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Armidale/Orca-class Patrol Vessel

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The Armidale/Orca-class Patrol Vessels are a type of patrol craft codeveloped by Australia and Canada. Both Governments ordered eighteen ships each. There are also several small countries with interest in the class.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Patrol Vessel (Hull designation symbol ACPB (Australia)/PC (Canada))
  • Service Period: 2004-Present
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 204 feet (62.18 meters)
    • Beam: 31 feet (9.45 meters)
    • Draught: 7.4 feet (2.26 meters)
    • Displacement: 290 tons
  • Crew: 24 (Standard); 32 (Maximum)
  • Power:
  • Propulsion: MTU 16V M70 2,320 kW diesels driving twin propellers (Australia), General Motors Model 265NV (Canada) driving twin propellers, Z-drive Azimunth thrusters
  • Range: 4,500 nautical miles (8,334 km)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Bridgemaster E radar (E/F/I band)
    • Prism III radar warning system
    • Toplite electro-optical detection system
    • Warrlock direction finding system
  • Armament
    • 1 x Rafael Typhoon stabilised gun mount fitted with a 25.4mm (1 in) M242 Bushmaster (Australia)
    • 1 x 40mm L/70 Bofors gun (Canada)
    • 2 x 12.7mm machine guns

Unit Run[edit]

Australia[edit]

  • HMAS Armidale (ACPB-83)
  • HMAS Larrakia (ACPB-84)
  • HMAS Bathurst (ACPB-85)
  • HMAS Albany (ACPB-86)
  • HMAS Pirie (ACPB-87)
  • HMAS Maitland (ACPB-88)
  • HMAS Ararat ACPB-89)
  • HMAS Broome (ACPB-90)
  • HMAS Bundaberg (ACPB-91)
  • HMAS Wollongong (ACPB-92)
  • HMAS Childers (ACPB-93)
  • HMAS Launceston (ACPB-94)
  • HMAS Maryborough (ACPB-95)
  • HMAS Glenelg (ACPB-96)
  • HMAS Tamworth (ACPB-97)
  • HMAS Bunbury (ACPB-98)
  • HMAS Lismore (ACPB-99)
  • HMAS Geraldton (ACPB-100)

Canada[edit]

  • HMCS Orca (PC-55)
  • HMCS Raven (PC-56)
  • HMCS Caribou (PC-57)
  • HMCS Renard (PC-58)
  • HMCS Wolf (PC-59)
  • HMCS Grizzly (PC-60)
  • HMCS Cougar (PC-61)
  • HMCS Dolphin (PC-62)
  • HMCS Heron (PC-63)
  • HMCS Coyote (PC-664)
  • HMCS Wolverine (PC-65)
  • HMCS Swordfish (PC-66)
  • HMCS Manta ray (PC-67)
  • HMCS Barracuda (PC-68)
  • HMCS Albatross (PC-69)
  • HMCS Beaver (PC-70)
  • HMCS Seal (PC-71)
  • HMCS Beluga (PC-72)
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