The hull of the first of the Royal Australian Navy's two new amphibious ships, HMAS Canberra, transited through Port Phillip Heads on Blue Marlin and was greeted by the men and women of HMAS Cerberus on 17 October 2012.

The Canberra class vessels are 230.8 metres long overall, with a maximum beam of 32 metres, and a maximum draught of 7.18 metres.
At full load, Canberra will displace 27,851 tonnes, making the new LHDs the largest ships to serve in the RAN.

HMAS Canberra will be accepted into service in 2014, followed by her sister ship HMAS Adelaide (LHD02) the year after