14 September 2016
Australia’s most capable warship HMAS Hobart 39 departs the wharf for the fist time commencing sea trials.
Hobart, the first of Australia’s three new Air Warfare Destroyers, left the shipyard today to begin her initial Builder Sea Trials. The second ship is due to be launched in December, and the third is about half-built.
This September, the Air Warfare Destroyer Project enters an exciting new phase with Hobart commencing its first series of sea trials, Builder’s Sea Trials. This phase will demonstrate the functionality of the ship’s propulsion, maneuvering, auxiliary, control and navigation systems.