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HMAS Canberra (LHD 02) is the first of two Canberra class landing helicopter dock (LHD) ships constructed for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Construction began in Spain in 2008, where the bare bones hull was launched in 2011. The hull was then carried to Australia in late 2012 for completion by BAE Systems Australia.
Built by Navantia, Ferrol, Spain – fitted out by BAE Systems Australia, Williamstown, Victoria
Displacement 27,500 tons
Combined diesel and gas propulsion with two azimuth thrusters
Speed 20 knots +
Complement: 358 personnel plus capacity for 1000 troops and 110 heavy vehicles
Airwing: Up to 18 helicopters (plus a ski ramp to allow for emergency operations with fixed-wing aircraft)
Sister Ship: HMAS Adelaide
The LHD has a stern ramp/door that provides access to the well dock for landing craft and vehicles along with a fixed ramp (steel beach) between the well dock and the heavy vehicle/cargo deck (1410m2). Additionally two lateral ramp doors are located on the starboard side and provide wharf access to the heavy vehicle/cargo deck for vehicles up to 65 MT. Vehicular access between the heavy and light vehicle decks is achieved via a fixed ramp located on the port side.
The Canberra class design is based on Spain’s Juan Carlos I built by the Navantia for the Spanish Navy. On completion of the hull up to the level of the flight deck, Canberra was transported to Williamstown, Victoria, on the heavy lift ship MV Blue Marlin which sailed via the Cape of Good Hope to avoid any risk of hijack by Somali pirates. At Williamstown, the installation of Canberra's island superstructure and the internal fit-out of the hull was completed by BAE Systems Australia. Canberra is predicted to commission into the Royal Australian Navy in late 2014 and will be the largest warship ever operated by that country.