HMAS Brisbane


HMAS Brisbane was laid down as a Perth class destroyer by Defoe Shipbuilding Company in Bay City, and was launched in May 1966. She did service for the Australian navy from 1967 to 2001, and completed two tours inthe Vietnam war and participated in Kuwait in the early 1990's. She earned two battle honors and was taken out of service in October 2001. A few years later it was decided to sink her as a dive attraction and artificial reef outside Queensland. She was rigged down and her hull was scuttled 31. July 2005 some three nautical miles outside Mudjimba, Sunshine Coast. The wreck rest today standing on her keel like a classic Donald Duck wreck on a depth of 15 to 28 meter inside Brisbane Conservation Park, northeast of Sunshine Coast.

Former names:
HMAS Brisbane
437,0 x 47,1 x 15,3 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
3370 displ
Bay City ( USA ) 1965 ( AU )

26°36'50.4"S 153°10'19.2"E

Picture: HMAS Brisbane
Courtesy of Navsource

Last updated: March 2021