The USS Canberra, named after Australia’s naval seat – is a new generation warship, which is part of the US Navy’s latest platform.
Commodore Matthew Hudson, Australian Ambassador to the United States at Washington, D.C.
This is the second U.S. Navy ship in charge of the Canberra. The first was during World War II, when the US-Pittsburgh ship was renamed Canberra after the Australian ship of the same name sank by Japanese forces on the battlefield of Savo Island as part of the Guadalcanal campaign on the island of Guadalcanal. .
The Canberra aircraft carrier will remain in service until 1970, playing a role in the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War.
Deputy Adm Ricky Williamson, Deputy Chief of Staff for US Naval Operations, said: “I am proud to be joining my Australian counterpart in continuing to carry on this legacy.”
Canberra was still in the United States when the ANZUS Treaty, a non-binding security agreement between the United States, Australia and New Zealand, was attacked in 1951.
Hudson noted that the focus was on Saturday.
“As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the ANZUS Alliance, the friendship between our two countries is stronger than ever,” he said.
“The alliance between our two countries makes the world a safer place,” said Deputy Secretary of the Navy Todd Schafer.
The latest USS Canberra is a 421-foot (128-meter), 3,200-cubic-meter ship that can accommodate up to 75 crew members.
The Littoral is available in two variants: the Freedom and the Royal Liberty, with Canberra ranking 15th.
The symbolism of stable relations between the United States and Australia extends beyond the name of the ship. It was built on the docks of Austal USA, which is part of a global defense giant based in Australia.
“Just 16 years after Australia-US joined the US Defense Industry Base, the company hosted their 15-man Mur ies – the LCS 30, which is a proud ship name after the Australian capital and is still a great symbol of the United Kingdom,” he said.
Caneningra’s christening describes the evolution of the ship from construction to testing of its systems at sea. It will be handed over when the test is completed and involved in the use of the boat.