HMAS Sydney FFG-03
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Apr. 18, 2010

Just came across your web site while doing a little research. There is a photo of HMAS Sydney FFG 03, in the process of hooking up to USS Carl Vinson for a RAS(L) or UNREP as the USN calls it, on 7 June, 1986. I'm in that photo, about third in line (can't zoom close enough to be exact) pulling over the hoseline!!  It was during RIMPAC 86. IIRC we had two attempts at getting the gear across. The first time, the weak link on the span wire let go when the it was tensioned up, sending everything flying back towards the dump party on the Vinson, they had sailors going everywhere to get out of the way.

Anthony Devlin
HMAS Sydney 1985-1988

Mar. 22, 2009

I'm not sure if this is the right place to look but I'm trying to find a friend who was on the HMAS Sydney in the early 1980's. His name is Darren Daniels, and he was an ABQMG then ABCD. Can you let me know if there is a way to try and contact him?

Kylie Embury

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