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HMAS Perth to Visit Wellington

Defence Media Alert

23 April 12

HMAS Perth to Visit Wellington

What: The Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Perth will visit Wellington, NZ to participate in ANZAC Day remembrance ceremonies in Wellington and Carterton, demonstrate the capabilities of the Anti Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgraded ANZAC Class Frigate, and take the opportunity for some rest and recreation for the ship’s company. Perth will continue on to Hawaii and the West Coast of the USA/Canada prior to participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise in July.

When: 1 pm Sunday 22 April until Thursday 26 Apr 12.

Where: Queen’s Wharf, Wellington, New Zealand.

Who: Captain Mal Wise, OAM, RAN, Commanding Officer HMAS Perth, will be available for interview via arrangement with the ship’s Public Relations Officer.

Fresh from conducting exercises with HMNZ Ships Te Kaha and Endeavour off the coast of Western Australia the Royal Australian Navy Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Perth, will visit Wellington for five days commencing 1300 22 April.

The RAN and the RNZN share a long and proud history which continues today as sailors selflessly serve their country in our immediate region and beyond. The ANZAC forces worked together during the Gallipoli campaign and continue to collaborate in the same spirit now to protect our shared National interests.

The ship’s company looks forward to the opportunity to spend ANZAC Day in New Zealand and share in the commemoration of this important day in both our Nations’ history. Perth’s ships company will participate in memorial services in Wellington and Carterton.

Perth will be continuing North East after her visit to New Zealand, conducting port visits in Hawaii, Canada and the West Coast of the USA before heading West to participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercises off Hawaii. She will then continue West to Darwin, Australia to participate in Exercise Kakadu 2012.

Perth is the last of eight Anzac Class frigates built for the Australian Navy, and is of the same class as the RNZN frigates HMNZS Te Kaha and Te Mana. Perth is a long range guided missile frigate capable of air defence, surface and undersea warfare, surveillance, reconnaissance and interdiction. The ship can counter simultaneous threats from aircraft, surface vessels and submarines. The ship has recently undergone the “Anti Ship Missile Defence” upgrade, which saw her fitted with the Australian Designed and built CEAFAR Phased Array Radar and Mk3E SAAB Combat System.

Perth will not be open to the public during this visit.


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