L51 HMAS Kanimbla

AU Royal Australian Navy

1971 to 1994 - US US Navy - LST-1188 USS Saginaw    

1994 to 2011    

L51 HMAS Kanimbla


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Flight Deck: 51
Call Sign: VLTS


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History of US LST-1188 USS Saginaw

1969-may-24Laid down
1970-feb-7Launchedas USS Saginaw
1994-jun-28Struckfrom USN
1994-augFate: transferedSold to Royal Australian Navy

History of AU L51 HMAS Kanimbla

1994-aug-29Commissionedinto RAN service as HMAS Kanimbla
1999HomeportGarden Island, Sydney (HMAS Kuttabul)
2006-nov-29AircraftAccident Army Blackhawk A25-221 rolled over the deck , off Fiji whilst carrying SAS troops and w/o
2010Temporary suspension of operations by Seaworthiness Board.
2011-nov-25Decommissionedat Garden Island, Sydney.



    from Newport class
5190light (tn)
8550full load (tn)
159.20length (m)
21.30beam (m)
4.95draught (m)
14000range (nm)
21max speed (knots)
15000power (shp)
6Naval Engine diesel



    Typical Max
Landing platform only. No hangar
AU RAN Westland Sea King 03
AU Australian Army Sikorsky S-70A-9 Black Hawk 04

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

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