Frigate Kept Busy Defending Task Group

August 9, 2021 – Defending a large task group comprising five nations was a challenge for one Australian warship – but with the assistance of her embarked helicopter, it was mission success. HMAS Parramatta joined forces with warships from Canada, Japan, South Korea and the US to conduct high-end warfighting serials as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre. Among the frigate’s…

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Four nations deter and respond together on the high seas

July 31, 2021 – Australia, Canada, Japan and the Republic of Korea have united beyond the shared colours of their collective national flags during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21). Australian frigate HMAS Parramatta, Canadian frigate HMCS Calgary, Japanese destroyer JS Makinami and Republic of Korean destroyer ROKS Wang Geon joined forces to conduct air and anti-submarine warfare serials off the…

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Rappahannock, Alan Shepard Train with RAN during Talisman Sabre 21

USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) and USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) participated in Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21), a large-scale, bilateral military exercise between Australia and the United States, which began July 18 off the northeast coast of Australia. “Providing maritime logistics to the fleet is essential to the welfare of our Sailors and Marines and critical to warfighting at sea,”…

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HMAS Parramatta Trains with Royal Brunei Navy

June 4, 2021 – HMAS Parramatta joined Royal Brunei Navy ships Darulehsan and Syafaat for shared training during a recent visit to Brunei. The three ships conducted a range of contactless training activities, including communication exercises, replenishment-at-sea approaches and maritime manoeuvres. Commanding Officer Parramatta Commander Anita Nemarich said the chance to train with Brunei was a great success for both…

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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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