Mar 19

I made a visit to the Australian National Maritime Museum yesterday. I don’t know if they had something indoors as well but I was mainly interested in the ships themselves.

The ships I visited were the HMAS Vampire destroyer, the HMAS Onslow diesel-electric submarine and HMS Endeavour, a replica of Captain Cook’s ship. There were volunteers giving guided tours on all of the ships, which greatly enriched the experience. The guides were either former Australian Navy officers or passionate civilian mariners who really knew their stuff. On Vampire, there was a guide who had actually been enlisted on the ship back in the 60’s, and his stories were thus certainly worth listening to.

I snapped a few photos from this trip as well, they’re available on Picasa. Not any of Onslow’s interiors I’m afraid, because it was just too cramped to get any decent shots.

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