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Photographer:timbo2 [View profile]Title:HMS Iron Duke F234Added:Dec 13, 2017
Captured:December 13, 2017IMO:8949628Hits:439
Location:Weymouth, United Kingdom
Photo Category: Frigates
Weymouth Bay.
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Pennant no.:F234
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timbo2 on Dec 13, 2017 18:36 (3 years ago)
Thank you 'wartsilasulzer' for adding the information.
wartsilasulzer on Dec 13, 2017 17:10 (3 years ago)
Operator: Royal Navy
Ordered: July 1988
Builder: Yarrow Shipbuilders
Laid down: 12 December 1988
Launched: 2 March 1991
Commissioned: 20 May 1993
Refit: Major 20122014
Identification: Pennant number: F234
Call sign: GCOB
Motto: Virtutis Fortuna Comes "Fortune is the companion of valour"
Status: in active service
General characteristics:
Class and type: Type 23 Frigate
Displacement: 4,900t (4,800 long tons; 5,400 short tons)
Length: 133m (436ft 4in)
Beam: 16.1m (52ft 10in)
Draught: 7.3m (23ft 9in)
Propulsion: CODLAG:
Four 1510kW (2,025shp) Paxman Valenta 12CM diesel generators
Two GEC electric motors delivering 2980kW (4000shp)
Two Rolls-Royce Spey SM1C delivering 23,190kW (31,100shp)
Speed: In excess of 28kn (52km/h; 32mph)
Range: 7,500 nautical miles (14,000km) at 15kn (28km/h)
Complement: 185 (accommodation for up to 205)
Electronic warfare and decoys:
UAF-1 ESM, or, UAT Mod 1
Type 182 towed torpedo decoy
Surface Ship Torpedo Defence
Anti-air missiles:
1 32-cell Sea Wolf GWS.26 VLS canisters for 32:
Sea Wolf missiles (range 1-10 km)
Anti-ship missiles:
2 quad Harpoon launchers
Anti-submarine torpedoes:
2 Twin 12.75in (324mm) Sting Ray torpedo tubes
1 BAE 4.5 inch Mk 8 naval gun
2 30mm DS30M Mk2 guns, or, 2 30mm DS30B guns
2 Miniguns
4 General purpose machine guns
Aircraft carried:
1 Lynx HMA8, armed with;
4 Sea Skua anti ship missiles, or
2 anti submarine torpedoes
1 Westland Merlin HM1, armed with;
4 anti submarine torpedoes
Aviation facilities:
Flight deck and enclosed hangar.
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