Destroyer escort HMAS Parramatta (DE 46)

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Classification

Type:
type: Destroyer escort

Basic information

Namesake:
The Parramatta River is an intermediate tide dominated, drowned valley estuary located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Cockatoo Island Dockyard
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Decommissioned:
Status:
Fate:
Broken up for scrap

Ship measurements

Displacement:
2750 t
Length:
112.8 m
Beam:
12.42 m
Draught:
5.18 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 2 * English Electric steam turbines
  • 2 * shaft
  • 30,000 shp
Speed:
31.9 knots

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • LW02 long range air warning radar

Added 1979:

  • Mulloka sonar system
  • SPS-55 surface-search/navigation radar
  • Mark 22 fire control radar
  • Other system for different units
Armament:

Original:

  • 2 * 4.5 inch Mark 6 guns (1 twin turret)
  • 2 * Limbo Mark 10 anti-submarine mortar

1979 refit:

  • 1 * quad Seacat SAM launcher
  • 1 * Ikara ASW system
  • 2 * Mark 32 torpedo tubes

HMAS Parramatta (F05/DE 46), named for the Parramatta River, was a River class destroyer escort (a licence-built Type 12M frigate) of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

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