Australian warship Anzac (FFH 150)


The lead warship of the Anzac-class frigates is the HMAS Anzac (FFH 150). It is currenly in use and operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Two frigates from the Anzac-class are also operated by the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN).

The FFH-150 entered Australian service in 1996, the frigate operated as part of the INTERFET peacekeeping taskforce in 1999. In 2003, she was involved in the Battle of Al Faw, and became the first RAN ship to fire in anger since the Vietnam War. The ship is operational as of 2015.

A picture of the HMAS Anzac arriving at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, prior to participating in RIMPAC 2008.

A picture of the HMAS Anzac arriving at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, prior to participating in RIMPAC 2008.

Main operational activities:

 

  • Anzac apprehended two South African fishing vessels illegally operating around Heard and McDonald Islands (19979.
  • Anzac was deployed to East Timor as part of the Australian-led INTERFET peacekeeping taskforce from 19 to 29 September 1999.
  • Between 2001 and 2003, Anzac was deployed to the Persian Gulf on three occasions.
  • Anzac was deployed to the Persian Gulf for the third time from February until May 2003, as part of Operation Falconer.
    • On 21 March 2003, Anzac provided naval gunfire support during the Battle of Al Faw. The intent of the assault was to capture the Al Faw Peninsula before Iraqi forces could sabotage the two major oil terminals in the area.
    • The frigate began her first fire support mission at 06:04 on 21 March (the first time a RAN ship had fired in anger in 31 years) and completed seven fire missions over a three-day period.
  • In 2005, Anzac participated in a Northern Trident deployment: a round-the-world voyage intended as a flag-showing cruise to the northern hemisphere.
  • Anzac was assigned to Rotation 29 of Operation Slipper from July 2012 to January 2013 as part of the International Coalition Against Terrorism (ICAT), and which included counter-piracy in the Arabian Sea region and elsewhere.
  • During 2014, Anzac was the third ship of the class to undergo the Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade.
  • Between March and October 2015, Anzac sailed on a second Northern Trident deployment.

 


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Frigate Surface Force
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Submarine Force
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Amphibious Force
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Patrol Force
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MineHunting Force
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Mine Warfare Force

 

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Replenishment and Survey Force
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Replenishment and Survey Force

 

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Training Ships and other Non-Commissioned Units
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▽Warships in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN)

 
Frigate surface Force (11): The principal striking force of the RAN comes from the eleven frigates of the surface force: eight of them belong to the Anzac class and the rest (three) are units from the Adelaide class.

 
Submarine Striking Force (6): The RAN operates six Collins-class submarines. Due to technical and manpower problems these submarines might be replaced in the future by Japanese Soryu-class submarines.

 
Amphibious Force (3): There are a huge variety of amphibious warfare units, which include two Canberra-class landing helicopter dock ships and the landing ship HMAS Choules.

 
Patrol Boat Force (13): There are thirteen Armidale-class patrol boats that perform coastal and economic exclusion zone patrols.

 
Mine Hunting and Warfare Force (4 + 2 in reserve):
There are four Huon-class vessels that are used for minehunting and clearance (another two are commissioned but in reserve since October 2011).

 
Replenishment Force (2 + 6 survey duties):
The task for replenishment at sea is provided by two ships, Sirius and Success. In addition, there are two Leeuwin-class and four Paluma-class vessels perform survey and charting duties.

 
Training Units (1 + 1 support vessel + 2 patrol boats):
The RAN operates the sail training ship Young Endeavour, the support vessel ADV Ocean Shield, and two Cape-class patrol boats. The latter ones are acquired thanks to the Australian Border Force.


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