HMAS Parramatta (FFH 154)

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HMAS Parramatta alongside at HMAS Kuttabul
Career (Australia (RAN)) RAN ensign
Namesake: City of Parramatta
Builder: Tenix Defence Systems
Laid down: 5 June 1999
Launched: 17 June 2000
Commissioned: 4 October 2003
Homeport: Fleet Base East
Motto: "Strike Deep"
Honours and
Meritorious Unit Citation
One inherited battle honour
Status: Active as of 2009
Badge: HMAS parramatta crest.png
General characteristics
Class and type: Anzac class frigate
Displacement: 3,600 tonnes full load
Length: 118 metres (387 ft)
Beam: 15 metres (49 ft)
Draught: 4 metres (13 ft)
Propulsion: 1 x General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine providing 30,000 hp (22.5 mW)
2 x MTU 12v 1163 TB83 diesels providing 8,840 hp (6.5 mW)
Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h)
Range: 6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h)
Complement: approximately 170 sailors
Sensors and
processing systems:
Sonars: Thomson Sintra Spherion B Mod 5; hull-mounted; active search and attack; medium frequency. Provision for towed array
Air search radar: Raytheon AN/SPS-49(V)8 ANZ (C/D-band)
Surface search radar: CelsiusTech 9LV 453 TIR (Ericsson Tx/Rx) (G-band)
Navigation: Atlas Elektronik 9600 ARPA (I-band)
Electronic warfare
and decoys:
ESM: Racal modified Sceptre A (radar intercept), Telefunken PST-1720 Telegon 10 (comms intercept)
Countermeasures: Decoys: G & D Aircraft SRBOC Mk 36 Mod 1 decoy launchers for SRBOC
Armament: Guns and missiles: 1 × 5 in/54 (127 mm) Mk 45 Mod 2 gun, various machine guns and small arms, 2 x 4 Harpoon anti-ship missiles, Mk 41 Mod 5 VLS for Sea Sparrow and Evolved Sea Sparrow
Torpedoes: 2 × triple 324 mm Mk 32 Mod 5 tubes
Fire control: CelsiusTech 9LV 453 (J-band)
Combat data systems: CelsiusTech 9LV 453 Mk 3.Link 11
Weapons control: CelsiusTech 9LV 453 optronic director with Raytheon CW Mk 73 Mod 1
Aircraft carried: 1 x SH-60 Seahawk

HMAS Parramatta (FFH 154) is an Anzac class frigate of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).


Parramatta was laid down by Tenix Defence Systems at Williamstown, Victoria on 5 June 1999. The vessel was launched by Mrs Green, daughter of the executive officer of the second Parramatta, Lieutenant George Langford, on 17 June 2000. She was commissioned into the RAN on 4 October 2003.

Operational history

In 2005, Parramatta was sent for six months service in the Persian Gulf as part of Operation Catalyst, returning her 187 crew to Sydney on 13 April 2006. During this duty period, her crew carried out 186 vessel boardings and security patrols. She was also involved in training other vessels in the Iraq Coalition.[1] Parramatta was awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation in 2007 for her efforts and conduct during this deployment.[2]