HMAS Perth (III)
|Role||Long-range frigate capable of air defence, surface and undersea warfare, surveillance, reconnaissance and interdiction.|
Fight and Flourish
Tenix Defence Systems, Williamstown
24 July 2003
20 March 2004
26 August 2006
|Dimensions & Displacement|
|Range||6,000 nautical miles|
|Torpedoes||2 x Mk32 Mod 5 triple mounted torpedo tubes|
|Combat Data Systems||Saab Systems 9LV453 Mk3E|
|Helicopters||1 x S-70B-2 Seahawk or 1 x MH-60R Seahawk|
|Inherited Battle Honours|
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.