Sunset from HMAS Darwin

In 1985 I covered the maiden voyage of the HMAS Darwin.

A guided missile frigate, the ship was built in the United States and on shake-down had undertaken its maiden voyage to Australia, its first landfall being the port of the same name, Darwin.

Along with a camera crew, I flew to Cairns and then onto Thursday Island. From here, with a lift from the local pilot, we caught the Darwin as it passed through the Torres Strait.

This extended report was the result of the trip.

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Talent: Rick Bayley, Bob van Grodenhauer

To air: ABC-TV The National, 30 October 1985, Duration:09:12


By Rae Allen

Rae Allen is a digital media professional.

One thought on “HMAS Darwin”
  1. i am looking for my biological father who when to Fiji on the HMAS DARWIN 1985 on 16 of octeber,he’ s name is brendon that what my mum told me so if you can check the crew list name it would mite be help to get his second name,at the moment im in australia on a 3months holiday visa but if got 2 left so if you could help me find my father i appreciate that ………………

    my mobile number 0459212610

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