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Tuesday, 26 August 2008
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Mr Melham asked the Minister for Defence, in writing, on 25 June 2008:

In respect of each visit to an Australian port by a United States Navy or Royal Navy vessel since 1 March 2007: (a) what was the name of the visiting vessel; (b) what was the type or class of the vessel; (c) was the vessel nuclear powered; (d) which Australian port did the vessel visit; and (e) what were the dates of arrival and departure from the port.


Mr Fitzgibbon (Minister for Defence) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

As at 30 June 2008, visits by United States Navy or Royal Navy vessels are as shown below:

Vessel

Class/Type:

WAGB:

Polar Class Icebreaker

AK(R):

Vehicle Cargo Ship

DDG:

Guided Missile Destroyer

LPD:

Amphibious Transport Dock

LSD:

Amphibious Dock Landing Ship

LHD:

Amphibious Assault Ship (Wasp Class)

TAE:

Ammunition Ship

AOE:

Fast Combat Support Ship

SSN:

Nuclear Powered Attack Submarine

LCC:

Amphibious Command Ship

TAFS:

Combat Stores Ship

TAO:

Underway Replenishment (Oiler) Ship

FFG:

Guided Missile Frigate

CG:

Guided Missile Cruiser

CV:

Aircraft Carrier

AOR:

Underway Replenishment Ship

AGS:

Survey/Oceanographic Ship

LHA:

Amphibious Assault Ship (Tarawa Class)

AHH:

Hospital Ship

 

(1)  

(a)   USCGC POLAR SEA.

(b)   WAGB.

(c)   No.

(d)   Townsville.

(e)   Arrived 6 March 2007, departed 11 March 2007.

(2)  

(a)   USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS.

(b)   AK(R).

(c)   No.

(d)   Gladstone.

(e)   Arrived 30 March 2007, departed 12 April 2007.

(3)  

(a)   USS LASSEN.

(b)   DDG.

(c)   No.

(d)   Sydney.

(e)   Arrived 23 April 2007, departed 27 April 2007.

(4)  

(a)   USS DUBUQUE.

(b)   LPD.

(c)   No.

(d)   Perth.

(e)   Arrived 29 April 2007, departed 3 May 2007.

(5)  

(a)   USS COMSTOCK.5.

(b)   LSD.

(c)   No.

(d)   Perth.

(e)   Arrived 29 April 2007, departed 3 May 2007.

(6)  

(a)   USS BOXER.

(b)   LHD.

(c)   No.

(d)   Perth.

(e)   Arrived 29 April 2007, departed 3 May 2007.

(7)  

(a)   USS LASSEN.

(b)   DDG.

(c)   No.

(d)   Brisbane.

(e)   Arrived 3 May 2007, departed7 May 2007.

(8)  

(a)   USS LASSEN.

(b)   DDG.

(c)   No.

(d)   Adelaide.

(e)   Arrived 11 May 2007, departed 14 May 2007.

(9)  

(a)   USS LASSEN.

(b)   DDG.

(c)   No.

(d)   Sydney.

(e)   Arrived 17 May 2007, departed 17 May 2007.

(10)  

   (a)   USS PAUL HAMILTON.

   (b)   DDG.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Townsville.

   (e)   Arrived 5 June 2007, departed 9 June 2007.

(11)  

   (a)   USS ESSEX.

   (b)   LHD.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Brisbane.

   (e)   Arrived 5 June 2007, departed 10 June 2007.

(12)  

   (a)   USS JOHN PAUL JONES.

   (b)   DDG.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Townsville.

   (e)   Arrived 5 Jun 2007, departed 12 June 2007.

(13)  

   (a)   USNS SHASTA.

   (b)   TAE.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Darwin.

   (e)   Arrived 8 June 2007, departed 15 June 2007.

(14)  

   (a)   SS CAPE JACOB.

   (b)   AOE.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Darwin.

   (e)   Arrived 11 June 2007, departed 15 June 2007.

(15)  

   (a)   USS CHEYENNE.

   (b)   SSN.

   (c)   Yes.

   (d)   Brisbane.

   (e)   Arrived 12 June 2007, departed 18 June 2007.

(16)  

   (a)   USS BLUE RIDGE.

   (b)   LCC.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Sydney.

   (e)   Arrived 15 June 2007, departed 19 June 2007.

(17)  

   (a)   USNS SAN JOSE.

   (b)   TAFS.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Brisbane.

   (e)   Arrived 20 June 2007, departed 24 June 2007.

(18)  

   (a)   USNS GUADALUPE.

   (b)   TAO.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Brisbane.

   (e)   Arrived 23 June 2007, departed 26 June 2007.

(19)  

   (a)   USS CHEYENNE.

   (b)   SSN.

   (c)   Yes.

   (d)   Brisbane.

   (e)   Arrived 27 June 2007, departed 30 June 2007.

(20)  

   (a)   HMS MONMOUTH.

   (b)   FFG.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Darwin.

   (e)   Arrived 28 June 2007, departed 2 July 2007.

(21)  

   (a)   USNS GUADALUPE.

   (b)   TAO.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Brisbane.

   (e)   Arrived 2 July 2007, departed 4 July 2007.

(22)  

   (a)   USS BLUE RIDGE.

   (b)   LCC.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Brisbane.

   (e)   Arrived 2 July 2007, departed 6 July 2007.

(23)  

   (a)   USS HAMPTON.

   (b)   SSN.

   (c)   Yes.

   (d)   Brisbane.

   (e)   Arrived 2 July 2007, departed 9 July 2007.

(24)  

   (a)   USNS SAN JOSE.

   (b)   TAFS.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Brisbane.

   (e)   Arrived 3 July 2007, departed 8 July 2007.

(25)  

   (a)   USS SHILOH.

   (b)   CG.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Brisbane.

   (e)   Arrived 4 July 2007, departed 8 July 2007.

(26)  

   (a)   USS ESSEX.

   (b)   LHD.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Townsville.

   (e)   Arrived 5 July 2007, departed 8 July 2007.

(27)  

   (a)   USS JUNEAU.

   (b)   LPD.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Sydney.

   (e)   Arrived 5 July 2007, departed 9 July 2007.

(28)  

   (a)   USS TORTUGA.

   (b)   LSD.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Sydney.

   (e)   Arrived 5 July 2007, departed 9 July 2007.

(29)  

   (a)   USS KITTY HAWK.

   (b)   CV.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Sydney.

   (e)   Arrived 5 July 2007, departed 10 July 2007.

(30)  

   (a)   USNS KISKA.

   (b)   TAE.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Brisbane.

   (e)   Arrived 5 July 2007, departed 10 July 2007.

(31)  

   (a)   USS COWPENS.

   (b)   CG.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Sydney.

   (e)   Arrived 5 July 2007, departed 10 July 2007.

(32)  

   (a)   USS LAKE ERIE.

   (b)   CG.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Darwin.

   (e)   Arrived 6 July 2007, departed 10 July 2007.

(33)  

   (a)   USS BLUE RIDGE.

   (b)   LCC.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Cairns.

   (e)   Arrived 9 July 2007, departed 13 July 2007.

(34)  

   (a)   USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS.

   (b)   AK(R).

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Gladstone.

   (e)   Arrived 9 July 2007, departed 20 July 2007.

(35)  

   (a)   USNS SAN JOSE.

   (b)   TAFS.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Brisbane.

   (e)   Arrived 18 July 2007, departed 24 July 2007.

(36)  

   (a)   USNS TIPPECANOE.

   (b)   TAO.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Brisbane.

   (e)   Arrived 20 July 2007, departed 23 July 2007.

(37)  

   (a)   USS COWPENS.

   (b)   CG.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Townsville.

   (e)   Arrived 20 July 2007, departed 24 July 2007.

(38)  

   (a)   USS KITTYHAWK.

   (b)   CV.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Brisbane.

   (e)   Arrived 20 July 2007, departed 24 July 2007.

(39)  

   (a)   USS PAUL HAMILTON.

   (b)   DDG.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Mackay.

   (e)   Arrived 20 July 2007, departed 24 July 2007.

(40)  

   (a)   USNS KISKA.

   (b)   TAE.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Brisbane.

   (e)   Arrived 20 July 2007, departed 24 July 2007.

(41)  

   (a)   USS STETHAM.

   (b)   DDG.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Townsville.

   (e)   Arrived 20 July 2007, departed 24 July 2007.

(42)  

   (a)   HMS MONMOUTH.

   (b)   FFG.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Sydney.

   (e)   Arrived 22 July 2007, departed 9 August 2007.

(43)  

   (a)   MV CAPE ORLANDO.

   (b)   AK(R).

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Gladstone.

   (e)   Arrived 2 August 2007, departed 6 August 2007.

(44)  

   (a)   HMS MONMOUTH.

   (b)   FFG.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Cairns.

   (e)   Arrived 13 August 2007, departed 15 August 2007.

(45)  

   (a)   USS BUFALO.

   (b)   SSN.

   (c)   Yes.

   (d)   HMAS STIRLING.

   (e)   Arrived 18 August 2007, departed 21 August 2007.

(46)  

   (a)   USS BUFALO.

   (b)   SSN.

   (c)   Yes.

   (d)   HMAS STIRLING.

   (e)   Arrived 28 August 2007, departed 1 September 2007.

(47)  

   (a)   HMS SCEPTRE.

   (b)   SSN.

   (c)   Yes.

   (d)   HMAS STIRLING.

   (e)   Arrived 11 September 2007, departed 26 September 2007.

(48)  

   (a)   USNS NIAGARA FALLS.

   (b)   AOR.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Darwin.

   (e)   Arrived 24 September 2007, departed 28 September 2007.

(49)  

   (a)   USNS NIAGARA FALLS.

   (b)   AOR.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Darwin.

   (e)   Arrived 24 September 2007, departed 28 September 2007.

(50)  

   (a)   USS RUSHMORE.

   (b)   LSD.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Fremantle.

   (e)   Arrived 16 October 2007, departed 21 October 2007.

(51)  

   (a)   USS DENVER.

   (b)   LPD.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Fremantle.

   (e)   Arrived 16 October 2007, departed 21 October 2007.

(52)  

   (a)   USNS RAPPAHANNOCK.

   (b)   TAO.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Fremantle.

   (e)   Arrived 16 October 2007, departed 21 October 2007.

(53)  

   (a)   USS BONHOMME RICHARD.

   (b)   LHD.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Fremantle.

   (e)   Arrived 16 October 2007, departed 21 October 2007.

(54)  

   (a)   USNS SUMNER.

   (b)   AGS.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Brisbane.

   (e)   Arrived 19 December 2007, departed 5 January 2008.

(55)  

   (a)   USS GIANELLA.

   (b)   TAO.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Fremantle.

   (e)   Arrived 4 January 2008, departed 8 January 2008.

(56)  

   (a)   USNS SUMNER.

   (b)   AGS.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Cairns.

   (e)   Arrived 4 February 2008, departed 8 February 2008.

(57)  

   (a)   USNS GIANELLA.

   (b)   TAO.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Glastone.

   (e)   Arrived 13 February 2008, departed 18 February 2008.

(58)  

   (a)   USS TARAWA.

   (b)   LHA.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Fremantle.

   (e)   Arrived 2 May 2008, departed 5 May 2008.

(59)  

   (a)   USS CLEVELAND.

   (b)   LPD.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Darwin.

   (e)   Arrived 3 May 2008, departed 4 May 2008.

(60)  

   (a)   USS VANDERGRIFT.

   (b)   FFG.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Darwin.

   (e)   Arrived 7 May 2008, departed 10 May 2008.

(61)  

   (a)   USS CLEVELAND.

   (b)   LPD.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Brisbane.

   (e)   Arrived 9 May 2008, departed 15 May 2008.

(62)  

   (a)   USS TARAWA.

   (b)   LHA.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Hobart.

   (e)   Arrived 10 May 2008, departed 13 May 2008.

(63)  

   (a)   USNS FLINT.

   (b)   TAE.

   (c)   No.

   (d)   Darwin.

   (e)   Arrived 17 May 2008, departed 22 May 2008.