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  • L50 HMAS Tobruk

    AU Royal Australian Navy

    1981 to present    


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    Flight Deck:
    Call Sign: VLSD
    Shipyard: FORGACS Shipyard


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    History of AU L50 HMAS Tobruk

    1978-feb-7Laid down
    1982-feb-15Deploymentdeparted Brisbane in support of UN observer mission in Sinai, returning on 30 Apr.
    1985Homeportbecame Fleet Base East (Sydney), when HMAS Moreton (Brisbane) base placed in reserve
    1986-oct-4 Fleet Review: 75th anniversary of RAN Present at 75th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review.
    1992-dec-26DeploymentSOoff Mogadishu Operation Solace departed Sydney for UN support to Somalia, collecting equipment for the Army en route, returning 21 Jun 1993.
    2003-oct-22Port VisitVNHo Chi Minh City arrived Ho Chi Minh City for goodwill visit in company with HMAS Arunta, until 26 Oct 2003.
    2013-oct-3Port VisitHMAS Kuttabul IFR 2013 International Fleet Review Sydney 2013 Present at 100th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review
    2013-oct-20Deploymentdeparted Sydney for a deployment to the Solomon Islands
    2013-nov-28DeploymentRPOrmoc Bay Typhoon Haiyan relief operations A40-017 on board ordered to the Philippines from the Solomon islands on 13 Nov, following Typhoon Haiyan, for humanitarian support. An Army Recovery Support Force (drawn principally from 3rd Combat Engineer Regt) and a naval MRH-90 embarked. Operated around Ormoc Bay and the Visayan archipelago, departed on 9 Dec and returned via Townsville to disembark the Engineers on 18 Dec. Returned to Sydney 20 Dec.
    2015-mar-30NEWS VUPort Vila Australian Operation Pacific Assist 2015



        from Modified Round Table class
    5800full load (tn)
    127length (m)
    18.30beam (m)
    4.90draught (m)
    16max speed (knots)
    9600power (shp)
    2Naval Engine diesel



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    AU RAN Westland Sea King 02
    AU Royal Australian Air Force SNIA AS350 Ecureuil 04
    AU Australian Army B CH-47D Chinook 02
    AU RAN Westland Wessex 03
    AU RAN NHI MRH90 Taipan 01

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    AU FORGACS Shipyard, 7.5nm NW of Newcastle

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