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GREAT NEW TOURIST ATTRACTION FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle port, navy, Uncategorized by freoview on September 15, 2017

 

Monument

 

The Royal Australian Navy has announced a massive new monument and tourist attraction for Fremantle.

The $ 2 million Sailor monument, that will be placed on the North Mole of Fremantle Port, will have a large 3.6 metre high bronze sculpture of a sailor, plus ten granite walls full of navy history.

What a timely and brilliant addition for Fremantle during a time of the greatest transformation of our city!

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VISIT INDIAN NAVY VESSELS IN FREO PORT

Posted in fremantle, fremantle ports, navy, Uncategorized by freoview on June 13, 2017

Indian Navy

 

If you picked up the smell of yummy curry in the West End of Fremantle today it is probably due to three Indian navy vessels entering the port. ; >)

They will be open to the public, tomorrow Wednesday June 14 from 10 am to 4 pm, so go and say G’Day!

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FREMANTLE PORT AND RAIL

Posted in fremantle, fremantle port, navy, public transport by freoview on March 14, 2017

 

It’s always an interesting view point to see a ship at berth in port straight behind the Fremantle railway station.

This one is the Canberra class amphibious assault ship and landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide.

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SPANISH ARMADA IN FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, navy by freoview on February 22, 2017

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The unusual sight of two Spanish navy ships in Fremantle port attracted a few people this afternoon.

The Dutchy in me always thinks of the Spanish Armada and remembers the Spanish occupation of the Netherlands a trillion years ago, so I blame my history teacher for the trauma. ; >)

I don’t know what WELCOME in Spanish is, but I hope to see a lot of the sailors at the Roundhouse on Thursday when I am on volunteer guide duty.

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ITALIAN FRIGATE VISITS FREO

Posted in fremantle ports, maritime, navy by freoview on January 25, 2017

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The Italian naval frigate Carabiniere entered Fremantle Port this morning and will be open to the public tomorrow on Australia Day from 10-12am and from 2-4 pm.

Go say buongiorno!

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CHINESE MISSILE SUPPORT SHIP IN FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in fremantle, fremantle ports, navy, western australia by freoview on August 18, 2016

 

The People’s Liberation Army Navy ship Yuan Wang of the People’s Republic of China entered Fremantle Port this morning and was welcomed by a small crowd of Chinese people at Victoria Quay.

The Yuan Wang is an impressive looking vessel that looks like a spy ship, but it is a tracking and support vessel for intercontinental ballistic missiles. It was built in 1977.

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USS BONHOMME RICHARD DEPARTS FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in fremantle, navy, usa by freoview on June 30, 2015

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It was a bit of an effort and took three tug boats to turn around the massive USS Bonhomme Richard in Fremantle port around one o’clock today.

The ship had been in Freo harbour together with the USS Green Bay and USS Preble for four days of R&R and Freo put up perfect 20+ degree winter weather for the sailors while they were enjoying themselves here.

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US NAVY SHIPS LEAVE FREMANTLE AFTER R&R

Posted in fremantle, navy, united states of america, west australian by freoview on June 29, 2015

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It’s going to be quiet again in good old Freo with some 4,000 American sailors leaving today after four days of R&R here.

The USS Bonhomme Richard, USS Preble and USS Green Bay will take part in navy exercising north of here. Thank you for visiting Fremantle and boosting the retail economy. You have been very respectful visitors to our city.

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US NAVY SAILORS LOVE FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, navy, port, tourism, usa by freoview on May 1, 2015

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There are at least two sides to every story so the media blast by an Eastern State travel agent that Perth is far too expensive to recommend it to travellers is just one side of the story. The other side is that I yesterday at the Roundhouse talked to many USA sailors who are on R&R in Fremantle this week and who told me with big smiles and real appreciation that this is the best port they have ever visited, so that’s the other side of the coin.

Five US Navy personnel have been living in the B&B next to me and I was fearing loud nights, but they have been exemplary and I have hardly noticed them living next door.

The three ships will be leaving today and I am sure the hospitality industry and retailers in Fremantle did very well this week.

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FREMANTLE WELCOMES US SAILORS

Posted in navy, usa by freoview on April 26, 2015

Fremantle has got 20% more people living here for six days with the US Navy boosting our 30,000 residents by 6,000. The navy personnel is on a well-earned R&R after months of deployment in the Middle East fighting the Islamic State.

The Nimitz Class supercarrier Carl Vincon is in Gage Road and the sailors are being ferried to Victoria Quay by the Perth Diving Academy, while the USS Bunker Hill and USS Gridley are at berth at C Shed.

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