Cristobal Colon arrives in Sydney

March 24, 2017 –   HMA Ships Darwin, Melbourne and Parramatta have escorted the Spanish Armada’s Cristobal Colon into Sydney Harbour as part of her role in providing platform and familiarization training to Australian personnel. Over the next three months the ship will assist in enabling Australian Navy people to have advance training for Australia’s first Aegis Guided Missile Destroyer, Hobart.…

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Training to Fight – Navies Exercise off West Coast

February 27, 2017 – More than 17 ships and aircraft are descending on the Western Australian coast for one of the largest maritime warfare exercises held by the Royal Australian Navy. The inaugural Exercise Ocean Explorer will include international participants, adding the opportunity to practice war fighting with language, customs and technology differences. SPS Cristobal Colon, New Zealand’s HMNZS Te…

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Armada ship sailing for Australian waters

January 23, 2017 – Commanding Officer SPS Cristóbal Colón, Commander Ignacio Cuartero Lorenzo welcomes the Royal Australian Navy Detachment onboard. L-R LSCIS Tim Lawler, CPOMT Shane Smith, LEUT Chris Thornton, POMT Ben Smith, LCDR Ben Wellfare and CMDR Ignacio Cuartero. (photographer unknown) Commanding Officer SPS Cristóbal Colón, Commander Ignacio Cuartero Lorenzo welcomes the Royal Australian Navy Detachment onboard. L-R LSCIS…

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