HMAS Childers Pays Historic Visit to Bangladesh
The Royal Australian Navy’s Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Childers docked in Chittagong, Bangladesh on January 27th, marking the Navy’s first visit to the country in decades.
HMAS Childers was en route to the Indian Navy-hosted activity Milan 2014, scheduled to start on February 3, when she stopped for a port-call in Bangladesh.
The crew of the ship will conduct professional and cultural exchange activities during the visit, which will end on January 31st.
HMAS Childers was launched by its builder, Henderson-based Austal Shipyard, on December 18th 2006 and commissioned in Cairns, Queensland on 7 July 2007.
|HMAS CHILDERS (ACPB 93)|
|Displacement||300 tons standard load|
|Complement||21 standard, 29 maximum|
|Range||3,000 nautical miles (5,600 km; 3,500 mi)
at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
|Status||Active as of 2014|
Naval Today Staff, January 30, 2014; Image: Australian Navy