Fleet Base Hunter Central 1801 – TF72 January Mission Report

Mission Sitrep No.   FBHC-1801 January Mission Report

Date of Mission:   27 January 2018

Location of Mission:   Australian Motor Homes Tourist Park, 12 Mile Creek, North of Newcastle.

Weather:  Partly Cloudy, light breeze from the west and about 35c.

Ships in Attendance:

HMT Inkpen – Hill Class Armed Trawler (RD)

HMS Respond – Admiralty Tug, HMS Poppy – Flower Class Corvette,  John Oxley – Steamer – Ex Brisbane Pilot Vessel (RL)

INS Athay Pauk 11 Fac – Indian Corvette (AP)

HMAS Wilcannia – Anti Submarine Patrol vessel, Warang – Sydney Harbour Steam Tug (PJ)

HMCS Snowberry – Flower Class Corvette (TP)

Members in Attendance:  Allan, Rob, Peter, Richard, Tony.

Mission Actions:

Allan made it to this run, his first since his incident at Wentworth Falls in November 2017. A very welcome sight and great to see his recovery is going well. After Rob cleared the pond of an abandoned vessel (Canoe), a little bit of formation sailing followed by some independent patrols was the order of the day.

The heat build up did see us packing up a little before noon, but a good run never the less.

Lunch afterwards at the Karuah RSL finished the day.

Tony