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  • 1980    


    Guided-Missile Frigate Adelaide class

    The last of class, HMAS Melbourne, decommissioned in Sydney on 26 Oct 2019.

    Specifications

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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

    Aircraft

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

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Shipyards

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    AU Williamstown - 3nm SW of Melbourne2


    List of Ships

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    AURANFFG 01HMAS AdelaideVKLA19802008
    AURANFFG 02HMAS CanberraVKCN19802005
    AURANFFG 03HMAS SydneyVKML - 0319832015
    AURANFFG 04HMAS DarwinVKDA - 0419842017
    AURANFFG 05HMAS MelbourneVKLP - 0519922019
    AURANFFG 06HMAS NewcastleVLNC - 0619932019

    6 units


    Events

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    1977-jul-29Laid downAU FFG 01 HMAS Adelaide
    1978-jun-21LaunchedAU FFG 01 HMAS Adelaide
    1980-aug-30CommissionedAU FFG 01 HMAS Adelaide
    1983-jan-29CommissionedAU FFG 03 HMAS Sydney into RAN
    1984-mar-27HomeportAU FFG 03 HMAS Sydney Arrived at Fleet Base East after journey from USA, via Pearl Harbor.
    1985-jul-12Laid downAU FFG 05 HMAS Melbourne
    1986-oct-4Port VisitAU FFG 03 HMAS Sydney Fleet Review: 75th anniversary of RAN Present at 75th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review.
    1986-oct-4Port VisitAU FFG 04 HMAS Darwin Fleet Review: 75th anniversary of RAN Present at 75th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review.
    1986-oct-4AU FFG 01 HMAS Adelaide Fleet Review: 75th anniversary of RAN Present at 75th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review.
    1986-oct-4AU FFG 02 HMAS Canberra Fleet Review: 75th anniversary of RAN Present at 75th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review, alongside Garden Island
    1988RefitAU FFG 03 HMAS Sydney Modified to include fin stabilisation and operation of the S-70 Seahawk.
    1989-may-5LaunchedAU FFG 05 HMAS Melbourne
    1989-jul-21Laid downAU FFG 06 HMAS Newcastle
    1990-nov-12DeploymentAU FFG 03 HMAS Sydney Operation Desert Shield/Storm departed Sydney for Middle East waters, preparing to aid the Kuwaitis, returning on 22 Apr 1991
    1991DeploymentAU FFG 04 HMAS Darwin Operation Desert Shield/Storm First Gulf War with Seahawk 78
    1992-feb-15CommissionedAU FFG 05 HMAS Melbourne
    1992-feb-21LaunchedAU FFG 06 HMAS Newcastle
    1993-dec-11CommissionedAU FFG 06 HMAS Newcastle
    2000-jun-13DeploymentAU FFG 03 HMAS Sydney departed Sydney for 2 month SE Asian deployment, returned mid Aug.
    2000-jul-7DeploymentAU FFG 03 HMAS Sydney Exercise Flying Fish 2000 rendezvous with HMS Cornwall and HMS Newcastle, during Exercise Flying Fish.
    2000-sep-8DeploymentAU 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-janRefitAU FFG 03 HMAS Sydney Refit
    2001-aug-24Port VisitAU FFG 02 HMAS Canberra arrived Ho Chi Minh City for goodwill visit in company with HMAS Manoora and HMAS Warramunga.
    2001-oct-31DeploymentAU 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 VisitAU FFG 01 HMAS Adelaide arrived Ho Chi Minh City for goodwill visit.
    2004-jun-29DeploymentAU FFG 06 HMAS Newcastle RIMPAC 04 Participated in RIMPAC 04 exercise with HMAS Parramata and HMAS Success
    2005-may-23DeploymentAU FFG 06 HMAS Newcastle departed for Middle East deployment, as part of Operation Catalyst.
    2005-nov-12DecommissionedAU FFG 02 HMAS Canberra decommissioned in a ceremony at Fleet Base West (HMAS Stirling)
    2006-apr-7HomeportAU FFG 04 HMAS Darwin relocated from Fleet Base West (Perth) to Fleet Base East (Sydney).
    2007-sep-4DeploymentAU FFG 01 HMAS Adelaide Exercise Malabar 07-2 Participated in multi-national exercise in Bay of Bengal, until 9 Sep.
    2009-jun-18Port VisitAU FFG 03 HMAS Sydney visited the Pool of London alongside HMS Belfast for 6 day visit, departed 23 Jun
    2009-julPort VisitAU FFG 03 HMAS Sydney Visited New York, USA
    2009-octRefitAU FFG 03 HMAS Sydney refit, until returned to sea for trials on 27 Apr 2010
    2010-jun-9Port VisitAU FFG 06 HMAS Newcastle Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy visited CFB Esquimalt for MARPAC Fleet Review
    2013-augDeploymentAU 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 VisitAU FFG 04 HMAS Darwin International Fleet Review Sydney 2013 Present at 100th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review
    2013-oct-3Port VisitAU FFG 03 HMAS Sydney International Fleet Review Sydney 2013 Present at 100th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review
    2013-decDeploymentAU FFG 05 HMAS Melbourne operating in the Arabian Sea as part of CTF 150, alongside HMCS Toronto.
    2014-jan-19DeploymentAU 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-marDeploymentAU FFG 04 HMAS Darwin Combined Task Force 150 operating around Gulf of Aden
    2015-aprDeploymentAU 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-9DeploymentAU 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-7DecommissionedAU FFG 03 HMAS Sydney at Garden Island, Sydney
    2015-dec-30DeploymentAU 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 VisitAU FFG 04 HMAS Darwin Arrived in Muscat, for rest and replenishment visit, with S-70B from HS-816 Flight 5 embarked
    2016-sep-12DeploymentAU 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-14DeploymentAU FFG 04 HMAS Darwin Kaikoura Earthquake relief operations diverted from Auckland to assist in earthquake relief off Kaikoura, due 16 Nov.
    2016-nov-20Port VisitAU FFG 04 HMAS Darwin visited Wellington, en route Auckland
    2017-oct-28Port VisitAU FFG 06 HMAS Newcastle Operation MANITOU 1st visit by RAN warship since WW II.
    2017-dec-9DecommissionedAU FFG 04 HMAS Darwin in Sydney
    2019-aprDeploymentAU FFG 06 HMAS Newcastle AUSINDEX 2019 Apr 2019, involved in AUSINDEX 2019
    2019-jun-30DecommissionedAU FFG 06 HMAS Newcastle
    2019-oct-26DecommissionedAU FFG 05 HMAS Melbourne at Homeport of Sydney after 27 years service






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