HMAS
Perth
(III)

HMAS Perth (III)
Commanding Officer
Class
Anzac Class
Type
Pennant
FFH 157
Motto
Fight and Flourish
Home Port
Builder
Tenix Defence Systems, Williamstown
Laid Down
24 July 2003
Launched
20 March 2004
Commissioned
26 August 2006
Dimensions & Displacement
Displacement 3759 tonnes
Length 118 metres
Beam 14.8 metres
Draught 4.35 metres
Performance
Speed 27 knots
Range 6000 nautical miles
Complement
Crew 174
Propulsion
Machinery
  • 1 x General Electric LM2500 gas turbine engine
  • 2 x MTU 12V 1163 diesels driving two controllable pitch propellers
Armament
Missiles
  • Mk 41 vertical launch system with Sea Sparrow anti-air missile
  • Harpoon Anti-Ship Missiles
Guns
  • 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
  • FEL SLQ-25C towed torpedo decoy
Electronic Countermeasures
  • Thales Centaur radar intercept
  • Telefunken PST-1720 comms intercept
Radars
  • Raytheon SPS-49(V)8 ANZ
  • Ericsson Sea Giraffe
  • CEAFAR active phased array
  • Atlas Elektronik 9600 ARPA
  • Kelvin Hughes Sharp Eye
  • CEAMOUNT illuminators
  • Celsius Tech Ceros 200
  • Cossor AIMS Mk XII
Sonars
  • Thomson Sintra Spherion
  • Thales UMS 5424 Petrel
Combat Data Systems Saab Systems 9LV 453
Electro-optic Systems
  • Saab Systems Ceros 200
  • Sagem VAMPIR IRST
Helicopters 1 S-70B-2 Seahawk.
Awards
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, Government will consider upgrading the remaining ships in Class.

The ship can embark a multi-role Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter to enhance anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare and Search and Rescue capabilities. Embarkation of a helicopter also provides the ship with the capability to deliver air-launched torpedoes.

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.