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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Australian Maritime College is expanding its scope with the establishment of a new study center at Sydney’s Darling Harbour. The College will deliver two postgraduate maritime degrees from its waterfront base at the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) from February 2018, with plans for a third degree to come online in 2019. “The establishment […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    As Australia’s largest naval warfare exercise for 2014, KAKADU is providing an important opportunity to hone and exchange knowledge for Australia and fourteen coalition nations working together on a variety of air defence, anti-submarine and surface warfare serials.   Five of the participating nations – Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan and the Philippines – have […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Following an extremely busy and challenging ten weeks alongside Fleet Base West, HMAS Stuart turned to Sydney yesterday. With the sounds of a lone piper playing on the Chaff Deck, the Tartan Terror glided into Fleet Base East and was met by family and friends as well as the Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett. The […]

  • 24 July 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Gascoyne recently departed Sydney for a South West Pacific Deployment and the Ship’s company have wasted no time in making the most of their time at sea. The Huon Class Mine Hunter Coastal has spent the first half of the year conducting a Unit Readiness Work-up and maintenance period and now has the opportunity to put all […]

  • 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. […]

  • 21 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is calling on Sydney’s diverse cultural communities to welcome the thousands of international sailors expected in Sydney in early October for the International Fleet Review. The International Fleet Review will be held in Sydney from 3 to 11 October 2013 to commemorate the centenary of the first entry of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    In preparation for Exercise KAKADU 2014 , HMAS Sydney and Japanese Navy Ship JS Hatakaze conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) en route to Darwin 22-24 August 2014.   Throughout the time ‘in company’ together, the ships conducted Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres (OOWMANS), Replenishment at Sea Approaches (RASAPS), visual signalling exercises, publication exercises (SYNTEX), Screenplay […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Sydney beach-goers got their first taste of the International Fleet Review on the weekend when two Royal Australian Navy helicopters flew over the city’s beaches towing a large International Fleet Review flag. On Saturday morning, an S-70B-2 Seahawk Helicopter took off from Middle Head Oval in Balmoral, flying the large flag. First, the Seahawk flew […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy will welcome over twenty international warships to a variety of Australian ports in the lead up to October’s International Fleet Review in Sydney. The warships will each make operational visits to other Australian ports for customs clearance and logistics resupply prior to arriving in Sydney to participate in the review. While […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 June 2017
    Authorities

    Returning from a counter-piracy deployment in the Gulf of Aden, the 25th Task Group of the People’s Liberation Army – Navy arrived in Sydney, Australia, for a three-day port visit on June 8. The Task Group consisting of two guided missile frigates, Hengyang and Yulin, and one replenishment ship,Hongh, were led into Sydney Harbour by […]

  • 23 August 2013
    Training & Education

    When foreign navies are welcomed to Sydney for the International Fleet Review in early October,  they will find a much more diverse and exciting city than that which greeted the ships in 1913, or even in 1988 for the Royal Australian Navy’s Bicentennial Naval Salute . As soon as they step ashore, our maritime guests are […]

  • 10 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The 3rd of April 2013 marked six months until Sydneysiders experience one of the biggest commemorative events since the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games: the Royal Australian Navy’s International Fleet Review Sydney 2013. Taking place on Sydney Harbour from 3 -11 October 2013, the International Fleet Review will commemorate the centenary of the first Royal Australian […]