LHD 01 HMAS Adelaide

AU Royal Australian Navy

2015 to present    


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Flight Deck: L01
Call Sign: VKLA
See Also: FFG Adelaide class FFG 01


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History of AU LHD 01 HMAS Adelaide

2007-oct-9Orderedwith Tenix, became BAe Australia
2011-feb-18Laid downat Navantia, La Cabezuela
2012-jul-4Launchedhull launched, for completion at Williamstown
2015-dec-4Commissionedas HMAS Adelaide
2016-aug-23NEWS Australian CH-47F on Trials Aboard HMAS Adelaide
2016-sep-12DeploymentPort Darwin Exercise Kakadu 16 Participated in Exercise Kakadu 16 until 24 Sep
2016-oct-14NEWS Australia New Chinook Trials Completed
2017-sep-25Port VisitTLDili Harbour Dili Hosting visitors from Timor Leste government.
2019-apr-7DeploymentExercise Cross decking of embarked MRH-90 with INS Sahyadri and INS Kiltan in Bay of Bengal.
2019-apr-11Port VisitOuter Harbor Open Day Arrived Adelaide on 11 Apr for visit which included a Ship Open to Visitors and featured RAN MRH-90 A40-022 on deck. Departed 15 Apr.
2020-jan-4DeploymentTwofold Bay Bushfire Assist Australian Bushfires 2019-2020 departed Fleet Base East to assist in disaster relief, off Eden, for the worst bush fires in Australias recorded history.



    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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