Frigate HMS Eastbourne (F73)

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Classification

Type:
type: Frigate

Basic information

Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Vickers-Armstrongs, Limited
Operator:
Ordered:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Decommissioned:
Status:
Fate:
Sold for scrapping in 1985

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 Eastbourne was a Whitby-class or Type 12 anti-submarine frigate of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom.

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