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  • 18 March 2014

    HMAS Darwin has seized and destroyed more than three tonnes of cannabis resin with an estimated street value of $137 million dollars.   The drugs were found hidden aboard a skiff in the Gulf of Aden on 16 March 2014. HMAS Darwin is currently deployed on patrol under the control of the Combined Maritime Forces […]

  • 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, […]

  • 10 February 2014

    Special Sea Dutymen line the forecastle of HMAS Darwin as the ship departs Fremantle, Western Australia.   Darwin’s sailors and equipment are put through their paces, to ensure optimum working efficiency leading up to the deployment. The image was taken during HMAS Darwin’s sail to the Operation Slipper. HMAS DARWIN SPECIFICATIONS Length 138 m Beam […]

  • 12 March 2014

    In a combined French and Australian operation, naval ships seized and destroyed almost 650 kilograms of cannabis resin hidden aboard a smuggling skiff in the Red Sea.   After HMAS Darwin intercepted the skiff, her boarding party discovered the cannabis resin in 120 plastic packages concealed in hessian bags labelled ‘Basmati Rice’. The skiff was […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 February 2014

    HMAS Darwin made the first port call of her Operation SLIPPER deployment at Port Sultan Qaboos in Muscat, Oman, earlier this week.   Darwin’s Commanding Officer, Commander Terence Morrison RAN and crew were greeted by Commander Joint Task Force 633, Major General Craig Orme AM CSC and his deputy, Commodore Philip Spedding DSC AM RAN. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 4 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy’s Warship, HMAS Darwin, sailed towards a meteorological phenomenon, where Alto Cumulus clouds formed lines across the sky, due to wind sheer caused by one high pressure system following another.   The image was taken during HMAS Darwin’s sail to the Operation Slipper. HMAS DARWIN SPECIFICATIONS Length 138 m Beam 14.3 m […]

  • 15 May 2014

    HMAS Darwin operating in the Indian Ocean in international waters, 40 nautical miles off the east coast of Somalia, intercepted a suspected drug smuggling dhow on 13 May 2014, seizing 449 kilograms of heroin with an estimated street value of $132 million dollars.   Darwin’s Commanding Officer, Commander Terry Morrison, said the seizure removed a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 March 2014

    Only 10 days into her operational deployment, HMAS Darwin, in cooperation with Pakistan Maritime Security Agency Ship MSS Nusrat, has come to the rescue of 13 fishermen found adrift at sea off Pakistan. The men were discovered last Saturday, 1 March.   The men, who claimed to be Iranian nationals, said they had been drifting […]

  • 29 April 2014

    On the eve of Anzac Day commemorations, Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Darwin seized and destroyed more than one tonne of heroin.   The record 1032 kilograms of heroin was discovered on board a dhow in the Indian Ocean, approximately 27 nautical miles east of Mombasa, Kenya. Late on the 23rd April, HMAS Darwin located […]

  • 4 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Darwin sailed in company with Indonesian Navy Ship Kri Usman Harun and Malaysian Navy Ship KD Lekir in preparation for the International Fleet Review 2016. Each ship has been selected to represent their respective country’s Navies at the IFR. The Royal Australian Navy has prepared for its role in the 2016 […]

  • 9 August 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Darwin is “Resurgent” again; having recently completed a major maintenance docking, which involved more than 140,000 hours of contracted work. Emerging from the dry Dock in mid May, her crew began the tireless work required to transform the industrial worksite back into an operational warship. “Darwin’s crew is excited to be completing a long external maintenance […]

  • 20 January 2014

      Adelaide class guided-missile frigate of the Australian Navy, HMAS Darwin, set sail on a seven-month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) on January 19th.   Darwin will undertake maritime security and interception operations as part of Operation Slipper, the Australian Defence Force’s contribution to the international campaign against terrorism, counter smuggling […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 March 2016

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Darwin has uncovered and seized a large weapons cache after boarding a small fishing vessel approximately 170 nautical miles (313 kilometres) off the coast of Oman. The frigate’s crew initially conducted a flag verification boarding. After assessing the vessel to be stateless, HMAS Darwin searched the vessel and discovered 1989 AK-47 […]

  • 23 May 2014

    HMAS Darwin has again intercepted a suspected drug smuggling vessel operating in international waters, seizing 786 kilograms of narcotics with an estimated street value of $30 million. 
   Darwin’s boarding parties boarded the suspicious dhow in the Arabian Sea and spent approximately 23 hours searching for and uncovering the drugs. 
 Darwin’s Commanding Officer, […]

  • 24 April 2017
    Training & Education

    Two AK-47s seized by the Royal Australian Navy during Operation MANITOU were presented to the Australian War Memorial to maintain the historic record of Defence’s contributions in the Middle East. The weapons were intercepted by HMAS Darwin off the coast of Oman in March 2016, when she was conducting counter-terrorism and maritime security operations as […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Former Australian Navy frigate ex-HMAS Darwin will not be turned into a dive wreck off the coast of Tasmania as the island state’s government decided not to accept the Commonwealth’s gift. While the frigate was offered for scuttling off the East Coast for free, the Tasmanian government figured out it would have to pay over […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy’s ship, HMAS Darwin, arrived in Kochi, India on February 12th, 2014.   The ship was on route to Western Arabian Sea for operations when she made a stop at the port of Kochi, where the Indian Navy ship, INS Kalpeni, welcomed her. The Indian and Australian navies will conduct professional exchanges, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]