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Canterbury 1978

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Canterbury F421   Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK 12.4.1969 6.5.1970 22.10.1971 stricken 3.2005
Wellington (ex-Bacchante) F69 189 Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne, UK 25.10.1966 29.2.1968 5.12.1969 // 4.10.1982 stricken 5.2000


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

F69: 2500

F421: 2470

Displacement full, t

F69: 3184

F421: 3638

Length, m

109.7 pp 113.4 oa

Breadth, m

13.1

Draught, m

5.49 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets White-English Electric Y-160 geared steam turbines, 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

30000

Max speed, kts

28

Fuel, t

oil 500

Endurance, nm(kts)

4500(12)

Armament

1 x 4 Sea Cat GWS22 SAM (12 Sea Cat), 1 x 2 - 120/45 Mk 6, 1 x 3 - 305 Limbo Mk 10 ASWRL, 1 helicopter (Wasp)

Electronic equipment

type 965 AKE-1, type 993, type 903, type 904, type 978 radars, type 162M, type 184M sonars, UA-8/9, type 668 or type 669 ECM suites

Complement

260



Standard scale images


<i>Wellington </i>1985
Wellington 1985


Graphics


<i>Canterbury </i>1978
Canterbury 1978
<i>Canterbury </i>2003
Canterbury 2003


Project history

In 1963 one of the new Leander class was ordered from RN, but a second frigate was approved five years later and in 1968 'broad-beam' version was ordered. She was similar to the RN ships apart from a modified funnel cap and 324mm TTs.

Modernizations

1985, Wellington: - 1 x 3 - 305 Limbo ASWRL, type 978, type 903, type 993 radars; + 4 x 1 - 12.7/90, 2 x 3 - 324 Mk 32 mod.5 TT (Mk 46 mod.2), type 1006, R76C5, type 994 radars, 2x Mk 36 SRBOC decoy RL

1990, Canterbury: - 1 x 3 - 305 Limbo ASWRL, type 965 AKE-1, type 903, type 978, type 993 radars, type 184M sonar, UA-8/9, type 668/669 ECM suites; + 4 x 1 - 12.7/90, 2 x 3 - 324 Mk 32 mod.5 TT (Mk 46 mod.2), type 1006, LW-08, R76C5, type 994 radars, G750 sonar, AR-700 ECM suite, 2x Mk 36 SRBOC decoy RL

1993, Canterbury: + NAUTIS F CCS

1994, Canterbury: - 1 x 4 Sea Cat SAM, type 904 radar; + 1 x 6 - 20/76 Mk 15 Phalanx, Mk 90 radar

1998, Canterbury: hangar and helicopter deck were enlarged; - Wasp helicopter; + SH-2F/G SeaSprite helicopter

2000, Canterbury: - 1 x 6 - 20/76, MK 90 radar

Naval service

No significant events.