1981 to present    

L50 HMAS Tobruk

AU Royal Australian Navy

Flight Deck:
Call Sign: VLSD
Shipyard: FORGACS Shipyard


History of AU HMAS Tobruk L50

1978-feb-07Laid downLaid down
1982-feb-15DeploymentDeployment departed Brisbane in support of UN observer mission in Sinai, returning on 30 Apr.
1985HomeportHomeport became Fleet Base East (Sydney), when HMAS Moreton (Brisbane) base placed in reserve
1986-oct-04 Fleet Review: 75th anniversary of RAN Present at 75th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review.
1992-dec-26DeploymentDeployment SO off Mogadishu Operation Solace departed Sydney for UN support to Somalia, collecting equipment for the Army en route, returning 21 Jun 1993.
2003-oct-22Port VisitPort Visit VN Ho Chi Minh City arrived Ho Chi Minh City for goodwill visit in company with HMAS Arunta, until 26 Oct 2003.
2013-oct-03Port VisitPort Visit HMAS Kuttabul IFR 2013 International Fleet Review Sydney 2013 Present at 100th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review
2013-oct-20DeploymentDeployment departed Sydney for a deployment to the Solomon Islands
2013-nov-28DeploymentDeployment RP Ormoc 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-30NEWSVUPort Vila Australian Operation Pacific Assist 2015

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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 FORGACS Shipyard, 7.5nm NW of Newcastle

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