USS TARAWA is the lead ship of the Navyís first class of amphibious assault ships able to incorporate the best design features and capabilities of several amphibious assault ships currently in service: the Amphibious Assault Ship (LPH), Amphibious Transport Dock (LPD), Amphibious Cargo Ship (LKA), and Dock Landing Ship (LSD)...
Fort Lytton , Brisbane , Australia . In the 1870's Brisbane lived in fear of attack from the Russians , so Fort Lytton was built at the mouth of the Brisbane River . Why was Brisbane living in fear of Russian attack , who knows , but the Fort gave Lytton a bit of status which helped the township grow .
Wivenhoe Dam provide a safe water supply to Brisbane and adjacent Local Authorities.
The dam has been built across the Brisbane River about 80 kilometres by road from the centre of Brisbane. The dam is also designed to prevent flooding of the capital city of Queensland.
M/V Republica di Genoa capsized during loading March 8 in Belgian port city Antwerp. No injuries were reported. The cause of the capsizing of M/V Republica di Genoa, a roll on/roll off vessel of the London-based Grimaldi Lines, was not immediately clear. Port of Antwerp Captain Jan Persi said the 215-meter-long (705-foot-long) vessel slowly rolled onto her starboard side in a dead end dock earl...
USS San Antonio (LPD-17), the lead ship of her class of amphibious transport dock, is the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the city of San Antonio, Texas. The ship is designed to deliver up to 800 Marines ashore by landing craft and helicopters.
Mt.Cootha Lookout Brisbane , Australia . The lookout gives you pretty good views across Brisbane . Became a Public Recreation Reserve in 1880 , In 1918 a kiosk was built , it's still there today but in a much changed form .