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FFH 152 HMAS Warramunga

 
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Type, class: Helicopter Frigate / FFH; Anzac class
Builder: Tenix Defence, Williamstown, Australia
 
STATUS:
Laid down: July 26, 1997
Launched: May 23, 1998
Commissioned: March 31, 2001
IN SERVICE
 

Homeport: Fleet Base East, Sydney
Namesake: Warramunga/Warumungu - Indigenous people
Ships Motto: COURAGE IN DIFFICULTIES
Technical Data: see INFO > Anzac class Frigate / FFH
 

ship images


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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - August 2016

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - August 2016

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - August 2016

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - August 2016

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HMAS Warramunga and HMAS Ballarat alongside at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - July 2016 (RAN photo via US DoD)

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during exercise RIMPAC 2016 - July 2016

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during exercise RIMPAC 2016 - July 2016

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during exercise RIMPAC 2016 - July 2016

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during exercise RIMPAC 2016 - July 2016

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during exercise RIMPAC 2016 - July 2016

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during exercise RIMPAC 2016 - July 2016

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during exercise RIMPAC 2016 - July 2016

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - July 2016

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - June 2016

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - June 2016

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - June 2016

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - June 2016

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - June 2016

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on the way to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - June 2010 (RAN photo via US Navy)

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on the way to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - June 2010 (RAN photo via US Navy)

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on the way to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - June 2010 (RAN photo via US Navy)

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on the way to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - June 2010 (RAN photo via US Navy)

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on the way to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - June 2010 (RAN photo via US Navy)

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - July 2010

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - July 2010

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HMAS Warramunga fires a RGM-84 Harpoon SSM from her Mk-141 missile launcher - exercise RIMPAC 2010 - July 2010 (RAN photo via US Navy)

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HMAS Warramunga fires a RGM-84 Harpoon SSM from her Mk-141 missile launcher - exercise RIMPAC 2010 - July 2010 (RAN photo via US Navy)

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HMAS Warramunga fires her Mk-45 Mod.2 5"/54-caliber gun during exercise RIMPAC 2010 - July 2010 (RAN photo via US Navy)

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HMAS Warramunga fires her Mk-45 Mod.2 5"/54-caliber gun during exercise RIMPAC 2010 - July 2010 (RAN photo via US Navy)
 
 
On 31 July 2006, Warramunga departed Fleet Base West for her first deployment to the Persian Gulf as part of Operation Catalyst, taking over duties from HMAS Ballarat. While on station in the Gulf, Warramunga conducted 150 boardings and security patrols, 320 flying hours were logged by her embarked Seahawk helicopter, and 450 investigative queries of merchant vessels were made. Warramunga returned to Fremantle on 2 February 2007 after 186 days at sea.

On 29 May 2009, it was announced that Warramunga would be re-tasked with protecting civilian vessels from piracy in Somali waters. The ship was assigned to Combined Task Force 151, which was tasked with preventing pirate attacks on commercial vessels in the shipping lanes off the Horn of Africa and Somalia.

During July and August 2010, Warramunga was one of three RAN ships to participate in the RIMPAC 2010 multinational exercise. During RIMPAC, the frigate participated in the sinking of the decommissioned amphibious assault ship USS New Orleans, firing several rounds from her main gun.

Warramunga was the fourth ship of the class to undergo the Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade. The upgrade occurred across 2014 and early 2015, the upgrade included the fitting of CEA Technologies' CEAFAR and CEAMOUNT phased array radars, on new masts, a Vampir NG Infrared Search and Track system, and Sharpeye Navigational Radar Systems, along with improvements to the operations room equipment and layout. As well as the ASMD upgrade, Warramunga was the first ship of the RAN to be painted with the polysiloxane-based Haze Grey paint, which has greater durability and infrared-reflection capabilities than the Storm Grey polyurethane paint used for the previous 60 years. A new ship's company (that of sister ship Parramatta, which was docked for upgrading) was assigned on 31 March 2015, and the ship was relaunched on 8 April. On reentering service, the ship's homeport was changed to Fleet Base East, where she arrived on 2 September.

source: wikipedia
 
 
 

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