F119 HMS Eskimo


Royal Navy

1963 to 1979    


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Type 81 Tribal class
FF - Frigate

Flight Deck: ES
Call Sign: GDFE


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1958-oct-22Laid down
1960-mar-20Launched
1963-feb-21Commissioned
1969DeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol off Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1976-febDeploymentAtlantic Patrol Ship (South) until Apr 1976, supported by RFA Tidesurge.
1978-novAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT429/453, until Aug 1980.
1980-augDecommissioned
1986Fate: transfereddamaged as fleet target, off Wales.
1992-may-19Fate: scrappedarrived in Bilbao under tow and subsequently scrapped.



Specifications        

    from Type 81 Tribal class
250crew
2300light (tn)
2700full load (tn)
110length (m)
13beam (m)
5.30draught (m)
28max speed (knots)
1Naval Engine propulsion system: COSAG
2Missile Launcher Sea Cat
2Naval Gun Mark 5 4.5 inch (114mm)
2Naval Gun single 20 mm
1Rocket Launcher ASW mortar Mk 10 Limbo
1Naval Radar air search radar Type 965
1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 978
1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 993
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 162

Aircraft        

    Typical Max
Royal Navy westland wasp 11


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Builder        

J Samuel White, East Cowes





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