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Royal Australian Navy - Guided Missile Frigate

FFG 04 HMAS Darwin

 
sorry, no insignia hmas darwin ffg-04 adelaide class guided missile frigate royal australian navy
 
Type, class: Guided Missile Frigate / FFG; Adelaide class
Builder: Todd Pacific Shipyards Co., Seattle, Washington, USA
 
STATUS:
Laid down: July 3, 1981
Launched: March 26, 1982
Commissioned: July 21, 1984
IN SERVICE
 

  Homeport: Fleet Base East, Sydney
 
Namesake: City of Darwin, Northern Territory
Ships Motto: RESURGENT
Technical Data: see INFO > Adelaide class Guided Missile Frigate / FFG
 

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ffg-04 hmas darwin adelaide class frigate royal australian navy 2012 38 exercise rimpac
during exercise RIMPAC '12 - July 2012

ffg-04 hmas darwin adelaide class frigate royal australian navy 2012 36 pearl harbor hawaii
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - July 2012

ffg-04 hmas darwin adelaide class frigate royal australian navy 2012 37 mk-13 missile launcher
Mk-13 missile launcher - July 2012 (RAN photo via US Navy)

ffg-04 hmas darwin adelaide class frigate royal australian navy 2011 32 indian ocean
Indian Ocean - July 2011

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Timor Sea - July 2011

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Timor Sea - July 2011

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Timor Sea - July 2011

ffg-04 hmas darwin adelaide class frigate royal australian navy 2005 30 persian gulf
Persian Gulf - March 2005

ffg-04 hmas darwin adelaide class frigate royal australian navy 2005 31 persian gulf
Persian Gulf - March 2005

ffg-04 hmas darwin adelaide class frigate royal australian navy 1990 20 operation desert shield storm
during Operation Desert Shield/Storm - October 1990

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1989

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1987

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HMAS Darwin fires a RIM-24 Tartar SAM missile from her Mk-13 launcher during exercise RIMPAC '86 - June 1986

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HMAS Darwin fires a RIM-24 Tartar SAM missile from her Mk-13 launcher during exercise RIMPAC '86 - June 1986

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HMAS Darwin fires a RIM-24 Tartar SAM missile from her Mk-13 launcher during exercise RIMPAC '86 - June 1986

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during exercise RIMPAC '86 - June 1986

ffg-04 hmas darwin adelaide class frigate royal australian navy 1986 28 exercise rimpac
during exercise RIMPAC '86 - June 1986

ffg-04 hmas darwin adelaide class frigate royal australian navy 1986 39 exercise rimpac
during exercise RIMPAC '86 - June 1986

ffg-04 hmas darwin adelaide class frigate royal australian navy 1986 27 exercise rimpac
during exercise RIMPAC '86 - June 1986

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - June 1986

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October 1984

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San Diego - October 1984

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trials - May 1984

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trials - May 1984

ffg-04 hmas darwin adelaide class frigate royal australian navy 1984 10 trials
trials - May 1984

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trials - May 1984

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trials - May 1984

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trials - May 1984

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trials - May 1984

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trials - May 1984

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trials - May 1984

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trials - May 1984

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trials - May 1984

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trials - May 1984

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May 1984

ffg-04 hmas darwin adelaide class frigate royal australian navy 1982 todd pacific shipyards seattle
after launching at Todd Pacific Shipyard, Seattle, Washington - March 1982

ffg-04 hmas darwin adelaide class frigate royal australian navy 1982 launching ceremony todd pacific shipyards seattle
launching ceremony at Todd Pacific Shipyard, Seattle, Washington - March 1982
 
 
During her career, Darwin has been deployed to the Persian Gulf on five occasions: during 1990, 1991, 1992, 2002, and 2004.

Darwin was deployed to East Timor as part of the Australian-led INTERFET peacekeeping taskforce from 19 September to 3 November 1999.

From 14-18 February 2001 Darwin was berthed in the Mumbai harbour in column RE for the International Fleet Review.

The ship was deployed to the Solomon Islands in 2001.

Darwin underwent a major upgrade and refit at Garden Island during 2007 and 2008, returning to service prior to November 2008.

On the morning of 13 March 2009, Darwin was one of seventeen warships involved in a ceremonial fleet entry and fleet review in Sydney Harbour, the largest collection of RAN ships since the Australian Bicentenary in 1988. The frigate did not participate in the fleet entry, but was anchored in the harbour for the review.

Following an overhaul of the RAN battle honours system, Darwin was granted three battle honours in 2010: "East Timor 1999", "Persian Gulf 2003-03", and "Iraq 2003".

In October 2013, Darwin participated in the International Fleet Review 2013 in Sydney.

As of 7 January 2016, Darwin has sailed over 1 million nautical miles.

In February 2016, Darwin was one among the 100 ships participating in the International Fleet Review 2016 in Vishakhapattanam.

In March 2016, HMAS Darwin, intercepted a small, stateless fishing vessel about 170 nautical miles off the coast of Oman. On board they found more than 2,000 pieces of weaponry, including 1,989 AK-47 assault rifles and 100 rocket propelled grenades. According to a U.S. assessment, the weapons were initially sent from Iran and were likely intended for Houthi rebels in Yemen.

In May 2016, HMAS Darwin made three seizures of heroin worth $800 million of the coast of Africa.

The Royal New Zealand Navy invited the Royal Australian Navy to send a vessel to participate in their 75th Birthday Celebrations over the weekend of 19-21 November 2016; however, following the Kaikoura earthquake on New Zealand's South Island, HMAS Darwin was sent to aide in humanitarian and disaster relief operations.

source: wikipedia
 
 
 

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