The Perth class multi-role stealth frigates are the latest frigates to enter into service with the Royal Australian Navy, and are multi-mission derivatives of the French Navy's La Fayette class frigate. They are the definitive replacement for the Adelaide class frigates, and are capable in anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, and anti-submarine warfare.

They are extensively redesigned to meet Australian requirements, and are equipped with CEAFAR, CEAMOUNT and several other American and Australian systems. The Perth class are one of the few diesel-powered warships in the RAN.

Ship listEdit


  • HMAS Perth
  • HMAS Christchurch

Under constructionEdit

  • NUSHIP Otago
  • NUSHIP Canterbury


  • Newcastle
  • Darwin


Displacement 3350 tonnes
Length 114.8 m (377 ft)
Machinery Four MTU 20V 8000 M90, each rated at 8200 kW (CODAD)
Speed 27 kts
  • One 5 inch (127mm/L62) Mk-45 Mod 4 (lightweight gun)
  • One 20mm Phalanx CIWS
  • 8 RGM-84 Harpoons in 2 quad launchers
  • 32 Cell Mark 41 VLS system
    • Standard Missiles
    • VL-ASROC
    • Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles
  • 2 Mk 32 Triple Torpedo Tubes for Mk 46/MU90 Torpedoes
  • 2 25mm M242 Bushmaster cannon
  • 2 0.50 cal FN M2HB-QCB Heavy Machine Guns
  • Mountings for 7.62mm MAG 58 GPMG
Aircraft 1 S-70B-2 Seahawk

Ship ProfileEdit