Sydney residents had their first glimpse of their city’s namesake ship with the arrival of NUSHIP Sydney at Garden Island today.
The third and last Hobart Class Destroyer to join the Navy’s fleet entered Sydney Heads and made her way through the harbour, with contractors and ship’s company embarked.
Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the arrival of Sydney is a proud day for Defence and the people of Sydney.
“Today marks another milestone in Defence capability, with Sydney being the most potent and capable warship Australia has ever built,” Minister Reynolds said.
“This truly world-class capability demonstrates the success of the Government’s Naval Shipbuilding Plan.
“The Hobart Class Destroyers are the first Australian warships equipped with the US Aegis combat management system, and will allow us to work closer with our allies than ever before.”
The 147-metre warship sailed from Osborne, South Australia, where she was built by the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance.
During the transit at Garden Island, Sydney will conduct a number of acceptance trials coordinated by Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance personnel.
Imagery will be available at: http://images.defence.gov.au/S20201221