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Her Majestys Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne (21)

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Her Majestys Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne (21)

Her Majestys Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne (21) shown with its complement of Douglas A-4G Skyhawks of 805 Squadron RAN ranged for entering port, along with Westland Sea King Mk.50s of 817 Squadron RAN behind. HMAS Melbourne (R21) was a Majestic-class light aircraft carrier operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) from 1955 until 1982:- Namesake: City of Melbourne Ordered:1943 Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs, Barrow-in-Furness Laid down:15 April 1943 Launched:28 February 1945 as HMS MajesticChristened:26 October 1955 as HMAS Majestic Commissioned:28 October 1955 as HMAS Melbourne Decommissioned:30 May 1982 Motto:Vires Acquirit Eundo Latin: She Gathers Strength As She Goes Honours and awards:Battle honours:Malaysia 1965-66plus two inherited honoursFate:Sold for scrap Date: 1970s

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1943 1945 1955 1982 Australian Awards Barrow In Furness Behind Builder Carrier Commissioned Complement Decommissioned Entering Gathers Hmas Honours Inherited Laid Latin Launched Majestic Majestic Class Majestys Malaysia Melbourne Motto Operated Ordered Ranged Scrap Shown Sold Squadron Strength Westland Douglas


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This photograph showcases Her Majesty's Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne (21) making its way into port with an impressive complement of Douglas A-4G Skyhawks from 805 Squadron RAN and Westland Sea King Mk.50s from 817 Squadron RAN in tow. HMAS Melbourne (R21), a Majestic-class light aircraft carrier, served the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) from 1955 to 1982. The vessel was originally ordered in 1943 and built by Vickers-Armstrongs in Barrow-in-Furness, England. Launched as HMS Majestic in 1945, she was later christened HMAS Melbourne and commissioned into the RAN on October 28, 1955. The ship's motto, "Vires Acquirit Eundo," which means "She Gathers Strength As She Goes," aptly describes the Melbourne's service history. During its tenure, HMAS Melbourne earned battle honours for its role in the Malaysia conflict in 1965-66, in addition to two inherited honours. The ship was decommissioned in 1982 and eventually sold for scrap in the 1970s. In this image, the Melbourne proudly displays its aircraft complement as it approaches the safety of the harbor, a testament to its enduring strength and capabilities.

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