HMAS Perth (D 38) was the lead ship of the Perth class guided
missile destroyers operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
Built in the United States of America to a modified version of the
Charles F. Adams design, Perth entered service with the RAN in 1965.
The destroyer made three deployments to the Vietnam War, earning a
RAN battle honour and two United States Navy commendations for her
service. The majority of the ship's career was spent on training
exercises and goodwill visits to other nations, with one deployment
as far as the Mediterranean. Perth was decommissioned in 1999, and
sunk as a dive wreck off the coast of Western Australia in 2001.