HMAS Maitland’s Final Birthday in Service Celebrated

On September 29, the personnel of Armidale-class patrol boat HMAS Maitland celebrated the ship’s 15th birthday while alongside HMAS Coonawarra. Maitland commissioned on September 29, 2006, and is the first Navy vessel to bear the name Maitland after the City of Maitland, NSW, and the World War II naval training establishment in Newcastle, NSW. This was HMAS Maitland’s final birthday…

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Maitland returns home after fishery patrols

April 29, 2021 – HMAS Maitland has returned home after taking part in Australia’s latest contribution to Operation Solania, supporting the Solomon Islands’ efforts in border security and protecting regional fisheries. Operation Rai Balang, which was the first iteration of Operation Solania this year, was held from March 3-19 at the request of the Solomon Islands’ Government. These partner operations…

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HMAS Maitland Arrives in Solomon Islands

March 5, 2021 – Royal Australian Navy vessel HMAS Maitland is supporting regional fisheries operations and Solomon Islands’ maritime and border security efforts. As part of our security partnership, and at the request of the Solomon Islands Government, HMAS Maitland will conduct maritime surveillance support as Solomon Islands prepares to receive its second Guardian-class Patrol Boat, RSIPV Taro, under the…

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