HMAS Perth (FFH 157)

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HMAS Perth in 2006
Career (Australia (RAN)) RAN ensign
Namesake: City of Perth
Builder: Tenix Defence Systems
Laid down: 24 July 2003
Launched: 20 March 2004
Commissioned: 26 August 2006
Homeport: Fleet Base West
Motto: "Fight And Flourish"
Honours and
Seven inherited battle honours
Status: Active as of 2009
Badge: HMAS perth 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 Perth (FFH 157) is an Anzac class frigate of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).


Perth was laid down by Tenix Defence Systems at Williamstown, Victoria on 24 July 2003. She was launched on 20 March 2004, and commissioned into the RAN on 26 August 2006 in Fremantle, Western Australia (the closest port to the ship's namesake city). Perth was the final Anzac class ship to be constructed.

Operational history

In mid 2007, Commander Michele Miller assumed command of Perth. Miller was the first woman to assume command of a major fleet unit of the Royal Australian Navy.[1]


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