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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

TORPEDO SHIPS

MANCHESTER missile destroyers (1982 - 1985)

Manchester 2000

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Manchester D95   Vickers SB, Barrow 19/5/1978 24/11/1980 16/12/1982 sold 11/2014
Gloucester D96   Vosper Thornycroft, Woolston 29/10/1979 2/11/1982 11/9/1985 sold 9/2015
Edinburgh D97   Cammell Laird, Birkenhead 8/9/1980 13/4/1983 17/12/1985 sold 8/2015
York D98   Swan Hunter, Wallsend 18/1/1980 21/6/1982 9/8/1985 sold 8/2015

 

Displacement standard, t

3880

Displacement full, t

4775

Length, m

132.3 wl 141.1 oa

Breadth, m

14.9

Draught, m

4.20 hull 5.80 sonar dome

No of shafts

2

Machinery

COGOG: 2 Rolls-Royce TM-3B gas turbines / 2 Rolls-Royce Tyne RM-1C gas turbines

Power, h. p.

54400 / 10680

Max speed, kts

29.5

Fuel, t

gas turbine oil 600

Endurance, nm(kts) 4750(18)

Armament

1 x 2 Sea Dart GWS30 SAM (22 Sea Dart), 1 x 1 - 114/55 Mk 8, 2 x 2 - 30/75 GCM-A03, 2 x 1 - 20/90 GAM-B01, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 7A, 2 x 3 - 324 STWS.3 TT, 1 helicopter (Lynx)

Electronic equipment

type 1022, type 992Q, type 1006, 2x type 909 radars, type 162M, type 184M sonars, type 670, UAA(1) ECM suites, 4x DLB decoy RL, 4x DLJ(2) floating decoy launchers, type 182 torpedo decoy, ADAWS-7 CCS

Complement

253

Ship project history: The shortcomings of the Sheffield class could easily be remedied by restoring the length cut off the original design and slightly increasing the beam, and in November 1978 an order was placed for the first of four 'stretched Type 42s'. In configuration they were virtually identical with the later Sheffield class, with Type 1022 air warning radar. They also had the later version of the STWS defence against submarines using the Stingray torpedo and had four 30mm Oerlikons added. Because of the longer hull they were marginally faster than the Sheffield class.

Modernizations: 1987-1989, all: - 2 x 2 - 30/75, type 992Q radar, type 184M sonar, UAA(1), type 670 ECM suites; + 2 x 6 - 20/76 Mk 15 Phalanx, type 996, 2x Mk 90 radars, type 2050 sonar, UAA(2), type 675(2) ECM suites, type 182 torpedo decoy, 2x DEC laser dazzlers

1990, Edinburgh: + 1 x 6 - 20/76 Mk 15 Phalanx, Mk 90 radar

1996, Edinburgh: - 1 x 6 - 20/76, 1x Mk 90 radar

late 1990s, all: - ADAWS-7 CCS; + ADAWS-8 CCS

2000, all: - type 1006 radar, UAA(2), type 675(2) ECM suites; + type 1007, type 1008 radars, UAT(5) ECM suite

2/2001, York: - 1 x 6 - 20/76, 1x Mk 90 radar; + 1 x 21 Sea RAM SAM (21 RIM-116A)

10/2001, York: - 1 x 21 Sea RAM SAM; + 1 x 6 - 20/76 Mk 15 Phalanx, Mk 90 radar

2001, all: - 2 x 1 - 20/70

early 2000s, some ships: - type 182 torpedo decoy; + type 2070 torpedo decoy

2004, Edinburgh, York: - 1 x 1 - 114/55; + 1 x 1 - 114/55 Mk 8 Mod.1

early 2000s, all: + 2x Rademac 2100 E/O systems

Naval service: No significant events.

York 2003

 

Ivan Gogin, 2016