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The list of ship decommissionings in 1988 includes a chronological list of all ships decommissioned in 1988.

Operator Ship Flag Class and type Fate Other notes
6 February  Royal Australian Navy Advance Attack-class patrol boat Museum ship To Australian National Maritime Museum
30 March  German Navy Augsburg Wrecked at Hamburg
17 May Stena Line Stena Saga  Sweden Ferry Transferred to Lion Ferry Rebuilt into Lion Queen
31 May  Royal Navy Diomede Leander-class frigate Decommissioned Sold to Pakistan
25 June  United States Navy Tullibee Unique submarine Decommissioned Entered the Navy's Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program on 5 January 1995. On 1 April 1996, the hulk ceased to exist.
26 June  Royal Australian Navy Bayonet Attack-class patrol boat Decommissioned Scuttled in Bass Strait
31 August  Royal Navy Apollo Leander-class frigate Decommissioned Sold to Pakistan
13 October SF Line (Viking Line traffic) Turella  Finland Cruiseferry Sold to Stena Line Renamed Stena Nordica
1 December  German Navy Lübeck Decommissioned Sold to the Turkish Navy for cannibalization
December Swansea-Cork Ferries Celtic Pride  Poland Ferry End of charter, returned to Polferries Renamed Rogalin

See also

Ship events in 1988
Ship launches: 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993
Ship commissionings: 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993
Ship decommissionings: 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993
Shipwrecks: 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993

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