May 1981: HMAS SWAN [III] departs G.I. for landmark visits - RAN. by Kookaburra2011 on Flickr.

"A Leander sub-group Type 12 destroyer escort, HMAS SWAN is shown departing on a 7-month Asian and Pacific deployment, during which she visited 22 ports in the region. In September this year [1981] she visited Shanghai, becoming the first RAN ship to call there in 32 years.

During this deployment SWAN also became the first RAN ship to participate in joint exercises with Japan’s Maritime Self Defence Force.”