Topic: HMAS Darwin (F04)

Cristobal Colon arrives in Sydney

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

ESPS Christobal Colon of the Spanish Amarda arrives in Sydney Harbour. The crew of ESPS Christobal Colon will be helping to train and familiarise crew's of Australia's Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

ESPS Christobal Colon of the Spanish Amarda arrives in Sydney Harbour. The crew of ESPS Christobal Colon will be helping to train and familiarise crew's of Australia's Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers.

HMA Ships DarwinMelbourne and Parramatta have escorted the Spanish Armada's Cristobal Colon into Sydney Harbour as part of her role in providing platform and familiarisation training to Australian personnel.

Adelaide’s fighting edge tested

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author)

HMAS Adelaide leads a close formation of warships from the Royal Australian Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy and the Spanish Armada during a photographic exercise, part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17, off the western coast of Australia. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

HMAS Adelaide leads a close formation of warships from the Royal Australian Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy and the Spanish Armada during a photographic exercise, part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17, off the western coast of Australia.

Royal Australian Navy’s amphibious ship HMAS Adelaide lead from the front during the recent Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER.

Forces integrate during multi-nation exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

An embarked MRH-90 helicopter from HMAS Adelaide conducts a vertical replenishment, as HMAS Success transfers fuel to Adelaide during Exercise Ocean Explorer 17. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

An embarked MRH-90 helicopter from HMAS Adelaide conducts a vertical replenishment, as HMAS Success transfers fuel to Adelaide during Exercise Ocean Explorer 17.

Warships from Australia, Italy, New Zealand and Spain are currently exercising off the Western Australian coast honing war-fighting skills and enhancing joint operating procedures.

Rugby challenge tests fitness

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPOPT Paul Williams (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Bradley Gibb making the Adelaide defence earn their keep. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Bradley Gibb making the Adelaide defence earn their keep.

Past-times should never come between nations, but when rugby is on the cards, Australians and Kiwis have to take sides. Navy sides from both nations left nothing on the field in a recent fixture in Western Australia.

Rivalry builds relationships

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Stuart takes on Armada Espanola (ESPS) Cristobal Colon in a soccer match during the Fleet Concentration Period (FCP) Sports Day held at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Stuart takes on Armada Espanola (ESPS) Cristobal Colon in a soccer match during the Fleet Concentration Period (FCP) Sports Day held at HMAS Stirling.

Seven different sports were on the menu during a friendly competition between the Royal New Zealand Navy, Australian Navy and the Spanish Armada as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER in Western Australia.