Frigate HMS Torquay (F43)

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Classification

Type:
type: Frigate

Basic information

Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Harland & Wolff
Operator:
Ordered:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Decommissioned:
Status:
Fate:
Scrapped 1987

Ship measurements

Displacement:
2600 t
Length:
112.8 m
Length (waterline):
109.7 m
Beam:
12.5 m
Draught:
5.18 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 2 * Babcock & Wilcox boilers
  • 2 * English Electric steam turbines
  • 2 * shafts
  • 30,000 shp (22 MW)
Speed:
30 knots
Range:
370 tons oil fuel, 4,200 nmi (7,780 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)

Crew

Complement:
225

Combat assets

Electronics:

As build:

  • Radar Type 293Q target indication
  • Radar Type 277Q height finding
  • Radar Type 275 fire control on director Mark 6M
  • Radar Type 262 fire control on STAAG
  • Radar Type 974 navigation
  • Type 1010 Cossor Mark 10 IFF
  • Sonar Type 174 search
  • Sonar Type 162 target classification
  • Sonar Type 170 attack

Later:

  • Radar Type 993 target indication
  • Radar Type 275 fire control on director Mark 6M
  • Radar Type 262 fire control on STAAG
  • Radar Type 978 navigation
  • Type 1010 Cossor Mark 10 IFF
  • Sonar Type 174 search
  • Sonar Type 162 target classification
  • Sonar Type 170 attack
Armament:
  • 1 * twin 4.5 in (114 mm) gun Mark 6
  • 1 * twin 40 mm Bofors gun Mark 2 STAAG (later 1 * single 40 mm Bofors gun Mark 7)
  • 2 * Limbo anti-submarine mortar Mark 10
  • 12 * 21-inch (533 mm) anti-submarine torpedo tubes (later removed)

HMS Torquay was a Type 12 Whitby-class frigate of the British Royal Navy. They were the first frigates to have the «V» form hull. This evolutionary design made it possible to be driven in head sea without the usual slamming which occurs with conventional destroyers of the time. Each frigate cost 3.5 million pounds and the first ship completed was Torquay in May 1956.

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