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     F239 Richmond     

Photo byApril 2015. The Limassol. Photo by V. Lutsenko.

Country: United Kingdom.
Class, [Type]: Type 23 (Duke), [FFG].
Homeport: Devonport.

Callsign: GCOJ ( Golf Charlie Oscar Juliet )

Builder: Swan Hunter Shipbuilders, U.K.
Laid down date: 16 February 1992.
Launch date: 6 April 1993.
Commission date: 22 June 1995.

Displacement ( tons ): 3800 standard, 4900 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 133 x 16 x 7,5.
Main machinery: CODLAG: 2 x RR Spey SM1A gas turbines ( 41550 hp ); 4 x Paxman Valenta 12 RPA 200CZ ( 8100 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 28.
Range ( miles ): 7800 at 15 knots.
Complement: 185 ( 16 officers ).

Guns: 1 x 1 114mm Mk8, 2 x 1 Oerlikon Mk1 30mm.
Missiles: SSM: 2 x 4 Harpoon; SAM: Sea Wolf GWS 26 Mod1 VLS, 32 canisters.
Torpedoes: 2 x 2 324mm fixed tubes.

Radars: Air/Surface search: Type 996; Navigation: Type 1007; Fire control: 2 x Type 911.
Sonars: Type 2050; Type 2031Z.
Countermeasures: Decoys: 4 x Sea Gnat; Type 182, towed torpedo decoy; ESM: Racal UAF-1 Cutlass; ECM: Type 675.
Helicopters: 1 x EH-101 Merlin HAS 1.

Year of visit the Black Sea:  2001

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