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  • 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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