HMAS Tobruk


HMAS Tobruk was a Round Table class landing ship named after the battles at Tobruk in North Africa in 1941. She was laid down in February 1979 at Carrignton Slipways in Tomago for the Australian Navy, and was launched in March 1980. She was commissioned in the Australian Navy the year after, and participated in 26 different operations during her career. The most famous are the operations in Fiji in 1987, Somalia in the early 1990's and the riots on Solomon Islands in 2001. She was stricken from the Navy lists in July 2015, and three years later rigged down and prepared as an artificial reef and dive attraction. She was scuttled 29. June 2018 between Hervey Bay and Bundaberg, and landed on her starboard side. The wreck rest today on a depth of 12 to 29 meter.

Former names:
HMAS Tobruk
417,0 x 60,0 x 16 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
3353 displ ( std )
Tomago ( AU ) 1980
( AU )

Picture: HMAS Tobruk in 1978
Courtesy of US Defense: DN-SC-92-05678, Public domain

Last updated: March 2021