FFG-35 built in USA for Australia as HMAS Sydney

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1983 to 2015 - AU RAN - Adelaide class FFG 03 HMAS Sydney    



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History of US FFG-35 built in USA for Australia as HMAS Sydney

1980-sep-26LaunchedTodd Pacific Shipyards, Seattle

History of AU Adelaide class 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 VisitAUHMAS Kuttabul IFR 2013 International Fleet Review Sydney 2013 Present at 100th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review
2015-nov-7Decommissionedat Garden Island, Sydney



    from Oliver Hazard Perry class
4200full load (tn)
136length (m)
13.70beam (m)
6.70draught (m)
5000range (nm)
29max speed (knots)
2Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
1Missile Launcher Mk 13
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



    Typical Max
US United States Naval Aviation Sikorsky S-70 H-60 12
US United States Naval Aviation Kaman Seasprite 12

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US Todd Pacific Shipyards, Seattle,

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