HMAS PERTH (3)

Details:

Type:

ANZAC class guided missile frigate  (FFH)  Hull number 157

Displacement:

3600 tonnes

Length:

118 metres

Beam:

14.8 metres

Speed:

More than 28 knots

Propulsion:

1 x General Electric LM2500 Gas Turbine engine
2 x MTU 12V 1163 diesels driving two controllable pitch propellers

Laid Down:

24 July 2003

Launched:

20 March 2004
Aircraft: 1 x SH-2G(A) Super Seasprite helicopter armed with 'Penguin' missiles

Armament:

1 x Mk45 Mod 2 5"/54 calibre single gun mount
2 x Mk32 Mod 5 triple mounted Torpedo tubes with Mk46 torpedoes
1 x 8-cell Mk 41 vertical missile launcher, with 32 Seasparrow missiles
Harpoon missile launcher to be fitted
4 x 50 calibre (12.7mm) machine guns

Surveillance:

Krupp Atlas 9600-M ARPA Navigation radar
CelciusTech Target Indication radar
AN/SPS-49(V) Long Range Air Warning Radar
CelciusTech 9LV-453 Mk3 Combat Data System
ESM - Thales Centaur
AN/SLQ-25A Torpedo decoy system
G&D Mk 36 Super Rapid Blooming Offboard Chaff
NULKA AMD system
TSM Spherion B Hull Mounted Sonar

Builders:

Tenix Defence Systems  Williamstown VIC

Commissioned:

26 August 2006 at Fremantle WA

Crew:

Approximately 174