Frigate HMAS Toowoomba (FFH 156)

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Classification

Type:
type: Frigate

Basic information

Namesake:
The City of Toowoomba was a local government area in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. The City existed as a local government entity in various forms from 1860 until 2008, when it amalgamated with several other councils in the surrounding area to form the Toowoomba Region.
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Tenix Defence
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:
MMSI:
503115000

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 Toowoomba (FFH 156) is the seventh Anzac-class frigate of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). She was laid down in 2002 by Tenix Defence Systems and commissioned in 2005.

In 2007, Toowoomba was deployed to the Persian Gulf as part of Operation Slipper. Her second deployment to the Middle East occurred during the second half of 2009. As part of this, she became the first RAN vessel to operate with the counter-piracy Combined Task Force 151.

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