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Type 43 Destroyer

The profile of the Type 43 destroyer.

The Type 43 Destroyer (also known as the Admiral-class) is a class of guided missile destroyer in service in the Royal Navy from the 1980s onwards. The primary mission of the Type 43 destroyers was serving as air defense vessels for the battleships and carriers.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1988-Present
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 566 feet 7 inches (172.69 meters)
    • Beam: 64 feet 4 inches (19.61 meters)
    • Draft: 29 feet 10 inches (9.1 meters)
    • Displacement: 7,570 tons
  • Crew: 244 officers and men
  • Endurance: Up to 45 days
  • Power: 72,000 shp
  • Propulsion: CODAG, 2 shafts, controllable-pitch propellers
    • 4 Rolls-Royce Marine Trent gas turbines
    • 2 General Motors Model 265NV turbodiesel cruise engines
    • 8 Western Electric 9000-horsepower electric motors
    • RIM MilSys 420 integrated ship power and propulsion system
  • Range: 7,400 nautical miles (13,705 kilometers) at 18 knots (33.34 km/h)
  • Speed: 32.5 Knots (60.19 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • AWADS Combat Data System
    • MFS-7000 Anti-Submarine ASDIC System
    • SCOT Satellite Communications System
    • Type 162M Bottom Classification ASDIC
    • Type 184 Search ASDIC
    • Type 185 Underwater Phone
    • Type 909 Sea Dart Fire Control RDF x 4
    • Type 925 Seawolf fire Control RDF x 2
    • Type 992Q 3D Surveillance RDF x 1
    • Type 1022 Air Search RDF x 1
    • Type 1047 Navigation RDF x 1
  • Armament
    • 2 x GWS.32 Garfish medium-range twin-arm missile launchers (96 missiles)
    • 3 x GWS.25 Sea Wolf short-range missile launchers (18 missiles, 54 reloads)
    • 2 x Mark 8B 155mm/52-caliber naval guns (500 rounds)
    • 4 x Broadsword AShM launchers (16 missiles)
    • 2 x Goalkeeper 30mm CIWS systems (10,000 rounds)
    • 2 x GAU-19 12.7mm Miniguns (10,000 rounds)
    • 2 x 12.75" triple torpedo tubes (6 torpedoes, 18 reloads)
  • Aircraft Carried: 2 x Westland Westminster or Agusta-Westland Merlin maritime helicopters
  • Boats Carried: 2 x 5.5-meter RHIB inflatable boats

Unit RunEdit

Royal NavyEdit

  • HMS Robertson (DM 111)
  • HMS Fraser (DM 112)
  • HMS Pound (DM 113)
  • HMS Howe (DM 114)
  • HMS Jellicoe (DM 115)
  • HMS Sommerville (DM 116)
  • HMS Collingwood (DM 117)
  • HMS Benbow (DM 118)
  • HMS Sheppard (DM 119)
  • HMS Beattie (DM 120)
  • HMS Holland (DM 121)
  • HMS Archer (DM 122)
  • HMS Lyster (DM 123)
  • HMS Whitworth (DM 124)
  • HMS Hamilton (DM 125)
  • HMS Moore (DM 126)

Royal Australian NavyEdit

  • HMAS New South Wales (DM 52)
  • HMAS West Australia (DM 53)
  • HMAS Victoria (DM 54)
  • HMAS Queensland (DM 55)
  • HMAS South Australia (DM 56)
  • HMAS Tasmania (DM 57)

Polish NavyEdit

  • ORP Warszawa (DM 271)
  • ORP Kraków (DM 272)
  • ORP Białystok (DM 273)
  • ORP Rzeszów (DM 274)