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HMAS Brisbane was a Perth-class guided missile destroyer laid down on February 15, 1965 and launched on May 5, the following year. It was commissioned on December 16, 1967 with the hull number D-41 and served in the US Navy for 34 years until it was decommissioned on October 19, 2001. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Vietnam, South East Asia or Australia. After the decommissioning, the ship sank following a few training exercises in Mudjimba in 2005. For the services brought to the country during the Vietnam War and Kuwait situation, HMAS Brisbane received 2 battle honors and the Meritorious Unit Citation.