HMS Whitby (F36)
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Ordered:||2 February 1951|
|Builder:||Cammell Laird and Co Ltd, Birkenhead|
|Laid down:||30 September 1952|
|Launched:||2 July 1954|
|Commissioned:||10 July 1956|
|Identification:||Pennant number: F36|
|Fate:||Sold for scrapping in 1979|
|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 Whitby was a Whitby-class or Type 12 anti-submarine frigate of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom built by Cammell Laird and Co Ltd, Birkenhead. She was launched on 2 July 1954 and commissioned on 10 July 1956.
During 1966 she saw service in the Mediterranean and Atlantic. In 1968 she undertook fishery protection duties off the coast of Greenland - the first ship to have visited those waters since 1966. In 1968 she took part in 'Navy Days' at Portsmouth Dockyard.
|1960||196?||Commander Desmond Cassidi RN|
|1968||1968||Commander H Mucklow RN|
- Programme, Navy Days at Portsmouth August 31st-September 2nd 1968, p.17.
- 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.
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