Thursday, January 13, 2011

HMAS Newcastle (FFG 06)

The Australian Adelaide-class guided missile frigate HMAS Newcastle (FFG 06) passes Hospital Point in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during arrival honors prior to the multinational maritime exercise "Rim of the Pacific 2004" RIMPAC is the largest international maritime exercise in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands. This years exercise will include seven participating nations; Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, South Korea, Britain and the United States. RIMPAC is intended to enhance the tactical proficiency of participating units in a wide array of combined operations at sea, while enhancing stability in the Pacific Rim region. (Photo: U.S. Navy/Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Dennis C. Cantrell)

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