Assault Carrier Canberra class


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27500full load (tn)
230.82length (m)
32beam (m)
7.08draught (m)
9000range (nm)
19max speed (knots)
2Naval Engine diesel - MAN 16V 32/40
1Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500


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    Typical Max
AU Australian Army B CH-47F Chinook 04
AU RAN NHI MRH90 Taipan 06
AU RAN Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk 06

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AU Williamstown - 3nm SW of Melbourne2

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AURANLHD 02HMAS CanberraVHCX - L022014--
AURANLHD 01HMAS AdelaideVKLA - L012015--

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2007-oct-9OrderedAU LHD 02 HMAS Canberra with Tenix, became BAe Australia
2007-oct-9OrderedAU LHD 01 HMAS Adelaide with Tenix, became BAe Australia
2009-sep-23Laid downAU LHD 02 HMAS Canberra at Navantia, La Cabezuela
2011-feb-17LaunchedAU LHD 02 HMAS Canberra hull launched, for completion at Williamstown
2011-feb-18Laid downAU LHD 01 HMAS Adelaide at Navantia, La Cabezuela
2012-jul-4LaunchedAU LHD 01 HMAS Adelaide hull launched, for completion at Williamstown
2014-mar-3TrialsAU LHD 02 HMAS Canberra departed Williamstown under her own power, for trials
2014-mar-13HomeportAU LHD 02 HMAS Canberra arrived at Fleet Base East, Sydney as NUSHIP Canberra
2014-nov-28CommissionedAU LHD 02 HMAS Canberra into RAN at Sydney, as HMAS Canberra
2015-dec-4CommissionedAU LHD 01 HMAS Adelaide as HMAS Adelaide
2016-feb-25DeploymentAU LHD 02 HMAS Canberra Maiden deployment from Brisbane to Fiji for for relief operations in Operation Fiji Assist after Cyclone Winston, off Koro Island. 3 MRH90 embarked, including A40-030. Departed Fiji 25 Mar and returned to Brisbane 30 Mar, en route Sydney.
2016-sep-12DeploymentAU LHD 01 HMAS Adelaide Exercise Kakadu 16 Participated in Exercise Kakadu 16 until 24 Sep
2017-apr-30Port VisitAU LHD 02 HMAS Canberra Ship open to visitors. MH-60R N48-008 on display.
2017-sep-25Port VisitAU LHD 01 HMAS Adelaide Hosting visitors from Timor Leste government.
2019-febDeploymentAU LHD 02 HMAS Canberra Departed Garden Island for 6 month Indian Ocean and Pacific deployment, returned on 2 Aug.
2019-aprDeploymentAU LHD 02 HMAS Canberra AUSINDEX 2019 Apr 2019, involved in AUSINDEX 2019 with its embarked NH90.
2019-apr-7DeploymentAU LHD 01 HMAS Adelaide Cross decking of embarked MRH-90 with INS Sahyadri and INS Kiltan in Bay of Bengal.
2019-apr-11Port VisitAU LHD 01 HMAS Adelaide Arrived Adelaide on 11 Apr for visit which included a Ship Open to Visitors and featured RAN MRH-90 A40-022 on deck. Departed 15 Apr.
2020-jan-4DeploymentAU LHD 01 HMAS Adelaide Australian Bushfires 2019-2020 departed Fleet Base East to assist in disaster relief, off Eden, for the worst bush fires in Australias recorded history.

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