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HMAS Melbourne

Three ships of the Royal Australian Navy have borne the name HMAS Melbourne in honor of Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria and second largest city in Australia

The first HMAS Melbourne, a Town-class light cruiser, saw action in World War I.

The second HMAS Melbourne, the lead ship of her class of post-World War II light fleet aircraft carriers, was sold for scrap to China where she was studied to help design a Chinese aircraft career as she was broken up.

The third HMAS Melbourne (FFG05) is an Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate laid down by AMECON at Williamstown in Victoria on 12 July 1985, launched on 5 May 1989 and commissioned on 15 February 1992. HMAS Melbourne is an active unit of the Royal Australian Navy. .