Saw this fantastic looking ship from the road and went to the gate and asked wether we could take a photo and was told NO. So we drove down a little way and came to the shopping archade where the fish market is. It was a hive of activity so went in and dicovered that from their outdoor deck, we had a perfect view of the front of the ship. The small craft to the right is the patrol boat that ensured no-one entered the area.
Since then I have looked up the US navy website and found the following information, with a couple of helpful links and a nice picture of the vessel so fail to understand why we were not allowed to photograph it.
| Length:||328 feet, 6 inches|
| Beam:||58 feet|
| Draft:||19 feet|
| Displacement:||4,762 long tons|
| Speed:||16.0 knots|
| Civilian:||26 mariners/27 sponsor personnel|
|BRISBANE RIVER BY NIGHT SERIES|
|camera||Canon EOS 5D|
|exposure mode||aperture priority|