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 PHOTOThe 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.

 

 

Class
Modified Sir Bedivere Class
Type
Landing Ship Heavy (LSH)
Pennant
L50
Motto
Faithful and Strong
Builder
Carrington Slipways Pty. Ltd.
Laid Down
7 February 1979
Launched
1 March 1980
Launched by
Lady Anna Cowen
Commissioned
23 April 1981
Decommissioned
31 July 2015
Dimensions & Displacement
Displacement 5800 ton
Length 127 metres
Beam 18 metres
Performance
Speed 17 knots
Complement
Crew 150
Embarked Forces 520
Propulsion
Machinery 2 x 54 ton, 4,800bhp Mirrlees-Blackstone KDMR8 diesel engines
Armament
Guns
  • 6 x 12.7mm Machine Guns
  • 2 x Mini Typhoon Guns
Helicopters In support of Amphibious Operations (ranging from the Squirrel AS350-B to Chinook CH47)
Awards
Inherited Battle Honours KOREA 1951–53
Battle Honours EAST TIMOR 1999
Resources
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