1980    


Guided-Missile Frigate Adelaide class

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221crew
4100full load (tn)
139length (m)
14beam (m)
6.70draught (m)
4500range (nm)
29max speed (knots)
41000power (shp)
2Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
1Missile Launcher Mk 13
1Missile Launcher Mk 41 VLS
1Naval Gun Oto Melara 76 mm
1Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm
2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm
1Naval Radar air search radar AN/SPS-49
1Naval Radar surface search radar AN/SPS-55
1Naval Radar fire direction radar AN/SPG-60
1Sonar hull mounted sonar AN/SQS-56

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    Typical Max
RAN Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk 12
RAN CAC ca-32 kiowa 12

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Williamstown - 3nm SW of Melbourne2


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RANFFG 01HMAS AdelaideVKLA19802008
RANFFG 02HMAS CanberraVKCN19802005
RANFFG 03HMAS SydneyVKML - 0319832015
RANFFG 04HMAS DarwinVKDA - 041984--
RANFFG 05HMAS MelbourneVKLP - 051992--
RANFFG 06HMAS NewcastleVLNC - 061993--

6 units


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1977-jul-29Laid down FFG 01 HMAS Adelaide
1978-jun-21Launched FFG 01 HMAS Adelaide
1980-aug-30Commissioned FFG 01 HMAS Adelaide
1983-jan-29Commissioned FFG 03 HMAS Sydney into RAN
1984-mar-27Homeport FFG 03 HMAS Sydney Arrived at Fleet Base East after journey from USA, via Pearl Harbor.
1985-jul-12Laid down FFG 05 HMAS Melbourne
1986-oct-4Port Visit FFG 03 HMAS Sydney Fleet Review: 75th anniversary of RAN Present at 75th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review.
1986-oct-4Port Visit FFG 04 HMAS Darwin Fleet Review: 75th anniversary of RAN Present at 75th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review.
1986-oct-4 FFG 01 HMAS Adelaide Fleet Review: 75th anniversary of RAN Present at 75th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review.
1986-oct-4 FFG 02 HMAS Canberra Fleet Review: 75th anniversary of RAN Present at 75th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review, alongside Garden Island
1988Refit FFG 03 HMAS Sydney Modified to include fin stabilisation and operation of the S-70 Seahawk.
1989-may-5Launched FFG 05 HMAS Melbourne
1989-jul-21Laid down FFG 06 HMAS Newcastle
1990-nov-12Deployment FFG 03 HMAS Sydney Operation Desert Shield/Storm departed Sydney for Middle East waters, preparing to aid the Kuwaitis, returning on 22 Apr 1991
1991Deployment FFG 04 HMAS Darwin Operation Desert Shield/Storm First Gulf War with Seahawk 78
1992-feb-15Commissioned FFG 05 HMAS Melbourne
1992-feb-21Launched FFG 06 HMAS Newcastle
1993-dec-11Commissioned FFG 06 HMAS Newcastle
2000-jun-13Deployment FFG 03 HMAS Sydney departed Sydney for 2 month SE Asian deployment, returned mid Aug.
2000-jul-7Deployment FFG 03 HMAS Sydney Exercise Flying Fish 2000 rendezvous with HMS Cornwall and HMS Newcastle, during Exercise Flying Fish.
2000-sep-8Deployment FFG 03 HMAS Sydney In and around Sydney Harbour as Olympic Guardship as part of maritime security arrangements for the 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sydney.
2001-janRefit FFG 03 HMAS Sydney Refit
2001-aug-24Port Visit FFG 02 HMAS Canberra arrived Ho Chi Minh City for goodwill visit in company with HMAS Manoora and HMAS Warramunga.
2001-oct-31Deployment FFG 03 HMAS Sydney departed Darwin for maritime security duties in Middle East. Relieved HMAS Anzac on station, on 9 Nov. Left theatre on 20 Feb and arrived back in Sydney on 28 Mar 2002
2002-sep-17Port Visit FFG 01 HMAS Adelaide arrived Ho Chi Minh City for goodwill visit.
2004-jun-29Deployment FFG 06 HMAS Newcastle RIMPAC 04 Participated in RIMPAC 04 exercise with HMAS Parramata and HMAS Success
2005-nov-12Decommissioned FFG 02 HMAS Canberra decommissioned in a ceremony at Fleet Base West (HMAS Stirling)
2006-apr-7Homeport FFG 04 HMAS Darwin relocated from Fleet Base West (Perth) to Fleet Base East (Sydney).
2007-sep-4Deployment FFG 01 HMAS Adelaide Exercise Malabar 07-2 Participated in multi-national exercise in Bay of Bengal, until 9 Sep.
2009-jun-18Port Visit FFG 03 HMAS Sydney visited the Pool of London alongside HMS Belfast for 6 day visit, departed 23 Jun
2009-julPort Visit FFG 03 HMAS Sydney Visited New York, USA
2009-octRefit FFG 03 HMAS Sydney refit, until returned to sea for trials on 27 Apr 2010
2010-jun-9Port Visit FFG 06 HMAS Newcastle Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy visited CFB Esquimalt for MARPAC Fleet Review
2013-augDeployment FFG 05 HMAS Melbourne departed Fleet Base East for 7 month maritime security and counter terrorism deployment to Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean as part of Operation Slipper. Also operating in the Gulf as part of CTF 151. Returned on 15 Mar 2014.
2013-oct-3Port Visit FFG 04 HMAS Darwin International Fleet Review Sydney 2013 Present at 100th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review
2013-oct-3Port Visit FFG 03 HMAS Sydney International Fleet Review Sydney 2013 Present at 100th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review
2013-decDeployment FFG 05 HMAS Melbourne operating in the Arabian Sea as part of CTF 150, alongside HMCS Toronto.
2014-jan-19Deployment FFG 04 HMAS Darwin departed Fleet Base East for 7 month maritime security and counter terrorism deployment to Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean as part of Operation Slipper.
2014-marDeployment FFG 04 HMAS Darwin Combined Task Force 150 operating around Gulf of Aden
2015-aprDeployment FFG 06 HMAS Newcastle departed Fleet Base East for 6 month deployment to the Middle East region where she fulfilled 50 boardings and flew 70 sorties. It was Newcastle 60th rotation and was replaced on station by sister-ship HMAS Melbourne.
2015-aug-9Deployment FFG 05 HMAS Melbourne departed Fleet Base East for 6 month maritime security and counter terrorism deployment to Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean, to relieve HMAS Newcastle, on station. Also operating in the Gulf as part of CTF 151.
2015-nov-7Decommissioned FFG 03 HMAS Sydney at Garden Island, Sydney
2015-dec-30Deployment FFG 04 HMAS Darwin departed Fleet Base West for 6 month deployment to Middle East region to support CTF mission. Returned to Fleet Base East on 17 Jul 2016.
2016-mar-14Port Visit FFG 04 HMAS Darwin Arrived in Muscat, for rest and replenishment visit, with S-70B from HS-816 Flight 5 embarked
2016-sep-12Deployment FFG 06 HMAS Newcastle Exercise Kakadu 16 Participated in Exercise Kakadu 16 until 24 Sep. Led Red Force, which included USS Hopper, JS Fuyuzuki, KD Hang Jebat and KRI Hasanuddin.
2016-nov-14Deployment FFG 04 HMAS Darwin Kaikoura Earthquake relief operations diverted from Auckland to assist in earthquake relief off Kaikoura, due 16 Nov.
2016-nov-20Port Visit FFG 04 HMAS Darwin visited Wellington, en route Auckland


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