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  • 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 […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The men and women of HMAS Darwin are currently working hard conducting operations as part of Australia’s contribution to maritime security, counter-terrorism and counter-piracy operations in the Middle East Area of Operations.   Embarked in Darwin is an S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter with a helicopter crew (known as a Flight) consisting of 16 personnel; six aircrew […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 18 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Whilst en route to the Middle East Area of Operations for Operation SLIPPER, HMAS Darwin recently conducted a port visit to Kochi, India which culminated in a successful bilateral exercise. This visit was one in a series of Australian engagements with India to reinforce the two Navy’s interoperability, co-operation and rapport.   Darwin’s visit saw […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Leading Seaman David Gouge played his part in the International Fleet Review (IFR) from October 3-10 in Sydney aboard HMAS Darwin. The 26-year-old from Tweed Heads said he gave up an apprenticeship in carpentry to join the Navy because it offered the camaraderie and career challenges he was looking for. “I was working for Sea Breeze Homes […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 August 2012
    Training & Education

    HMAS Darwin has successfully exercised complex ship and air launched torpedo delivery during the multinational maritime exercise RIMPAC 2012. Firing one MK46 torpedo from Darwin and two Mk46 torpedos from embarked S-70B-2 Seahawk “Valkyrie”, Darwin demonstrated a combined ability to detect and counter a simulated submarine contact. The seven-metre, 2700 pound MK-30 Mod 1 target, […]

  • 1 June 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy today helped Samoa celebrate the island nation’s 50th anniversary of independence. 221 personnel from Royal Australian Navy Frigate HMAS Darwin marched past at Samoa’s Parliament Grounds. Commanding Officer of Darwin, Commander Brian Schlegel said his ship’s company are proud to be representing Australia at Samoa’s Golden Jubilee. “Australia and Samoa are […]

  • 25 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide and frigate HMAS Darwin made a stop in Singapore as part of their Indo-Pacific Endeavour deployment. The focus of the two ship’s visit to Singapore was to strengthen humanitarian assistance and disaster relief interoperability with the Singaporean Armed Forces. “This visit allows us to build on aviation […]

  • 15 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy ships Adelaide and Toowoomba, currently part of the Australian joint task group Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, are stopping in Darwin Harbour on Friday, en route to the Indo-Pacific region. The vessels are part of a six-ship group representing the largest coordinated task group to deploy to the Indo-Pacific for over 40 years. On September […]

  • 6 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Following the recent commissioning of 725 Squadron, training the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo, another important milestone was achieved recently with the first Romeo flight permanently embarking in an Australian warship. HMAS Perth and the first Romeo flight, codenamed ‘Gauntlet’, were reunited off Darwin following their successful pairing during the MH-60R First of Class Flight Trials earlier […]

  • 28 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    After steaming 6,368 nautical miles, taking part in Exercise LUMBAS 14, commemorating 70 years since the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Philippines, and visiting four South East Asian ports, HMAS Larrakia (with crew Attack Four embarked) has returned to Darwin Naval Base. Leaving Australia in mid September, Larrakia’s first port visit was Sandakan in […]

  • 19 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    After a hectic 24 hours storing and refuelling for the first leg of a six-week South East Asian deployment, HMAS Larrakia slipped out of Australian Darwin Naval Base on September 16.   Attack 4 Commanding Officer, embarked in Larrakia, Lieutenant Commander David McPherson said his crew was looking forward to not only the challenges an […]

  • 24 February 2014

    The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne has ended a highly successful deployment to the Middle East, handing over to HMAS Darwin responsibility for security operations for Operation SLIPPER.   During her five months on station, HMAS Melbourne carried out multiple operations, seizing narcotics with an estimated Australian street value of $1.214 billion, the largest […]

  • 11 November 2013

    Royal Australian Navy Minehunter Coastal (MHC), HMAS Gascoyne, has been hard at work conducting Route Survey of Darwin Harbour over the past few weeks. Route Survey is the exploration of a route to determine the nature of the seabed and the nature of any underwater objects that are detected. The data gained from such a […]

  • 22 February 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Supporting the 71st Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin commemorations, Australian Defence members helped recount the events of 19 February 1942 with a Royal Australian Air Force fast jet flypast and ceremonial gunfire by the Army’s 8th/12th Regiment RAA. The commemoration also included embarking on a maritime border security patrol. The crew of Assail Four […]

  • 22 August 2019

    Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Sheean returned to her Garden Island homeport earlier this month, completing a five-month deployment. Sheean departed Fleet Base West in early April and has operated in Asia Pacific. During her time underway, the submarine visited Singapore, Subic Bay and Darwin. Sheean’s Commanding Officer, Commander Darren White, said while submariners expected […]

  • 5 February 2019

    After becoming the first Royal Navy ship to visit Auckland, New Zealand, in 20 years, Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose visited Darwin, Australia. Continuing a trend, the frigate became the first Royal Navy warship in a decade to visit Australia’s northernmost and remotest city. The Plymouth-based warship is on a three-year mission, the bulk of […]

  • 22 October 2018

    Royal Australian Navy landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra has hosted first of class trials (FOCT) for the army’s ARH Tiger helicopter. A team from the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit (AMAFTU) spent the last seven weeks embarked in HMAS Canberra evaluating the helicopters operational limits. FOCFT is a critical process in enabling helicopters to operate to […]

  • 1 March 2017

    Australian sailors aboard Darwin-based patrol boat, HMAS Maryborough, marked the 75th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Perth (I), with a midnight ceremony over the wreck in the Sunda Strait. The service took on special significance this year, with increased efforts to preserve the wreck over which the ceremony took place at 12:30am on March […]