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Hmas Brisbane Memorial
Hmas Brisbane Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Memorial to ship and crew of the HMAS Brisbane. Memorial points to the ship`s final resting place.

HMAS Brisbane [II] (1966) was the second vessel of that name to serve in the Royal Australian Navy. She was the third of the RAN`s American-built "Charles F. Adams" class guided-missiles destroyers. Brisbane undertook two tours of duty with the United States Seventh Fleet off Vietnam, in 1969 and again in 1971, and was the last ship of the RAN to serve there. During the Gulf War (1990-91), Brisbane was one of four Australian warships to serve a tour in Gulf waters.

These formed part of the anti-aircraft screen for the US Navy carrier battle groups. Brisbane arrived in the Gulf in December 1990 and served there until March 1991, performing a number of roles. Apart from contributing to the anti-air defences in the carrier screen, she also kept watch for mines and ensured that small civilian craft kept well away from the carrier group. Later, during Desert Storm, Brisbane controlled fighter combat air patrols and tanker aircraft. Her final role was as an escort for US replenishment ships.


Address:Alexandra Parade , Alexandra Headland, 4572
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.674793
Long: 153.114203
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 28th August, 2006
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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