USS Canberra Arrives in Sydney for Commissioning
From Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs
Due to a shift in the ship’s schedule, USS Canberra (LCS 30) is set to arrive at the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Base East in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. AEST. USS Canberra will be commissioned there Saturday, July 22, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. AEST.
Media are invited to attend the ship arrival on Fleet Base East, and will have an opportunity to gather B-roll, live shots, and imagery.
A media availability will be held Tuesday, July 18 following the ship mooring. Those available to interview include U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship Squadron ONE Commodore Capt. Marc Crawford, USS Canberra (LCS 30) Gold crew Commanding Officer, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Bobby Barber, and HMAS Canberra (III) Commanding Officer, Royal Australian Navy Capt. Brendan O’Hara. Media are advised to meet no later than 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18 at Garden Island Precinct, Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo, NSW.
Those interested in viewing the ceremony live on July 22 may do so on DVIDS at www.dvidshub.net/webcast/32033. Media are encouraged to use this public domain, livestream footage in their coverage.
Media interested in attending the ship arrival, media availability, and/or the commissioning ceremony, please RSVP no later than Monday, July 17, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. AEST to Ada Willis at email@example.com and cc the Royal Australian Navy’s media team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christened and launched Jun. 5, 2021, Canberra was delivered Dec. 21, 2021 to the U.S. Navy. Canberra will be commissioned at the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Base East in Sydney, Australia on Jul. 22, 2023 and return to her homeport of San Diego. Littoral Combat Ships are fast, optimally-manned, mission-tailored surface combatants that operate in near-shore and open-ocean environments, winning against 21st-century coastal threats. LCS integrate with joint, combined, manned and unmanned teams to support forward presence, maritime security, sea control, and deterrence missions around the globe