Warships join Sydney Harbour flotilla

Warships from 17 nations sailed into Sydney Harbour on Friday to join the city’s centenary celebrations of the Australian navy fleet’s first visit.

Warships join Sydney Harbour flotilla

Warships from 17 nations sailed into Sydney Harbour on Friday to join the city’s centenary celebrations of the Australian navy fleet’s first visit.

Around 40 warships – as well as 16 tall ships – will participate in the International Fleet Review on Saturday, which is the main event commemorating the arrival of the original Royal Australian Navy fleet a century ago.

Welcoming the fleet, Governor-General Quentin Bryce said: “Across this century, Australians have taken great pride in our RAN (Royal Australian Navy), the fine values that it represents in our hearts.”

Kath Venn, the daughter of a sailor from the original fleet, said she considered it “a great honour” to be present at the event.

Source: BBC.

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