HMAS Hobart III, lead ship of the Hobart Class Airwarfare Destroyers, commissioned
On This Day
After an earthquake on Nov 14 HMAS Darwin arrived at Kaikoura, New Zealand on 16 November in company with HMNZ Ships Te Kaha, Endeavour and Canterbury, USS Sampson, and HMCS Vancouver. Working parties were sent ashore to assist in restoring essential services such as electricity and water; welfare checks were carried out as well as basic reconstruction tasks and clean-up duties
End of Operation Render Safe 2016 during which HMA Ships Diamantina and Huon spent two weeks finding and destroying unexploded WWII munitions in the waters around the Solomon Islands. The Sydney-based minehunter vessels found more than 10 tonnes of projectiles and bombs during their searches around the Russell Islands, Florida Group and Honiara.
The last of Navy’s 24 MH60 Romeos was accepted at Nowra’s Aviation Technology Park
HMAS Adelaide III commissioned