Submarine pops up in Port Arthur

February 7, 2008

Just a couple of days after the visit of the shining white Sun Princess to Port Arthur, the Historic Site has hosted a very different water-borne visitor.

Australian Navy submarine HMAS Collins arrived quietly in the bay on Wednesday morning, its streamlined, low-lying black a contrast to the ocean-going pleasure craft.

HMAS Collins was on its way to Hobart to join Navy Week and Royal Hobart Regatta celebrations.

The sub's visit intrigued other Site guests

The sub’s visit intrigued other Site guests

An unusual sight off Port Arthur's Dockyard

An unusual sight off Port Arthur’s Dockyard