HMAS Diamantina

HMAS Diamantina returning from three months deployment in South East Asia.
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HMAS Diamantina (M 86), named after the Diamantina River, is a Huon-class minehunter currently serving in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Built by a joint partnership between Australian Defence Industries (ADI) and Intermarine SpA, Diamantina was constructed at ADI's Newcastle shipyard, and entered service in 2000.

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Australia

Name: Diamantina
Namesake: Diamantina River
Builder: Australian Defence Industries
Laid down: 4 August 1998
Launched: 2 December 2000
Commissioned: 4 May 2002
Homeport: HMAS Waterhen
Identification: MMSI number: 503125000
Motto: "Whoever Leads Protects"
Honours and
awards: One inherited battle honour
Status: Active as of 2016
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMAS_Diamantina_(M_86)

NB: I served in HMAS Diamantina (1) during 1976-78, great draft!,-aus
 

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