HMAS Anzac (FFH 150)

Anzac arrives at Pearl Harbor in June, 2008, for that year's RIMPAC exercise. US Navy photo.

Nation
Ship Class
Ship Type
Laid Down
1993
Launched
1994
Commissioned
1996
AD/BC
AD
History

Laid down in 1993, HMAS Anzac (FFH 150) is the lead ship of her class, which was designed for use by Australia and New Zealand. After commissioning 13 May, 1996, Anzac was involved in routine patrol duties until 1999, when she participated in the East Timor intervention. Anzac was deployed to the Persian Gulf in early 2003, where she became the first Australian ship to engage in combat since Vietnam. Since then she has participated in anti-piracy operations, and twice undertook circumnavigations of the globe, in 2005 and 2015. Both times, Anzac stopped off Gallipoli for observances of the anniversary of the landings (90th and 100th, respectively).