The USS Adelaide, an amphibious assault ship with all-electric propulsion, ran aground due to an electrical failure

2022-06-07 0 By

The HMS Adelaide, an Australian amphibious assault ship sent to Tonga for emergency operations, suffered a technical failure and was forced to run aground near tonga due to a loss of power.After the incident, The Australian side immediately dispatched technicians to carry out repairs to try to restore power to the ship, but the COVID-19 pandemic hit, which is a double whammy.The Australian Defense Department said the ship’s electrical system had been switched back on after emergency repairs, allowing communications and other systems to work, but it was not yet navigable.It is learnt that THE “Adelaide” belongs to Australia’s Canberra class amphibious assault ship and was officially commissioned in December 2015.The Canberra class amphibious assault ship was launched by Australia in 2003.& # 39;Defense Projects Program& # 39;The winning construction project was based on the Juan Carlos I battleship by the Spanish company Navantia.In terms of performance indicators, the Canberra class amphibious assault ship has a length of 221.4 meters, a maximum displacement of 27,500 tons, a diesel generator for the power system, and a maximum speed of 21 knots.It has an all-access flight deck that can accommodate thousands of soldiers and hundreds of vehicles, as well as s-70 Sea Hawk helicopters.In addition, the Canberra class amphibious assault ship will be able to take off and land the F-35B based on technological improvements, so that Australia will have a “quasi-aircraft carrier” combat capability in the future.In terms of weapon system, the ship is equipped with typhoon remote-controlled weapon station and M242 automatic gun and other self-defense weapons.The ship is highly regarded for its all-electric propulsion capability, but its construction has suffered several setbacks.For example, the first ship of this class, HMS Canberra, had an electrical accident, which left a hidden danger and led to many problems after its commissioning.The Adelaide had similar problems.While all-electric propulsion has many benefits, it also carries a huge risk of shutting down warships altogether, as the accident clearly signals.Due to the power failure, the crew of the ship had to rest on the deck, which led to the outbreak of COVID-19.With the latest figures showing 70 confirmed cases on the ship, the situation is getting worse.In an effort to resume operations as quickly as possible, the Australian military is once again organizing shipments of vital parts so technicians can speed up repairs, which will take time.