HMAS DIAMANTINA, (oceanographic research ship), and the last World War II ship in commission in the RAN, was paid off for disposal at Garden Island, Sydney. She had steamed 615,755 miles since first commissioning. She left Garden Island on 1 October 1980aftewr being donated to the Queensland Maritime Museum Association. Diamantina is now on permanent display in Brisbane and restored to her World War II outfit of weapons.
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