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Photographer:Clyde Dickens [View profile]Title:HMAS MANOORA L52Added:Nov 06, 2008
Photo Category: Landing Ships

Sydney Harbour, off Middle Head. 6 November 2008.

Pennant L 52 Class Landing Platform Amphibious Based Sydney
Launched 19 December 1970 Commissioned 25 November 1994
Displacement 8534 tonnes Length 159.2 metres Beam 21.2 metres
Armament 1 x 20 mm Phalanx Mk 15 close-in weapon system
Main Machinery 6 x 16v ALCO 251C diesel engines, 1000 RPM, 3 engines per shaft
Cargo Capability 2 x LCM8 landing craft 4 x Black Hawk or 3 x Sea King helicopters
955 square metres of useable tank deck space Speed 21 knots
Company 23 naval Officers, 2 army Officers, 197 sailors, 18 soldiers and 400 embarked forces
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Pennant no.:L52
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Clyde Dickens on Jul 15, 2012 08:39 (6 years ago)
I was lucky to be on Middle Head at the right time - waiting for another ship. Thank you Richard and Gordy.
Gordy on Jul 15, 2012 08:09 (6 years ago)
Good one Clyde, classy pic mate
Richard Goodman on Jul 15, 2012 05:42 (6 years ago)
Clyde, this is truly an outstanding image - I have not seen to this day (July 2012) any image of either the former HMAS Kanimbla or HMAS Manoora with an MRH helicopter on deck and a Sea King helicopter together in the one "frame" - I only wish I could have been there to see it! Superb timing and of great historic value!

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