Destroyer escort HMAS Yarra (DE 45)

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Classification

Type:
type: Destroyer escort

Basic information

Namesake:
The Yarra River or historically, the Yarra Yarra River, is a perennial river in east-central Victoria, Australia.
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Williamstown Dockyard
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Decommissioned:
Status:
Fate:
Broken up for scrap

Ship measurements

Displacement:
2750 t
Length:
112.8 m
Beam:
12.49 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
  • 2 * 40-millimetre (1.6 in) Bofors (later removed)

1979 refit:

  • 1 * quad Seacat SAM launcher
  • 1 * Ikara ASW system

HMAS Yarra (F07/DE 45), named for the Yarra River, was a River class destroyer escort (a licence-built Type 12M frigate) of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The antisubmarine warship operated from 1961 to 1985.

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