Tuesday, June 24, 2014
NEWS FLASH: CANBERRA DAMAGED IN SEA TRIALS
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The CANBERRA a 27,000 ton Helicopter carrier is the largest ship ever built for the Royal Australian Navy. It is the first of two vessels in this class slated for construction at an estimated cost of $1.5 billion each. It was reported today that the vessel was damaged during sea trials. Apparently the ship's two "propulsion pods" or "azimuth thrusters" suffered excessive vibration during the aptly named "shake down cruise" between Melbourne and Sydney. The units damaged the hull and caused a melt down of several electrical systems.
You can read more about the HMAS CANBERRA now undergoing sea trials as well as all of the historic ships that have carried that name at hmascanberra.com
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