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  • FFG 06 HMAS Newcastle

    AU Royal Australian Navy




    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
    1992-feb-21Launched
    1993-dec-11Commissioned
    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

    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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