HMS Whitby (F36)

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Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Whitby
Ordered: 2 February 1951
Builder: Cammell Laird and Co Ltd, Birkenhead
Laid down: 30 September 1952
Launched: 2 July 1954
Commissioned: 10 July 1956
Decommissioned: 1974
Identification: Pennant number: F36
Fate: Sold for scrapping in 1979
General characteristics
Class and 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
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Radar Type 293Q target indication, later;
    • Radar Type 993
  • Radar Type 277Q height finding (later removed)
  • Radar Type 275 fire control on director Mark 6M
  • Radar Type 262 fire control on STAAG
  • Radar Type 974 navigation
  • Type 1010 Cossor Mark 10 IFF
  • Sonar Type 174 search
  • Sonar Type 162 target classification
  • Sonar Type 170 attack
Armament:
  • 1 x single 40 mm Bofors gun Mark 7
  • 2 x Limbo A/S mortar Mark 10
  • 12 x 21 in A/S torpedo tubes (removed or never shipped)

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.

Service[edit]

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.[1]

Commanding officers[edit]

From To Captain
1960 196? Commander Desmond Cassidi RN
1964 1966 Commander J G Wemyss RN
1966 1969 Commander L Middleton RN
1968 1968 Commander H Mucklow RN

References[edit]

  1. ^ Programme, Navy Days at Portsmouth August 31st-September 2nd 1968, p.17.

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