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HMAS Australia (R22)

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The USS Oriskany (CV-34), the ship that would eventually become the HMAS Australia (R22).

The HMAS Australia (R22) was an Essex-class aircraft carrier in service in the United States Navy from 1950 to 1976 and in the Royal Australian Navy from 1990 to 2009.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Aircraft Carrier (Hull designation symbol CV, pennant number: R22)
  • Service Period: 1990-2009
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 930 feet (283.46 meters)
    • Beam: 130 feet (39.65 meters)
    • Draft: 33 feet (10.06 meters)
    • Displacement: 41,460 tons
  • Crew: 2,260
  • Power: 196,000 shp
  • Propulsion:
  • Range: 12,250 miles (19,715 kilometers)
  • Speed: 33 Knots
  • Sensor Suite
    • AN/SPQ-9B Fire Control Radar
    • AN/SLQ-25 Electronic Warfare Suite
    • AN/SPS-48E Air Search Radar
    • AN/SPS-49 Air Search Radar
  • Armament
    • 2 x Mark 25 Sea Sparrow Missile Launchers
    • 2 x 20mm Phalanx CIWS
  • Aircraft Carried
    • 18 x F/A-18 Hornet
    • 20 x A-6E Intruder
    • 4 x E-2C Hawkeye
    • 4 x S-3A Viking
    • 4 x C-2A Greyhound
    • 6 x Westland Sea King Mark.50A/B/C

History[edit]

USS Oriskany (CV-34)[edit]

to be continued at a later date.

HMAS Australia (R22)[edit]

to be continued at a later date.

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