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Photo byOctober 1999. The Varna. Photo by A. Andreev.

Country: United Kingdom.
Class, [Type]: Hecla, [AGS].
Builder: Robb Caledon, Leith, U.K.

Launch date: 4 October 1973.
Commission date: 31 October 1974.
Decommission date: 31 May 2001.

Displacement ( tons ): 2000 standard, 2950 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 79 x 15,5 x 5.
Main machinery: 3 x Paxman diesel ( 3600 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 14.
Range ( miles ): 12000 at 11 knots.
Complement: 128 ( 12 officers ).

Guns: 2 x 1 Oerlikon 20mm.

Radars: Navigation:  Type 1006.
Helicopters: 1 x Lynx HAS 3.

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