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Photographer:Phil English [View profile]Title:HMS LONDON D16Added:Jul 13, 2005
Photo Category: Destroyers
Passing under Tower Bridge, April 1981

This photo was taken in her namesake city just prior to her decomissioning in 1981. Sold to Pakistan in 1982, she was eventually withdrawn from service and scrapped in 1995.
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Pennant no.:D16
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BRIAN FISHER on Jul 26, 2005 16:52 (13 years ago)
Phil - A classic shot and the scan comes up very well indeed.
Phil English on Jul 26, 2005 12:17 (13 years ago)
Thanks Hunsch. That's the one ! :-)
Chris Hunsicker on Jul 26, 2005 11:52 (13 years ago)
Hi! Its me again, with hopefully the correct information for you.Unfortunately there is only an artists impression but there are a lot of similarities.

According to Janes 1959-60 Page 22

County Class.

Displacement: 4,000 tons (5.500 tons full load)
Dimensions: 500 x 50 x 16 feet
GUNS; 4 - 4.5 inch (two twin turrets forward)
Aircraft: 1 Helicopter.
Guided Weapons: 1 launcher aft for “Seaslug”; 2 “Seacat” close range ship-to-air missiles
Torpedo tubes: 6 – 21inch (2 triple)
Machinery: 2 sets geared steam turbines. 2 shafts. Boillers Babcock & Wicox.
Speed: 32.5 kts

Appearance notes
First design provided for a long, low lying vessels with two widely spaced, squat raked funnels, two stump masts, two guns forward, guided weapon on the quarter deck, and anti-submarine weapons on the break of the forecastle deck aft; but there have been several recastings of the design.

Builders: Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend Late 1959
Phil English on Jul 26, 2005 08:11 (13 years ago)
Thanks for the comment Hunsch. However, this is a different HMS London. The type 22 had the pennant number F95 and was commissioned in 1987. My photo pre-dates that by several years.
Chris Hunsicker on Jul 25, 2005 23:52 (13 years ago)
Displacement: 4,850 tonnes
Dimensions: 148.1 x 14.75 x 4.3m
Propulsion: COGOG; 2 x Rolls-Royce Olympus gas t; 2 x Rolls-Royce Tyne gas turbines
Speed; 30 knts
Armament: 1 x 76mm OTO Melara gun.
Complement: 246 (accommodation for 320)

Type 22 frigate HMS London,is now called the Regina Maria. HMS London was paid off in 1998 as part of the Strategic Defence Review. The vessel has just been handed over to the Romanians and the crew are undergoing training prior to sailing for Romania
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