployment to North East Asia, HMAS Sydney has returned home to a warm welcome from family and friends on the wharf at Fleet Base East. Over the past four and a half months Sydney has participated in a wide range of exercises and operations ranging from regional engagement in both the Republic […]

  • 29 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Who said old sailor’s never die, they just fade away? Well, those who served in HMAS Sydney over the years never fade away either. That’s what the senior sailors serving aboard HMAS Sydney (IV) found out just before deploying to Asia on April 22, 2013 when members of the HMAS Sydney Association came aboard to […]

  • 23 November 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

    On the 19 November the Minister for Defence Stephen Smith attended a memorial service in Geraldton, Western Australia to honour the 645 sailors and airmen who perished when HMAS Sydney (II) was lost at sea 70 years ago. Minister Smith laid a wreath at the Sydney (II) Memorial Dome of Souls and paid tribute to the […]

  • 9 November 2015
    Authorities

    HMAS Sydney was officially decommissioned at a ceremony at her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney, on Saturday, November 7. The city of Sydney’s namesake ship was farewelled from the Royal Australian Navy by her Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander David Murphy, along with 130 crew members and nearly 800 guests, including the Governor‑General and Minister for Defence. The […]

  • 5 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The year commenced as the one in which HMAS Sydney was set to decommission, but rather than slowly decline with age, Sydney completed one of the busiest years in its 32 year history. HMAS Sydney completed a maintenance period from the beginning of January through March which proved challenging as it required a very large […]

  • 29 April 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The crew of the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Sydney called time out from their busy sea-going schedule at dawn on April 25 to honour the ANZAC legend. The ship was in the Coral Sea, steaming full speed ahead for Guam, where it will join the US Navy’s 7th Fleet for a three-month operational deployment. […]

  • 27 February 2015
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 28 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Officers and Sailors of HMAS Stuart have gathered on the ship’s flight deck for a memorial service to remember the 725 lives lost in a battle on the 19th November 1941. As Stuart passed near the final resting place of HMAS Sydney (II) and HSK Kormoran, members of ship’s company remembered the battle vividly described […]

  • 22 July 2013
    Training & Education

    All it took to reinforce that HMAS Sydney could get the job done no matter what was a week-long exercise to simulate the loss of vital naval communications satellites. According to the ship’s Communications and Information Systems subject matter expert, Chief Petty Officer James Scorer, Exercise SILENT BANSHEE proved that matters such as the loss […]

  • 26 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Sydney has returned to its homeport in Garden Island, Sydney, after five and a half months on patrol.   Sydney sailed at short notice in early April and was operationally employed in a border patrol role. While Operation RESOLUTE was the largest part of Sydney’s program, the ship’s company also honed their […]

  • 18 February 2013
    Training & Education

    A part of HMAS Sydney (IV)’s living history paid a surprise visit to the ship during her port visit to Hobart. 95 year old Fred House, the only surviving member of HMAS Sydney (II)’s commissioning crew, came onboard for a look around the ship on Sunday, February 10. Mr House said his visit onboard had […]

  • 15 October 2012
    Training & Education

    HMAS Sydney (IV) has proudly represented Australia at one of the most significant ceremonial events in Japan’s calendar, the triennial Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) International Fleet Review (IFR), on October 14. Sydney (IV) took her place within an armada of fifty spectacular ships in a choreographed showcase of grace and power, lighting up […]

  • 29 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The Australian guided missile frigate HMAS Sydney has successfully completed a replenishment at sea (RAS) with the Spanish tanker ESPS Cantabria off the coast of Cairns, while on passage to Japan, where the Australian warship will embed with the United States Navy’s 7th Fleet. HMAS Sydney’s Commanding Officer, Commander Karl Brinckmann, said the RAS was […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 June 2013
    Training & Education

    As part of its embed with the United States Navy’s 7th Fleet George Washington Carrier Strike Group, the Australian guided missile frigate HMAS Sydney is taking part in Exercise Nichi Go Trident, a bilateral exercise between the Royal Australian Navy and the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force that occurs on an opportunity basis. According to […]

  • 2 November 2015
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy is getting ready to decommission HMAS Sydney this week after her 32 years of service. The ceremony, to be held on Saturday, alongside at the vessel’s home port of Garden Island, Fleet Base East, Sydney, will mark the end of more than three decades of service for this vessel, which has provided the Australian Defence Force […]

  • 29 February 2016
    Authorities

    The Royal Australian Navy is relocating two of its decommissioned ships so that new ships, primarily the 27,500 tonne, 230m long Canberra class amphibious ships, HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide, have more space. Decommissioned Navy ships Tobruk and Sydney will shortly be moved to the eastern side of Garden Island, Western Australia, to make more space […]

  • 20 May 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Sydney closes up its flight deck team as an MH-60R (Romeo) from Helicopter Strike Squadron 77 from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington makes its approach. To the casual observer this might appear to be just another helicopter about to land on the flight deck of an Australian warship, but to those in […]

  • 11 November 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy’s third and final air warfare destroyer, future HMAS Sydney, has completed sea trials and should be ready for delivery in February 2020. Sydney is the third and final ship being delivered by the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance which includes the defense department, Raytheon Australia, and ASC Shipbuilding supported by Navantia Australia. […]

  • 14 February 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Sydney (IV) has set sail from the Apple Isle after a spectacular long-weekend of celebrations in Hobart. The ship arrived on February 8 to take part in celebrations for Navy Week Tasmania (February 3-11) in conjunction with 175th Royal Hobart Regatta (February 9-11) and the 10th MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival. Sydney hosted an […]

  • 22 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has welcomed HMAS Sydney, its third and final Hobart-class air warfare destroyer, into the fleet in the first commissioning of an Australian warship at sea since the Second World War. The ceremony, conducted off the coast of New South Wales on 18 May 2020, marked the moment the 147-metre long […]

  • 24 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval personnel and units from Australia, Japan and the United States are enroute to participate in a tri-lateral maritime exercise, Pacific Bond 2013, that is due to take place from 22nd to 26th June, 2013. The exercise will be conducted in the western Pacific Ocean, in the vicinity of the Marianas Island chain. Pacific Bond […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Authorities

    The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, His Excellency Dr Christoph Müller, Ambassador of the Republic of Germany, and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, travelled to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands to commemorate the action between HMAS Sydney (I) and the German light cruiser SMS Emden, which occurred on 9 November […]

  • 25 June 2013

    As part of its embed with the US Navy’s 7th Fleet George Washington Carrier Strike Group, the Royal Australian guided missile frigate HMAS Sydney has exchanged officers with the American Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Preble as a means to increase understanding, and ultimately interoperability, between the two navies. Lieutenant junior grade Daniel Menza, USS […]

  • 11 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    An overnight battle at sea with the fictional ‘Redland’ fleet during Exercise KAKADU 2014 saw victory by the ‘Blueland’ forces.   During the battle, the Blueland fleet of HMAS Sydney and JS Hatakaze, supported by a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP3C Orion and Royal Australian Navy (RAN) S-70-B Seahawk helicopter engaged the Redland fleet […]

  • 15 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Sydney (IV) has arrived in Japan to attend one of the most significant ceremonial events of the nation’s calendar, the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Fleet Review. Japan’s Fleet Review began in 1868 when the Imperial Navy welcomed His Majesty Emperor Meiji off Tempozan, Osaka. The review has been conducted […]

  • 7 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Adelaide class guided-missile frigate HMAS Sydney (FFG 3), homeported in Sydney, arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, May 6. According to RAN, Sydney plans to embed with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group to increase their knowledge and skills relating to air-defense procedures, strike group integration and other high-end defense capabilities. […]