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  • LHD 02 HMAS Canberra

    AU Royal Australian Navy

    2014 to present    

    LHD 02 HMAS Canberra


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    IMO: 9608960
    MMSI: 503778000
    Flight Deck: L02
    Call Sign: VKCN
    Shipyard: Williamstown
    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
    2019-may-14Port VisitSGChangi Naval Base IMDEX Asia 2019 attended IMDEX Asia 2019.
    2020-julDeploymentVNSpratly Island FONOPS Led AUS Joint Task Group on Freedom of Navigation exercise through South China Sea, near the Spratly Islands in mid Jul, en route Philippine Sea and RIMPAC 2020, with HMAS Hobart, HMAS Arunta, HMAS Stuart and HMAS Sirius.
    2020-aug-06NEWS FMPikelot Tiger to the Rescue
    2022-jul-31NEWS Osprey First Time at Sea on HMAS Canberra



        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

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    



    AU Williamstown, 3nm SW of Melbourne

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