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Thursday, June 25, 2015

HMS Northumberland


HMS Northumberland

HMS Northumberland (F238) is a Type 23 frigate and was built at Swan Hunter shipyard at Wallsend, She weighs 4,900 tonnes and is 133m in length.
The ship is equipped with Sea Wolf air defence missiles and Stingray anti-submarine torpedoes.
The Northumberland is also armed with a 4.5 inch main gun and automatic 30mm cannon.
Her crew is 185 and she has accommodation for 205.
The Type 23 ships can operate with Merlin or Widcat helicopters. 
The range of the ship is 7,500 miles and the top speed is in excess of 28 knots (32 mph/52.5 km/h)
 The ship visited the Tyne between 23/06/2015 and 29/06/2015.
The ships' home base is Devonport, Plymouth.
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