FFG 03 HMAS Sydney

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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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