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Decommissioned HMAS Tobruk

It's official, after a long battle with regions around the country, the decommissioned HMAS Tobruk will be sunk off the waters of Bundaberg.

 

Namesake:The Siege of Tobruk

Ordered:3 November 1977 (construction contract signed)

Builder:Carrington Slipways, Tomago

Cost:$59 million[1]

Laid down:7 February 1978

Launched:1 March 1980

Commissioned:23 April 1981

Decommissioned:31 July 2015

Motto:"Faithful and Strong"

Honours and

awards:

Battle honours:

East Timor 1999

Plus two inherited honours

Status:Decommissioned

 

Class and type:Modified Round Table-class Landing Ship Heavy

Displacement:

3,353 tons (standard)

5,791 (full load)

Length:127 m (417 ft)

Beam:18.3 m (60 ft)

Draught:4.9 m (16 ft)

Propulsion:2 × Mirrlees Blackstone KDMR8 diesel engines, 9,600 horsepower (7,200 kW), 2 shafts

Speed:18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)

Range:8,000 nautical miles (15,000 km; 9,200 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)

Boats & landing

craft carried:2 × LCM-8, 2 × LCVP, 2 x NLE pontoons

Capacity:

300 to 520 soldiers (long vs. short term)

1,300 tons of cargo or 330 lane metres of vehicles

Complement:148, including 13 officers (as of 2012)

Sensors and

processing systems:

Kelvin Hughes Type 1006 surface search radar

Kelvin Hughes Type 1007 navigational radar

Armament:

As built:

2 × 12.7 mm machine guns

2 × Bofors 40/60 bow mounted guns

Current:

6 × 12.7 mm machine guns

2 × Mini Typhoon Guns

Aviation facilities:

2 helicopter spots on main cargo deck

1 helicopter spot on rear flight deck

Both decks rated up to Chinook

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