HMA Ships Paluma and Mermaid Decommissioned in Cairns

The Navy’s oldest vessels, HMA Ships Paluma and Mermaid, were fareweled from service during a ceremony at HMAS Cairns at the weekend. For more than 30 years, the survey motor launches collected hydrographic data necessary for creating products used by military, commercial and private vessels to safely navigate the waters around Australia. In addition to their critically important survey function,…

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