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  • 9 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy’s decommissioned frigate ex-HMAS Darwin is to be scuttled in the waters off Tasmania to become a dive wreck, the Australian government announced August 9. Australian defense minister Marise Payne said she was pleased that the former Adelaide-class frigate would call Tasmania home after sailing over 1 million nautical miles during her […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Darwin concluded her 33 years of service and was decommissioned in a ceremony at her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney. In a ceremony on December 9, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, paid tribute to the service of the ship’s company past and present. “Darwin has laid down a proud history […]

  • 27 November 2017
    Training & Education

    Twelve former Commanding Officers have sailed onboard Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Darwin, today as she transited through Sydney Heads into her home port for the last time. Darwin was escorted through Sydney Heads by Navy’s newest ship HMAS Hobart for a traditional “cheer ship” as she passed the fleet before being welcomed alongside Garden […]

  • 1 November 2017

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Darwin pulled into her namesake city one last time after 33 years of service and more than a million nautical miles underway. Following a two month deployment to the Indo-Pacific region, the Royal Australian Navy’s most senior warship stopped in Darwin on November 1 before she completes her passage to […]

  • 25 October 2017

    Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class frigate HMAS Darwin is set to make a final visit to her namesake city early November before the ship decommissions at the end of the year. Darwin is scheduled to enter Darwin Harbour on November 1 to take part in a series of events to celebrate the ship’s 33 years of […]

  • 3 April 2017

    Royal Australian Navy’s oldest warship HMAS Darwin departed Fleet Base West after what will probably be the frigate’s final visit before being decommissioned later this year. HMAS Darwin slipped from the wharf at Fleet Base West and set sail for Sydney recently, signalling the end of the warship’s long association with the west coast of Australia. […]

  • 5 January 2017

    An eventful 2016 has shown that the Royal Australian Navy’s 33-year old Adelaide-class frigate HMAS Darwin still packs a punch. The frigate deployed on two operations and worked with a number of foreign navies across the globe. The year started with a bang, with the ship’s company viewing the New Years fireworks off the Gold […]

  • 27 July 2016

    Last month, on completion of her fifth and final patrol on Operation MANITOU, HMAS Darwin took a moment to recognise the extraordinary efforts of the crew who ensured the success of her deployment. Commander Joint Task Force 633, Air Vice Marshal Tim Innes was onboard Darwin in the port of Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, to […]

  • 18 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Darwin was welcomed home at Garden Island in Sydney as she returned from a seven month deployment to the Middle East. Darwin seized a large amount of drugs and weapons while deployed on Operation Manitou, disrupting the ability of international terrorist groups to fund their illegal activities. Australia’s Prime Minister, the Honourable Malcolm […]

  • 7 July 2016

    Proudly bearing the name “Darwin”, more than 200 officers and sailors from the Royal Australian Navy have marched through the City of Darwin, exercising their Freedom of Entry. The time honoured tradition coincides with the first port visit in Australia after a six month deployment to the Middle-East. Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin Commander Phillip Henry […]

  • 2 June 2016

    Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class guided-missile frigate HMAS Darwin has seized almost one tonne of heroin in three separate busts off the coast of Africa. The frigate made the interceptions, worth up to AU$800 million in late May while deployed to the U.S. Navy led Combined Maritime Forces. With the support of a Combined Maritime Force (CMF) surveillance […]

  • 1 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class guided missile frigate HMAS Darwin has completed its first patrol in the Middle East region, arriving into the Port of Muscat, Oman. The 23-day patrol within the Combined Maritime Forces will be the ship’s longest single stretch at sea during this deployment. Darwin’s ship’s company conducted several boardings, with the highlight […]

  • 2 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class guided missile frigate HMAS Darwin has started patrols under Operation Manitou having replaced sister ship HMAS Melbourne. The crew of HMAS Darwin has benefited from mission-specific training in the Kingdom of Bahrain, prior to setting out on the ship’s first patrol with Combined Task Force 150. The training focused primarily on boarding […]

  • 26 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Boarding party teams of the Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class frigate HMAS Darwin recently sharpened their counter-terrorism skills as the ship begins maritime patrols in the Middle East region with Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). During Darwin’s stopover in Bahrain, the Australian sailors conducted a week of “visit, board, search and seizure” (VBSS) tactics training. The fast paced combination of classroom […]

  • 8 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    India hosted the International Fleet Review at Visakhapatnam from February 4-8. Australia was represented at the Review by HMAS Darwin, in company with 75 warships from 24 countries including China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the United Kingdom, France and Japan. Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, joined Chiefs of Navies and representatives from nearly 50 countries […]

  • 25 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class frigate HMAS Darwin recently sailed into the Sattahip Naval Base, Thailand. While in Thailand, three crew from the Australian Navy warship, which is currently enroute to Operation MANITOU in the Middle East, took the opportunity to ‘cross-deck’ onto His Majesty’s Thai Ship Sukhothai while three of their members joined Darwin. The opportunity was also […]

  • 4 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Australian Navy’s Adelaide-Class frigate, HMAS Darwin, has conducted a passage exercise with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army-Navy Escort Task Group 152 off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Darwin departed Sydney on December 30 to assume duties as part of Operation MANITOU, which is the Australian Government’s contribution to the international effort to promote maritime security, […]

  • 31 December 2015

    The Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class frigate, HMAS Darwin, sailed for the Middle East region December 30. The 229 Royal Australian Navy personnel onboard had a curtailed Christmas break, having just completed a significant period of training in preparation for their Operation MANITOU role. Darwin’s deployment is the 62nd rotation of a Royal Australian Navy ship […]

  • 10 July 2015

    On 24 June HMAS Darwin played host to a group of foreign military members who all call Australia home – at least temporarily! The Defence Attaches toured the Australian frigate as part of their ongoing exposure to the Australian military to assist with their daily work for their home country. HMAS Darwin embarked the group, […]

  • 27 October 2014

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Darwin received one of the top awards at 2014 Navy Safety Awards at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre in Sydney recently. The award was granted for the safe disposal of large quantities of illegal narcotics seized while the guided missile frigate was deployed on Operation SLIPPER in the Persian Gulf earlier this […]

  • 18 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    After 211 days away from home, HMAS Darwin has returned to Garden Island, Sydney after a successful deployment to the Middle East Region.   Under the Command of Commander Terry Morrison, Darwin intercepted and destroyed over $2.1 billion of narcotics and helped rescue 13 fishermen found adrift off the coast of Pakistan. Commander Australian Fleet, […]

  • 21 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    HMAS Darwin has completed a highly successful maritime security deployment to the Middle East and is now heading home to Sydney.   Deployed under tasking to the US-led Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, the Guided Missile Frigate with a Ship’s Company of 232 personnel seized narcotics with a street value […]

  • 15 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMAS Darwin’s contribution to operations in the Middle East was formally recognised during a visit to the ship on 2 July by Commodore Jeremy Blunden Royal Navy, Commander of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150).   The Sydney-based frigate has been deployed to the Indian Ocean since March 2014 and has supported the counter-terrorism task force, […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    HMAS Darwin has struck again against drug smugglers, intercepting another vessel in the Arabian Sea and seizing more than 6.2 tonnes of narcotics with an estimated street value of almost $250 million.   Darwin’s boarding parties located 315 bags hidden onboard the dhow. Each bag contained in, between 20-21 kilograms of drugs. Darwin’s Commanding Officer, […]

  • 4 June 2014

    HMS Somerset and HMAS Darwin, the two top naval crime fighters in the Indian Ocean have met and shared their experiences of half a dozen drugs busts.   Between them they have accounted for seizing £240m of illegal narcotics in the past two months. The duo, directed by a Royal UK Navy-led task force, have […]

  • 28 May 2014

      HMAS Darwin has taken advantage of a cross-deck to exchange ideas with members of the Royal Navy ship HMS Somerset while conducting maritime security patrols in the Arabian Sea.   HMAS Darwin is deployed to the Middle East Area of Operations as part of Operation Slipper’s contribution to the 30-nation Combined Maritime Forces. Eleven […]