HMAS Rushcutter (M 80)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMAS Rushcutter.
Ex-Rushcutter March 2014 08.JPG
The former HMAS Rushcutter, underway on Rozelle Bay, New South Wales, in March 2014
Career (Australia)
Name: Rushcutter
Namesake: Rushcutters Bay
Builder: Carrington Slipways
Launched: 3 May 1986
Commissioned: 1 November 1986
Decommissioned: 14 August 2001
Fate: Decommissioned
General characteristics
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)
Sensors and
processing systems:
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
Notes: Taken from:[1]

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.[2] She was launched on 8 May 1986 and commissioned on 1 November 1986.[2] She was decommissioned on 14 August 2001.[2] She and sister ship HMAS Shoalwater were sold in 2002 for service in the Persian Gulf.[3] At some point before 2013, the vessel ended up in private hands in Rozelle Bay.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sharpe (ed.), Richard (March 1996). Jane's Fighting Ships, 1996-97 (99th ed.). Surrey: Jane's Information Group. p. 29. ISBN 0-7106-1355-5. OCLC 34998928. 
  2. ^ a b c "Hunters Paid Off". Navy News. 3 September 2001. Retrieved 4 December 2009. 
  3. ^ Wertheim, Eric, ed. (2007). The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World: Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems (15th ed.). Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. p. 23. ISBN 978-1-59114-955-2. OCLC 140283156.