Monday, 12 May 2008

Brisbane Shore Leave - USS Cleveland docked at Brisbane

USS Cleveland Brisbane Port-1+, originally uploaded by cindytoo.

This photo by flickr user cindytoo shows the USS Cleveland (LPD-7), an Austin-class amphibious transport dock docked in Brisbane (at the cruise ship terminal in Hamilton, just off Kingsford-Smith Drive). The Cleveland is in Brisbane until Thursday, May 15th, and members of the crew took part in the anniversary ceremony to remember the 1942 Battle of the Coral Sea.

For more information see this article in the Brisbane Times.


Sam Clifford said...

It's not as impressive as the Ronald Reagan (which I didn't get to see).

David J said...

Nah, it's a fairly small ship - it's mainly a Marine and helicopter carrier, as far as I can make out from the Wikipedia entry. I didn't get to see the Ronald Reagan either; the RR is twice as big and has about twice the crew as well.