On This Day
On This Day - 2000-present day
- December 15, 2000
HMAS OTAMA, (Oberon class submarine), was decommissioned. OTAMA, was the last of the RAN’s Oberon class submarines to be decommissioned.
- August 26, 2000
The Huon class mine hunter coastal HMAS NORMAN, was commissioned. NORMAN was laid down in ADI Yard, Newcastle, NSW, and launched on 3 May 1999.
- July 12, 2000
RADM G. F. Smith, AM, RAN, was appointed as Maritime Commander Australia.
- May 25, 2000
The survey ships HMAS LEEUWIN, and HMAS MELVILLE were commissioned in a joint ceremony.
- May 18, 2000
HMAS ANZAC, (frigate), arrived at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, for a good will visit.
- March 24, 2000
TU 645.1.1, (LCH Task Group consisting of HMA Ships BALIKPAPAN, BRUNEI, LABUAN, and TARAKAN), awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation for service in East Timor.
- February 23, 2000
The International Force East Timor, (INTERFET), lead by Australia, ceased operation in East Timor and the ADF units that remained became part of the United Nations Transitional Force East Timor, (UNTAET).
- February 12, 2000
The Huon class mine hunter coastal HMAS HAWKESBURY, was commissioned. HAWKESBURY was laid down in ADI Yard, Newcastle, NSW, and launched on 24 April 1998.