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     F185Avenger      

Photo bySeptember 1993. The Black Sea. Photo by A. Andreev.

Country: United Kingdom.
Class, [Type]: Amazon, [FF].
Builder: Yarrow Shipbuilders, U.K.

Launch date: 20 November 1975.
Commission date: 15 April 1978.
Decommission date: 23 September 1994.

Displacement ( tons ): 2750 standard, 3250 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 117 x 12,5 x 4,4.
Main machinery: COGOG: 2 x Rolls-Royce Olympus gas turbines ( 56000 hp ), 2 x Rolls-Royce Tyne RM1A gas turbines ( 8500 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 32.
Range ( miles ): 3500 at 18 knots.
Complement: 177 ( 13 officers ).

Guns: 1 x 1 114mm Mk8, 2 x 1 Oerlikon 20mm.
Missiles: SSM: 4 x 1 MM 38 Exocet; SAM: 1 x 4 Sea Cat.
Torpedoes: 2 x 3 324mm Mk32.

Radars: Navigation: Type 978; Fire Control: 4 x RTN-10X, 2 x GWS-24.
Sonars: Type 184M, Type 162M.
Countermeasures: Decoys: 2 x Corvus; Towed torpedo decoy Graseby Type 182.
Helicopters: 1 x Lynx HMA 3/8 or 1 x Wasp ASW.
Comment: HMS Avenger ( F-185 ) was participated in the Falklands War. Sold to Pakistan on 23 September 1994. Renamed Tippu Sultan.

Year of visit the Black Sea:  1993

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Additional photo:

Additional photo Magnify image   September 1993. The Novorossiysk. Photo from the archives of A. Andreev.

 


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