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Royal Australian Navy - Guided Missile Frigate

FFG 05 HMAS Melbourne

 
sorry, no insignia hmas melbourne ffg-05 adelaide class guided missile frigate royal australian navy
 
Type, class: Guided Missile Frigate / FFG; Adelaide class
Builder: Australian Marine Engineering Consolidated (AMECON), Williamstown, Australia
 
STATUS:
Laid down: July 12, 1985
Launched: May 5, 1989
Commissioned: February 15, 1992
IN SERVICE
 

  Homeport: Fleet Base East, Sydney
 
Namesake: City of Melbourne, Victoria
Ships Motto: VIRES ACQUIRIT EUNDO (she gathers strenght as she goes)
Technical Data: see INFO > Adelaide class Guided Missile Frigate / FFG
 

ship images


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with HMS Diamond (D 34) - June 2012

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - January 2009

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - January 2009

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - January 2009
     
 
In 1996, the frigate was deployed to the Persian Gulf.

Melbourne was deployed to East Timor as part of the Australian-led INTERFET peacekeeping taskforce from 20 January to 23 February 2000.

In 2002, Melbourne participated in the third rotation of RAN ships to the Persian Gulf as part of Operation Slipper, where she enforced United Nations sanctions against Iraq. In 2003, the ship returned to Iraqi waters in support of Operation Catalyst, protecting Iraqi territorial waters following Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Following an overhaul of the RAN battle honours system, completed in March 2010, Melbourne was awarded the honours "East Timor 2000" and "Persian Gulf 2002".

On 16 August 2010, Melbourne was deployed to the Middle East for the third time, again as part of Operation Slipper. During the six-month deployment, the frigate participated in anti-piracy operations in the Arabian Sea and responded to 14 distress calls from merchant vessels, including the British chemical tanker MV CPO China on 3 January 2011. Although it took six hours for Melbourne to close with CPO China, the merchant ship's crew secured themselves in the citadel, and the pirates retreated when the frigate and her Seahawk helicopter arrived. Melbourne returned to Sydney on 18 February 2011.

Between 5 and 7 February 2014, while deployed off Tanzania, Melbourne seized and destroyed 575 kilograms (1,268 lb) of heroin from smuggling vessels. On 18 February, while operating off Oman's Masirah Island, Melbourne and the Pakistani frigate PNS Alamgir intercepted and boarded a dhow found to be carrying 1,951 kilograms (4,301 lb) of cannabis resin.

source: wikipedia 
 
 
 

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