HMS Brighton (F106)
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HMS Brighton in 1972you missed out first Captain from 1961 to 1962 was Commander Garnon Williams
|Builder:||Yarrow & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Laid down:||23 July 1957|
|Launched:||30 October 1959|
|Identification:||Pennant number: F106|
|Fate:||Sold for scrap 16 September 1985|
|Class and type:||Rothesay-class frigate|
|Draught:||17 ft 4 in|
2 x Babcock & Wilcox boilers operating at 550lb sq. in, 850°FEnglish Electric geared turbines, 2 shafts, 30000 shafts horsepower
2 x 4.5" dual purpose on a Mk VI Mounting 1 x 40mm on STAGG mounting2 x Limbo Mortar Mk 10 Mountings
|Aircraft carried:||1 x Wasp helicopter|
After commissioning and work-up, Brighton joined the 6th Frigate Squadron and in 1963 joined the 30th Escort Squadron. In June 1965 she sailed for the Far East, carrying out anti-infiltration patrols during the Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation as well as taking part in a joint exercise with the US Navy in the South China Sea, before returning to Britain on 15 December that year. In August 1966 she left British waters to take part in the Beira Patrol, operating off East Africa for almost four months, before diverting to Singapore in December that year. With the rest of her class, HMS Brighton was rebuilt between 1970 and 1972 with more modern radar and fire control, and facilities for a Wasp helicopter for long range, anti-submarine engagement. HMS Brighton was the penultimate conversion, her reconstruction was a success, but being late in the schedule, she did not receive further updating.
|1963||1966||Commander A J Cooke RN|
|1966||1966||Commander P M Stanford RN|
|1967||1969||Commander L A Bird RN|
|1977||1977||Commander P Bell RN|
|1978||1979||Commander J J R Tod RN|
|1980||1981||Commander T G Maltby RN|
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