Ex-HMAS Tobruk will be scuttled on Friday
Ex-HMAS Tobruk will be towed out of the Port of Bundaberg on Thursday 28 June in preparation for her final scuttling on Friday.
FILE PHOTO: The then HMAS Tobruk conducting flight-deck trials and certification in Jervis Bay in June 1981.
The move from port is scheduled to commence approximately 5:30am.
Scuttling is still scheduled for approximately 10am on Friday 30 June 2018.
The exact scuttling time is subject to change because of weather and marine-mammal movements.
The ship, which was built in Newcastle, NSW, in 1979/80, was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy in April 1981 and decommissioned in July 2015.
The scuttling of the ex-HMAS Tobruk is a project partnership between the Queensland government and the Bundaberg and Fraser Coast Regional Councils to create an artificial reef and dive site in Hervey Bay.
Modified Sir Bedivere Class
Landing Ship Heavy (LSH)
Faithful and Strong
Carrington Slipways Pty. Ltd.
7 February 1979
1 March 1980
Lady Anna Cowen
23 April 1981
31 July 2015
|Dimensions & Displacement|
|Machinery||2 x 54 ton, 4,800bhp Mirrlees-Blackstone KDMR8 diesel engines|
|Helicopters||In support of Amphibious Operations (ranging from the Squirrel AS350-B to Chinook CH47)|
|Inherited Battle Honours||KOREA 1951–53|
|Battle Honours||EAST TIMOR 1999|