Frigate HMS Tenby (F65)

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Classification

Type:
type: Frigate

Basic information

Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Cammell Lairds Shipbuilding and Ship repairs
Operator:
Ordered:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Decommissioned:
Status:
Fate:
Sold for scrapping in 1977

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:
  • Radar Type 293Q target indication
  • Radar Type 277Q height finding (later removed)
  • 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
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 Tenby was a Whitby-class or Type 12 anti-submarine frigate of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom. By the early 1970s, in the latter part of her career, she was one of three frigates which formed the Dartmouth Training Squadron and was used for the training of Royal Navy Officer Cadets before being promoted to Midshipmen.

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