HMAS Tarakan

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Two ships of the Royal Australian Navy have been named HMAS Tarakan after the town of Tarakan in Borneo and the Allied recapture of this town in 1945.

  • HMAS Tarakan (L3017), a Mark III tank landing ship commissioned in 1946 and serving until 1954, when she was sold for scrap
  • HMAS Tarakan (L 129), a Balikpapan class heavy landing craft laid down in 1971, and decommissioned in 2014

Battle honours[edit]

Ships named HMAS Tarakan are entitled to carry a single battle honour:[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" (PDF). Royal Australian Navy. 1 March 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2012.