Image of the Day: HMAS Darwin Departs Fremantle

HMAS Darwin Departs Fremantle
HMAS DARWIN

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
Length 138 m
Beam 14.3 m
Draught 7.5 m
Displacement 4200 tons
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

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