HMAS
Tobruk
(II)

HMAS Tobruk (II) sails off of the coast of Bay Rock Island in Queensland
Commanding Officer
Class
Modified Sir Bedevere Class
Type
Role Amphibious Warfare
Pennant
L 50
Motto
Faithful and Strong
Home Port
Builder
Carrington Slipways, Pty Ltd
Laid Down
7 February 1978
Launched
1 March 1980
Commissioned
23 April 1981
Dimensions & Displacement
Displacement 3353 tonnes (5791 tonnes loaded)
Length 127 metres
Beam 18.3 metres
Draught 4.9 metres
Performance
Speed 18 knots
Range 8000 nautical miles
Complement
Crew 150
Propulsion
Machinery 2 x Mirrlees Blackstone KDMR8 diesels
Armament
Guns
  • 6 x 12.7mm machinge guns
  • 2 x Mini Typhoon 12.7 mm (for selected deployments)
Radars
  • Kelvin Hughes Type 1006
  • Kelvin Hughes Type 1007
Helicopters In support of Amphibious Operations (ranging from the Squirrel AS350-B to Chinook CH47)
Awards
Inherited Battle Honours
Battle Honours EAST TIMOR 1999
HMAS Tobruk (II) ships badge

HMAS Tobruk (II) gives the Australian Defence Force an amphibious heavy lift capability. The ship is a multi -purpose troop and roll-on/roll-off, heavy vehicle carrier built by Carrington Slipways Pty Ltd at Tomago, near Newcastle , NSW. The design includes facilities for bow and stern loading, beaching, a drive-through capacity and inter-deck transfers via ramps.

Tobruk (II) can transport 18 tanks, 40 Armoured Personnel Carriers or 40 Australian Light Armoured Vehicles. The Vehicle Deck has been reinforced to enable the transportation of two Landing Craft Mechanical-8 (LCM-8) on specially designed cradles. In addition, two Landing Craft Vehicular Personnel units (LCVP) are secured by davits on either side of the superstructure. The ship's roll-on/roll-off function is supplemented by 2 x 8.5 tonne capacity Favco cranes and a Velle derrick capable of lifting up to 70 tonnes. The amphibious role is enhanced by forward and aft helicopter decks, which can be operated simultaneously. Helicopters can also be refuelled on both decks.

Tobruk (II) can accommodate up to 300 troops for extended duration. In an overloaded state, the ship can provide accommodation for up to 520 troops for short periods of time.