Guided missile destroyer HMAS Hobart (DDG 39)

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Basic information

Hobart is the capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. With a population of approximately 225,000 (over 40% of Tasmania's population), it is the least populated Australian state capital city.
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Ship measurements

6,250 t
147.2 m
Beam (waterline):
18.6 m
5.17 m


  • Combined diesel or gas (CODOG) arrangement
  • 2 * General Electric Marine model 7LM2500-SA-MLG38 gas turbines, 17,500 kilowatts (23,500 hp) each
  • 2 * Caterpillar Bravo 16 V Bravo diesel engines, 5,650 kilowatts (7,580 hp) each
  • 2 * controllable pitch propellers
28 knots
Over 5,000 nautical miles (9,300 km; 5,800 mi) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)


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Combat assets

  • Aegis combat system
  • Lockheed Martin AN/SPY-1D(V) S-band radar
  • Northrop Grumman AN/SPQ-9B X-band pulse Doppler horizon search radar
  • Raytheon Mark 99 fire-control system with two continuous wave illuminating radars
  • 2 * L-3 Communications SAM Electronics X-band navigation radars
  • Ultra Electronics Sonar Systems, hull mounted sonar and towed sonar
  • Ultra Electronics Series 2500 electro-optical director
  • Sagem VAMPIR IR search and track system
  • Rafael Toplite stabilised target acquisition sights
  • ITT EDO Reconnaissance and Surveillance Systems ES-3701 ESM radar
  • SwRI MBS-567A communications ESM system
  • Ultra Electronics Avalon Systems multipurpose digital receiver
  • Jenkins Engineering Defence Systems low-band receiver
  • 4 * Nulka decoy launchers
  • 4 * 6-tube multipurpose decoy launchers
  • 48-cell Mark 41 Vertical Launch System (RIM-66 Standard 2 missile, RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow missile)
  • 2 * 4-canister Harpoon missile launchers
  • 1 * Mark 45 (Mod 4) 5-inch gun
  • 2 * Mark 32 Mod 9 two-tube torpedo launchers (Eurotorp MU90 torpedoes)
  • 1 * Phalanx CIWS
  • 2 * 25mm M242 Bushmaster autocannons in Typhoon mounts

1 * MH-60R Seahawk

HMAS Hobart (DDG 39), named after the city of Hobart, Tasmania, is the lead ship of the Hobart-class air warfare destroyers used by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The ship, based on the Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate designed by Navantia, was built at ASC's shipyard in Osborne, South Australia from modules fabricated by ASC, BAE Systems Australia in Victoria, and Forgacs Group in New South Wales. Hobart was ordered in 2007, but errors and delays in construction have caused extensive schedule slippage. Despite commissioning initially planned for December 2014, the ship was not laid down until September 2012, and launched in May 2015. Department of Defence accepted delivery of HMAS Hobart on 16 June 2017. The ship was commissioned on 23 September 2017.

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