HMAS Rushcutter (M 80)
The former HMAS Rushcutter, underway on Rozelle Bay, New South Wales, in March 2014
|Launched:||3 May 1986|
|Commissioned:||1 November 1986|
|Decommissioned:||14 August 2001|
|Class and type:||Bay class minehunter|
|Displacement:||178 tons full load|
|Length:||101.7 ft (31.0 m)|
|Beam:||29.5 ft (9.0 m)|
|Draught:||6.6 ft (2.0 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 Poyaud 520-V8-S2 diesel generators, 650 PS (478 kW)|
|Speed:||10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)|
|Range:||1,500 nautical miles (2,800 km; 1,700 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)|
|Complement:||14 (3 officers)|
|Radar: Kelvin Hughes Type 1006 navigational
Sonar: Atlas Elektronik DSQS-11M hull-mounted mine-hunting
|Armament:||2 × 12.7 mm (0.50 in) machine guns|
HMAS Rushcutter (M 80) was one of two Bay class minehunters built for the Royal Australian Navy by [Forgacs Shipyard|Carrington Slipways]] at its Ramsay Fibreglass facility in Tomago, New South Wales. She was launched on 8 May 1986 and commissioned on 1 November 1986. She was decommissioned on 14 August 2001. She and sister ship HMAS Shoalwater were sold in 2002 for service in the Persian Gulf. At some point before 2013, the vessel ended up in private hands in Rozelle Bay.
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- Media related to HMAS Rushcutter (M 80) at Wikimedia Commons
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