22 Oct 2012

Navy fleet review launched in Sydney

1:11 pm on 22 October 2012

More than 40 foreign warships will visit Sydney next year to mark 100 years since the first entry of the Royal Australian Navy fleet to the city.

AAP reports up to 10,000 sailors in more than 40 navy ships and 12 tall ships are expected for the event.

The review will take place from October 3-11 next year to commemorate the centenary of the entry of the Royal Australian Navy fleet into Sydney on 4 October, 1913.

HMAS Australia led the Melbourne, Sydney, Encounter, Warrego, Parramatta and Yarra into Sydney harbour.

The review is being staged in partnership with the New South Wales state government and the City of Sydney.