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.
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