1991 On 16 March Derwent slipped from ASI and conducted work-ups with her sister Destroyer Escorts Stuart, Swan and Torrens until ts escorts amy sthlm August.
Following post refit trials, she was fully occupied with shakedown, workup and exercises in the eaxa.
A second deployment soon followed.1973 In the early 1970s, following the drawdown of the Royal Navy in the Far East, the Australian Government became increasingly aware of the growing political and strategic significance of the Indian Ocean, and made the decision to explore common interests with littoral countries.On 30 April, Derwent and Perth sailed for Australian waters, arriving in Darwin for a short visit 4-5 May, finally arriving back in their home port of Sydney on The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence,.Derwent arrived in Singapore on 19 March, berthing alongside USS Fox, a unit of the US Navy's Seventh Fleet.Each member of the crew, from the Captain down, received a certificate in recognition of the occasion.The two Australian ships exercised with the New Zealand frigates Waikato and Otago and US Ships Gray and Agerholm before returning home for the Christmas period.On the homeward leg of the deployment, Perth and Derwent visited the Pakistan port of Karachi, Bombay in India, the Sri Lankan port of Colombo and Medan in Indonesia.On 3 July, the ship decommissioned to commence a modernization that would take four and a half years to complete.(Image courtesy West Reynolds) Whilst in Hong Kong, Derwent utilized the services of Jenny's Side Party, a group of 30 Chinese women ship painters who devotedly painted and cleaned many visiting warships.Her other tasks included patrol and radar picket.In March, Derwent departed Sydney, visiting the ports of Adelaide, Bunbury, Fremantle and Darwin, as part of a Task Unit comprising Derwent, Perth and Vendetta.Derwent and, stuart, a Type 199 variable depth sonar that could be lowered below the surface temperature layer.Also down below the 500kw Turbo Alternators were replaced with 750kw Turbo Alternators along with a new electrical switchboard.1975 Derwent' s maintenance period alongside Garden Island Dockyard soon ended, and the period to early February was occupied with activities in the eaxa.Derwent next took part in bersatu padu.Derwent, with her consort, Stuart, were the second pair of Type 12s to be ordered in 1958, but to a slightly modified design.Colombo they found to be a strange and fascinating blend of the ancient and modern, of east and west, and the common-place and beautiful.1992 Departing Darwin on 13 March, Derwent participated in Exercise kangaroo 92 with Swan and Torrens.Altogether, Derwent spent three weeks in Japanese waters.Derwent arrived back in her home port of Sydney on 28 November for leave and maintenance.Naples, Italy, then returned to, new York 24 October.
This was followed by exercises in the eaxa until early March when the ship sailed from Sydney for another deployment 'up top.' Exercise SEA rover was the focal point of seagoing activity in early April.
Returning to Leyte 14 March, the versatile destroyer escort operated out of Leyte Gulf and Polloc, Mindanao, screening ships en route to Lingayen Gulf, Luzon ; Zamboanga, Mindanao; Jolo, Sulu Archipelago ; and Legaspi and Manila, Luzon.
The main attractions of the city were the San Miguel Brewery and the Guitar Factory; the former because of the many free samples, and the latter because of the low prices and good quality.
CortDiv 76, she sailed from New York 10 November for duty with the.S.