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  • 23 February 2012
    Training & Education

    HMAS Tobruk (CMDR Tim Watson RAN) was back out at sea enhancing the Navy’s capability in support of Operation RESOLUTE just weeks after becoming the latest amphibious ship to achieve Unit Readiness. Tobruk sailed from Sydney on 13 January to assume duties as the long-haul Major Fleet Unit (MFU) for Operation RESOLUTE. Tobruk transited the […]

  • 26 October 2011
    Training & Education

    HMAS Kuttabul opened its gangway for Navy Week recently, allowing the public to join the RAN’s centenary celebrations. Kuttabul’s open day on October 9 featured public tours of HMA Ships Anzac, Ballarat, Darwin and Melbourne, as well as demonstrations by the Navy cooks, performances by the RAN Band and the clearance divers’ noughts and crosses […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    An illicit weapons shipment containing 2,521 AK-47 automatic rifles was seized by USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) on August 28, the US Navy confirmed.  As Naval Today earlier reported, the weapons were found aboard an unflagged dhow in the Gulf of Aden. As informed, the full count follows an initial estimate of more than 1,000 […]

  • 27 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After delivering a mobile hospital to Timor Leste and concluding visits to Jakarta and Micronesia, two Royal Australian Navy ships made a stop in Malaysia on their Indo-Pacific deployment. Landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide and frigate HMAS Parramatta, both part of the Royal Australian Navy’s mission Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, arrived in Malaysia for a four day stop. […]

  • 4 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A fleet of six Royal Australian Navy ships got underway from Sydney on September 4 for a series of drills in the Indo-Pacific region. Running through November 26, the deployment is being referred to as the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 and will see the ships work together with a number of regional navies. More than 1,200 Australian […]

  • 29 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) returned home to San Diego on August 28 following a five-month deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Sterett spent the majority of the deployment as part of the Sterett-Dewey surface action group (Sterett-Dewey SAG), the third deploying group operating under the command and control construct called […]

  • 28 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group was joined by a U.S. destroyer and four Australian frigates to test elements of the up-gunned ESG concept during two weeks of drills at exercise Talisman Saber 2017. The field training exercise (FTX) component of TS17 tested a combined and joint forces’ ability to respond to a crisis situation. Amphibious […]

  • 30 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spreading out the Talisman Sabre 2017 ceremonial flag aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) off the coast of Sydney Australia on June 29 senior leaders of the United States and Australia kicked off Australia’s largest military exercise. In its 7th iteration, Talisman Sabre is a biennial exercise that unites more than 33,000 U.S. and Australian personnel […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 February 2017
    Authorities

    The Royal Australian Navy honored HMAS Darwin as its most senior commissioned ship with a newly created perpetual trophy dubbed the ‘First Lady of the Fleet’. The idea for the trophy was developed by Fleet Command Warrant Officer Stephen Downey. He said with new ships coming online, the award recognizes the importance of senior ships and the […]

  • 5 December 2016
    Authorities

    The Royal Australian Navy laser airborne depth sounder flight has deployed to assist in disaster relief efforts off the South Island of New Zealand. The Cairns-based flight has conducted a hydrographic survey of the sea floor in the coastal margins of the north-east coast of the South Island following the recent 7.9 magnitude earthquake near […]

  • 1 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Australian warships, submarines and aircraft are converging on Bass Strait for the final week of exercise Ocean Raider, one of the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime warfare activities. HMAS Adelaide lead six ships south from Sydney, while HMAS Warramunga and two submarines sailed from Western Australia. HMAS Darwin is also en route after completing her […]

  • 21 November 2016
    Authorities

    Three international warships helping New Zealand in the earthquake aftermath concluded their relief effort on November 19 and headed for Wellington Harbor where they met up with New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Kaha and tanker Endeavour. USS Sampson, HMAS Darwin and HMCS Vancouver with their embarked helicopters supported the government of New Zealand onsite at Kaikoura from […]

  • 18 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard Australian frigate HMAS Darwin and Canadian frigate HMCS Vancouver carried out boarding drills while they were en route to Auckland for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s 75th Anniversary International Naval Review. That was before both ships were retasked to assist the New Zealand with the response to the recent earthquake. Darwin’s boarding officer, Lieutenant James […]

  • 18 November 2016
    Authorities

    Together with warships from the United States, Canada, Japan and Singapore, Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Darwin was scheduled to participate in the country’s International Naval Review, in celebration of the Royal New Zealand Navy’s 75th Anniversary. HMAS Darwin, however, changed course and headed to Kaikoura to provide humanitarian and disaster relief support at the request […]

  • 20 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Perth carried out a security patrol of oil and gas platforms located on the Western Australian North West Shelf while en route to the Middle East and Operation Manitou. The ship departed Rockingham, WA, on June 7 to relieve Adelaide class frigate, HMAS Darwin, as Australia’s contribution to the […]

  • 16 June 2016
    Authorities

    The Australian Defence Force has confirmed a 22-year-old Royal Australian Navy sailor died in Muscat, Oman. The sailor was deployed on Operation Manitou aboard the Adelaide-class frigate HMAS Darwin. According to the Royal Australian Navy, the ship was in Muscat, Oman on a scheduled port visit and the sailor was on shore leave in the city when […]

  • 8 June 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender on June 7 seized over a metric tonne of high grade hashish being trafficked across the Indian Ocean. Operating with the Royal Navy-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, Defender intercepted a suspect fishing dhow off the south coast of Oman. A search of the vessel found 51 bales, each weighing 20kg, […]

  • 7 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class guided-missile frigate HMAS Darwin and the French Floréal-class frigate Nivôse recently conducted a personnel exchange to discuss strategies for working together in the region off the coast of Africa. Six personnel from Darwin including executive officer, Lieutenant Commander Tina Brown, and boarding officer, Lieutenant James Hodgkinson, boarded Nivôse, while Darwin played host to Nivôse commanding officer, […]

  • 13 April 2016
    Authorities

    The Royal Navy has taken command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 after conducting a handover ceremony with the Royal Australian Navy held in Bahrain. Commodore Guy Robinson of the Royal Navy assumed command of CTF150 from Commodore Jaimie Hatcher of the Royal Australian Navy. Commodore Robinson will lead a team comprising personnel from the […]

  • 5 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy intercepted on March 28 a dhow carrying a large amount of weapons which the United States estimate to have originated in Iran and was likely bound for Iran. The Coastal Patrol ship USS Sirocco, operating as part of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, intercepted and seized the shipment of weapons hidden aboard a […]

  • 14 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy personnel from HMS Excellent, a shore establishment of the Navy, will head to the Arabian Gulf where they will assume command of the Combined Task Force 150 next month. Part of Combined Maritime Forces, Combined Task Force 150 is policing more than two million square miles of sea on the lookout for vessels smuggling weapons and […]

  • 7 March 2016
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 July 2015
    Authorities

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s amphibious sealift ship HMNZS Canterbury paid a visit to Sydney, Australia. The vessel was escorted into port by the Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate HMAS Darwin and a new RAN Sikorsky MR-60R Seahawk helicopter. HMNZS Canterbury has been exercising with the RAN off the Australian east coast after dropping off NZ […]