Topic: HMAS Darwin (F04)

Darwin exercises with Chinese Navy off Queensland

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(Front) HMAS Darwin, PLA-N Yiyang and  PLA-N Jinan transit through waters off the Brisbane coast.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

(Front) HMAS Darwin, PLA-N Yiyang and PLA-N Jinan transit through waters off the Brisbane coast.

HMAS Darwin has conducted a passage exercise with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) Escort Task Group 152 off the coast of Queensland.

HMAS Darwin finds yacht adrift at sea

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HMAS Darwin's RHIB approaches the drifting yacht 'Avocet'. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

HMAS Darwin's RHIB approaches the drifting yacht 'Avocet'.

In mid-November, three men sailing from Pittwater in Sydney's north to Lord Howe Island ran into trouble, 160 nautical miles north-east of Sydney.

Darwin departs for Middle East

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Family and friends wave goodbye as HMAS Darwin pulls away from the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Family and friends wave goodbye as HMAS Darwin pulls away from the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney.

It was a perfect Sydney day on 30 December as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull joined Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, friends and family at Garden Island, to farewell HMAS Darwin as the ship sailed for the Middle East region.

Seagoing identity revealed almost 30 years on

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Chief Petty Officer Darren Marshall reunites Mr John Watson with his ID Card that was lost almost 30 years ago. (photo: Unknown)

Chief Petty Officer Darren Marshall reunites Mr John Watson with his ID Card that was lost almost 30 years ago.

An unexpected reunion was the result of some keen investigative work, after a decades-old military identification card was found inside a compartment of HMAS Darwin.

Wearing white makes a statement in HMAS Darwin

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HMAS Darwin's ships company come together on the flight deck to support White Ribbon Day. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

HMAS Darwin's ships company come together on the flight deck to support White Ribbon Day.

HMAS Darwin will be marking White Ribbon Day with a symbolic show of white under their uniforms. Organiser, Sub Lieutenant Thomas Rodgers says it was a simple way to show support for a worthy cause.

Navy scaling great heights for kids in need

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A group of HMAS Darwin sailors abseil down the Investa building in Sydney alongside their sponsors, to help raise money for the Sir David Martin Foundation. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

A group of HMAS Darwin sailors abseil down the Investa building in Sydney alongside their sponsors, to help raise money for the Sir David Martin Foundation.

Five members of HMAS Darwin’s ship's company abseiled down a thirty-three storey building to raise money and awareness for kids in crisis on 17 October.

Fuelling the fleet

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HMAS Success conducts a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with HMAS Darwin in the East Australian Exercise Area. It was Success' first RAS since returning to sea following her extended refit period. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Success conducts a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with HMAS Darwin in the East Australian Exercise Area. It was Success' first RAS since returning to sea following her extended refit period.

HMAS Success has successfully completed her first Replenishment at Sea (RAS) as part of Sea Qualification Trials, just days after returning to sea.

Call of the sea lures HMAS Darwin sailor

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Leading Seaman Marine Technician David Gouge conducts crowd control on board HMAS Darwin, for the Fleet Base East Open Day during the International Fleet Review 2013. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician David Gouge conducts crowd control on board HMAS Darwin, for the Fleet Base East Open Day during the International Fleet Review 2013.

Leading Seaman David Gouge played his part in the International Fleet Review (IFR) from October 3-10 in Sydney aboard HMAS Darwin.

HMAS Darwin resurgent again

Published on by LEUT Andrew Serchen (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

HMAS Darwin sails past Hornby Lighthouse on South Head, at Watsons Bay, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

HMAS Darwin sails past Hornby Lighthouse on South Head, at Watsons Bay, Sydney.

HMAS Darwin is ‘Resurgent’ again, having recently completed a major maintenance docking, which involved more than 140,000 hours of contracted work. Emerging from the dry dock in mid-May, her crew began the tireless work required to transform the industrial worksite back into an operational warship.
 

Life as a Marine Technician during scheduled maintenance onboard HMAS Darwin

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Able Seaman Marine Technician Jon Cresswell onboard HMAS Darwin alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Jon Cresswell onboard HMAS Darwin alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.

SMN Jon Cresswell, a Marine Technician on board HMAS Darwin, is finding his usual workplace much busier while the ship undertakes her scheduled maintenance period.