Topic: HMAS Darwin (F04)
HMA Ships Darwin (right) and Melbourne, part of task group Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, steam in company in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Darwin and her younger sister HMAS Melbourne have shared their last moments together, showing the rest of the Navy that the guided missile frigates are still an impressive capability.
September 17, 2017 by LCDR Lucito Irlandez (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)
Sub Lieutenant Lauren Beaufils stands before a MRH-90 Taipan helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide prior to a winch deck transfer to HMAS Darwin, as the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 task group sails off the east coast of Australia.
It was her first time at sea when Sub Lieutenant Lauren Beaufils had the opportunity to participate in a medical evacuation exercise onboard HMAS
Adelaide, with the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 17 Task Group off the coast of Townsville.
Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, CSC, RAN is presented with his laundry bag by Jan-Maree Ball, Founder of Aussie Hero Quilts (centre), and Beverly Uys (right) on board HMAS Darwin.
The founder of Aussie Hero Quilts, Jan-Maree Ball and a group of her assistants, descended on Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS
Darwin with a surprise for the ship’s company.
HMAS Sirius Replenishment at Sea - Station 1 party celebrate the ship's 500th replenishment operation, which was undertaken with HMAS Melbourne. L-R, LSBM Ball, ABBM Reace, ABMT Fitzpatrick, ABBM Chamberlain and LSBM Judd.
Auxiliary Oiler HMAS
Sirius has reached a significant capability headmark, conducting her 500th replenishment at-sea on 7 September.
Published on September 04, 2017 by Department of Defence (author), CPOIS Phillip Hunt (photographer)
Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Darwin, HMAS Melbourne, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Toowoomba steam line astern during their departure from Sydney Harbour during the fleet departure for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 (IPE 17).
A group of warships departed Sydney on 4 September to participate in a series of key military exercises throughout the Indo-Pacific region – grouped as
Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.
Lieutenant Andrew Vergelius from HMAS Adelaide is presented a shawl from Noi, who he has known since he served in Dili, Timor during the INTERFET campaign in 1999. Lieutenant Vergelius had the opportunity to catch up for the first time in 18 years while conducting Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.
For Lieutenant Andrew Vergelius, the recent delivery into Dili Harbour of a deployable hospital and medical supplies provided the opportunity to renew a friendship which began during the turmoil of Timor-Leste’s independence struggle in 1999.
September 22, 2017 by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABEW Jackson Ricketts (photographer)
Sub Lieutenant Teiah McKee shows Subtenente Bendito Gaspar (F-FDTL) around the bridge onboard HMAS Darwin.
Two officers from the Forças de Defesa de Timor Leste, or the Timor Leste Defence Force, were welcomed onboard HMAS
Darwin as she sailed from Sydney to Dili, Timor Leste.
'The Smack Track' book based on Royal Australian Navy deployments to the Middle Eastern Area of Operations on display onboard HMAS Darwin during it's launch, Fleet Base East, Sydney.
The flight deck of HMAS
Darwin became the launching platform of a different kind, as Navy supported the launch of a contemporary naval history book by Ian McPhedran, titled The Smack Track.
HMAS Darwin's ship's company celebrate the ship's 33rd birthday by forming the number 33 on the flight deck, while at sea.
As the activities of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 17 started to draw to a conclusion in July, the crew of HMAS
Darwin, took the chance of a brief time out to celebrate the final seagoing birthday of the Fleet veteran.
(From left) Sub Lieutenant's Teiah McKee and Kylea Jones with Lieutenant Claire McIntosh on the forecaslte of HMAS Darwin.
Not only is HMAS
Darwin the first lady of the fleet, the female-led bridge team is a demonstration of the changing face of Navy.