HMAS Farncomb Crew to Test What They Are Made of (Hawaii)

first_img View post tag: made View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval July 10, 2012 View post tag: Navy View post tag: crew View post tag: What View post tag: test The crew of the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class submarine HMAS Farncomb are preparing to test themselves in a realistic warfare scenario, off the coast of Hawaii.The submarine is here for RIMPAC 2012. With 22 nations taking part, it is the largest exercise of its kind in the world.HMAS Farncomb has travelled 7000 nautical miles to get to RIMPAC. For many sailors onboard this is their first experience of an exercise of this importance and size. Their Commanding officer, CMDR Glen Miles, says for some of his crew, this is also their first time in Hawaii.” They will see and do things here that they will remember for their whole careers,” CMDR Miles said. “Being a participant in the biggest-ever version of what is already the world’s largest maritime exercise is a great feeling. The interaction with each of the 22 countries cements a friendship that will last well into times of adversity.”The variety of submarines exercising alongside the Australians is also critical. It will give Farncomb vital experience as they operate with a range other nations.“South Korea has sent their Type 209 Na Daeyong, Canada has sent HMCS Victoria – an Upholder class SSK and the USN participants are USS North Carolina, USS Charlotte and USS Cheyenne,” CMDR Miles said. “We all relish the idea of being the bad guys throughout this exercise – the relative independence of submarines, operating far from home, without support and the disproportionate effects that a submarine can generate on even a very large, well equipped force makes this job the best there is.”CMDR Miles has also paid tribute to his American hosts. “The USN has always welcomed Australian submarines to Pearl Harbor. Our host boat, USS North Carolina, has been outstanding. Their hospitality has been overwhelming. The level of support and professionalism of USN submariners is legendary, and everything we’ve seen confirms that.“[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 10, 2012; Image: Australian Navycenter_img Training & Education View post tag: Farncomb View post tag: HMAS View post tag: Hawaii Share this article HMAS Farncomb Crew to Test What They Are Made of (Hawaii) Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Farncomb Crew to Test What They Are Made of (Hawaii) last_img

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