RIMPAC Ships

08/24/2012: RIMPAC Ships
Credit:Defense Imagery Management Operations Center:June and July 2012
  • In the first photo, the Mexican navy ship ARM Usumacinta(A-412) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to support Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise. Twenty-two nations, 42 ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial RIMPAC exercise scheduled June 29 to Aug. 3, in and around the Hawaiian islands. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2012 is the 23rd exercise in the series that began in 1971.
  • In the second photo, the Singapore navy ship RSS Formidable (68) pulls into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to support Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise.
  • In the third photo, the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise 2012.
  • In the fourth photo, the Russian Navy salvage tug RFS Fotiy Krylov arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise 2012.
  • In the fifth photo, the Russian Navy Udaloy-class destroyer RFS Admiral Panteleyev (BPK 548) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise 2012.
  • In the sixth photo, the French frigate Prairial (F731) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise 2012.
  • In the seventh photo, the Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth (FFH 157) of the Royal Australian navy pulls into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to support Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise.
  • In the eighth photo, the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG-76) pulls into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in support of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise.
  • In the ninth photo, the Legend-class maritime security cutter USCGC Bertholf (WMSL 750) pulls into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in support of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise.
  • In the tenth photo, the Halifax-class frigate HMCS Ottawa (FFH 341) of the Royal Canadian Navy/Canadian Force pulls into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in support of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise.
  • In the eleventh photo, the Bungo minesweeper tender for the Japanese is pictured.
  • In the twelfth photo, two of the three Japanese warships JMSDF Myoko (DDG 175) and JMSDF Shirane (DDH 143) participating in the exercise are docked at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam.
  • In the thirteenth photo, the South Korean ships ROKS Yolgok Yi-l (DDG 992) and the ROKS Choi Young (DDH 981) are decorated to celebrate the 4th of July during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise.
  • In the fourteenth photo, the Chilean navy frigate Almirante Lynch (FF 07) pulls into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in support of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise.

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