Ship Preparation

Photos from preparing the ex HMAS Canberra as a dive wreck and artificial reef

The following photos show the preparation of the ex HMAS Canberra FFG-02 as a dive wreck and artificial reef, during the period June 2008 to August 2009. They were taken by VARS committee member, Alan Beckhurst, and Andrew Newton.
Note: Click on images to see larger versions.

ex HMAS Canberra mess mural, before graffiti
ex HMAS Canberra mess mural, before graffiti
© Alan Beckhurst
State MP, Lisa Nevill, inspects the graffiti damage
State MP, Lisa Nevill, inspects the graffiti damage
© Alan Beckhurst
Kade Rogers repairs the graffiti damage
Mural artist, Seaman Kade Rogers,
repairs the mess mural graffiti damage
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra mess mural protective coatings
ex HMAS Canberra mess mural protective coatings
being applied by John Lawler
© Alan Beckhurst
Starboard stern view showning hangers
Starboard stern view showning hangers
© Andrew Newton
Starboard view of hangers and funnel
Starboard view of hangers and funnel
© Andrew Newton
Starboard view amidship
Starboard view amidship
© Andrew Newton
Starboard view amidship with masts
Starboard view amidship with masts
© Andrew Newton
Starboard view masts and bridge
Starboard view masts and bridge
© Andrew Newton
Starboard view of bow
Starboard view of bow
© Andrew Newton
Starboard view bow to stern
Starboard view bow to stern
© Andrew Newton
ex HMAS Canberra bow
ex HMAS Canberra bow
© Andrew Newton
Original and repositioned mast array height
ex HMAS Canberra original and repositioned
mast array height
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra masts
ex HMAS Canberra masts
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra radar masts
ex HMAS Canberra radar masts
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra navigation ball masts
ex HMAS Canberra navigation ball masts
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra bridge deck
ex HMAS Canberra bridge deck
© Alan Beckhurst
Looking into the ex HMAS Canberra bridge
Looking into the ex HMAS Canberra bridge
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra bridge control panel
Inside the ex HMAS Canberra bridge
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra bridge control panel
ex HMAS Canberra bridge control panel
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra control room panels
ex HMAS Canberra control room panels
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra control room panels
ex HMAS Canberra control room panels
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra foredeck
ex HMAS Canberra foredeck
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra bow space
ex HMAS Canberra bow space
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra starboard access holes
ex HMAS Canberra starboard access holes
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra starboard gun deck
ex HMAS Canberra starboard gun deck
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra machine shop
ex HMAS Canberra machine shop
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra main mess room
ex HMAS Canberra main mess room
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra navigation room
ex HMAS Canberra navigation room
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra operations room
ex HMAS Canberra operations room
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra under main deck
ex HMAS Canberra under main deck
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra open space
ex HMAS Canberra open space
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra drop 1
ex HMAS Canberra drop 1
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra drop 2
ex HMAS Canberra drop 2
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra drop 3
ex HMAS Canberra drop 3
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra drop 4
ex HMAS Canberra drop 4
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra missile launcher
ex HMAS Canberra missile launcher
© Alan Beckhurst
Inside ex HMAS Canberra missile launcher
Inside ex HMAS Canberra missile launcher
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra missile air flasks
ex HMAS Canberra missile air flasks
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra funnels
ex HMAS Canberra funnels
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra galley
ex HMAS Canberra galley
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra galley
ex HMAS Canberra galley
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra air compressor
ex HMAS Canberra air compressor
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra auxillary engine space
ex HMAS Canberra auxillary engine space
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra port gangway
ex HMAS Canberra port gangway
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra rope store
ex HMAS Canberra rope store
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra port hangar
ex HMAS Canberra port hangar
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra starboard hangar
ex HMAS Canberra starboard hangar
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra starboard engine room
ex HMAS Canberra starboard engine room
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra starboard gearbox
ex HMAS Canberra starboard gearbox
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra starboard engine case
ex HMAS Canberra starboard engine case
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra starboard engine housing
ex HMAS Canberra starboard engine housing
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra port generator engine
ex HMAS Canberra port generator engine
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra stern shaft room
ex HMAS Canberra stern shaft room
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra sick bay
ex HMAS Canberra sick bay
© Alan Beckhurst
ex HMAS Canberra torpedo magazine
VARS President, John Lawler in the
ex HMAS Canberra torpedo magazine
© Alan Beckhurst

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