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  • LHD 02 HMAS Canberra

    AU Royal Australian Navy

    2014 to present    

    LHD 02 HMAS Canberra


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    Flight Deck: L02
    Call Sign: VHCX
    See Also: FFG Adelaide class FFG 02


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    History of AU LHD 02 HMAS Canberra

    2007-oct-9Orderedwith Tenix, became BAe Australia
    2009-sep-23Laid downat Navantia, La Cabezuela
    2011-feb-17Launchedhull launched, for completion at Williamstown
    2014-mar-3TrialsWilliamstown departed Williamstown under her own power, for trials
    2014-mar-13Homeportarrived at Fleet Base East, Sydney as NUSHIP Canberra
    2014-nov-28Commissionedinto RAN at Sydney, as HMAS Canberra
    2014-nov-28NEWS HMAS Canberra joins the fleet
    2015-aug-31NEWS HMAS Canberra Initial Operational Capability
    2016-feb-25DeploymentFJKoro Cyclone Winston 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-jul-18NEWS MV-22B Osprey on HMAS Canberra
    2017-apr-30Port VisitHMAS Kuttabul Open House Ship open to visitors. MH-60R N48-008 on display.
    2019-febDeploymentHMAS Kuttabul Asian deployment Departed Garden Island for 6 month Indian Ocean and Pacific deployment, returned on 2 Aug.
    2019-aprDeployment AUSINDEX 2019 Apr 2019, involved in AUSINDEX 2019 with its embarked NH90.
    2019-may-02NEWS Australian Army Tigers Aboard Canberra for IPE 19
    2019-may-06NEWS Indian Navy Helicopters on Australian Ships
    2020-aug-06NEWS FMPikelot Tiger to the Rescue



        from Canberra class
    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



        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 Melbourne

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