HMAS Gascoyne II returned to Australia after completing the longest voyage undertaken by a vessel of its class. Gascoyne, along with sister ship, HMAS Huon, had visited ports and exercised in the Republic of Korea, Japan and the Philippines. Gascoyne and Huon steamed in excess of 4,000 nautical miles during the voyage and were the first Australian Mine Warfare vessels to travel to the Republic Of Korea
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The future HMAS Supply II, was launched by Spanish shipbuilder Navantia at its Ferrol shipyard.
HMAS Brisbane III commissioned at Garden Island
HMAS Tobruk II was sunk in the Great Sandy Marine Park, between Bundaberg and Hervey Bay, Queensland.
HMAS Darwin decommissioned