Topic: HMAS Darwin (F04)

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

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

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

HMAS Darwin's ship's 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.

HMAS Darwin completes Middle East region deployment

Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer), LSA Stephen McGreal (photographer)

Commander Joint Task Force 633, Major General Craig Orme, AM, CSC, addresses HMAS Darwin ship's company as part of their medal presentation. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Commander Joint Task Force 633, Major General Craig Orme, AM, CSC, addresses HMAS Darwin ship's company as part of their medal presentation.

HMAS Darwin has completed a highly successful maritime security deployment to the Middle East and is now heading home to Sydney after being deployed under tasking to the US-led Combined Maritime Forces and Combined Task Force 150.

CTF 150 Commander praises Darwin’s efforts

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Commander Task Force 150, Commodore Jeremy Blunden, RN addresses members of HMAS Darwin's ship's company during a clear lower deck, while the ship was alongside in Muscat for a logistics visit. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Commander Task Force 150, Commodore Jeremy Blunden, RN addresses members of HMAS Darwin's ship's company during a clear lower deck, while the ship was alongside in Muscat for a logistics visit.

HMAS Darwin’s contribution to operations in the Middle East was formally recognised during a visit to the ship on 2 July by Commodore Jeremy Blunden Royal Navy, Commander of Combined Task Force 150.

HMAS Darwin strikes again against drug smugglers

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Over six tons of hashish seized during a recent boarding placed on the flight deck of HMAS Darwin, prior to destruction. Hashish was contained in 306 hessian bags each containing approximately 20 x one kilogram coffee bags, a sample of which can be seen on top. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Over six tons of hashish seized during a recent boarding placed on the flight deck of HMAS Darwin, prior to destruction. Hashish was contained in 306 hessian bags each containing approximately 20 x one kilogram coffee bags, a sample of which can be seen on top.

HMAS Darwin has struck again against drug smugglers, intercepting another vessel in the Arabian Sea and seizing more than 6.2 tonnes of narcotics with an estimated street value of almost $250 million.

Air Commodore tastes life at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Peter Croce (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Boarding Party Officer, Lieutenant Joshua Maher, RAN, right, and Lieutenant Benjamin McGrath, RAN  show Deputy Commander Joint Task Force 633, Air Commodore Noel Derwort, CSC, ADC, equipment utilised by HMAS Darwin's boarding party when conducting boarding operations. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Boarding Party Officer, Lieutenant Joshua Maher, RAN, right, and Lieutenant Benjamin McGrath, RAN show Deputy Commander Joint Task Force 633, Air Commodore Noel Derwort, CSC, ADC, equipment utilised by HMAS Darwin's boarding party when conducting boarding operations.

Air Commodore Noel Derwort has tested his sea legs for the first time since taking over as Deputy Commander of Joint Task Force 633 in the Middle East Area of Operations.

HMAS Darwin has eyes in the sky

Published on by LCDR Tracey Bellerby (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

HMAS Darwin's Aviation department with the embarked helicopter 'Blackout', an S-70B Seahawk deploying flares in the background.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Darwin's Aviation department with the embarked helicopter 'Blackout', an S-70B Seahawk deploying flares in the background.

The men and women of HMAS Darwin are currently working hard conducting operations as part of Australia’s contribution to maritime security, counter-terrorism and counter-piracy operations in the Middle East Area of Operations.

Darwin and Somerset meet up at sea

Published on by ABIS Sarah Williams (author and photographer)

HMAS Darwin's boarding party officers, Lieutenant Benjamin McGrath (right) and Lieutenant Joshua Maher discuss lessons learnt from previous boardings with members of HMS Somerset's boarding party. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Darwin's boarding party officers, Lieutenant Benjamin McGrath (right) and Lieutenant Joshua Maher discuss lessons learnt from previous boardings with members of HMS Somerset's boarding party.

HMAS Darwin has taken advantage of a cross-deck to exchange ideas with members of the Royal Navy ship HMS Somerset while conducting maritime security patrols in the Arabian Sea.