HMAS Perth scuttled 2001

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HMAS Perth (D 38) was the lead ship of the Perth class guided missile destroyers operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Built in the United States of America to a modified version of the Charles F. Adams design, Perth entered service with the RAN in 1965.

The destroyer made three deployments to the Vietnam War, earning a RAN battle honour and two United States Navy commendations for her service. The majority of the ship's career was spent on training exercises and goodwill visits to other nations, with one deployment as far as the Mediterranean. Perth was decommissioned in 1999, and sunk as a dive wreck off the coast of Western Australia in 2001.

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Comments (7)

GasGasL€X on July 19, 2011

Time flys when by.... 10 years ago since DD-38 was sunk....

Diggory Venn on October 15, 2012

Hi GasGas!What happened then?

GasGasL€X on October 15, 2012

She was a decommissioned in 1999 and sunk for a dive wreck in 2001. There are two operational web cameras attached to its mast. One is below water and the other above the waterline... Check them out.. :) Regards ~Leszek

DM brothers on November 15, 2013

Very interesting shot.LIKE.Best regards David and Martin brothers

GasGasL€X on March 25, 2014

Greetings DM Brothers, thanks for the visit gents!

Roger Powell on April 11, 2014

I don't think this underwater webcam is currently operating, Lex.

GasGasL€X on April 11, 2014

Probably not Roger. There were two cams on the hmas Perth , one below the surface and one on the top of the mast above the waterline..

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