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11 February 2016

HMAS Canberra –Jervis Bay

If you have been to the shores of Jervis Bay recently you could not have missed the dominating spectacle of the HMAS Canberra steaming about the bay.
It’s an unusual and impressive ship, and is following a long history of navy involvement with Jervis Bay.

Roll - air-land-sea amphibious deployment
humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR)
Tonnes - 27,831
Length - 230.8 metres (overall)
Beam - 32 metres
Draft - 7.18 metres (full load)
Flight deck -
202.3 metres (length)
32 metres (width)
4,750 square metres (area)
27.5 metres (height)
Speed – 20 knots
358 (293 RAN, 62 Army, 3 RAAF)

paul newman feb 2016
This fabulous photo was taken and sent to us by local man Paul Newman.

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