Combat Fleets

Wertheim, Eric
August 2005
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Aug2005, Vol. 131 Issue 8, p91
Conference Proceeding
The article presents information on several combat fleets. HMAS Armidale, the first of twelve Armidale-class patrol boats officially entered Royal Australian Navy service in June. The class, built by Austal Shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia, has been progressing rapidly since construction began. The Armidale-class will patrol relatively close to shore, likely operating for roughly three weeks at a time within Australian maritime jurisdictional zones. On 27 June, the Swedish air independent propulsion submarine Gotland, and her crew, arrived in San Diego via a transport ship from Sweden. Under a bilateral agreement between Sweden and the United States, Gotland will be home-ported in San Diego for one year.


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