Topic: HMAS Toowoomba (F156)
It takes an extraordinary logistical effort to fit out a long–range Anzac class frigate to ensure it has the highest level of materiel support capable of high-end warfighting.
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.
A significant milestone has been achieved this month with the formation of a seventh Anzac class frigate crew - the first time since 2010.
Friends and family lined the wharf as HMAS Toowoomba departed Fleet Base West for their Operation MANITOU deployment over the weekend. The 191-strong ship’s company enjoyed their last few hours on Australian soil with their loved ones before the ship’s horn sounded and the order was given to ‘man ship’.
Final sea time was on the cards for the Fleet Damage Control Officer as he completed HMAS Toowoomba’s mission readiness evaluation. Lieutenant Commander Col Painter is hanging up his radio and timer when he posts from the billet in July.
With the world watching and eagerly waiting for any information regarding missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, it was the Royal Australian Navy’s Imagery Specialists and Public Relations Officers who became the maritime storytellers.
As the search for MH370 enters a new phase, HMAS Toowoomba and MV Seahorse Standard have returned to their home port of Fleet Base West after completing their commitment to Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.
The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has brought the navies of Australia and China together in a significant display of international cooperation.
In a demonstration of the Royal Australian Navy’s commitment to the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, personnel at Fleet Base West resupplied and helped HMAS Toowoomba return to sea in under six hours.
A trio of warships recently conducted a patrol of the North West Shelf Oil and Gas Fields as part of the Australian Government's Border Protection Operations.