RFA Fort Rosalie Joins Theodore Roosevelt CSG

Personnel from RFA Fort Rosalie were welcomed aboard their American equivalent as the Naval Service vessel joined a US task group in the Gulf. Following her operations with the Royal Australian Navy, Fort Rosalie is now supporting the US Navy’s Theodore Roosevelt carrier strike group. Seven of Fort Rosalie’s ship’s company flew from their ship by US MH-60 Seahawk helicopter to the USNS Matthew Perry for a two-day visit. The trip enabled personnel to get first-hand knowledge of how the US Military Sealift Command ship operates her helicopters, flight deck…

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RFA Fort Rosalie Begins Middle East Mission

Approaching the imposing span of the Suez Canal Bridge is the oldest ship in the Naval Service, ready to begin a six-month stint supporting Allied warships in the Gulf region. RFA Fort Rosalie – like RFA Fort Victoria whom she replaces – plays a key role in sustaining the constant fight against terrorism/drug trafficking/piracy/smuggling east of Suez. Warships assigned to the two task groups patrolling the Indian Ocean – including frigate HMS Monmouth at present – are expected to cover an area the size of Western Europe looking for suspicious…

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Howard Escorts USS America & RFA Fort Rosalie

USS Howard (DDG 83) escorted USS America (LHA 6) and RFA Fort Rosalie (A 385) through the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, Oct. 12. The ships transited the strait from the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden, located between Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula and Djibouti on the Horn of Africa. “The Bab el-Mandeb Straight is a significant trade route and our presence here helps promote the free flow of commerce in the region,” said Cmdr. Ryan Billington, commanding officer aboard Howard. “This transit helps show our continued commitment to regional and…

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