Frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155)

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Classification

Type:
type: Frigate

Basic information

Namesake:
The City of Ballarat is a local government area in the west of the state of Victoria, Australia. It covers an area of 739 square kilometres (285 sq mi) and, in June 2018, had a population of 107,325.
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Tenix Defence
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:
MMSI:
503114000

Ship measurements

Displacement:
3600 t
Length:
118 m
Length (waterline):
109 m
Beam:
14.8 m
Draught:
4.35 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • Combined Diesel or Gas (CODOG)
  • 1 * General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine providing 30,000 hp (22.5 MW)
  • 2 * MTU 12V 1163 TB83 diesels providing 8,840 hp (6.5 MW)
  • 2 * controllable-pitch propellers
Speed:
27 knots
Range:
6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km; 6,900 mi) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)

Crew

Complement:
177
Ship's company:
163
Air wing:
14

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • Thomson Sintra Spherion B Mod 5 medium frequency sonar
  • Thales UMS 5424 Petrel Mine and Obstacle Avoidance Sonar
  • Raytheon AN/SPS-49(V)8 ANZ (C/D-band) air search radar
  • CEAFAR active phased array
  • Kelvin Hughes Sharp Eye radar
  • CEA Technologies CEAMOUNT Active Phased Array (X Band) target illumination radar
  • Saab Systems Ceros 200 search radar
  • Cossor AIMS Mark XII identification-friend-or-foe system
  • Saab 9LV 453 Mk 3E combat data system
  • Saab Systems Ceros 200 radar and optronic tracking fire control director
  • Vampir NG infra-red search and track system
  • JEDS 3701 electronic support measures
  • Telefunken PST-1720 comms intercept
  • Loral Hycor SRBOC decoy launchers
  • BAE Nulka decoy launchers
  • SLQ-25C torpedo countermeasures
Armament:
  • 1 * 5 in/54 (127 mm) Mk 45 Mod 2 automatic rapid fire gun
  • 4 * 12.7-millimetre (0.50 in) machine guns
  • 2 * 4 Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles
  • Mk 41 Mod 5 VLS for 42 Sea Sparrow and Evolved Sea Sparrow
  • 2 * triple 324 mm Mk 32 Mod 5 tubes with MU 90 Torpedo
Aircraft:
  • 1 * Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk
  • Helipad
  • Hangar

HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) is an Anzac-class frigate of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The frigate was laid down in 2000 and commissioned into the RAN in mid-2004. Since entering service, Ballarat has been involved in border protection as part of Operation Relex II, was deployed to the Gulf for Operation Catalyst, and was one of the two ships involved in the Operation Northern Trident 2009 round-the-world voyage. Ballarat has undergone the Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade, completing in 2015.

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