Monday, April 23, 2012
Australian Navy HMAS Parramatta
Down by Wooloomooloo Docks is HMAS Parramatta, a frigate. Tied up at the dock at Garden Island is this Frigate.
Parramatta is the oldest ship name in the Australian Navy and is the fourth RAN ship to bear the name. Parramatta (I) was the first ship commissioned into the Commonwealth Naval Forces (later to be named the Royal Australian Navy) on 10 September 1910. Parramatta (II) served in World War II and was sunk by a German submarine in the Mediterranean on 27 November 1941 with the loss of 138 lives. Parramatta (III) was a River Class Destroyer Escort that served between 1961 and 1991.