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     F96Sheffield      

Photo byFebruary 1991. The Mediterranean Sea. Photo from the archives of A. Andreev.

Country: United Kingdom.
Class, [Type]: Type 22 (Broadsword, Batch 2), [FF].

Callsign: GDKF ( Golf Delta Kilo Foxtrott )

Builder: Swan Hunter Shipbuilders, U.K.
Launch date: 26 March 1986.
Commission date: 26 July 1988.
Decommission date: 5 November 2002.

Displacement ( tons ): 4200 standard, 5300 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 148 x 15 x 6,5.
Main machinery: COGOG: 2 x RR Spey SM1A gas turbines ( 29500 hp ), 2 x RR Tyne RM3C gas turbines ( 10700 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 30.
Range ( miles ): 4500 at 18 knots.
Complement: 250 ( 31 officers ).

Guns: 2 x 2 30mm Bofors, 2 x 1 Oerlikon GAM-BO1 20mm, 4 x 1 7,62mm.
Missiles: SSM: 4 x 1 MM 38 Exocet; SAM: 2 x 6 GWS25 Sea Wolf.
Torpedoes: 2 x 3 324mm K32.

Radars: Air/Surface: Type 967; Navigation: Type 1006; Fire Control: 2 x Type 911.
Sonars: Type 2016, Type 2031Z.
Countermeasures: Decoys: 4 x Sea Gnat; Towed torpedo decoy Graseby Type 182.
Helicopters: 2 x Lynx HMA 3/8.
Comment: Sold to Chile. Renamed Almirante Williams ( FF-19 ).

Year of visit the Black Sea:  2002

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