Deployment Offers Opportunity to Remember Lost WW2 Ship

The crew of HMAS Ararat took the opportunity while deployed in the south-west Pacific on Operation Solania to hold a memorial service over the resting place of HMAS Canberra 1. Canberra 1 was sunk on August 9, 1942, during the WW2 Battle of Savo Island, with the loss of 84 hands. The memorial service, at the end of May, was…

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HMAS Ararat Rescues Solomon Islands Police

The crew of HMAS Ararat rescued a Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) crew last Saturday after the police vessel was reported missing. The Royal Australian Navy patrol boat’s crew was responding to a search and rescue request from the RSIPF. The crews of an Australian-contracted Forum Fisheries Agency King Air aircraft and an Australian Federal Police-contracted helicopter were able…

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