HMAS Newcastle decommissioned.
On This Day
HMAS Success II decommissioned.
The decommissioned USS Goldsborough arrived at Garden Island after purchase from the USN for equipment to establish training facilities for maintenance personnel and spare parts for RAN DDGs
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
The future HMAS Supply II, was launched by Spanish shipbuilder Navantia at its Ferrol shipyard.