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  • 13 September 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Ballarat held a moving memorial service to commemorate the crew of HMAS Perth (I) whilst passing through the Sunda Strait on September 11. After having survived the Battle of Java Sea on 27-28 February 1942, Perth (I) (Commanded by Captain ‘Hec’ Waller, DSO and bar) was passing through the Sunda Strait heading for Tjilitjap […]

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

    Before Australian Navy’s HMAS Perth joined Exercise TALISMAN SABRE, she conducted a deployment to South East Asia, including two port visits in quick succession to Sattahip, Thailand and Sihanoukville, Cambodia. On arrival in Sattahip, Perth hosted an official reception, attended by Royal Thai Navy personnel as well as staff from the Australian Embassy, Defence Attachés […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On returning to Australia after a south-east Asian deployment, HMAS Perth joined HMAS Sirius to conduct a security patrol of Western Australia’s North West Shelf. As part of the ‘Northern Shield’ mission, Australian Navy continues to contribute to the Government’s maritime security arrangements to the region. The North West Shelf is key to the Australian […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Training & Education

    HMAS Stirling is preparing for the biggest ANZAC Day yet in the 99th year since the Gallipoli campaign. Personnel from HMAS Stirling, Fleet Base West units and lodger units will be honouring the special day in locations across Western Australia.   Personnel have been practising their drill in the lead up to the day and […]

  • 3 August 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Perth returned to her homeport on July 26 after a busy three month deployment to South East Asia. The deployment covered a wide range of regional engagement and diplomacy duties, including visits to Singapore, Thailand and Cambodia, as well as participating in a number of maritime exercises with international partners. Perth’s return home […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Perth and its embarked MH-60R helicopter took part in a search and rescue off the coast of Seychelles for the first time on August 14. Two survivors were located by Perth’s MH-60R helicopter, call sign ‘Hellcat’, and were recovered by a civilian yacht. According to the navy, the support provided to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 August 2012
    Training & Education

    HMAS Perth has completed an advanced air warfare weapons event during a multinational firing serial at Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012, the world’s largest maritime exercise in Hawaii. HMAS Perth joined HMAS Darwin in a six-ship formation with Canadian and US ships that conducted a coordinated ‘defence’ of the group against multiple target […]

  • 3 August 2012
    Training & Education

    HMAS Perth has completed an advanced air warfare weapons event during a multinational firing serial at Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012, the world’s largest maritime exercise in Hawaii. HMAS Perth joined HMAS Darwin in a six-ship formation with Canadian and US ships that conducted a coordinated ‘defence’ of the group against multiple target […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 August 2013

    The upgraded Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth ended Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 with a bang—lots of bangs actually—as she participated in a joint live fire exercise at Townsend Island, off Queensland. Perth fired around 100 rounds from its 5-inch gun, in an exercise that coordinated live fire from Australian Army artillery and Tiger Armed Reconnaissance […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Perth is a little way from her home port of Fleet Base West as she works hard in the East Australian Exercise Area, near Jervis Bay to prepare for a Unit Readiness Evaluation where she will be tested on Warfare, Seamanship, Emergency Procedures and much more in preparation for a busy six months of […]

  • 17 June 2014

    The Indian Navy Ship INS Sahyadri’s visit to Darwin last week marked the first time since 1951 that an Indian warship has visited the top end port.   Sahyardri, the most modern warship in the Indian Fleet, was hosted by HMAS Perth alongside Darwin between 10-12 June, before conducting a PASSEX (passing exercise) and in-company […]

  • 9 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In late August, the US Navy staged an anti-submarine warfare drill in the Arabian Sea which was joined by British, French and Australian Navy assets. Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Perth joined USS Nitze and USS Mason which also had MH-60R flights embarked. Also involved were the Los Angeles class nuclear powered Submarine, USS Dallas, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 October 2011
    Industry news

      System upgrades provided by Northrop Grumman Corporation​ into the ANZAC Class frigate HMAS Perth helped optimize the performance of the ship’s Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) system during recent sea trials conducted by the Royal Australian Navy​. Northrop Grumman supplied equipment containing a military-grade Global Positioning System (GPS) that was integrated into the Navigation Data […]