LHD 02 HMAS Canberra

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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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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.



    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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