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  1. Blue Marlin departing from Geelong 27.10.12

    Blue Marlin departing from Geelong 27.10.12

    This emphasises the huge beam of Blue Marlin.
  2. Blue Marlin departing from Geelong 27.10.12

    Blue Marlin departing from Geelong 27.10.12

    This gives an overall view of Blue Marlin and the future HMAS Canberra, with one of the two accompanying tugs.
  3. Blue Marlin departing from Geelong 27.10.12

    Blue Marlin departing from Geelong 27.10.12

    This photo gives an impression of the size of Blue Marlin and her cargo.
  4. Blue Marlin departing from Geelong 27.10.12

    Blue Marlin departing from Geelong 27.10.12

    After preparation for refloating the hull of what will become HMAS Canberra, the semi-submersible Blue Marlin departed Geelong. The refloating took place in deep water in Port Phillip Bay. These photos were taken from Point Henry, an ideal place to photograph ships transiting the Hopetoun Channel.
  5. Blue Marlin and HMAS Canberra

    Blue Marlin and HMAS Canberra

    The huge size of the Blue Marlin and it's cargo are very apparent in this photo.
  6. Blue Marlin and HMAS Canberra

    Blue Marlin and HMAS Canberra

    The semi submersible heavy transport ship Blue Marlin, at present the world's largest, arrived at Geelong carrying the hull of the Royal Australian Navy's new flagship to be, HMAS Canberra. In her lifetime Blue Marlin has carried some of the largest and heaviest cargoes, details are readily availab
  7. Blue Marlin and HMAS Canberra

    Blue Marlin and HMAS Canberra

    The 55 metre overhang of HMAS Canberra's hull beyond the stern of Blue Marlin presented challenges to the engineers and shipbuilders.
  8. Blue Marlin

    Blue Marlin

    the Blue Marlin with a Xband radar entering Pearl Harbour
  9. Blue Marlin

    Blue Marlin

    Blue Marlin with BP's semi Thunder Horse.
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