Brisbane 41 Launch

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Brisbane, the second Hobart Class destroyer, will be launched in the Adelaide shipyard on Thursday 15 December 2016.  

The launch of the second destroyer Brisbane is an important milestone for the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) program and follows the successful conduct of Builder Sea Trials for the first AWD, just three months earlier.

Following the official naming ceremony, the ship will be lowered in the Government of South Australia’s Common User Facility ship lift to float for the first time.

Brisbane’s launch is a proud moment for the whole of the AWD Alliance, showcasing the impressive progress that has been made on the project to date and is testament to Australia’s highly skilled and professional shipbuilding and combat system integration capabilities.

The launch of Brisbane brings the Alliance one step closer to delivering the Navy’s newest and most capable warships through the combined efforts of thousands of Australian and others who have worked on the project for more than a decade.  

The latest pictures can be found in the Brisbane launch gallery, or follow Brisbane’s progress on the Alliance’s twitter feed.  Following the event, Brisbane’s launch ceremony will be available on our YouTube channel.

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