All ahead full! Navy DDG stretches legs in full-power trial

One of the Royal Australian Navys newest guided-missile destroyers, HMAS Brisbane, has successfully completed a full-power trial, giving the ship an opportunity to stretch its legs off the coast of Sydney.

One of the Royal Australian Navys newest guided-missile destroyers, HMAS Brisbane, has successfully completed a full-power trial, giving the ship an opportunity to stretch its legs off the coast of Sydney.

Guided-missile destroyer HMAS Brisbane recently stretched her legs off the coast of Sydney to conduct a full-power trial the power trial is not a speed test to see how fast a ship can go. It is a well-calibrated examination of turbine speed and shaft rotation against a range of parameters.

HMAS Brisbane is the second of three Hobart Class guided-missile destroyers, the most complex and capable warships Australia has operated. The ship, alongside HMA Ships Hobart and Sydney, will primarily provide air defence for accompanying ships, in addition to land forces and infrastructure in coastal areas.

Petty Officer Marine Technician Gary Bissett explained it was another tick in the box for the Steel Cats engineering team: Getting off the coast gives us the nautical freedom to come up to speed within the limitations set by the builders and the tests we need to conduct. We are working closely with civilian contractors from Thales and General Electric to ensure Brisbane is performing to the best of her capabilities, and ready to face whatever the challenges that lay ahead.

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