Topic: Return to Australia
Three Royal Australian Navy warships have returned to Sydney following a three month deployment through East Asia. HMA Ships Hobart, Stuart and Parramatta were the lead element of a Task Group of eleven vessels deployed to the region since September.
Following a busy 12 months for HMAS Sirius, the Royal Australian Navy’s west coast-based replenishment ship returned to her home port of Fleet Base West on Sunday, to the smiling faces of family and friends.
After busy and demanding Asian and Australian deployments, HMAS Farncomb returned to Fleet Base West at Rockingham, Western Australia last week.
After departing from Fleet Base West in April, HMAS Sheean returned to her homeport to the delight of waiting families and friends - among those was Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, and Commander Submarine Force, Captain Doug Theobald.
Hundreds of family and friends welcomed HMAS Canberra home last week, following her six month overseas deployment through Asia.
The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has been enthusiastically welcomed home to Australia following a highly successful nine-month deployment as part of Operation MANITOU.
The 8th of May would have had a big circle around it on the calendars of many families of HMAS Sirius’ ship’s company, as that was the day the ship returned to her homeport at Fleet Base West after nine months away.
HMAS Huon has returned home to Australia after more than four months deployed in North East Asian waters following the longest voyage undertaken by a Royal Australian Navy mine warfare vessel.
The Royal Australian Navy Minehunter, HMAS Gascoyne has returned to Australia after completing the longest voyage undertaken by a vessel of its class.
Australia’s first Aegis combat system based guided missile destroyer, HMAS Hobart, has ended the year in spectacular style, conducting weapons and systems evaluations with the United States Navy off the US West Coast.