Tuesday, 30 September 2008

HMS CORNWALL - F99

Another naval exercise, Joint Warrior 082, is about to commence and this afternoon saw the arrival of CORNWALL, one of the Royal Navy's Type 22 Batch 3 frigates. She was built on the Clyde, by Yarrow Shipbuilders, and was commissioned into naval service in 1988. Displacing 5,300 tons, CORNWALL is 148.1 metres long. She is capable of speeds of up to 30 knots thanks to her COGAG propulsion system, with two Rolls Royce Spey gas turbines coupled to two Tyne gas turbines. , and is armed with one 4.5 inch Mk 8 gun, one Goalkeeper close-in weapons system (CIWS), twin Sea Wolf anti-missile systems, two quadruple Harpoon missile launchers and two 20mm close range guns. She can also deploy helicopters. Her complement numbers around 250. CORNWALL has just returned from a week-long visit to Hamburg.

1 comments:

Robert said...

Superb capture, thanks