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  • FFH 155 HMAS Ballarat

    AU Royal Australian Navy




    2004 to present    


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    Flight Deck: 155
    Call Sign: VKLG


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    History of AU FFH 155 HMAS Ballarat

    2000-aug-4Laid down
    2002-may-25Launched
    2004-jun-26Commissioned
    2005-jan-22ran aground off Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island, during conduct of a border protection patrol damaging her propellers and rudder.
    2011-may-18Deployment IMDEX Asia 2011 Present for IMDEX Asia 2011 exhibition.
    2016-febRefitHenderson ASMD Programme departed BAE Systems Henderson Shipyard following completion of Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade, which indluded new midship mast for the CEA Phased Array Radar and preparing for MRH-90 operations.
    2016-marDeploymentdeparted Fleet Base West for 6 month Pacific deployment, which included participation in RIMPAC exercises. Returned 21 Sep.
    2017-aprDeploymentdeparted Fleet Base West for 4 month South East Asia deployment
    2018-novDeploymentdeployed to Middle East and Gulf for 9 months on Operation Manitou and returned to Fleet Base West on 14 July 2019.

    Specifications

       

        from Anzac class
    170crew
    3600full load (tn)
    118length (m)
    14.80beam (m)
    4draught (m)
    6000range (nm)
    27max speed (knots)
    2Naval Engine diesel - MTU
    1Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
    1Naval Engine propulsion system: CODOG
    2Missile Launcher Mk 141 quad Harpoon
    1Missile Launcher Mk 41 VLS
    1Naval Gun Mark 45 5/54 inch (127mm)
    2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm
    1Chaff and decoys Mark 36 SRBOC
    1Naval Radar air search radar AN/SPS-49
    1Naval Radar fire direction radar CelsiusTech 9LV
    1Naval Radar navigation radar Atlas Elektronik 9600 ARPA
    1Naval Radar surface search radar CelsiusTech 9LV 453 TIR
    1Sonar hull mounted sonar Thomson Sintra Spherion

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    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    AU Williamstown, 3nm SW of Melbourne



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