FFG 05 HMAS Melbourne

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1992 to 2019    


FFG 05 HMAS Melbourne

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Flight Deck: 05
Call Sign: VKLP
See Also: CV Majestic class R21


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History of AU FFG 05 HMAS Melbourne

1985-jul-12Laid down
1989-may-5Launched
1992-feb-15Commissioned
2013-augDeploymentOperation Slipper departed Fleet Base East for 7 month maritime security and counter terrorism deployment to Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean as part of Operation Slipper. Also operating in the Gulf as part of CTF 151. Returned on 15 Mar 2014.
2013-decDeploymentGulf of Aden Operation Manitou operating in the Arabian Sea as part of CTF 150, alongside HMCS Toronto.
2015-aug-9DeploymentOperation Manitou departed Fleet Base East for 6 month maritime security and counter terrorism deployment to Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean, to relieve HMAS Newcastle, on station. Also operating in the Gulf as part of CTF 151.
2019-apr-25NEWS GUNaval Base Guam American Seahawk in Australian Frigate
2019-oct-26DecommissionedHMAS Kuttabul at Homeport of Sydney after 27 years service

Specifications

   

    from Adelaide class
221crew
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

Aircraft

   

    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    

Builder

   

AU Williamstown, 3nm SW of Melbourne



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