HMAS Warramunga (FFH 152)

HMAS Warramunga (FFH 152)

HMAS "Warramunga" (FFH 152) is an "Anzac" class frigate of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).


"Warramunga" was laid down by Tenix Defence Systems at Williamstown, Victoria on 26 July 1997. She was launched on 23 May 1998, and commissioned into the RAN on 31 March 2001.

Operational history

"Warramunga" was deployed to Christmas Island as part of Operation Relex II (from 2001 to 2005) in a border protection role, the Southern Ocean as part of Operation Celesta in a successful fisheries protection role (2004), and to Hawaii and the South West Pacific in 2003.

"Warramunga" was the first Australian warship to fire the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) in 2003.

On 31 July 2006, "Warramunga" departed Fleet Base West for the Persian Gulf as part of Operation Catalyst taking over duties from HMAS Ballarat. While on station in the Gulf, "Warramunga" conducted 150 boardings and security patrols, over 1,200 boat evolutions, 21 Replenishments at Sea and Vertical Replenishments, 320 flying hours by her embarked Seahawk helicopter, and 450 investigative queries of merchant vessels. Warramunga was away for 186 days travelling around convert|24981|nmi|km|0. "Warramunga" arrived home on 2 February 2007, replaced by sister ship HMAS "Toowoomba". This was "Warramunga's" first deployment to the Middle East since her commissioning in 2001. [cite web|url=| ]


External links

* [ Royal Australian Navy website for HMAS Warramunga]

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