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Mechanical Problem Sends Amphibious Ship Back To Sydney

June 19 2012


The Australian navy says its newest amphibious ship has been forced back to port after experiencing a mechanical fault, reports the Australian Associated Press.

HMAS Choules departed Sydney on June 13 to take part in a naval exercise, but had to return a day later after a problem occurred in one of the six transformers in the propulsion plant, which cut power by 50 percent, according to a navy release on Sunday.

The navy has begun a technical investigation into the issue. ...

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