HMAS Shoalwater (M 81)

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Career (Australia)
Name: HMAS Shoalwater
Namesake: Shoalwater Bay
Builder: Carrington Slipways
Launched: 20 June 1987
Commissioned: 10 October 1987
Decommissioned: 14 August 2001
Fate: Decommissioned
General characteristics
Class & 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)
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 x 12.7 mm (0.50 in) machine guns
Notes: Taken from:[1]

HMAS Shoalwater (M 81), named for Shoalwater Bay in Queensland, was a Bay class minehunter of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

She was built by Carrington Slipways at its Ramsay Fibreglass facility in Tomago, New South Wales, launched on 20 June 1987 and commissioned on 10 October 1987.

Shoalwater was decommissioned on 14 August 2001.[2] She and sister ship HMAS Rushcutter were sold in 2002 for service in the Persian Gulf.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sharpe (ed.), Richard (March 1996). Jane's Fighting Ships, 1996-97 (99th edition ed.). Surrey: Jane's Information Group. p. 29. ISBN 0-7106-1355-5. OCLC 34998928. 
  2. ^ a b 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.