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HMAS Hobart was a Perth-class guided missile destroyer laid down on October 26, 1962 and launched on January 9, two years later. It was commissioned on December 18, 1965 with the hull number D-39 and served in the US Navy for 35 years until it was decommissioned on May 12, 2000. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 332 people on board and had the main missions in Vietnam, Subic Bay, New Zealand or Australia. After the decommissioning, the ship sank following a few training exercises in Yankalilla Bay in 2002. For the services brought to the country during the Vietnam War, HMAS Hobart received 1 battle honor and the Navy Unit Commendation plus eight inherited honors.