HMAS Sydney and HMAS Ballarat in New York - Northern Trident

melliget
20th July 2009, 07:35
HMAS Sydney and HMAS Ballarat receive a warm welcome upon their arrival in New York (video):
http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2009/07/20/2630227.htm

The ships are taking part in Operation Northern Trident, a six month international deployment:
http://www.navy.gov.au/Northern_Trident_2009

Davesdream
27th July 2009, 07:20
I would say it was a great day for Australia. It's nice to see the show of the flag.

Regards

jimmyc
28th July 2009, 07:52
First Aussie ships in NY since I was there on Hmas Hobart 1976
American Bicentenial

melliget
29th July 2009, 02:20
Why such a long time, I wonder? Australia seems to have always been in fairly close cooperation with the US when it comes to naval exercises. I guess the Pacific is a big bath tub to play in! :) And I'm sure the US sailors enjoy coming out here.

regards,
Martin

p.s. My uncle was on HMAS Hobart (I), which visited Hiroshima not long after the bomb had been dropped.