Special Sea Dutymen line the forecastle of HMAS Darwin as the ship departs Fremantle, Western Australia.
Darwin’s sailors and equipment are put through their paces, to ensure optimum working efficiency leading up to the deployment.
The image was taken during HMAS Darwin’s sail to the Operation Slipper.
|HMAS DARWIN SPECIFICATIONS|
|Speed||Over 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)|
|Complement||184 + aircrew|
|Range|| 4,500 nautical miles (8,300 km; 5,200 mi)
at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
|Status||In active service|
Naval Today Staff, February 10, 2014;
Image: Royal Australian Navy, ABIS Sarah Williams