Naval Gun Mk.8 Mod 1 4.5 inch

Stealth and performance improvement over the Mod. 0 Mk.8 gun. It is also known as the Kryten gun, after the character in the popular UK TV science fiction series Red Dwarf.

Specifications Login to Edit

113caliber (mm)
25Rate of fire (round/min)
22range (km)

Used by Login to Edit

1972IN Frigate Nilgiri class2
1980UK Guided-Missile Destroyer Type 42 (Batch 3)1
1988UK Frigate Type 22 (Batch 3) Cornwall class1
1989UK Frigate Type 23 Duke class1
2009UK Guided-Missile Destroyer Type 45 Daring class1

Refits Login to Edit

2001 UK HMS Norfolk F230 Frigate Type 23 Duke classFirst ship to be fitted with Mod 1, Mk 8 4.5 gun
2008-oct UK HMS Campbeltown F86 Frigate Type 22 (Batch 3) Cornwall classto Rosyth for a substantial refit by Babcock International. As well as a Sea Wolf missile system mid life update, a new Mk 8 Mod 1 main gun and Type 22 SEL, a major structural survey led to further unexpected work, delaying the completion of the refit until 20 Jan 2010.
2008-dec-30 UK HMS Montrose F236 Frigate Type 23 Duke classat Babcock until Sep 2009, for extensive refit programme, including Seawolf mid life upgrade.
2009-may UK HMS Westminster F237 Frigate Type 23 Duke classEntered HMD Devonport for refit until mid Mar 2010 with Babcock, to address Seawolf and its control system.
2009-oct-9 UK HMS Argyll F231 Frigate Type 23 Duke classto Babcock at Rosyth for an 11 month refit, including the Seawolf mid life upgrade returning to HMNB Devonport on 30 Sep 2010.
2013-apr UK HMS St Albans F83 Frigate Type 23 Duke classat Portsmouth for 15 month refit including Kryten gun and Seawolf system update. Rejoined fleet on 1 Aug 2014.

In Service Login to Edit

IN Indian Navy
UK Royal Navy
CL Chilean Navy

Latest News

Heli Union AW139 New Contract in Gabon

Most Romantic Helicopter Tour In Las Vegas

Activists Destroyed Helicopters During Pope’s Chile visit

FAS AW169 New Contract with Kuwail Oil Co

Scandinavian AirAmbulance AW169 Entered Service

Maverick Expands Hawaiian Operations to Kauai

AW169 Pegasus Naming Ceremony

EDA OCEAN2020 Program




Promote Your Services Here

share facebook     twitter     google     linkedin

Sponsored by
Viewpoint Saxon

Promote Here

Flying a helicopter
Helicopter stories
Jobs new
Future helicopters
Polls new
For Sale


47398 serials
20450 photos
4040 heliports

share facebook     twitter     google     linkedin