HMAS Melbourne

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For other uses, see Melbourne (disambiguation).

Three ships of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) have been named HMAS Melbourne after Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria.

  • HMAS Melbourne (1912), a Town class light cruiser launched in 1912 and broken up for scrap in 1929
  • HMAS Melbourne (R21), a Majestic class aircraft carrier acquired by the RAN in 1947. She was involved in two major collisions during her career, and was sold for scrap in 1985.
  • HMAS Melbourne (FFG 05), an Adelaide class guided missile frigate launched in 1989 and active as of 2014

Battle honours[edit]

Between them, ships named HMAS Melbourne have earned five battle honours:[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navy Marks 109th Birthday With Historic Changes To Battle Honours". Royal Australian Navy. 1 March 2010. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Royal Australian Navy Ship/Unit Battle Honours". Royal Australian Navy. 1 March 2010. Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2012.