Deployment of the Cantabria in Australia
ishments at sea. The ship has visited Australian ports of Melbourne, Adelaide, Darwin and Cairns. Cantabria participated in the important ANZAC Day celebrations and the multinational exercises ‘Talisman Saber 2013’ and ‘Triton Centenary 2013’. Cantabria had the privilege of leading the 5th Division during the International Fleet Review with the RAN celebrating the Centenary of the arrival of the first Australian Fleet at Sydney.
The RAN bid farewell to Cantabria in gratitude for her collaboration with the RAN since the month of February 2013. On successful conclusion her deployment in Australia and she sails back to Spain, where she is scheduled to arrive on December 21, 2013.
The farewell ceremony was presided over by the Chief of the Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs in Garden Island, Sydney, home port of the Cantabria during her deployment in Australia. Other authorities included the Spanish Ambassador, Enrique Viguera, the Australian Fleet Commander, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett and the Consul of Spain in Sydney, Álvaro Iranzo.