HMS Tenby (F65)
HMS Tenby, February 1963 (IWM)
|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|
|Class and type:||Whitby-class frigate|
|Beam:||41 ft (12.5 m)|
|Draught:||17 ft (5.18 m)|
|Propulsion:||Y-100 plant; 2 Babcock & 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 which formed the Dartmouth Training Squadron and was used for the training of Royal Navy Officer Cadets before being promoted to Midshipmen.
In popular culture
The fake funeral of James Bond in the 1967 film You Only Live Twice was filmed onboard this ship, which was near Gibraltar at that time. In the film, it was supposed to be in Hong Kong.
She was paid off into the reserve fleet on 8 December 1972 with the final ship's company leaving on 28 February 1973.
|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.
- Marriott, Leo, 1983. Royal Navy Frigates 1945-1983, Ian Allen Ltd, Surrey.
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