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17 May 2017

Ships in the bay.

17th May 2017
We have another two ships in the bay today.

The HMAS Darwin (FFG 04), named for the capital city of the Northern Territory, is an Adelaide-class guided-missile frigate of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). One of four ships ordered from the United States, Darwin entered service in 1984. During her career, she has operated in the Persian Gulf, as part of the INTERFET peacekeeping taskforce, and off the Solomon Islands.

The HMAS Toowoomba (FFH 156) she is the seventh Anzac-class frigate of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). She was laid down in 2002 by Tenix Defence Systems and commissioned in 2005.

In 2007, Toowoomba was deployed to the Persian Gulf as part of Operation Slipper. Her second deployment to the Middle East occurred during the second half of 2009. As part of this, she became the first RAN vessel to operate with the counter-piracy Combined Task Force 151.

HMAS Darwin
may-17th-2017-darwin-04REF: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMAS_Darwin_(FFG_04)
HMAS Darwin spent most of the day anchored off HMAS Creswell.

HMAS Toowoomba (FFH 156)


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