D215 HMAS Stalwart

AU Royal Australian Navy




1968 to 1990    


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Call Sign: VKCU


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History of AU D215 HMAS Stalwart

1963-sep-11Ordered
1964-jun-23Laid down
1966-oct-7Launched
1968-feb-9Commissioned
1968-sep-20DeploymentExercise Exercise Coral Sands participated in Exercise Coral Sands, until 13 Oct.
1970-mayDeploymentto Singapore, until Jul 1970
1972-janDeploymentto South China Sea and Hong Kong, returning to Sydney Mar 1972
1975-janDeploymentDarwin Intl Darwin area Cyclone Tracy relief operations Departed Sydney on 27 Dec 1974 for Darwin. Arrived on station early Jan 1975 and remained active until 30 Jan 1975. Returned during Feb 1975.
1977-feb-21Refitat Cockatoo Island Dockyard, until 26 May 1977
1983-apr-21Port Visitto Yokosuka, Japan until 30 Apr
1986-oct-4Present at 75th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review, alongside Garden Island
1986-oct-4 Fleet Review: 75th anniversary of RAN Present at 75th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review, alongside Garden Island
1990-mar-9Decommissioned

Specifications

   

    from Stalwart class
10000light (tn)
15500full load (tn)
157.10length (m)
20.60beam (m)
9draught (m)

Aircraft

   

    Typical Max
AU RAN Westland Wessex 02
AU RAN Westland Sea King 02

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Builder

   

AU Cockatoo Island Dockyard, 2nm NW of Sydney