HMS Diamond joins Australian warship east of Suez

#1
Ministry of Defence said:
HMS Diamond has joined Australian ship HMAS Melbourne as she takes her place in the international naval effort to counter criminal activity on the seas east of Suez.

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#3
Pretty ships, the Adelaide Class. Now, I know they still have the Mk13 launcher for the SM1 but since nobody used SM1 anymore can it fire SM2 which I know they have, and if not where's the VLS cells 'cause I can't see them in those pictures in the link... anyone got the gen? I think the Mk13 can launch harpoon as well though but I had thought it wasn't SM2 compatible.

Hmm.
 
#4
From the RAN web:

76mm Rapid Fire Gun
Harpoon Anti-ship Missiles
SM2 Surface-to-Air Missiles
Evolved Sea Sparrow Surface-to-Air Missiles
Mk 41 Vertical Launch System
Mk 13 Missile Launcher
Phalanx Close-in Weapons System
Nulka, Pirate, Seagnat and Lescut decoy systems
2 Mk 32 triple torpedo tubes
Mk 46 torpedoes
Aircraft
Up to two Seahawk helicopters

HMAS Melbourne - Royal Australian Navy





Must be all those RN blokes that transferred over ;P
 
F

fozzy

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#6
From the RAN web:

76mm Rapid Fire Gun
Harpoon Anti-ship Missiles
SM2 Surface-to-Air Missiles
Evolved Sea Sparrow Surface-to-Air Missiles
Mk 41 Vertical Launch System
Mk 13 Missile Launcher
Phalanx Close-in Weapons System
Nulka, Pirate, Seagnat and Lescut decoy systems
2 Mk 32 triple torpedo tubes
Mk 46 torpedoes
Aircraft
Up to two Seahawk helicopters

So it has more ASuW capability than the T45, STWS and, two SAM systems?

Hmm. Much as I like the T45, cant help thinking that they are woefully under armed for the size of the platform.
 

seaweed

LE
Book Reviewer
#7
East of Suez, Prince Albert, can be anywhere from Africa to San Diego.
 
#10
But please note, Krakatoa is not east of Java, and the sun does not set over the South China Sea John Wayne.
 
#11
From the RAN web:

76mm Rapid Fire Gun
Harpoon Anti-ship Missiles
SM2 Surface-to-Air Missiles
Evolved Sea Sparrow Surface-to-Air Missiles
Mk 41 Vertical Launch System
Mk 13 Missile Launcher
Phalanx Close-in Weapons System
Nulka, Pirate, Seagnat and Lescut decoy systems
2 Mk 32 triple torpedo tubes
Mk 46 torpedoes
Aircraft
Up to two Seahawk helicopters

HMAS Melbourne - Royal Australian Navy







Must be all those RN blokes that transferred over ;P
Yeah I found that thanks, its where they've bolted the VLS silos - Because I can see the Mk13 there in the bows and the Melera on top in the same odd place as the yanks had their 57mm - same as the Oliver Hazard Perrys' but... the VLS... hmmm.
 

Bouillabaisse

LE
Book Reviewer
#12
I have a vague inkling from some work a few years ago that they were looking at a distributed VLS system - hanging them on external bulkheads in essence. But I can't remember if that was Sm2 or Nulka. I shall have a look at my old work books
 
#13
Dear MoD RSS,

Your big grey war canoe (BGWC) is being shown up by an elderly lady. Your BGWC is fitted for but not with feck all really. Wiki is your friend and can we please ask the MODs to stop the overpaid tossers at MB from posting this kind of c..p.

I would rather they be sacked and the cash spent on fitted for and with.

Thanks

Kromeriz
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
#14
thats a good idea we are having putting smaller ships under our radar envelope so we can claim no need to be fitted with.

are the navy like the army per chance? will they be sneaking over and pinching kit from all these ships we are working with? if so crack on :)
 
#16
Wow that's tiny, I saw that box on the original picture and thought 'is that it?" then discounted it as it looked so small. Cheers Sunof
 
#17
Wow that's tiny, I saw that box on the original picture and thought 'is that it?" then discounted it as it looked so small. Cheers Sunof
Indeed, seems such a simple addition with not much hull impact, it's a wonder we never went down that route to give our ships assorted a similar upgrade.
 

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