817 Squadron Sea King helicopter & HMAS Manoora

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817 Squadron Sea King helicopter & HMAS Manoora

A 817 Squadron Sea King helicopter takes station off HMAS Manoora's port a side for the transit up the harbour

HMAS Manoora (L 52) was a Kanimbla-class landing platform amphibious ship operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Originally built for the United States Navy (USN) as the Newport-class tank landing shipUSS Fairfax County (LST-1193), the ship was decommissioned in 1994 and sold to the RAN.

Although commissioned into Australian service in that year, the vessel was heavily modified from her original design, and did not begin operations until the end of the decade. During her Australian career, Manoora saw wartime service during the War in Afghanistan, and non-combat service in the Solomon Islands and East Timor. In 2001, the ship was involved in the Tampa affair, a diplomatic incident involving a Norwegian cargo ship and a group of asylum seekers.

In late 2010, Manoora and sister ship Kanimbla were placed in an 'operational pause' after several problems were identified with the ships. In early 2011, it was announced that repairing Manoora was cost-prohibitive, and she was decommissioned on 27 May 2011. The ship was sold for breaking in 2013.
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Australia

Acquired: 27 September 1994
Commissioned: 25 November 1994
Decommissioned: 27 May 2011
Homeport: Fleet Base East
Motto: "In War And Peace"
Honours and
awards:
Fate: Sold for scrap, 20 May 2013
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817 Squadron was a Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm squadron. It was originally formed as part of the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm for service during World War II and took part in combat operations in Norway, North Africa, Sicily and off the coast of France. Following the conclusion of hostilities, the squadron was disbanded in 1945. In 1950, it was re-raised as part of the Royal Australian Navy and subsequently took part in the Korean War. Recent deployments have included Operation Falconer, Operation Slipper and Operation Sumatra Assist. In December 2011, the squadron was disbanded.
Active
1941–1945

1950–2011
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Royal Navy
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Royal Australian Navy
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/817_Squadron_RAN
 

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