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HMAS MELBOURNE (R21) - AUSTRALIAN LIGHT AIR CRAFT CARRIER


Built by Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow. Laid down 15 April 1943, launched 28 Feb 1945, suspended after WWII and laid up for possible future use. Designation changed to R77 under NATO designation system. Sold to Australia in 1949 and completed at Harland & Wolff to the modernized design. Commissioned in Australian service as HMAS Melbourne (R21) 28 October 1955.
Embarked ASW helicopters in 1963. Rammed and sank destroyer HMAS Voyager 10 Feb 1964. Refitted 22 Nov 1967 to 24 Nov 1968 and embarked additional ASW assets. Rammed and sank destroyer USS Frank E. Evans 2 June 1969. Flight deck strengthened and catapult rebuilt in 1971. Starting in 1972 she carried primarily an ASW air group, with a small light strike force. Refitted 11/1972 to 7/1973, again in 1978 for service through 1985.

Laid up in contingent reserve 30 June 1982. Sold for scrapping in China in 1985 Reportedly still in existence in 1994 at Guangzhou, China, being studied by Chinese naval architects.
 

HMAS MELBOURNE  (R21) - AUSTRALIAN LIGHT AIR CRAFT CARRIER






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