HMS Intrepid L11
|Photographer:||Chris Hunsicker [View profile]||Title:||HMS Intrepid L11||Added:||Jan 10, 2008|
|HMS Intrepid L11
Laid up awaiting disposal in Portsmouth Harbour. was a Royal Navy ship which served from 1967 until 1999. One of two from the Landing Platform Dock (LPD) class she was based in HM Naval Base, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon and HM Naval Base Portsmouth and saw service around the world over her 32 year life. They have been replaced by HMS Ocean and HMS Albion.
Laid down: 19 December 1962 Launched: 25 June 1964 Commissioned: 11 March 1967 Decommissioned: 31 August 1999 Fate: Currently (2007) in Portsmouth awaiting disposal
Displacement: 12,120 t Length: 159 m Beam:54 m Draught: 9.8 m docked down / 7 m normal
Propulsion: 2 English Electric Steam turbines. 2 Boilers. 22,000 shp. 550 psi 850 °F. Speed: 21 kn Range: 5000 nmi at 20 kn
Complement: 550 including small Royal Marines detachment(approx 70 men). Armament: 2 (Originally fitted with 4) Seacat launchers. 2 BMARC 20 mm. Original fit 2 x Bofors 40/60. Later also included a Phalanx CIWS. Aircraft: Depending upon period. Mostly 2-4 Westland Wessex helicopters. Motto: "Explicet Nomen" - The name says it all
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