May 29, 2008: Collins Class submarine HMAS WALLER in Sydney - RAN.
5914. A wonderful image of the Collins Class submarine HMAS WALLER entering Sydney Harbour to prepare for Exercise RIMPAC 08 prior to departing for Hawaii off which the bienniale naval exercises - the world's largest - take place.
If only the performance of these boats could match this appearance. Unfortunately, despite another massive round of corrective and checking procedures at their builder ASC in South Australia, problems continue to routinely arise. WALLER was the third of the 3,050-3350 tons [submerged] Collins Class submarines, and commissioined on July 10, 1999.
Photo: RAN, it has appeared on defence blogs.