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  • 27 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Despite the rough seas and howling wind, the crew on HMAS Perth battled the elements to conduct a Replenishment At Sea (RAS) with the United States Naval Ship Matthew Perry. With just 50 metres between the two ships, extreme precision is required to keep both ships steady on the same course and maintain the gap […]

  • 14 August 2014

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Perth frigate has recently passed through King George’s Sound into the city of Albany, Western Australia.   HMAS Perth spent five days in the Western Australian Exercise Area conducting Naval Gunfire on the Lancelin Naval range, navigation training, damage control exercises, and working in company with HMAS Darwin and her Seahawk helicopter as […]

  • 24 May 2012
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    HMAS Perth, has reaffirmed close Australian Defence ties to Canada with a visit to the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt in Victoria, Canada. The visit by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Anzac Class frigate coincided with Canada’s Victoria Day. A contingent of HMAS Perth sailors marched in a place of honour ahead of the Royal Canadian […]

  • 23 February 2015

    On a recent shore visit to Sydney, HMAS Perth hosted members of the New South Wales HMAS Perth Association, which included the Perth I survivor, Mr Frank McGovern. The veterans were given a guided tour through the ship and shown the state-of-the-art equipment installed as part of the Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade. The visit provided […]

  • 6 September 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Navy’s new anti-ship missile defence radar system has been released for initial operational use after achieving outstanding results from the trial of the system off the coast of Australia and Hawaii. The new multi-phased array radar system has been installed on the Anzac-class frigate HMAS Perth. The radar identifies, tracks and guides missiles to multiple targets at the […]

  • 7 January 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Australian Navy Cadets, members of the HMAS Perth Association and the Navy League were recently given the opportunity to visit HMAS Perth, showcasing the future capability of the Anzac class fleet. On 16 December, Navy cadets of Training Ship (TS) Perth and other guests were offered a guided tour through the ship displaying the state-of-the-art […]

  • 27 November 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    When Captain Lee Goddard handed over the ‘weight’ of command to Captain Ivan Ingham recently, the ceremony marked a significant turning point in the career for the outgoing HMAS Perth Commanding Officer. After career at sea spanning more than 20 years including command of HMA Ships Parramatta and Perth, Captain Goddard is now looking forward […]

  • 20 February 2015

    The future warfighting capability of the Royal Australian Navy took further shape in Sydney Harbour recently as Romeo met the Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade. The first of the Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ helicopters recently embarked in HMAS Perth alongside the Cruiser Wharf, Garden Island, Sydney. This was the first time a Royal Australian Navy MH-60R landed on […]

  • 30 September 2013

    The Royal Australian Navy rescued two French yachtsmen last night whose yacht had sunk 360 miles east of Jervis Bay. The yachtsmen were winched from a small boat by a Navy Seahawk helicopter after they abandoned their yacht when it sunk in rough conditions earlier. The sailors were returned to the Navy frigate HMAS Perth […]

  • 25 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The upgraded Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth is ready for action after recently completing a successful Unit Readiness Evaluation (URE) that tested the crew’s competence across all aspects of ship operations. Navy’s Sea Training Group—a team comprised of specialists from all ship borne disciplines—embarked inPerth to train and mentor the crew as they worked toward this important training […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth is being undocked following the completion of the docking phase of Intermediate Maintenance Availability (IMAV) in Henderson WA. The works were conducted at the Australian Marine Complex Common User Facility and included major maintenance tasks on the ship’s underwater fittings and appendages as well as the ship’s hull […]

  • 7 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Perth today departed HMAS Stirling naval base at Rockingham, Western Australia for her first operational deployment to the Middle East region for Operation Manitou. Perth’s departure is the first operational deployment for an Anzac Class frigate with the Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade. The frigate completed the upgrade in October […]

  • 1 August 2012
    Training & Education

    As part of Exercise RIM-OF-THE-PACIFIC (RIMPAC 2012), a group of officers from United States Ships Chafee and Crommelin spent the day on HMAS Perth observing and experiencing life onboard an Australian ship. The visitors were given a tour of the ship, including a walk through of the engine room and observed a damage control exercise. […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Sustainment teams on both sides of Australia are upgrading ANZAC class frigates HMAS Perth and HMAS Anzac to significantly increase their capability. Across each warship, BAE Systems Australia is delivering more than 15 complex engineering changes including enclosing the quarter deck, modifications to accommodate the MH-60 Romeo naval helicopters, relocation of the on-board gymnasium and […]

  • 16 August 2012
    Training & Education

    On the evening of 28 February/1 March 1942, two proud ships fought together against overwhelming odds by facing the Japanese Western Java Invasion Convoy in the midst of the Sunda Strait. HMAS Perth (I) and USS Houston were both torpedoed and sank within 30 minutes of the other, consigning almost a thousand US and Australian sailors […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy problems with personnel shortages have led to the Anzac-class frigate HMAS Perth spending almost two years in dry dock as the navy was unable to crew it. The frigate returned from its last mission in November 2016 and finished its deep maintenance cycle in October 2017. Despite having been fitted with several […]

  • 19 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Fresh from winning the Gunnery Prize during RIMPAC 2012 in Hawaii, HMAS Perth has followed up with a successful series of gunnery exercises for Exercise KAKADU 2012. In company with KRI Frans Kaisepo¸ JDS Shimakaze and HTMS Rattanakosin, Perth fired its five inch gun down range in the North Australian Exercise Area. “The Phased Array […]

  • 30 May 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australia’s Anzac Class frigates will be further protected from supersonic cruise missile attacks thanks to new radar technology acquired and fitted onto the ships by the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO). The CEAFAR Radar and CEAMOUNT Missile Control Illuminator are part of a multi-phased array radar system used to identify, track and guide missiles onto multiple […]

  • 26 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Perth recently prepared for its move out of the floating dock onto the hard stand prior to Intermediate Maintenance Availability (IMAV). The vessel docked at the Australian Marine Complex Common User Facility at Henderson in Western Australia on 11 August 2015. The docking is required to conduct maintenance on the ship’s underwater fittings […]

  • 8 August 2012
    Training & Education

    HMAS Perth is savouring its RIMPAC 2012 experience, taking out the coveted Gunnery championship trophy. Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) Rodeo Championship was judged on consistency of accuracy, measured from the distance from the aim point to the observed impact point. The results are measured using an acoustic range which provides a high degree of […]

  • 9 August 2013
    Training & Education

    They have already passed a rigorous evaluation and proved themselves in an international exercise but the training never ends for the ship’s company of the Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth. While in the Coral Sea fighting off the forces of a fictitious enemy, 182 personnel aboard Perth were simultaneously sharpening their skills in engineering, seamanship, damage control and […]

  • 14 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors onboard Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Perth returned to their homeport after six months away from home undertaking patrols of the Middle East as part of Operation Manitou. Commanding Officer Perth, Captain Ivan Ingham, was the first off the gangway and was met by his wife and Commander Surface Forces, Commodore Lee Goddard. He said […]

  • 2 September 2016

    HMAS Perth has notched up more-than 10,000 nautical miles since leaving Australia on 7 June, and Commanding Officer, Captain Ivan Ingham, said his crew has now settled in to their Middle East deployment. “The first phase was getting to the Middle East region and on the way we travelled via Indonesia and Sri Lanka interacting […]

  • 28 April 2016
    Training & Education

    HMAS Perth has successfully completed an intense training and assessment phase prior to the ship deploying in support of Operation MANITOU. The period culminated in Perth being declared ‘mission ready’ by Commodore Training, Commodore Michael Rothwell recently. Perth has spent the past few weeks aggressively defending herself against air, surface and sub-surface threats as well […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Training & Education

    It was a breezy dawn under a cloudy Indian Ocean sky that greeted the men and women serving in HMAS Perth on Anzac Day 2014.   The quiet sounds of the ocean mingled with that of the ship’s engines as frigate birds went about their breakfast fishing. The crew of 200 formed up on the […]

  • 6 October 2016

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Perth, currently conducting counter-terrorism operations in the Indian Ocean region, visited Seychelles and the island’s National Drug Enforcement Agency. During Perth’s visit to the islands, two Royal Australian Navy officers, Lieutenants Tim Russell-Cook and Richard Morris, conducted a goodwill visit to the Maritime Element of the Agency. The visit included tours […]

  • 8 July 2014

    HMAS Perth has returned home to Fleet Base West after a four month deployment supporting Operations RESOLUTE and SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.   As one of the units involved in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight for Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN the crew searched areas of the Indian Ocean for debris. “It was a task […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Equipment & technology

    Australian Navy Sailors and well-maintained equipment keep Australian Navy’s ships at sea and the crew of HMAS Perth recently demonstrated how a few creative solutions could guarantee just that, during their recent deployment as part of Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.   The dilemma and challenge for the ship was to remain at sea indefinitely, safely, […]