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Cockatoo Is. Naval Dockyard

Cockatoo Is. Naval Dockyard

1967 Hmas Sydney in refit to put 6 LCH's and remove gun sponsons taken from Hmas Tubruk (mothballed) O/d's billeted on Tobruk

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HMAS Sydney's 'Island' should be on the starboard side, the image may need reversing.
Cheers....Bill
 

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too true mate
didnt know I could do that
cant see anything from wheelhouse anyway
its a steel cube no windows
 

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Cockatoo Island or Garden Island?? I suspect that thats Garden Island.
 

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I assure you Co-dock Cockatoo Island I spent a year there
was billeted on the Tobruk the ship from which photo was taken from
travelled by ferry under the bridge
G.I.D. Garden Island Dockyard is near opera house the other side of the bridge was also based there many a time
 

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cant remember the name of the dock but will find out for sure
My second ships Hmas Stalwart was built in a bigger dock
and I was part of the commissioning crew
 

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Hey Jimmy, no argument mate. I am familiar with both places too, but no where as much as you are. The crane in the background fooled me. Now, if it had been Williamstown Naval Dockyard, you wouldnt have fooled me. I served my time there at the time of building Yarra and Derwent, left and went to sea (Merchant Navy) and returned there in time to help build a couple of FFG's. Have also worked on the "Q"s,Tribals, Darings, including Duchess, and others.
 

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Good onya Oz
my third ship was Hmas Derwent
you obviously did a good job in building the ship
 

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Ruud
thanks for welding the island on the Sydney
back on the starboard side
I tried all sorts of things in photo editing
couldnt manage
well done mate
 

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