FFG 06 HMAS Newcastle

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1993 to 2019    

FFG 06 HMAS Newcastle


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Flight Deck: 06
Call Sign: VLNC


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History of AU FFG 06 HMAS Newcastle

1989-jul-21Laid down
2004-jun-29Deployment RIMPAC 04 Participated in RIMPAC 04 exercise with HMAS Parramata and HMAS Success
2005-may-23DeploymentOperation Catalyst departed for Middle East deployment, as part of Operation Catalyst.
2010-jun-9Port VisitCARoyal Roads Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy visited CFB Esquimalt for MARPAC Fleet Review
2015-aprDeploymentGulf of Aden Operation Manitou departed Fleet Base East for 6 month deployment to the Middle East region where she fulfilled 50 boardings and flew 70 sorties. It was Newcastle 60th rotation and was replaced on station by sister-ship HMAS Melbourne.
2015-aug-16NEWS Persian Gulf White Ribbon: End Violence Against Women
2016-sep-12DeploymentPort Darwin Exercise Kakadu 16 Participated in Exercise Kakadu 16 until 24 Sep. Led Red Force, which included USS Hopper, JS Fuyuzuki, KD Hang Jebat and KRI Hasanuddin.
2017-oct-28Port VisitMGDiego Suarez Operation MANITOU 1st visit by RAN warship since WW II.
2019-aprDeployment AUSINDEX 2019 Apr 2019, involved in AUSINDEX 2019
2019-may-02NEWS Australian Army Tigers Aboard Canberra for IPE 19
2019-jun-30DecommissionedHMAS Kuttabul Decommissioning Ceremony



    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

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AU Williamstown, 3nm SW of Melbourne

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