FFG 06 HMAS Newcastle

Royal Australian Navy




1993 to present    


FFG 06 HMAS Newcastle

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Flight Deck: 06
Call Sign: VLNC


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1989-jul-21Laid down
1992-feb-21Launched
1993-dec-11Commissioned
2004-jun-29Deployment RIMPAC 04 Participated in RIMPAC 04 exercise with HMAS Parramata and HMAS Success
2010-jun-9Port VisitRoyal Roads Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy visited CFB Esquimalt for MARPAC Fleet Review
2015-aprDeploymentGulf of Aden Operation Manitou 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-16NEWS Persian Gulf White Ribbon: End Violence Against Women
2016-sep-12DeploymentPort Darwin 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.

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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