HMAS Sydney (DDG 42)

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HMAS Sydney at ASC Osborne in December 2018 -1.jpg
Sydney fitting out in December 2018
History
Australia
Namesake: City of Sydney, Australia
Ordered: 4 October 2007
Builder:
Laid down: 19 November 2015
Launched: 19 May 2018
Commissioned: 18 May 2020
Motto: Thorough and Ready
Status: Active
General characteristics (as designed)
Class and type: Hobart-class destroyer
Displacement: 6,250 tonnes (6,150 long tons; 6,890 short tons) full load
Length: 147.2 m (482 ft 11 in)
Beam: 18.6 m (61 ft 0 in) maximum
Draught: 5.17 m (17 ft 0 in)
Propulsion:
Speed: Over 28 knots (52 km/h; 32 mph)
Range: Over 5,000 nautical miles (9,300 km; 5,800 mi) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
Complement:
  • 186 + 16 aircrew
  • Accommodation for 234
Sensors and
processing systems:
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • ITT EDO Reconnaissance and Surveillance Systems ES-3701 ESM radar
  • SwRI MBS-567A communications ESM system
  • Ultra Electronics Avalon Systems multi-purpose digital receiver
  • Jenkins Engineering Defence Systems low-band receiver
  • 4 × Nulka decoy launchers
  • 4 × 6-tube multi-purpose decoy launchers
Armament:
Aircraft carried: 1 x MH-60R Seahawk

HMAS Sydney (DDG 42), named after the city of Sydney, New South Wales, is the third and final ship of the Hobart class air warfare destroyers used by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

Construction[edit]

HMAS Sydney was laid down on 19 November 2015, and launched on 19 May 2018.[1] The ship was delivered to Australian Department of Defence on 28 February 2020,[2] after sea trials since September 2019.[3]

Service[edit]

HMAS Sydney was commissioned at sea off the coast of New South Wales on 18 May 2020 due to the COVID 19 pandemic.[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HMAS Sydney (V)". Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Shipbuilding continues in South Australia as final Air Warfare Destroyer delivered to Defence" (Press release). Department of Defence. 28 February 2020. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Royal Australian Navy's third air warfare destroyer begins sea trials". Naval Technology. 16 September 2019. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  4. ^ Zerbe, Ryan (19 May 2020). "Warship Sydney commissions at sea". Navy Daily. Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  5. ^ "HMAS Sydney (V)". Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  6. ^ Warship Commissions at Sea Ships Monthly July 2020 page 17