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HMAS Anzac (FFH-150)

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The HMAS Anzac (FFH-150) was an Anzac-class frigate in service in the Royal Australian Navy from 1996 to 2008.

Anzac was laid down at Williamstown, Victoria on November 5th, 1993. The ship was assembled from six hull modules and six superstructure modules, but unlike the other ships in the class, which had modules fabricated at three sites, Anzac was built entirely at Williamstown. The frigate was launched on September 16th, 1994 and commissioned on May 13th, 1996.

Anzac was deployed to East Timor as part of the Australian-led INTERFET peacekeeping taskforce from September 19th, 1999 to September 29th, 1999. The ship was later awarded the battle honour "East Timor 1999" in recognition of this deployment.

In 2005, Anzac participated in a Northern Trident deployment: a round-the-world voyage intended as a flag-showing cruise to the northern hemisphere. As part of this deployment, Anzac was involved in ceremonies for the 90th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, and participated in the fleet review for the bicentenary of the battle of Trafalgar.

On June 23rd 2008, Anzac was part of a battlegroup led by the aircraft carrier HMAS Australia when it came under attack by two Pakistani frigates and several squadrons of Indian Su-30MKI multirole fighters which launched BrahMos anti-ship missiles at the task force. Anzac was hit by several missiles and obliterated taking all but fourteen of its crew. The Anzac would a have successor built as part of the Sydney-class frigates.

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