AU Hobart class

ES F100 Alvaro de Bazan

Guided-Missile Destroyer


3 Air Warfare Destroyers ordered Oct 2007. Spanish F100 design selected over US Arleigh Burke Flight II, but fitted with similar AEGIS based combat system from Lockheed Martin.

Procurement and construction has been complex causing delays. 3 manufacturers (including BAE Systems and FORGACS) produce sets of blocks which are transported to, integrated and completed at ASC Osborne.


7000full load (tn)
146.70length (m)
18.60beam (m)
7.20draught (m)
4500range (nm)
28max speed (knots)

2Naval Engine diesel
2Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
2Naval Engine propulsion system: CODOG

2Missile Launcher Mk 141 quad Harpoon
1Missile Launcher Mk 41 VLS

2Naval Gun Mark 38 25 mm
1Naval Gun Mark 45 5/62 inch (127mm)
1Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm
2Torpedo Launchers single tube 324 mm
4Chaff and decoys Terma SKWS DL-12T 130mm

1Naval Radar air search radar AN/SPY-1 AEGIS

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2017--AURANDDGH 39HMAS Hobart
2018--AURANDDGH 41HMAS Brisbane
2020--AURANDDGH 42HMAS Sydney

3 units


2007-oct-04OrderedOrdered AU DDGH 39 HMAS Hobart
2007-oct-04OrderedOrdered AU DDGH 41 HMAS Brisbane
2007-oct-04OrderedOrdered AU DDGH 42 HMAS Sydney
2012-sep-06Laid downLaid down AU DDGH 39 HMAS Hobart first blocks laid. aka The Green Ghost.
2014-feb-03Laid downLaid down AU DDGH 41 HMAS Brisbane first blocks laid
2015-may-23LaunchedLaunched AU DDGH 39 HMAS Hobart completed at ASC Adelaide as NUSHIP Hobart
2015-nov-19Laid downLaid down AU DDGH 42 HMAS Sydney first blocks laid
2016-sepTrialsTrials AU DDGH 39 HMAS Hobart completed builders sea trials on 30 Sep.
2016-dec-15LaunchedLaunched AU DDGH 41 HMAS Brisbane completed at ASC Adelaide as NUSHIP Brisbane
2017-sep-23CommissionedCommissioned AU DDGH 39 HMAS Hobart
2018-may-19LaunchedLaunched AU DDGH 42 HMAS Sydney Launch ceremony held at Osborne Naval Shipyard, South Australia
2018-oct-27CommissionedCommissioned AU DDGH 41 HMAS Brisbane Commissioned in Sydney
2019-oct-11Port VisitPort Visit AU DDGH 41 HMAS Brisbane Passed under the Golden Gate Bridge on 11 Oct to participate in SF Fleet Week 2019 Parade of Ships.
2020-mar-27HomeportHomeport AU DDGH 42 HMAS Sydney NUSHIP Sydney arrived in Sydney homeport.
2020-julDeploymentDeployment AU DDGH 39 HMAS Hobart Part of AUS Joint Task Group on Freedom of Navigation exercise through South China Sea, near the Spratly Islands in mid Jul, en route Philippine Sea and RIMPAC 2020, with HMAS Canberra, HMAS Arunta, HMAS Stuart and HMAS Sirius.
2021-oct-14AircraftAircraft AU DDGH 41 HMAS Brisbane asg MH-60R crashed on approach. no fatalities
2022-octAircraftAircraft AU DDGH 39 HMAS Hobart Phil Navy AW109E 431 for exercise Sama Sama Lumbas

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