Type 12 Rothesay class

1960    

Frigate
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Type 12 Rothesay class Frigate


    Derivatives / Succeeded by
President class 1962



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235crew
2144light (tn)
2577full load (tn)
112.70length (m)
12.50beam (m)
5.20draught (m)
30max speed (knots)
1Missile Launcher Sea Cat
2Naval Gun single 20 mm
2Chaff and decoys Corvus chaff launcher
1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 978
1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 993

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Alexander Stephen - 1
Harland and Wolff - Belfast1
HMD Devonport - Devonport1
HMD Portsmouth - Portsmouth1
J Samuel White - East Cowes1
John Brown - Clydebank1
Swan Hunter - Wallsend1
Vosper Thorneycroft - Woolston1
Yarrow - Scotstoun2


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Royal NavyF101HMS YarmouthGDDH - YM19601986
Royal NavyF107HMS RothesayMXRY - RO19601988
Royal New Zealand NavyF111HMNZS OtagoZMSI19601983
Royal NavyF129HMS RhylGDCA - RL19601982
Royal NavyF103HMS LowestoftGDBU - LT19611985
Royal NavyF106HMS BrightonGDCU - BR19611983
Royal NavyF108HMS LondonderryMXRV - LD19611984
Royal NavyF113HMS FalmouthGFXU - FM19611984
Royal NavyF115HMS BerwickGDDU - BK19611985
Royal NavyF126HMS PlymouthGDFA - PL19611988
South African NavyF150President class SAS President Kruger19621982
South African NavyF147President class SAS President Steyn19631980
South African NavyF145President class SAS President Pretorius19641985

13 units


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1955-jun-24Ordered F107 HMS Rothesay     along with HMS Londonderry
1955-jun-24Ordered F108 HMS Londonderry     along with HMS Rothesay
1956-febOrdered F111 HMNZS Otago     by RN as HMS Hastings
1956-nov-6Laid down F107 HMS Rothesay    
1956-nov-15Laid down F108 HMS Londonderry    
1957-jul-23Laid down F106 HMS Brighton    
1957-nov-23Laid down F113 HMS Falmouth    
1957-nov-29Laid down F101 HMS Yarmouth    
1957-dec-9Launched F107 HMS Rothesay    
1958-jan-29Laid down F129 HMS Rhyl    
1958-may-20Launched F108 HMS Londonderry    
1958-jun-16Laid down F115 HMS Berwick    
1958-jun-19Laid down F103 HMS Lowestoft    
1958-jul-1Laid down F126 HMS Plymouth    
1958-dec-11Launched F111 HMNZS Otago     by HRH Princess Margaret as HMNZS Otago
1959-mar-23Launched F101 HMS Yarmouth    
1959-apr-23Launched F129 HMS Rhyl    
1959-jul-20Launched F126 HMS Plymouth    
1959-oct-30Launched F106 HMS Brighton    
1959-dec-15Launched F113 HMS Falmouth    
1959-dec-15Launched F115 HMS Berwick    
1960-mar-26Commissioned F101 HMS Yarmouth     aka The Duck
1960-apr-23Commissioned F107 HMS Rothesay     into 20th Frigate Squadron, replacing HMS Undine.
1960-mayHomeport F107 HMS Rothesay     Londonderry, NI
1960-jun-23Launched F103 HMS Lowestoft    
1960-jun-26Commissioned F111 HMNZS Otago    
1960-jul-20 F108 HMS Londonderry     Commissioning date, at Cowes, IoW
1960-oct-30Commissioned F129 HMS Rhyl    
1960-nov-17Port Visit F111 HMNZS Otago     departed London, UK for New Zealand
1961-may-11Commissioned F126 HMS Plymouth    
1961-junDeployment F101 HMS Yarmouth     Operation Vantage off Kuwait, to deter Iraqi intentions
1961-jun-1Commissioned F115 HMS Berwick    
1961-jul-25Commissioned F113 HMS Falmouth    
1961-sep-2Deployment F101 HMS Yarmouth     escorted HMS Victorious from Aden to Singapore, in company with RFA Olna (A216) and RFA Reliant
1961-sep-26Commissioned F103 HMS Lowestoft    
1961-sep-28Commissioned F106 HMS Brighton    
1961-oct-18Commissioned F108 HMS Londonderry    
1961-novDeployment F108 HMS Londonderry     to British Honduras for post-Hurricane Hattie humanitarian support, with HMS Vidal and HMS Troubridge. Returned to UK May 1962.
1961-decRefit F101 HMS Yarmouth     until Jul 1962 at HMD Devonport for refit
1961-dec-5 F113 HMS Falmouth     in collision with RFA Tideflow in Lyme Bay.
1962-mar-17Deployment F103 HMS Lowestoft     left Chatham for 5 month deployment to Mediterranean and West Indies, returning on 10 Aug.
1962-mar-21Deployment F107 HMS Rothesay     in collision with Turkish submarine Gur while under NATO exercise in western Mediterranean.
1962-julHomeport F101 HMS Yarmouth     new base Londonderry, NI
1962-jul-24Deployment F126 HMS Plymouth     Exercise FOTEX 62 participated in Exercise FOTEX 62 with Far East Fleet, RAN and RNZN
1963-mar-13Refit F103 HMS Lowestoft     underwent maintenance and repair at Chatham until 24 May, following a 2 month deployment to USA.
1963-augDeployment F103 HMS Lowestoft     departed for a 9 month Mediterranean deployment until 22 May 1964.
1964-jan-12Deployment F129 HMS Rhyl     East African Mutinies sailed from Mombasa with a British Army contingent, joining with HMS Centaur, to assist with management of the East African Mutinies
1964-feb-16Deployment F126 HMS Plymouth     departed HMNB Devonport for Far East deployment, relieving HMS Berwick and HMS Dido en route, mainly patrolling near Indonesia and Malaysia. Departed 12 Aug 1965 in company with HMS Chichester and returned to Plymouth on 9 Sep 1965. Relieved en route by HMS Londonderry.
1964-aprDeployment F115 HMS Berwick     to Jan 1965, deployed to Far East
1964-jul-16Deployment F107 HMS Rothesay     departed UK for West Indies Guardship deployment, relieving HMS Tartar, returning 11 Jun 1965
1964-sep-4 F103 HMS Lowestoft     collided with HMS Lion (C34) on the approaches to the Forth Bridge, damaging her fo c sle.
1965-jul-13 F101 HMS Yarmouth     in collision with HMS Tiptoe, SE of Portland during an anti-submarine exercise, damaging her underside.
1965-sepDeployment F103 HMS Lowestoft     Departed Malta escorting HMS Eagle in assisting with deteriorating security situation in Aden, with RFA Tidesurge and RFA Reliant, arriving off Aden on 1 Oct.
1966Refit F101 HMS Yarmouth     Sea Cat until Sep 1968 at HMD Portsmouth to fit Seacat, upgrade electronics and equip for Wasp operations
1966Deployment F113 HMS Falmouth     Beira Patrol Deployed on Beira Patrol, during the oil blockade of Rhodesia
1966-jan-11Deployment F126 HMS Plymouth     departed HMNB Devonport for Far East deployment, returning 28 Jul 1966.
1966-marDeployment F129 HMS Rhyl     Beira Patrol Beira Patrol, off Moazmbique to enforce UN sanctions against Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
1966-marDeployment F126 HMS Plymouth     Beira Patrol off Moazmbique to enforce UN sanctions against Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
1966-mar-4Deployment F103 HMS Lowestoft     Beira Patrol first British warship off Mozambique, to enforce UN sanctions against Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
1966-aprDeployment F115 HMS Berwick     Beira Patrol Beira Patrol, off Mozambique to enforce UN sanctions against Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
1966-may-27Port Visit F113 HMS Falmouth     commenced 4 day visit to Falmouth and returned to HMNB Devonport on 31 May 1966.
1966-may-31Port Visit F103 HMS Lowestoft     to Cherbourg, until 3 Jun 1966
1966-julRefit F107 HMS Rothesay     Sea Cat until 1968 at HMD Rosyth to fit Seacat, upgrade electronics and equip for Wasp operations
1966-augRefit F126 HMS Plymouth     Sea Cat until 1969 at HMD Chatham to fit Seacat, upgrade electronics and equip for Wasp operations
1966-oct-10Deployment F113 HMS Falmouth     departed HMNB Devonport for a 10 month Far East deployment, returning on 25 Aug 1967.
1967-mayDeployment F106 HMS Brighton     off Aden, as escort for HMS Victorious.
1967-junDeployment F106 HMS Brighton     assigned to Eastern Task Force off Aden, guarding interests during Middle East Six Day War
1967-aug-29Refit F103 HMS Lowestoft     Sea Cat until May 1970 at HMD Chatham to fit Seacat, upgrade electronics and equip for Wasp operations
1967-octDeployment F106 HMS Brighton     1st warship to take up Gibraltar Guardship duties
1967-oct-30Deployment F113 HMS Falmouth     departed HMNB Devonport for a 2 month Mediterranean and Eastern Atlantic deployment, returning on 3 Dec 1967.
1968-jan-13Deployment F113 HMS Falmouth     departed HMNB Devonport for a 3 month Caribbean deployment, returning on 29 March 1968.
1968-apr-27Deployment F113 HMS Falmouth     departed HMNB Devonport for a 2 month Mediterranean deployment, returning on 23 June 1968.
1968-aug-2Refit F113 HMS Falmouth     Refit at HMD Portsmouth to plate over forward Limbo tubes and install a flight deck, hangar and other Wasp Ships Flight support facilities.
1968-aug-8Deployment F129 HMS Rhyl     Sailed from Plymouth to take up duties as West Indies Guard Ship till June 1969
1968-nov-15Aircraft F101 HMS Yarmouth     Wasp XS533/456 829 NAS Yarmouth Flt ditched in Lyme Bay. Wreck recovered.
1968-decDeployment F101 HMS Yarmouth     Beira Patrol in Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1968-dec-20Aircraft F126 HMS Plymouth     829 Sq Wasp XS571 joined Plymouth Fight, until Jul 1971.
1969Refit F108 HMS Londonderry     Sea Cat until 1970 at HMD Rosyth to fit Seacat, upgrade electronics and equip for Wasp operations
1969Refit F106 HMS Brighton     Sea Cat until 1970 at HMD Chatham to fit Seacat, upgrade electronics and equip for Wasp operations
1969Refit F115 HMS Berwick     Sea Cat until 1971 at HMD Chatham to fit Seacat, upgrade electronics and equip for Wasp operations
1969-julDeployment F101 HMS Yarmouth     Beira Patrol in Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1969-jul-26Deployment F126 HMS Plymouth     Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Present at Ships of the Western Fleet review in Torbay.
1970-marDeployment F107 HMS Rothesay     Beira Patrol Beira off Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1970-aprDeployment F101 HMS Yarmouth     Beira Patrol in Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1970-apr-17Deployment F107 HMS Rothesay     Apollo XIII splashdown recovery to waters south of Rio de Janeiro as standby for tertiary splashdown site for Apollo XIII recovery
1970-apr-20 F126 HMS Plymouth     in collision with French frigate FNS Enseigne de Vaiseau Henry.
1971Refit F129 HMS Rhyl     Sea Cat until 1972 at HMD Devonport to fit Seacat, upgrade electronics and equip for Wasp operations
1971Homeport F101 HMS Yarmouth     new base HMNB Rosyth
1971-jan-15Deployment F103 HMS Lowestoft     assigned to STANVFORLANT until Apr 1971.
1971-marAircraft F103 HMS Lowestoft     assigned 829 Sq Wasp XT420/451-LO until c Apr 1972
1971-jun-15Deployment F103 HMS Lowestoft     left Portsmouth for a 5 month West Indies and USA deployment, returning to Chatham on 24 Nov.
1971-oct-4Aircraft F126 HMS Plymouth     829 Sq Wasp XV632 joined Plymouth (032) Flight, until Apr 1974.
1971-novDeployment F113 HMS Falmouth     the last vessel of RN to deploy for 12 months to the far east. Was plane guard for HMS Eagle to cover withdrawal from the Arabian Gulf 1971. Spent Christmas 1971 at Mombasa. Pans People filmed their Xmas Top of the Pops video on the Triumphs flight deck. Oversaw the handover of Singapore dockyard to the Sambawang shipping company, HMS Terror (Royal Navy barracks) was renamed for the ANZUK handover.
1971-novDeployment F115 HMS Berwick     assisted in humanitarian operations in St Vincent, following eruption of Mount Soufriere, supported by HMS Phoebe and departed by 8 Dec.
1971-decRefit F126 HMS Plymouth     7 month refit at HMD Devonport, completing in June 1972
1972-marDeployment F103 HMS Lowestoft     Left HMNB Chatham for Far East deployment, returning 14 Nov 1972
1972-apr-25Deployment F103 HMS Lowestoft     Beira Patrol relieved HMS Arethusa for a one month patrol. Was relieved by HMS Cleopatra on 22 May 1972.
1972-junAircraft F103 HMS Lowestoft     assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XS528/451 until c Jun 1973. Joined ship after being flown out to RAF Gan.
1972-julDeployment F126 HMS Plymouth     8 month North Atlantic deployment, returning to HMNB Devonport in Feb 1973
1973-febDeployment F101 HMS Yarmouth     as Gibraltar guard ship
1973-aprPort Visit F129 HMS Rhyl     visited St Helena, in company with HMS Apollo and RFA Tidereach.
1973-apr-30Refit F103 HMS Lowestoft     Refit at HMD Gibraltar until 19 Oct 1973.
1973-jun-8Deployment F129 HMS Rhyl     departed HMNB Portsmouth as escort for HMS Tiger, Flagship for Far East group deployment of Task Group 317.1, in company with HMS Dido and HMS Hermione. The group was supported by RFA Regent and RFA Tidespring, until it returned to the UK on 21 Dec 1973.
1973-novPort Visit F129 HMS Rhyl     visited Simonstown naval base
1974-janDeployment F108 HMS Londonderry     departed UK as escort to HMS Fife, Flagship of Task Group 317.1 for 9 month Indian Ocean and Australia group deployment in company with HMS Apollo, HMS Argonaut, HMS Ariadne and HMS Danae, supported by RFA Tarbatness. Returned to HMNB Devonport on 4 Oct.
1974-julDeployment F106 HMS Brighton     Partition of Cyprus part of Task Force escort to Eastern Mediterranean during Cyprus emergency
1974-julDeployment F129 HMS Rhyl     Partition of Cyprus part of Task Force escort to Eastern Mediterranean during Cyprus emergency
1974-augRefit F101 HMS Yarmouth     until May 1975 at HMD Rosyth for refit.
1974-sep-17Deployment F113 HMS Falmouth     departed HMNB Devonport to join Task Group 317.2 for Far East deployment, joining with HMS Achilles, HMS Diomede, HMS Falmouth, HMS Leander, HMS Lowestoft, RFA Green Rover, RFA Olna and RFA Stromness, returned Jun 1975.
1974-sep-17Deployment F103 HMS Lowestoft     departed HMNB Portsmouth to join Task Group 317.2 for Far East deployment, joining with HMS Achilles, HMS Diomede, HMS Falmouth, HMS Leander, HMS Blake, RFA Green Rover, RFA Olna and RFA Stromness, returned Jun 1975.
1974-oct-14Port Visit F113 HMS Falmouth     Visited Simonstown en route Far East deployment, in company with other ships from Task Group 317.2, until 21 Oct.
1974-oct-14Port Visit F103 HMS Lowestoft     Visited Simonstown en route Far East deployment, in company with other ships from Task Group 317.2, until 21 Oct.
1974-nov F113 HMS Falmouth     developed a serious fire amidships in Indian Ocean while on Task Group 317.2 deployment and made Hong Kong for extensive repairs, under her own steam.
1974-nov-4Aircraft F126 HMS Plymouth     829 Sq Wasp XS565 joined Plymouth Fight, until Sep 1978
1975-marDeployment F103 HMS Lowestoft     Operation Stella Ordered to coast off South Vietnam from a Far East group deployment, to assist in evacuation of British and Commonwealth citizens.
1975-jul-22Deployment F115 HMS Berwick     departed UK as escort for HMS Glamorgan, flagship of global Task Group 317.3, accompanied by HMS Ajax, HMS Plymouth, HMS Rothesay. Support provided by RFA Gold Rover, RFA Tarbatness and RFA Tidespring. Returned 14 Apr 1976
1975-jul-22Deployment F107 HMS Rothesay     departed UK as escort for HMS Glamorgan, flagship of global Task Group 317.3, accompanied by HMS Ajax, HMS Berwick, HMS Plymouth. Support provided by RFA Gold Rover, RFA Tarbatness and RFA Tidespring. Returned 14 Apr 1976
1975-jul-22Deployment F126 HMS Plymouth     departed UK as escort for HMS Glamorgan, flagship of global Task Group 317.3, accompanied by HMS Ajax, HMS Berwick, HMS Rothesay. Support provided by RFA Gold Rover, RFA Tarbatness and RFA Tidespring. Returned 14 Apr 1976
1975-novRefit F108 HMS Londonderry     until 11 Oct 1979 at HMD Rosyth as trials ship for ASWE.
1976-may-6Deployment F113 HMS Falmouth     rammed Icelandic cutter Tyr during Third Cod War.
1976-oct-11Refit F103 HMS Lowestoft     towed array sonar Type 2031 until Sep 1977 at HMD Portsmouth to re-equip as Trials and Training Ship. Lowestoft distinguished herself with trials of the Type 2031 sonar.
1977-jun-25Deployment F106 HMS Brighton     Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (6th Frigate Squadron), off Browndown
1977-jun-25Deployment F115 HMS Berwick     Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (8th Frigate Squadron), off Lee anchorage
1977-jun-25Deployment F126 HMS Plymouth     Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (8th Frigate Squadron), off Lee anchorage
1977-jun-25Deployment F107 HMS Rothesay     Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (8th Frigate Squadron), off Lee anchorage
1977-sep-5Deployment F129 HMS Rhyl     Departed HMNB Portsmouth for 7.5 month group deployment (TG 317.6) to Australia and Far East, escorting HMS Tiger and in company with RFA Grey Rover, RFA Regent, RFA Tarbatness and RFA Tidepool. Returned 20 Apr 1978.
1978Refit F107 HMS Rothesay     major refit until 1980
1978Refit F101 HMS Yarmouth     until Jan 1981 at HMD Rosyth for refit, re-joining the Fleet in Jun 1981.
1978-mayDeployment F113 HMS Falmouth     Baltic deployment
1978-sepRefit F126 HMS Plymouth     Major upgrade, until Dec 1980.
1979-may-8Deployment F113 HMS Falmouth     departed HMNB Portsmouth as escort to HMS Norfolk, Flagship of Task Group 317.8 for 7 month Indian Ocean and Far East group deployment in company with HMS Achilles and HMS Arethusa, supported by RFA Black Rover, RFA Olmeda and RFA Regent. This group joined with the Devonport group of HMS Arrow and HMS Dido, returned to Portsmouth 14 Dec 1979.
1979-augAircraft F106 HMS Brighton     with Wasp XT415 on Plymouth Navy day
1980-octAircraft F126 HMS Plymouth     829 Sq Wasp XT429 joined Plymouth (027) Flight, until May 1988.
1981-mar-2Deployment F107 HMS Rothesay     Armilla Patrol deployed to Mediterranean and Persian Gulf with HMS Newcastle, RFA Fort Grange and RFA Olna, returning to HMNB Rosyth by end of Jul.
1981-mayHomeport F126 HMS Plymouth     relocated to HMNB Rosyth, from HMNB Devonport
1982Decommissioned F129 HMS Rhyl    
1982-aprDeployment F103 HMS Lowestoft     Ascension Island guardship during Falklands campaign, until Jun 1982
1982-aprDeployment F115 HMS Berwick     recommissioned from reserve and deployed as Gibraltar Guard Ship during Operation Corporate.
1982-apr-2Deployment F126 HMS Plymouth     Operation Corporate Ordered to South Atlantic from exercise as part of the Advanced Group. Key role in South Georgia operations. Seriously damaged in air attack on 8 Jun 1982. Departed theatre in company with HMS Glamorgan on 29 Jun 1982. Returned to HMNB Rosyth on 24 Jul 1982, for refit.
1982-apr-14Deployment F126 HMS Plymouth     Operation Paraquat Joined with HMS Antrim, HMS Endurance and RFA Tidespring for recovery of South Georgia.
1982-apr-22 F113 HMS Falmouth     recommissioned from disposal list
1982-may-21Deployment F101 HMS Yarmouth     Operation Corporate Assisted survivors of HMS Ardent in Falkland Sound.
1982-jun-18Deployment F101 HMS Yarmouth     Operation Keyhole in company with HMS Endurance and supported by RFA Olmeda, recovered South Thule.
1982-julRefit F126 HMS Plymouth     refit and repair to damage from Falklands campaign, until Dec 1982 at HMD Rosyth
1982-nov-22 F101 HMS Yarmouth     In collision with HMS Minerva off Portland.
1983Decommissioned F106 HMS Brighton    
1983-mayDeployment F113 HMS Falmouth     On station off Falklands
1983-julAircraft F103 HMS Lowestoft     assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XS538/451 until damaged in a landing accident 29 Oct 1984.
1983-oct-25Port Visit F107 HMS Rothesay     arrived in Singapore as part of Orient Express and remained until late Nov.
1983-novDecommissioned F111 HMNZS Otago    
1984-marDeployment F113 HMS Falmouth     departed HMNB Portsmouth for 5 month Far East deployment, returned 17 Aug.
1984-mar-11 F126 HMS Plymouth     In collision with FGS Braunschweig (F225)
1984-mar-29Decommissioned F108 HMS Londonderry    
1984-sep-11Refit F107 HMS Rothesay     life extension refit at Rosyth for 6 months.
1984-novDecommissioned F113 HMS Falmouth    
1985-febAircraft F103 HMS Lowestoft     short term assignment of 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XS527/451
1985-mar-29Decommissioned F103 HMS Lowestoft     at South Railway Jetty, HMNB Portsmouth
1985-sepFate: scrapped F106 HMS Brighton     sold for scrap on River Medway, Kent
1985-oct-31Decommissioned F115 HMS Berwick    
1986-apr-24Decommissioned F101 HMS Yarmouth    
1986-junDeployment F107 HMS Rothesay     departed HMNB Rosyth for South Atlantic to relieve HMS Hermione.
1986-jun-8Fate: sunk F103 HMS Lowestoft     expended as fleet target off the Bahamas by submarine launched torpedo
1986-aug-18Fate: sunk F115 HMS Berwick     expended as fleet target
1987Fate: scrapped F111 HMNZS Otago     sold for scrap in Auckland, New Zealand
1987Refit F107 HMS Rothesay     8 month refit, to equip for use in Dartmouth Training Squadron
1987-jun-16Fate: sunk F101 HMS Yarmouth     Sunk as a fleet target by HMS Manchester.
1988Fate: scrapped F113 HMS Falmouth     sold for scrap in Spain
1988-mar-13Decommissioned F107 HMS Rothesay    
1988-apr-28Decommissioned F126 HMS Plymouth    
1988-junFate: scrapped F107 HMS Rothesay     sold and scrapped in Santander, Spain
1989Fate: museum F126 HMS Plymouth     Warship Preservation Trust at Millbay, Plymouth
1989-junFate: sunk F108 HMS Londonderry     expended as fleet target
1990-junFate: museum F126 HMS Plymouth     Transferred to the River Clyde for Glasgow 1990 celebrations.
1991-novFate: museum F126 HMS Plymouth     Transferred to Cammell Laird for maintenance and repairs until Spring 1992
1992-aprFate: museum F126 HMS Plymouth     Transferred to East Float Dock, Birkenhead for public display (opened May 1992) until Feb 2006.
2006-feb-6Fate: museum F126 HMS Plymouth     Warship Preservation Trust collapsed. Future of HMS Plymouth (still at Birkenhead) uncertain.
2012-marFate: scrapped F126 HMS Plymouth     Sold by Peel Ports to a Turkish ship breaker. Left Birkenhead East Float Dock under tow by mv Amber II, on 20 Aug 2014




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