Monday, September 19, 2011

HMAS Maitland (ACPB 88)

HMAS Maitland (ACPB 88), named for the city of Maitland, New South Wales, is an Armidale class patrol boat of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). HMAS Maitland returns to Darwin after taking part in Exercise Milan 2008. Deep Caption; Exercise Milan is run by the Indian Defence Force as a meeting of the Asia Pacific navies to discuss regional martime security. The exercise has been running since 1995 but this was the first year the Royal Australian Navy has participated. Exercise Milan is the most distant deployment that an Armidale Class Patrol Boat has undertaken from their home port of Darwin. (Photo: RAN)

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