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HMAS Anzac arrives in Albany

Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser

HMAS Anzac is set to arrive at the Albany Port tomorrow morning at 10am.

The first of her class, modern warship is capable of operating in a multi-threat environment and is decked out with 192 crew members including Commanding Officer Michael Devine.

Anzac is fitted with an advanced package of air surveillance radars; hull mounted sonar and electronic support systems that interface with state-of-the-art weapons systems.

The ship can embark a multi-role Seahawk helicopter to enhance anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare and Search and Rescue capabilities.

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Anzac is the third Royal Australian Navy ship to carry the name of an Australian legend, named after the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during the First World War.

Lieutenant Andrew Ragless said the ship's company are very proud of their achievements and to call Albany home port.

“The ship’s last visit was for the "Albany Convoy Commemorative Event" with HMA Ship's Arunta, Stuart, Rankin and HMNZS Te Kaha and JDS Kirisame in early November 2014,” he said.

“The men and women who serve in Anzac are very excited to meet the Albany community and showcase some of the Royal Australian Navy's most sophisticated capabilities.”

Members of the public will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with HMAS Anzac during a ship’s Open Day this Sunday March 12 at the Albany Port.

The event is free, but to ensure an enjoyable day for everyone, tickets will be required for specific entry times between 10:00am and 2:30pm. Event information and tickets are available at http://www.navy.gov.au/event/hmas-anzac-open-day-albany

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