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  • australia Cairns Naval Base

    Portsmith, Cairns, Queensland


    Satellite and aerial maps of HMAS Cairns with nearby locations

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    2.9337YCBH Cairns Base Hospital, Queensland
    6.1335YBCS Cairns, Queensland
    39.0250 Beck Collection, Mareeba, Queensland
    41.1248YMBA Mareeba, Queensland
    48.3220YXAT Atherton Hospital, Queensland
    70.1157YXIS Innisfail Hospital, Queensland

    1971 to present

    16° 56' 8.4'' S - 145° 46' 45'' E

    History of this Location

    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 RAN Leeuwin class A246 HMAS Melville

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