Topic: HMAS Adelaide (L01)
Australia’s second of the Canberra class Amphibious Assault Ships, Adelaide, has returned to Williamstown, Victoria, following the successful completion of sea trials off the south east Australian coast.
Egg and spoon and sack racing were some of the hotly contested novelty events when NUSHIP Adelaide’s ship’s company came together last week for a sports carnival at Randwick Army Barracks.
Defence Minister David Johnston visited the Williamstown dockyard where Australia’s two Landing Helicopter Dock ships are being completed and was briefed on progress of the project in the lead up to the commissioning of the first LHD, NUSHIP Canberra.
The hull of the second LHD being built for the Royal Australian Navy has been loaded onto a Heavy Lift Ship and is on her way from Spain to Australia.
The second Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) under construction for the Royal Australian Navy has departed the Navantia Ferrol Dockyard in Spain and will soon be transported to Australia.
The model replica Landing Helicopter Dock ship, NUSHIP Assault, has been launched in Port Ash (near Newcastle) this week - ready to be used by NUSHIP Canberra's Command Team during a professional ship handling course next week.