HMAS Darwin ffg04
HMAS Newcastle ffg06
HMAS Melbourne FFG 05
the Royal Australian Navy Adelaide class Guided Missile Frigate is a Modified american Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate,The RAN originally had six of these multi-purpose warships divided between its two main bases; Fleet Base East in Sydney and Fleet Base West in Perth.
The FFG's principal weapons are the Standard medium range anti-aircraft missile and the Harpoon anti-ship missile. A 76mm gun to counter both air and surface threats is fitted forward of the funnel and one 20mm Phalanx close-in-weapon system for anti-missile defence is located above the helicopter hangers
the FFG is equipped two S-70B-2 Sea hawk helicopters For long range anti-submarine tasks. For close in anti-submarine defence, the ships are fitted with two Mk32 triple torpedo tubes.
Displacement: 4,100 tons full load
beam: 14 m
Draught: 6.7 m
Propulsion: 2 General Electric LM2500 gas turbines; 1 shaft; 41,000 shaft horsepower
Speed: 29+ knots (54 km/h)
Monday, January 12, 2009