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Australian Navy ship to visit Auckland

10 March 2009

Royal Australian Navy Ship, HMAS LAUNCESTON, will visit Auckland over the period 13 – 15 March 2009.  HMAS LAUNCESTON will berth at the Devonport Naval Base at 10:00 am on Friday 13 March.

Particulars

HMAS LAUNCESTON  -  Armidale Class Patrol Boat
Pennant         -  ACPB  P94.
Commanding  Officer - Commander S.E Thompson,
Complement  - 5 Officers  
                          - 4 Senior Sailors
                          - 15 Junior Sailors 
Length              - 56.45 metres 
Draught            - 2.25 Metres
Beam                - 9.5 Metres 
Displacement  - 305 Tonnes 

HMAS LAUNCESTON’s visit is primarily for rest and recreation and she is not open to the public.HMAS LAUNCESTON will depart Auckland at 4:00 pm on Sunday 15 March. 
     
ENDS

POC - Lieutenant Commander Barbara Cassin, Media Advisor – Navy 021-2440638


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