HMS Brighton (F106)

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HMS Brighton, 1972 (IWM).jpg
HMS Brighton in 1972
you missed out first Captain from 1961 to 1962 was Commander Garnon Williams
History
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Name: HMS Brighton
Builder: Yarrow & Co Ltd, Glasgow
Laid down: 23 July 1957
Launched: 30 October 1959
Commissioned: October 1961
Decommissioned: 1981
Identification: Pennant number: F106
Fate: Sold for scrap 16 September 1985
Status: Scrapped
General characteristics
Class and type: Rothesay-class frigate
Displacement: 2,800 tons
Length: 370 ft
Beam: 41 ft
Draught: 17 ft 4 in
Propulsion:

2 x Babcock & Wilcox boilers operating at 550lb sq. in, 850°F

English Electric geared turbines, 2 shafts, 30000 shafts horsepower
Speed: 30 knts
Complement: 235
Armament:

2 x 4.5" dual purpose on a Mk VI Mounting 1 x 40mm on STAGG mounting

2 x Limbo Mortar Mk 10 Mountings
Aircraft carried: 1 x Wasp helicopter

HMS Brighton was a Rothesay or Type 12I class anti-submarine frigate of the British Royal Navy.

Service[edit]

After commissioning and work-up, Brighton joined the 6th Frigate Squadron and in 1963 joined the 30th Escort Squadron.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] 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.

Brighton attended the 1977 Silver Jubilee Fleet Review off Spithead when she was part of the 6th Frigate Squadron.[4]

She was offered for sale to friendly nations, as a result of the 1981 Nott Defence Review, paid off in November 1981, the first of her class to be disposed-of.

Commanding officers[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Critchley 1992, p. 104
  2. ^ "Brighton to Pay Off and Recommission". Navy News. January 1966. p. 9. 
  3. ^ "Brighton Beats the Beira Boredom". Navy News. February 1967. p. 3. Retrieved 17 August 2018. 
  4. ^ Official Souvenir Programme, 1977. Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, HMSO

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