RIMPAC – Rim of the Pacific Exercise

Location: Pearl Harbor

Countries participating: 22

Duration: June 29 to Aug. 3

Remark: this is not only a ship formation practice showing up naval strength of various nations, but also a signal to suppress China escalating military affairs on the East Sea (or South China/ West Philippines Sea). Some old vessels will be actually sunk in this exercise.

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RIMPAC 2012 Participating Vessels[8]
 Royal Australian Navy HMAS Darwin (FFG 04)
HMAS Farncomb (SSG 74)
HMAS Perth (FFH 157)
 Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Algonquin (DDG 283)
HMCS Ottawa (FFH 341)
HMCS Victoria (SSK 876)
HMCS Yellowknife (MM 706)
 Chilean Navy CS Almirante Lynch (FF-07)
 French Navy FS Prairial (F731)
 Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force JDS Myōkō (DDG-175)
JDS Shirane (DDH-143)
JDS Uraga (MST-464)
 Mexican Navy ARM Usumacinta (A-412)
 Royal New Zealand Navy HMNZS Endeavour (A11)
HMNZS Te Kaha (F77)
 Republic of Korea Navy ROKS Choe Yeong (DDH-981)
ROKS Na Daeyong (SS-069)
ROKS Yulgok Yi I (DDG-992)
 Republic of Singapore Navy RSS Formidable (68)
 Russian Navy RFS Admiral Panteleyev (BPK 548)
RFS Fotiy Krylov
RFS Irkut
 United States Navy and Coast Guard Warships:
USS Chafee (DDG-90)
USS Charlotte (SSN-766)
USS Cheyenne (SSN-773)
USS Chosin (CG-65)
USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93)
USS Crommelin (FFG-37)
USS Essex (LHD-2)
USS Gary (FFG-51)
USS Higgins (DDG-76)
USS Lake Erie (CG-70)
USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
USS North Carolina (SSN-777)
USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60)
USS Port Royal (CG-73)
USS Princeton (CG-59)
USS Reuben James (FFG-57)
USS Stockdale (DDG-106)
Auxiliary ships:
USCGC Bertholf (WMSL-750)
USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO-187)
USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9)
USNS Salvor (T-ARS-52)
USNS Yukon (T-AO-202)

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