80th Anniversary of Sydney Submarine Attack

A memorial service at HMAS Kuttabul has commemorated the 27 lives lost in an Imperial Japanese Navy midget submarine attack on Sydney in May 1942. Dignitaries including Commodore Flotillas, Commodore Paul O’Grady and Ambassador of Japan to Australia, Mr Yamagami Shingo, laid wreaths at the HMAS Kuttabul Memorial on the eastern shore of Garden Island. Master of Ceremonies, HMAS Kuttabul…

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HMAS Parramatta Departs for a Regional Presence Deployment

HMAS Parramatta has sailed from her home port of Fleet Base East for a two-month Regional Presence Deployment to Southeast and North Asia. The ship will undertake a number of Navy-to-Navy activities with Australia’s regional partners, building on the work of HMAS Arunta which deployed to the Indo-Pacific region previously this year. Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander David Murphy, said…

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Indo Pacific 2022 Opens in Sydney

A record number of Defence industry businesses and international naval delegations will participate in the Indo Pacific 2022 International Maritime Exposition in Sydney this week. More than 700 defense industry businesses and military delegations from more than 40 nations are expected to participate in Indo Pacific 2022, which incorporates the SeaPower Conference 22. It is the largest conference of its…

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HMAS Arunta Returns From Asian Deployment

HMAS Arunta returned to Fleet Base East on April 5 after a three-month regional presence deployment to South-East and North Asia, which included port visits where the crew could go ashore. During the deployment, Arunta took part in Exercise Milan 2022, a multinational exercise involving 46 navies from around the world with 13 fleet units participating in the sea phase.…

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HMAS Canberra Arrives Home

HMAS Canberra sailed back into Sydney March 29 after completing the Australian Defence Force’s ship-based support to Tonga. Canberra left Tongan waters after a farewell ceremony on March 22 for ADF, Republic of Fiji Military Forces and French Armed Forces in New Caledonia personnel in Nuku’alofa, attended by Tongan Deputy Prime Minister Poasi Tei. ADF personnel deployed on Operation Tonga…

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HMAS Adelaide & Supply Return From Operation Tonga Assist

Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Adelaide, and HMAS Supply have returned to Australia after supporting the people of Tonga in their recovery efforts in the aftermath of January’s underwater volcanic eruption and tsunami. The ships delivered humanitarian and medical supplies, engineering equipment and supported the logistics and distribution of Australian relief in a COVID safe / contactless manner. Teams of Australian…

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Sydney Farewells HMAS Sirius

The Royal Australian Navy’s last Auxiliary Oiler supply ship, HMAS Sirius has been farewelled by Navy’s east-coast based Fleet and dignitaries ahead of its decommissioning in Western Australia in December. New South Wales Governor General Her Excellency the Honorable Margaret Beazley AC QC and Navy personnel waved from ships and from ashore, as the Oiler did a farewell lap of…

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