Ex-HMAS Tobruk

 

A new diving attraction to the Fraser Coast

The 217m heavy-lift former navy ship which was involved in 26 major opererations will spend the rest of its lift in the waters between the Fraser Coast and Bundaberg as a dive site. The dive site will cater for divers of all levels and abilities. The upper rear dec ks of the ship are anticipated to be in water shallower than 18m while the intenral tank deck is likely to be in 25m, appealing to advanced and technical divers.

Ex-HMAS Tobruk will become a 'sister wreck' to ex-HMAS Brisbane which was sunk off the Sunshine Coast 11 years ago.

Stay tuned for the progress of the project and when you can get the dive gear ready.

 

History of the ex-HMAS Tobruk

With the motto 'faithful and strong', ex-HMAS Tobruk was launched on 1 March 1980 and was the Royal Australian Navy's first purpose-built amphibious heavy lift ship. She was vital to the fleet and could transport up to 18 tans and had two helicopter decks. The vehicle deck had a roll-on, roll-off function and held 40 armoured vehicles and personnel carriers. Her cabins provided accommodation for up to 520 troops.

HMAS Tobruk was decommisioned on July 31, 2015.

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