FOOTAGE has been made available showing HMAS Canberra docking at the Tasmanian capital of Hobart.

According to the website of the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Canberra is the lead ship of the two ship Canberra Class Amphibious Assault Ships otherwise known as a Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD).

At 27,000 tonnes, the LHDs are the largest ships built for the Royal Australian Navy .

The footage shows the vessel approaching the wharf parallel before performing a maneuver akin to a reverse parallel park.

Canberra is the third ship to bear the name after the Kent Class heavy cruiser and Adelaide Class guided missile frigate.