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Waikato 1979

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Waikato F55   Harland & Wolff, Belfast, UK 10.1.1964 18.2.1965 16.9.1966 sold 1998
Southland (ex-Dido) F104   Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK 2.12.1959 22.12.1961 18.9.1963 // 18.7.1983 sold 1995


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

F55: 2350

F104: 2450

Displacement full, t

F55: 2860

F104: 2960

Length, m

109.7 pp 113.4 oa

Breadth, m

12.5

Draught, m

5.50 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets White-English Electric Y-136 geared steam turbines, 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

30000

Max speed, kts

28

Fuel, t

oil 460

Endurance, nm(kts)

4000(15)

Armament

F55: 1 x 4 Sea Cat GWS22 SAM (12), 1 x 2 - 120/45 Mk 6, 1 x 3 - 305 Limbo Mk 10 ASWRL, 1 helicopter (Wasp)

F104: 2 x 4 Sea Cat GWS22 SAM (24), 1 x 1 Ikara GWS40 ASuM (30), 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 9, 1 x 3 - 305 Limbo Mk 10 ASWRL, 1 helicopter (Wasp)

Electronic equipment

F55: type 965 AKE-1, type 992Q, type 903, type 904, type 978 radars, type 162B, type 170B, type 184M sonars, UA-8/9, type 668 or type 669 ECM suites

F104: type 1006, type 994, type 904, Ikara control radars, type 170B, type 184M, type 199 sonars, UA-8/9, type 668 or type 669 ECM suites, ADAWS-5 CCS

Complement

F55: 263

F104: 267



Standard scale images


<i>Southland </i>1990
Southland 1990
<i>Waikato </i>1975
Waikato 1975


Graphics


<i>Waikato </i>1979
Waikato 1979


Project history

In June 1963 one of the new Leander class was ordered from the RN, but when a second frigate was approved five years later the modified or 'broad-beam' version was ordered (August 1968). They were similar to the RN ships apart from a modified funnel cap.

In October 1981 it was announced that the Ikara-armed Leander, HMS Dido, and the broad-beam Bacchante would be purchased from the Royal Navy in 1981-82.

Modernizations

1977, Waikato: - 1 x 3 - 305 Limbo ASWRL, Wasp helicopter, type 992Q radars, type 170B sonar; + 2 x 3 - 324 TT, Lynx helicopter, type 993 radar

Naval service

No significant events.