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HMAS Tobruk finishes 34 years of service with a proud record of humanitarian wor

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HMAS Tobruk (L 50) has been paid off after 34 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-25/hmas-tobruk-finishes-34-years-of-service/6572120
 

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Pfft. Only 34 years old? The Aussies obviously don't know how to get value out of their ships....  ;)
 

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HMAS Tobruk is now decommissioned:

After almost 35 years of dedicated service, the Royal Australian Navy’s humanitarian aid and disaster relief ship, HMAS Tobruk, was decommissioned at her homeport of Garden Island, in Sydney, today.

http://news.navy.gov.au/en/Jul2015/Events/2217/Fond-farewell-to-the-workhorse-of-the-Fleet.htm#.VbtA-niQ_qB
 

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I sailed on it from Darwin on my way to Suai, East Timor. Cool ship.
 

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I remember being on it - it was nicknamed the Tobroken because of its serviceability issues.  The biggest fear was the black water system; apparently it trapped poison gas in it and if you put your head in the toilet to puke, you could fatally inhale the gasses.  There were warning signs on each toilet!  :eek:
 
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