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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

HMAS Sydney Decommissioned

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November 5, 2015

HMAS Sydney (IV) was the third of six Adelaide class guided missile frigates (FFG) to commission into the Royal Australian Navy

HMAS Sydney (IV) was the third of six Adelaide class guided missile frigates (FFG) to commission into the Royal Australian Navy

 

HMAS Sydney will be decommissioned after 32 years of service at her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney on November 7, 2015.

During the conduct of maritime operations spanning the globe HMAS Sydney, an Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigate serving with the Royal Australian Navy has steamed 959,627 nautical miles and supported operations in the Middle East, East Timor, Fiji and the Solomon Islands; earning a Meritorious Unit Citation during the First Gulf War in 1991.
 
More recently Sydney has conducted border protection operations, several major coalition exercises and embeds and her last mission, which concludes this year, is the important Harbour Training Ship role in support of the Fleet Commander’s Flag Order One.

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