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HMAS Brisbane DDG41

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HMAS Brisbane DDG41, named after the city of Brisbane in Queensland, is the second ship of the RAN's Hobart-class air warfare destroyers.

The ship was built at ASC's shipyard in Osborne, South Australia from modules fabricated by ASC, BAE Systems Australia in Victoria, and Forgacs Group in New South Wales. She was laid down on 3 February 2014 and launched on 15 December 2016.

Freedom of entry parade
 Members of Brisbane's crew parading through Brisbane's CBD in April 2019

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Brisbane commenced sea trials in November 2017.  She was handed over to the RAN on 27 July 2018.

HMAS Brisbane
HMAS Brisbane

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Brisbane was commissioned on 27 October 2018.  The destroyer completed its weapons trials in March 2019.  On 6 April 2019 Brisbane's crew conducted a Freedom of Entry parade through the Brisbane central business district.  In September 2019 the ship was deployed to the United States to use US Navy ranges off southern California for combat systems testing.