HMAS Parramatta Begins Refit

July 10, 2020 – HMAS Parramatta will boast improved crew internet connectivity and other services when she emerges from her first significant maintenance period since mid-2018, following a strong year of deployments and achievements. The Anzac Class Frigate recently entered the Captain Cook Graving Dock, where she will undertake a maintenance package focused on the ship’s systems and propulsion plant,…

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Triple triumph for HMAS Parramatta

June 4, 2020 – HMAS Parramatta has taken out a number of awards, including the coveted Duke of Gloucester’s Cup for 2019, for her exemplary conduct in a year of deployments. Commander of the Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead presented the Cup to Parramatta’s current and previous Commanding Officers, Commander Anita Nemarich and Captain Troy Van Tienhoven, on behalf…

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HMAS Parramatta completes South and South East Asia deployment

May 2, 2020 – Royal Australian Navy helicopter frigate HMAS Parramatta has returned to Australia after completing a three-month deployment, which included South and South East Asia. In late February and early March, prior to COVID-19 restrictions, HMAS Parramatta visited Phuket, Thailand and Colombo, Sri Lanka. In April, Parramatta also exercised with the United States Navy USS America Expeditionary Strike…

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US Navy & Royal Australian Navy Team Up in the South China Sea

April 22, 2020 – The U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy came together for operations in the South China Sea starting April 13. HMAS Parramatta (FFG 154) began sailing with Ticonderoga-class guided missile-cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) then rendezvoused with amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and Arleigh-Burke class guided missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) April 18.…

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