HMAS Melbourne decommissioning ceremony
HMAS Melbourne decommissioning ceremony (0.36 mins)
Navy has celebrated the completion of 27 years of service by HMAS Melbourne, the last of her class. The 138 metre long Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigate (FFG) — the last remaining of six built for Navy — was decommissioned at her home port at Garden Island in Sydney. Since commissioning in 1992, Melbourne had steamed more than 900,000 nautical miles, deployed on operations to the Middle East eight times and earning battle honours for service in East Timor, the Persian Gulf and Middle East. She spent most of 2018 and 2019 deployed overseas, including a four month deployment through north Asia earlier this year where she conducted international maritime surveillance operations to enforce sanctions against North Korea.
|Publish Date||28 Oct 2019|