HMAS Canberra Returns to Sydney

September 3, 2020 – HMAS Canberra returned to Sydney after a three-month deployment comprised of multilateral training exercises as part of a task group, maritime integration with Army elements and a successful search and rescue in the Pacific. Commanding Officer Captain Terry Morrison commended the resilience and hard work of the ship’s company and embarked forces during a busy deployment…

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Navy reflects on 75th anniversary of loss of HMAS Lolita

June 28, 2020 – The World War Two Channel Patrol Boat HMAS Lolita has been remembered at a service held on the 75th anniversary of her loss. A memorial plaque dedicated to the Sydney-based motor cruiser was unveiled at the Royal Australian Navy Memorial at Bradleys Head, Mosman on Saturday 13 June. Director of Navy Heritage Collections, Captain Damien Allan,…

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Seven ships sail as Fleet gets back to training

June 17, 2020 – Seven warships sailed in the past week from Navy’s Fleet Base East and Fleet Base West to undertake a range of training activities to test newly upgraded systems and exercise as part of a Maritime Task Group. HMA Ships Canberra, Hobart and Stuart departed Fleet Base East in Sydney, while HMA Ships Anzac, Arunta, Ballarat and…

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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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Graving Dock continues to serve the nation at 75

March 24, 2020 – Originally built to support combat operations of the British Pacific Fleet, the Royal Australian Navy’s most important strategic asset, the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney, has turned 75 today. The Captain Cook Graving Dock has been in near-continuous service since construction completed in 1945, servicing the needs of the Navy, Australia’s allies and…

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