Future HMAS Stalwart Officially Accepted

The Australian Department of Defence has signed the acceptance certificate of NUSHIP Stalwart, the second of the two Supply class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ships built by Navantia Ría de Ferrol for the Royal Australian Navy. The acceptance of NUSHIP Stalwart on August 30 follows two months’ of fit-out activities carried out at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia. Before its formal…

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HMAS Ballarat Returns from Deployment

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has been welcomed back to Garden Island, Western Australia after four months deployed. HMAS Ballarat assisted with the search for the Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala 402, conducted Operation ARGOS, and participated in a range of bilateral and multilateral exercises, including Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 and Large Scale Global Exercise 21. Assistant Minister for Defence,…

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NUSHIP Stalwart Departs Ferrol for Australia

May 20, 2021 – The supply ship destined for the Royal Australian Navy NUSHIP ‘Stalwart’ has set sail this Thursday from Pier 12 of the Navantia shipyard in Ría de Ferrol to Australia, where it will arrive in Perth (Western Australia) after approximately 35 days of navigation. The ‘Stalwart’ is the second of two supply vessels (Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment, AOR)…

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HMAS Ballarat Home for Christmas

December 16, 2020 – HMAS Ballarat has returned to her homeport of Fleet Base West near Rockingham, Western Australia, following a successful Indian Ocean deployment. The Anzac Class frigate deployed in October with her 187-strong crew from 816 Squadron and embarked helicopter. During her nine weeks at sea, Ballarat participated in Exercise MALABAR, a high-end training activity alongside India, Japan…

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Franco-Australian cooperation

November 10, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Emeraude nuclear attack submarine (SNA) and the Seine (PICTURED) metropolitan support and assistance vessel (BSAM) are calling in Perth as part of a long-term deployment. This stopover was preceded by a joint exercise with Australian vessels. This event is part of our defense cooperation with Australia and illustrates the strength of our bilateral…

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Farncomb Returns to Fleet Base West

March 27, 2020 – HMAS Farncomb returned to her homeport of Fleet Base West earlier this month, after a five-week deployment to the east coast of Australia. Coming alongside Diamantina Wharf, a number of the submarine’s contingent of embarked trainees threw lines across under the watchful eye of the Casing Party officer-in-charge. Once all lines were secured and the gangway…

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Texas Returns Home from Deployment

February 24, 2020 – USS Texas (SSN 775) returned home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Feb. 24. During their 7-month deployment, Texas completed a full spectrum of operations, including theater anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, in support of the high-priority tasking in the Indo-Pacific and U.S. Central Command areas of operation. “The crew worked and trained tirelessly, preparing to execute any…

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