Topic: HMAS Ballarat (F155)
Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)
HMAS Ballarat has returned to her home port of Fleet Base West near Rockingham, WA, following a successful Indian Ocean deployment.
The chances of three sailors from the same town serving on the same Navy frigate at the same time are almost as remote as the town they originate from.
An Indian naval officer was keen to visit HMAS Ballarat during the ship’s Goa port visit to thank the frigate’s crew for the ship’s part in his rescue during the 2018 Golden Globe Race.
A Navy Gap Year officer has swapped the rolling hills of the Victorian city of Ballarat for rolling waves and the steady hum of the engines of HMAS Ballarat.
Members of HMAS Ballarat have taken their physical fitness commitment to another level by completing 155 laps around the flight deck - the number of laps equivalent to the frigate's pennant number.
Australian frigate HMAS Ballarat has joined the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the navies of the United States and India to take part in Exercise MALABAR 2020.
HMAS Ballarat and USS John S. McCain united on the high seas and remained in company through the Malacca Strait while sailing for Exercise MALABAR.
HMAS Ballarat’s embarked MH-60R Seahawk helicopter has played a valuable role with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group during a passage exercise in the Indian Ocean.
A Seahawk helicopter Flight Commander had an unexpected reunion with two former trainee United States naval aviators while exercising on the high seas.
Officers of the Watch in HMAS Ballarat manoeuvred their ship alongside the Indian, Japanese and United States navies during Exercise MALABAR 2020, which recently came to an end.