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  • 21 October 2011

    HMAS Toowoomba handed over maritime security duties to HMAS Parramatta in the Middle East this week after completing a successful six-month deployment as part of Operation SLIPPER. HMAS Toowoomba is now heading home to Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia, after travelling more than 35,000 nautical miles during her second deployment to the Middle […]

  • 31 March 2014

    The Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Toowoomba departed Fleet Base West near Perth on 29 March, to join the international search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.   The Anzac-class frigate has been diverted from other operational tasks to join the search. It will carry a S-70B2 Seahawk helicopter which was flown from the RAN’s Naval […]

  • 4 April 2014

    The personnel of the Royal Australian Navy at Fleet Base West (FBW) resupplied and helped HMAS Toowoomba, which is tasked to search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, to return to sea in under six hours.   Toowoomba was tasked to Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN (Op SIO) from operations in northern Australia, resulting in a rapid […]

  • 5 April 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Toowoomba’s internal Damage Control (DC) organisation has trained tirelessly to prepare for any incident onboard during their deployment in the Middle Eastern Area of Operations. The exercises range from small-scale incidents such as localised fires and toxic hazards through to whole-ship DC evolutions such as large scale engine room fires and helicopter crash on […]

  • 14 June 2013
    Authorities

    HMAS Toowoomba was welcomed home today from a six-month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO). The homecoming ceremony was attended by Minister for Defence, the Honourable Stephen Smith MP, Shadow Minister for Defence and Senator for Western Australia, Senator the Honourable David Johnston, Senior Officer Commodore Peter Lockwood DSC, CSC, RAN, RTD, […]

  • 7 April 2014

    The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has brought the navies of Australia and China together in a significant display of international cooperation.   Despite heavy seas and poor search conditions, HMAS Toowoomba recently conducted boat operations with People’s Liberation Army – Navy (PLA-N) destroyer Haikou (DDG 171), to pass vital information and documentation […]

  • 30 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Anzac-class frigate HMAS Toowoomba (FFH 156) has interdicted over 3,000 kilograms of illegal narcotics including hashish and heroin in the Gulf of Aden. The frigate is deployed under Operation Manitou, Australia’s contribution to support international efforts to promote security, stability and prosperity in the Middle East Region. As informed, this is the […]

  • 3 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On 17 October HMAS Toowoomba conducted replenishment at sea with United States Navy Ship (USNS) Big Horn. USNS Big Horn supplied Toowoomba with 213 cubic meters of F-76 marine diesel, and nine cubic meters of F-44, aviation fuel. Toowoomba’s Marine Engineer, Lieutenant Commander Sebastian Due Madsen, said that the replenishment was a key part of […]

  • 17 October 2014
    Equipment & technology

    HMAS Toowoomba’s Mark 54 five-inch Gun Maintainers or “Gun Busters” have conducted maintenance work on this key weapon system to keep it fully functional and ready to defend the ship from incoming threats. This kind of work is usually heavy, greasy, and very hot, particularly when deployed in the Middle East Region with Joint Task Force 633 […]

  • 17 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy’s ‘Purple Pony’, HMAS Toowoomba, is mid-way through her six-month deployment, patrolling the expanses of the Arabian Sea, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, and Indian Ocean. The Frigate Helicopter (FFH) frigate is currently assigned to Operation SLIPPER in the Middle East and is predominantly assigned to the Australian-led Combined […]

  • 28 June 2011
    Training & Education

      A recent visit to HMAS Toowoomba by Australian Army and Air Force members of Joint Task Force (JTF) 633, has allowed them to gain a ‘first hand’ appreciation of the diverse range of capabilities the frigate will bring to Operation SLIPPER. Led by Joint Task Force 633 Chief of Staff, Colonel Andrew Maclean, the […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Authorities

    On Thursday 28 August EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, and Combined Maritime Force frigate, HMAS Toowoomba, met at sea in the Gulf of Aden.   As both warships were in close proximity to each other, crewmembers from both warships took the opportunity to ‘cross-deck’ to the other to meet sailors and talk about […]

  • 15 December 2014
    Authorities

    HMAS Toowoomba completed a successful Operation MANITOU maritime security deployment to the Middle East Region on Saturday, 13 December 2014, and is heading home to Perth. Deployed as part of Australia’s Joint Task Force 633, Toowoomba conducted security patrols as part of the international community’s Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and Combined Task Force (CTF) 150. […]

  • 9 January 2013

    The Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Toowoomba has departed her home port of Fleet Base West in Western Australia for a six-month deployment to the Middle East. Toowoomba and her crew of 180 men and women will relieve HMAS Anzac, which has been in the Middle East for the past six months. Toowoomba’s deployment […]

  • 24 December 2014
    Training & Education

    Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, has joined hundreds of friends and family welcoming HMAS Toowoomba home from a five month deployment in support of Operation MANITOU. The 191-strong ship’s company has spent 142 days assigned to the operation conducting maritime security and maritime interdiction operations as part of the multi-national Combined Maritime Forces. […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Authorities

    HMAS Toowoomba arrived home from a five month deployment in support of Operation MANITOU. The 191-strong ship’s company has spent 142 days assigned to the operation conducting maritime security and maritime interdiction operations as part of the multi-national Combined Maritime Forces. During an extremely successful four months on operations Toowoomba has conducted 20 flag verification […]

  • 23 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Some primary school students from Western Australia have made a big effort to put smiles on the faces of Royal Australian Navy personnel serving on military operations in the Middle East. Last Thursday, the crew of HMAS Toowoomba (II) received nearly thirty drawings and letters of support from year 2 students at Carey Baptist College. […]

  • 13 June 2013
    Authorities

    HMAS Toowoomba will receive a warm welcome home when she sails into Fleet Base West, HMAS Stirling tomorrow, Friday, 14 June 2013 following her six month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations. The homecoming will be marked by a ceremony attended by Minister for Defence, the Honourable Stephen Smith MP, Shadow Minister for […]

  • 17 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Toowoomba has formed a new crew, for the first time since 2010, thereby achieving a significant milestone, the navy said. Personnel formed up to crew HMAS Toowoomba, currently undergoing an Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia, on August 1. The frigate is expected to undock next month. Toowoomba […]

  • 30 April 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Toowoomba is assigned to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) mission to provide security and stability to vital sea lanes inside the Middle East Area of Operations. At the heart of it, Toowoomba has been tasked with stopping the transit of illegal narcotics, weapons and to act as a deterrent to piracy within the region. […]

  • 31 May 2013

    HMAS Toowoomba (II) is making her way home to Australia after handing over maritime security and interception operations for Operation SLIPPER in the Middle East Area of Operations to HMAS Newcastle. The ship’s company of 191 completed a six-month deployment conducting counter piracy, counter narcotics and counter terrorism operations on 28 May 2013. They will […]

  • 30 August 2011
    Training & Education

      Members of HMAS Toowoomba and the Pakistan Navy’s PNS Alamgir swapped duties for a day during a recent exercise in the Gulf of Oman region of the Middle East. Between 17 and 18 August 2011, naval personnel from the two countries showcased their mariner skills and interoperability. The Commanding Officer of HMAS Toowoomba, Commander […]

  • 19 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMAS Toowoomba arrived in the Middle East Region (MER) on 10 August 2014 on Operation MANITOU for tasking within the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF).   Operation MANITOU is the Australian Government’s contribution to the international effort to promote maritime security, stability and prosperity in the MER. Toowoomba’s Commanding Officer, Commander Cath Hayes, said Toowoomba’s team […]

  • 18 August 2015
    Authorities

    After two years at the helm of HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Catherine Hayes has relinquished command at a ceremony alongside at Fleet Base West, in Rockingham. Commander Hayes took command of Toowoomba in July 2013 and has led the ship’s company through a busy deployment to the Middle East region, Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN, Operation RESOLUTE […]

  • 3 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Australian Naval Ship “HMAS Toowoomba” arrived at the Port of Colombo on 31st May 2013 on a goodwill visit. The ship was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on her arrival. Ship’s Commanding Officer, Commander Brendon Zilko accompanied by Australian Defence Adviser to Sri Lanka, Colonel Michael Collie paid a […]

  • 3 September 2018
    Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Anzac-class frigate HMAS Toowoomba has returned to its homeport of Fleet Base West, Rockingham, after the ship’s longest deployment to date, contributing to seven task groups in seven months. Commanding Officer, Commander Mitchell Livingstone, said Toowoomba achieved many milestones since February, supporting an extensive series of exercises, international engagements and […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Toowoomba recently participated with other navies in Exercise AMAN 2013 while deployed on maritime security operations in the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO). Exercise AMAN 2013 was hosted by the Pakistan Navy to promote peace and stability in the region and enhance interoperability among partner naval forces. AMAN 2013 saw 33 countries participate […]

  • 26 September 2011

    Somewhere east of Somalia, on a wild stretch of water in the central Arabian Sea, the captain of HMAS Toowoomba stood on the bridge of his… By Jozeph Catanzaro (au) [mappress] Source: au, September 26, 2011

  • 5 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMAS Toowoomba deployed as part of Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region to support maritime security including counter-piracy and counter-narcotics operations.   Commanding Officer Commander Catherine Hayes, who will be the first female to lead an Australian ship to the region, said the past months of intensive training had prepared the sailors and officers for the […]