L50 HMAS Tobruk

AU Royal Australian Navy




1981 to present    


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Call Sign: VLSD


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History of AU L50 HMAS Tobruk

1977-nov-3Ordered
1978-feb-7Laid down
1980-mar-1Launched
1981-apr-23Commissioned
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 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

Specifications

   

    from Modified Round Table class
150crew
300troops
5800full load (tn)
127length (m)
18.30beam (m)
4.90draught (m)
16max speed (knots)
9600power (shp)
2Naval Engine diesel

Aircraft

   

    Typical Max
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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Builder

   

AU FORGACS Shipyard, 7.5nm NW of Newcastle



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