Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Canberra (L02) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for Rim of the Pacific 2016
HMAS Canberra (L02) is the first of two Canberra-class landing helicopter dock ships constructed for the Royal Australian Navy. Construction of the ship started in Spain in 2008, with the hull launched by Navantia in 2011.
Two vehicle decks (one for light vehicles, the other for heavy vehicles and tanks) have areas of 1,880 square metres (20,200 sq ft) and 1,410 square metres (15,200 sq ft) respectively, and between them can accommodate up to 110 vehicles.
Royal Australian Navy ship Her Majesty’s Australian Ship Canberra (L02) arrive and departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for Rim of the Pacific 2016.
RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.