HMAS Diamantina (M 86)

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HMAS Diamantina
HMAS Diamantina in 2009
Career (Australia)
Name: HMAS Diamantina (M 86)
Namesake: Diamantina River
Builder: Australian Defence Industries
Laid down: 4 August 1998
Launched: 18 November 2000
Commissioned: February 2001
Homeport: HMAS Waterhen
Motto: "Whoever Leads Protects"
Honours and
One inherited battle honour
Status: Active as of 2009
Badge: HMAS diamantina crest.png
General characteristics
Type: Minehunter Coastal
Displacement: 720 tons
Length: 52.5 metres (172 ft)
Beam: 9.9 metres (32 ft)
Draught: 4.87 metres (16.0 ft)
Propulsion: 1 x 1460 kW Fincantieri GMT Diesel - (Single shaft, controllable pitch propellor)
3 x 124 kW Electro-hydraulic auxiliary propulsion units
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h)
Range: 1,500 nautical miles (2,800 km) at 12 knots (30% fuel remaining)
2,400 nautical miles (4,400 km) at 10 knots (5% fuel remaining)
Complement: 36-40, maximum 6 officers, 7 senior sailors, 27 junior sailors
Sensors and
processing systems:
GEC Marconi 2093 variable depth Sonar
Armament: 1 x 30 mm DS30B rapid fire cannon
2 x 0.50 calibre machine guns
2 x SUTEC Double Eagle mine disposal vehicles

HMAS Diamantina (M 86), named for the Diamantina River, is a Huon class minehunter currently serving in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).


Diamantina was laid down by Australian Defence Industries at Newcastle, New South Wales on 4 August 1998, launched on 18 November 2000 by Mrs. Maureen Bryden, daughter of the late Commander G. M. Rose, and commissioned into the RAN in February 2001.

Operational history

On the morning of 13 March 2009, Diamantina was one of seventeen warships involved in a ceremonial fleet entry and fleet review in Sydney Harbour, the largest collection of RAN ships since the Australian Bicentenary in 1988.[1] The minehunter was one of the thirteen ships involved in the ceremonial entry through Sydney Heads, and anchored in the harbour for the review.


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