HMAS Canberra Opens Gates to Visitors in Hobart

The Australian Navy’s newest ship, HMAS Canberra was the hottest ticket in town when she opened her gangway to the public in Hobart on the Anzac Day weekend.

During the open day, 6,120 people worked their way around the 27,500 tonne, 230 metre long warship, viewing aircraft on the flight deck, the medical facilities and well dock.

In addition to two operating theatres, Canberra as an eight bed Critical Care Unit, a variety of wards, pathology, radiology, x-ray, pharmacy and dental facilities.

Canberra is one of the most capable and sophisticated air-land-sea amphibious deployment systems in the world. She is also designed to be able to conduct large-scale humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions.

Prior to the Hobart port visit, the ship conducted cold weather aspects of First of Class Flight Trials around Storm Bay, Tasmania.

Image: Australian Navy

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