|39.0||250||Beck Collection, Mareeba, Queensland|
|203.4||158||YOPH||Orpheus Island Seaplane Base, Queensland|
Originally opened in Jan 1971 at what is now the northern end of the current base, HMAS Cairns was commissioned on 1 Feb 1974 as a Patrol Boat base with Hydrographic Survey facilities. Expansion to the south, on the site of a WWII repair yard began in 1979 and completed with a re-commissioning in May 1982. Extensive work took place between 2008 and 2009 as part of a modernisation programme.
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|2000-may-27||Royal Australian Navy||Leeuwin class||A246 HMAS Melville|