HMS Kingfisher (P260)

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History
Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Kingfisher
Builder: Richard Dunston, Hessle
Laid down: July 1973
Launched: 20 September 1974
Commissioned: 8 October 1975
Fate: Sold 28 February 1996[1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Bird-class patrol vessel
Displacement: 190 long tons (193 t)
Length: 120 ft (37 m) o/a
Beam: 23 ft (7.0 m)
Complement: 4 officers, 19 ratings
Armament:
  • 1 × 40mm Bofors gun (mounted aft)
  • 2 × GPMGs

HMS Kingfisher (P260) was a Bird-class patrol vessel of the British Royal Navy.

Construction and design[edit]

Kingfisher was laid down at the Richard Dunston shipyard at Hessle, near Kingston upon Hull in July 1973, was launched on 20 September 1974 and commissioned on 8 October 1975.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "H.M.S. Kingfisher". Oldships.org.uk Archived from the original on 25 November 2009.
  2. ^ Prézelin and Baker 1990, p. 717.
  • Prézelin, Bernard; Baker III, A.D., eds. (1991). The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World 1990/1991. Annapolis, Maryland, USA: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-250-8.