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)
Armament: Twin Sea Dart missile launcher 1 x 4.5 inch (114 mm) Mk 8 gun 2 x 20 mm Oerlikon guns 2 x Vulcan Phalanx Close-in weapon system (CIWS) 2 x Triple anti-submarine torpedo tubes
NATO Seagnat and DLF3 Decoy Launchers Aircraft carried: Lynx HMA8
Manchester was on a six-month deployment to the Caribbean, mainly on counter-drug operations and a display of security to Britain's Overseas Territories in the region. This deployment ended in December 2003 and culminated in a £19 million drug bust.
Her nickname is the "Busy Bee", from the bee emblem on the ship's crest. This emblem is taken from the crest of the city of Manchester and is also depicted in local industry, such as the Strangeways Brewery of Boddingtons.
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