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BLACKPOOL frigate (1958/1966)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Blackpool F77   Harland & Wolff, Belfast, UK 20.12.1954 14.2.1957 14.8.1958 // 7.6.1966 to United Kingdom 4.1971 (Blackpool)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

2150

Displacement full, t

2560

Length, m

109.7 pp 112.7 oa

Breadth, m

12.5

Draught, m

3.90 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Yarrow geared steam turbines, 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

30000

Max speed, kts

29

Fuel, t

oil 370

Endurance, nm(kts)

4500(12)

Armament

1 x 2 - 120/45 Mk 6, 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 9, 2 x 3 - 305 Limbo ASW mortars

Electronic equipment

type 275, type 993, type 974 or type 978 radars, type 166, type 170, type 174 sonars, UA-3 ECM suite

Complement

152



Standard scale images


<i>Blackpool </i>1970
Blackpool 1970


Project history

The Whitby class frigate Blackpool was lent by the RNZN for five years until HMNZS Canterbury was complete.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.