HMAS Perth (III)
Commanding Officer
Anzac Class
Role Long-range frigate capable of air defence, surface and undersea warfare, surveillance, reconnaissance and interdiction.
FFH 157
International Callsign
Fight and Flourish
Home Port
Tenix Defence Systems, Williamstown
Laid Down
24 July 2003
20 March 2004
26 August 2006
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Dimensions & Displacement
Displacement 3,600 tonnes
Length 118 metres
Beam 14.8 metres
Draught 4.5 metres
Speed 27 knots
Range 6,000 nautical miles
Crew 177
  • 1 x General Electric LM2500 gas turbine engine
  • 2 x MTU 12V 1163 diesels driving two controllable pitch propellers
  • Mk 41 vertical launch system with Evolved Sea Sparrow missiles
  • Harpoon anti-ship missiles
  • 5 inch Mk45 Mod 2 automatic rapid fire gun
  • 4 x 50 calibre (12.7mm) machine guns
Torpedoes 2 x Mk32 Mod 5 triple mounted torpedo tubes
Physical Countermeasures
  • Loral Hycor SRBOC decoy launchers
  • BAE Nulka decoy launchers
  • SLQ-25C torpedo countermeasures
Electronic Countermeasures
  • JEDS 3701 electronic support measures
  • Telefunken PST-1720 comms intercept
  • Raytheon SPS-49(V)8 ANZ
  • CEAFAR active phased array
  • Kelvin Hughes Sharp Eye
  • CEAMOUNT illuminators
  • Saab Systems Ceros 200
  • Cossor AIMS Mk XII
  • Thomson Sintra Spherion
  • Thales UMS 5424 Petrel
Combat Data Systems Saab Systems 9LV453 Mk3E
Electro-optic Systems
  • Saab Systems Ceros 200
  • Vampir NG infra-red search and track system
Helicopters 1 x S-70B-2 Seahawk or 1 x MH-60R Seahawk
Inherited Battle Honours
HMAS Perth (III) Badge

Welcome aboard HMAS Perth (III). Perth (III) is the eighth and final Anzac class frigate to be built by Tenix for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Two other ships of the class have also been commissioned into the Royal New Zealand Navy.

The first steel for Perth (III) was cut on 23 August 2000 and the keel was laid on 24 July 2003. Perth (III) was launched by Ms Margaret Gee, daughter of Perth (I) survivor Allan Gee, on 20 March 2004. Perth (III) was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy on Saturday 26th August 2006.

Perth (III) is the first of the Anzac class ships to undergo the Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade. Based on the success of this extensive upgrade, the remaining ships of the class are being progressively upgraded with the enhanced weapon and sensor systems fit.

The ship was recently upgraded to embark the new multi-role MH-60R 'Romeo' Seahawk helicopter which provides enhanced anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare capabilities. Embarkation of the helicopter also provides the ship with the capability to deliver air-launched anti-submarine torpedoes and Hellfire air-to-surface missiles.

The name Perth carries with it the proud histories of two former RAN warships. The officers and sailors of Perth (III) look forward to building on the excellent reputations earned by our two previous namesakes.

HMAS Perth battle honours.
HMAS Perth battle honours.