Launching of Alhd “ADELAIDE” for the Royal Australian Navy

Date: Issue 35 - September 2012

NAVANTIA launched at its Ferrol facilities, the second amphibious ship for the Royal Australian Navy. The Ship’s launching lady, Mrs. Maureen BANKS, as well as the Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Ray GRIGGS, together with representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, BAE Systems, SEPI and Navantia have attended the event.

Construction of the "Adelaide" started with the Steel Cutting ceremony on the 2nd of February 2010, followed by the keel laying on the 18th of February 2011.