Australia's first LHD, NUSHIP Canberra, has been handed over from BAE Systems to DMO before her commissioning later this year. In a signing ceremony in Canberra’s hangar this week, CEO of the DMO Warren King quipped that it was certainly a step up from his past boat ownership efforts of a dinghy.
Seeing both LHD 01 and 02 next to one another at the wharf was tremendous. You really get a sense of scale standing between these two 27,000 tonne behemoths.
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