Australian, New Zealand Navy Vessels Head to Gallipoli

In the western reaches of the Indian Ocean two Anzac class frigates, Australia’s HMAS Anzac and New Zealand’s HMNZS Te Kaha, met up with the Australian Navy’s battle tanker, HMAS Success, marking the next stage of the journey by the three ships to the Mediterranean for Centenary of Anzac commemorative events.

Anzac and Te Kaha are representing their respective countries at Gallipoli for Anzac Day, while Success will perform representational duties at Lemnos, a key base of Australian and Commonwealth facilities throughout the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915—16.

Success provided fuel and provisions to Anzac and Te Kaha at sea, allowing the two ships to continue their missions without logistics stops before reaching the Mediterranean later this month.

HMAS Anzac is currently deployed on NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015 during which it will participate in the Centenary of Anzac commemorations in April, followed by a series of important international engagements.

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Image: Australian Navy