HMAS Hobart

South Australia

The Perth class destroyer HMAS Hobart was built by Defoe Shipbuilding Company in Bay City, and was launched in January 1964. She did service in the Australian Navy from 1965 to 2000, and was the first Australian warship to participate in the Vietnam war. She was decommissioned in May 2000, and two years later she was rigged down and prepared to be sunk as an artificial reef and dive attraction. She was scuttled 5. November 2002 south of Adelaide near Yankalilla Bay, and settled herself on a depth of 15 to 30 meter.


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HMAS Hobart
D-39
440,3 x 47,1 x 15,3 f
     
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3370 displ ( std )
Bay City ( USA ) 1964 ( AU )

35°28′51.6″ S 138°09′26.0″ E