HMS Tenby (F65)
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Ordered:||6 March 1951|
|Builder:||Cammell Laird and Co Ltd, Birkenhead|
|Laid down:||23 June 1953|
|Launched:||4 October 1955|
|Commissioned:||18 December 1957|
|Identification:||Pennant number: F65|
|Fate:||Sold to Pakistan Navy in 1975 but not taken up
Sold for scrapping in 1977
|Class & type:||Whitby-class frigate|
|Displacement:||2,150 tons (2,185 tonnes)
2,560 tons full load (2,600 tonnes)
|Length:||360 ft (109.7 m) w/l
370 ft (112.8 m) o/a
|Beam:||41 ft (12.5 m)|
|Draught:||17 ft (5.18 m)|
|Propulsion:||Y-100 plant; 2 Babcock and Wilcox boilers, 2 English Electric steam turbines, 2 shafts, 30,000 shp (22 MW)|
|Speed:||30 kn (56 km/h)|
|Range:||370 tons oil fuel, 4,200 nmi (7,780 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)|
|Complement:||152, later 225|
HMS Tenby was a Whitby-class or Type 12 anti-submarine frigate of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom. By the early 1970s, in the latter part of her career, she was one of three Frigates whch formed the Dartmouth Training Squadron and was used for the training of Royal Navy Midshipmen.
Use in popular culture
The fake funeral of James Bond in the 1967 movie You Only Live Twice was filmed onboard this ship, which was near Gibraltar at that time. In the movie, it was supposed to be in Hong Kong.
She was paid off into the reserve fleet on 8 December 1972 with the final ships company leaving on 28 February 1973. She spent four years laid up at Devonport prior to being sold to Thomas W Ward for breaking up at Briton Ferry, the proposed sale to Pakistan being cancelled. 
|1957||1957||Commander W R D Gerrard-Pearse RN|
|1959||1961||Commander D E Parker RN|
|1962||1963||Captain T Lewin DSC RN|
|1964||1965||Captain Dalrymple-Hamilton RN, Captain (F) Dartmouth Training Squadron|
|1965||1966||Lt Cdr C P O Byrne RN|
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
- Marriot, Leo, 1983. Royal Navy Frigates 1945-1983, Ian Allen Ltd, Surrey.
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