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  • FFG 03 HMAS Sydney

    AU Royal Australian Navy

    1983 - US US Navy - Oliver Hazard Perry class FFG-35 built in USA for Australia as HMAS Sydney    

    1983 to 2015    


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    Flight Deck: 03
    Call Sign: VKML
    See Also: CV Majestic class R17
    DDG Hobart class DDGH 42


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    History of US Oliver Hazard Perry class FFG-35 built in USA for Australia as HMAS Sydney

    1980-sep-26LaunchedUSTodd Pacific Shipyards, Seattle

    History of AU FFG 03 HMAS Sydney

    1983-jan-29Commissionedinto RAN
    1984-mar-27HomeportArrived at Fleet Base East after journey from USA, via Pearl Harbor.
    1986-oct-4Port Visit Fleet Review: 75th anniversary of RAN Present at 75th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review.
    1988RefitModified to include fin stabilisation and operation of the S-70 Seahawk.
    1990-nov-12Deployment Operation Desert Shield/Storm departed Sydney for Middle East waters, preparing to aid the Kuwaitis, returning on 22 Apr 1991
    2000-jun-13Deploymentdeparted Sydney for 2 month SE Asian deployment, returned mid Aug.
    2000-jul-7DeploymentFF2000 Exercise Flying Fish 2000 rendezvous with HMS Cornwall and HMS Newcastle, during Exercise Flying Fish.
    2000-sep-8DeploymentOlympic Guardship In and around Sydney Harbour as Olympic Guardship as part of maritime security arrangements for the 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sydney.
    2001-oct-31DeploymentOperation Slipper departed Darwin for maritime security duties in Middle East. Relieved HMAS Anzac on station, on 9 Nov. Left theatre on 20 Feb and arrived back in Sydney on 28 Mar 2002
    2009-jun-18Port VisitUKTower Bridge Upper visited the Pool of London alongside HMS Belfast for 6 day visit, departed 23 Jun
    2009-julPort VisitVisited New York, USA
    2009-octRefitrefit, until returned to sea for trials on 27 Apr 2010
    2013-oct-3Port VisitHMAS Kuttabul IFR 2013 International Fleet Review Sydney 2013 Present at 100th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review
    2015-nov-7Decommissionedat Garden Island, Sydney



        from Adelaide class
    4100full load (tn)
    139length (m)
    14beam (m)
    6.70draught (m)
    4500range (nm)
    29max speed (knots)
    41000power (shp)
    2Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
    1Missile Launcher Mk 13
    1Missile Launcher Mk 41 VLS
    1Naval Gun Oto Melara 76 mm
    1Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm
    2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm
    1Naval Radar air search radar AN/SPS-49
    1Naval Radar surface search radar AN/SPS-55
    1Naval Radar fire direction radar AN/SPG-60
    1Sonar hull mounted sonar AN/SQS-56



        Typical Max
    AU RAN Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk 12
    AU RAN CAC ca-32 kiowa 12

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

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