Frigate HMS Berwick (F115)

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Classification

Type:
type: Frigate

Basic information

Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Harland & Wolff
Operator:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Decommissioned:
Status:
Fate:
Berwick was sunk as a target ship on 18 August 1986 by a Tigerfish torpedo, which was fired from the submarine Tireless.

Ship measurements

Displacement:
2800 t
Length:
110 m
Beam:
12 m
Draught:
5.3 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 2 * Babcock & Wilcox boilers
  • 2 * English Electric steam turbines
  • 2 * shafts
  • 30,000 shp (22,000 kW)
Speed:
30 knots
Range:
400 tons oil fuel; 5,200 nautical miles (9,630 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)

Crew

Complement:
235

Combat assets

Electronics:

As build:

  • Radar Type 293Q target indication
  • Radar Type 275 fire control on director Mark 6M
  • Radar Type 277Q height finder
  • Radar Type 974 navigation
  • Type 1010 Cossor Mark 10 IFF
  • Sonar Type 174 search
  • Sonar Type 162 target classification
  • Sonar Type 170 attack

As modified:

  • Radar Type 993 target indication
  • Radar Type 903 fire control on director MRS3
  • Radar Type 978 navigation
  • Type 1010 Cossor Mark 10 IFF
  • Sonar Type 177 search
  • Sonar Type 162 target classification
  • Sonar Type 170 attack
Armament:

As build:

  • 1 * twin 4.5in gun Mark 6
  • 1 * 40 mm Bofors gun Mark 7
  • 2 * Limbo anti-submarine mortar Mark 10
  • 12 * 21-in anti-submarine torpedo tubes (removed or never installed)

As modified:

  • 1 * twin 4.5in gun Mark 6
  • 1 * Sea Cat GWS-20 SAM
  • 2 * 20 mm Oerlikon guns
  • 1 * Limbo anti-submarine mortar Mark 10
  • 2 * 8-barrel 3in Knebworth/Corvus countermeasures launchers
Aircraft:

As modified: 1 * Westland Wasp HAS.1 MATCH helicopter

HMS Berwick was a Rothesay or Type 12M class anti-submarine frigate of the British Royal Navy. She was built by Harland & Wolff and launched on 15 December 1959.

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