HMAS Hobart Gifted To South Australia

Date: 1/8/2000

The recently decommissioned guided missile destroyer HMAS Hobart, has been gifted to the State of South Australia by the Federal Government to be established as a diving wreck and marine reserve close to Adelaide.

The vessel will be towed to Adelaide from Sydney, cleaned and prepared for scuttling in 17 fathoms, 4.5 Nautical miles west of Wirrina Cove resort, 80km south of Adelaide. When the Hobart reef site is established there will be a unique trail of three warships around southern Australia for divers to visit and enjoy.

The next stage of this exciting project will see the ex Hobart being towed from Sydney to a berth in Port Adelaide as early as August 2000.

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