|Photographer:||Clyde Dickens [View profile]||Title:||MSA WALLAROO Y299||Added:||Jul 05, 2008|
Sydney Harbour Dawes Point, approaching bridge. 22 May 2008.
Y299 Royal Australian Navy Minesweeper Auxiliary.
Displacement 413 tonnes. Draught 4.2m Cruising range 4,500 NM at 10 knots.
Primary role of support to visiting warships from afar as Hobart to north Queensland ports.
Secondary role as minesweeping platform towing mechanical and influence sweeps with the occasional route survey ops thrown in.
Transferred to new sub-category for Military vessels, July 2008