HMS Manchester D95
|Photographer:||Chris Hunsicker [View profile]||Title:||HMS Manchester D95||Added:||Oct 12, 2007|
|Entering Portsmouth harbour. 19/10/07
HMS Manchester (D95)
Operator: Royal Navy Builder: Vickers Laid down: 19 May 1978 Launched: 24 November 1980 Commissioned: 16 December 1982 Motto: Sapere aude ("Dare to be wise") Nickname: Busy Bee Fate: Active in service as of 2007
General characteristics Class and type: Type 42 destroyer Displacement: 5,200 tonnes Length: 141 m (462.5 ft) Beam: 15.2 m (50 ft) Propulsion: COGOG (Combined Gas Or Gas). 2 shafts.
2 Olympus gas turbines producing 36 MW for high power, or 2 Tyne gas turbines for speeds up to about 22 knots. Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h) Complement: 287 (Max. 312)
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