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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: 936 feet (285.29 meters)
    • Beam: 130 feet (39.65 meters)
    • Draft: 33 feet (10.06 meters)
    • Displacement: 34,500 tons (Standard); 52,100 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 2,260
  • Propulsion: 6 x steam boilers, 4 x Westinghouse geared steam turbines, 4 x shafts, 210,000 shp (157,500 kW)
  • Range: 12,500 miles (20,116.8 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed: 33 Knots
  • Sensor Suite
    • AN/SPS-48E E/F-Band 3D Air Search Radar
    • AN/SPS-49(V)5 L-Band 2D Air Search Radar
    • AN/SPS-67 C-Band Surface Search Radar
    • AN/SPS-64 Navigation Radar
    • AN/SPN-46(V)1 Precision Approach and Landing Radar
    • Mk.95 NSSM Guidance Radar x 4
  • Countermeasures:
    • AN/SLQ-32(V)4 Electronic Warfare Suite
    • AN/SLQ-25C Nixie torpedo countermeasures suite
    • Mk.36 SBROC decoy launchers x 6
  • Armament
    • 2 x Mk.29 NATO Sea Sparrow Missile Launchers
    • 2 x 20mm Phalanx CIWS
  • Aircraft Carried: 60 fixed wing aircraft and helicopters
    • 22 x F/A-18 Boomerang
    • 20 x A-6E/F Intruder
    • 4 x E-2C Hawkeye
    • 4 x S-3A/B 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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