FFG 05 HMAS Melbourne

Royal Australian Navy




1992 to present    


FFG 05 HMAS Melbourne

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Flight Deck: 05
Call Sign: VKLP
See Also: CV Majestic class R21


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1985-jul-12Laid down
1989-may-5Launched
1992-feb-15Commissioned
2013-augDeploymentOperation Slipper 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-decDeploymentGulf of Aden Operation Manitou operating in the Arabian Sea as part of CTF 150, alongside HMCS Toronto.
2015-aug-9DeploymentOperation Manitou 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.

Specifications    

    from Adelaide class
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

Aircraft    

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

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

Builder    

Williamstown, 3nm SW of Melbourne


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