HMAS Launceston commissioned in the Royal Navy as HMS Launceston in Sydney after paying off from the RAN in mid March 1946. She sailed for Colombo in company with her sister ships Gawler and Pirie. All were destined for transfer to the Turkish Navy. As a unit of the Turkish Navy, Launceston originally bore the name Ayancik and was later renamed Hamit Naci. ‘Jane’s Fighting Ships’ reported that she was withdrawn from service in 1965.
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