Topic: HMAS Anzac (F150)
HMAS Hobart has completed her first ever replenishment at sea (RAS) with HMAS Anzac off the east coast of Australia.
As the clock struck the 11th hour of the 11th day of November this year, HMAS Anzac was sailing home across the Great Australian Bight after completing a challenging 12 week maintenance period away from her home port.
Five dedicated mountain bikers from the ship’s company of HMAS Anzac participated in the Southern Peaks cross country mountain bike event held in Anzac’s home port of Albany, Western Australia, recently.
With a potent mix of sophisticated sensors and human ingenuity, HMAS Anzac has ‘protected’ a maritime advance force consisting of hydrographic ships, coastal mine hunters and clearance divers at Freshwater Beach in Central Queensland as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE.
Growing up at the foothills of the Snowy Mountains is a far cry from leading the sustainment of Australian warships to fight and win at sea but the Director of Anzac Systems Program Office, Captain Rachel Durbin, got more than she initially expected when she joined the Navy to be an engineer.
Multi-role helicopter support to the Royal Australian Navy Fleet has been enhanced by trials recently completed off the east coast of Australia.
Australian and US forces are gearing up for mid- to high-intensity warfare against ‘near-peer’ adversaries on the month-long Exercise TALISMAN SABRE, which begins at the end of June.
HMA Ships Canberra, Choules, Anzac, Toowoomba, Ballarat, Darwin, Melbourne, Success, Diamantina, Huon, Gascoyne and Melville will all take part.
Officers and sailors in HMAS Anzac celebrated the ship’s 21st birthday with a barbeque and cake cutting in her home port of Garden Island, Sydney.
HMAS Anzac sailed from Fleet Base East, Sydney, in April with a handful of additional Marine Technical sailors and Aviation personnel embarked.