HMAS Albany (II)
Austal Ships, Fremantle
15 July 2006
|Dimensions & Displacement|
|Displacement||standard: 300 tonnes (295.3 (uk) t) (330.7 t (short)) (300000 kg)|
|Length||overall: 56.8 m (186.35 ft)|
|Beam||overall: 9.7 m (31.82 ft)|
|Draught||hull: 2.7 m (8.86 ft)|
|Speed||top speed: 25 kt (46.3 km/h) (28.8 mph)|
|Range||standard: 3,000 n miles (5556 km) (3452.3 miles) at 12 kt (22.2 km/h) (13.8 mph)|
|Machinery||2 MTU 4000 16V diesels; 6,225 hp (4.64 MW); 2 shafts|
|Electronic Countermeasures||RESM: BAE Systems Prism III; intercept.|
|Radars||Surface search/navigation: Bridgemaster E; E/F/I-band.|
|Electro-optic Systems||Rafael Toplite optronic director.|
HMAS Albany (II) and her 13 sister ACPBs are Navy's principal contribution to the nation's fisheries protection, immigration, customs and drug law enforcement operations. The vessels work hand-in-hand with other Government agencies and each year they provide up to 3000 patrol days as part of the Coastwatch-managed national surveillance effort. In the event of war they would be tasked to control the waters close to the Australian mainland.
Armidale Class Patrol Boats are highly capable and versatile warships which are able to conduct a wide variety of missions and tasks. One of our primary duties is our contribution to the 'Civil Surveillance Program'. Surveillance and Boarding operations conducted by the Royal Australian Navy safeguard Australia's sovereignty and significantly contribute to the security of our nation. Our operations protect against unauthorized entry, breaches of customs, immigration and drugs legislation, other illegal activity and in support of law enforcement, preserve the integrity of our national fish-stocks, our marine environment and other natural resources.
HMAS Albany (II) has a range of 3000 nautical miles at 12 knots and a maximum speed of about 25 knots. It is equipped with high-definition navigational radar, high and ultra high frequency communications equipment, gyro compasses and echo sounder. Albany (II) is also fitted with a satellite navigation system that enables the ship's position to be determined with great accuracy.
HMAS Albany (I)
(Part time Navy Auxiliary Patrol (NAP), Victoria) - No records
HMAS Albany (II)
(15 July 2006 – Present)
The badge design is based on the Brig Amity. The Brig Amity sailed from Sydney on November 9th 1826, carrying a party under the command of Major Edmund Lockyer, who was ordered to form a settlement at King George Sound, Albany, Western Australia. Lockyer named the site Frederickstown after His Royal Highness, Duke of York & Albany, Fredrick Augustus – second son of King George III. This was the site of the first European settlement in Western Australia. In 1831 Stirling visited the Sound and changed the settlement’s name from Frederickstown to one of the Prince’s ducal titles – Albany. The Brig also features in the City of Albany Coat of Arms.
The Amity design symbolises strength, courage and prosperity all strong values and characteristics of the ship HMAS Albany (II) , the city and communities of Albany and the Royal Australian Navy.
The Brig Amity in full sail sailing on the high seas, represented by the royal blue and white wavy lines in base, against the clear blue skies, represented by the light blue background.
Azure; Issuant out of base barry wavy of four, argent and azure, the Brig Amity (a two masted square rigged vessel) in full sail proper.
“Stand Tall” promotes the characteristics again of strength, courage and prosperity of the ship HMAS Albany (II), the City of Albany and the Royal Australian Navy.
Chief of Navy, VADM R.E. Shalders, RAN - 12th of September 2005.
Mr. Gary Kinkade – Manager Navy Badges (Graphic Designer), DNRM - NHQ, Canberra