HMAS CANBERRA


This site is dedicated to all the Royal Australian Navy personnel who have served in HMAS CANBERRA

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HMAS CANBERRA (1) from the 9th 0f July 1928 until she was sunk off Savo Island on the 9th of August 1942.

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HMAS CANBERRA (2) from the 21st of March 1981 until the Decommissioning on the 12th of November 2005.

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HMAS CANBERRA (3) commissioning at Fleet Base East in Sydney, Australia in 2014.

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THE HMAS CANBERRA CRUISE BOOK FOR 2002

Deployment Statistics

SOME INTERESTING DEPLOYMENT STATISTICS

 

NAVIGATION AND FUEL

Total days deployed 136

Distance steamed 27,500 nautical miles

CASH ACCOUNT AND FOREIGN CURRENCY MONEY CHANGES

Australian currency issued $60,000.00 AUD

US currency exchanged $200,000 USD Cheque encashment 1325 cheques

PROVISIONS

Cost of provisions ordered (in AUD) $450,000.00

Number of pallets delivered 297

Total meals served 76084 plates

Bread baked 4270 loaves

Bread consumed 5490 loaves

Bacon fried 1220 kg

Eggs fried 7320

Eggs consumed 21960

Milk consumed 9760 litres

Potatoes consumed 12200 kg (approx)

Coffee consumed 163 kg

Cordial consumed 2440 litres

Ice cream consumed 732 kg

Beef consumed 9882 kg (approx)

Poultry consumed 3660 kg (approx)

CANTEEN

Sales $44,500.00

Goffas 26000 cans

Maccas 6000 packets Chewing gum 1100 packets

Cigarettes 6500 packets

Chips 875 packets

MATERIAL SCREENS

HMAS CANBERRA screened other units on 74 occasions for 108 items, with 32 positive replies

HMAS CANBERRA was screened by other units on 33 occasions and supplied 17 items

MAIL

Mail received 6,417 kg*

Mail despatched 677.20kg**

* 5 times the amount received by HMAS PERTH during her 1997 SE Asian deployment

** 2 and a half times the amount dispatched by HMAS PERTH during her 1997 SE Asian deployment

SALARY AND ALLOWANCES

Salary & allowances per fortnight, per person

(not including Deployment Allowance) $2,844.62

Average salary & allowances per person for period in AO $28,446.20

Salary & allowances for entire crew (227 personnel) $6,457,287.40

Deployment Allowance $3,972,500

Tax not paid $1,157,700

BEER ISSUES

Nil

MEDICAL

Outpatients 1827

MEDEVACS 1

Aspirin 2000

Bandaids 787

Sunscreen 10 litres

Vaccinations 185

Cough medicine 198 bottles

Anti trot tablets 149 boxes

Dental filings (by CPOMEDX) 28

Veterinary consultations 1

Games of ‘Uckers’ 180

COMMUNICATIONS

INMARSAT phone bill $916,382.75

E-mail total received 234,361

E-mail sent 123,308

Total down load time for E-mail 75,148 minutes

INTERFLORA orders taken 367

Total number of signals received over the Broadcast 119,025

Total number of signals required off the Broadcast 24,398

Total number of signals sent from the COMCEN 5,044

Total number of signals passed through the MSO/CMS 29,444

Increase in normal daily workload 400%

Increase in handling of Confidential/Secret traffic

2,000%

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Note: All of the figures shown above are valid up to and including the last port visit of the deployment to Dubai 3-7 July 2002.

 

 

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