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  • UK gas turbine - Rolls Royce Spey

    gas turbine
    Naval Engine

    The Marine Spey gas turbine engine was developed by Rolls Royce after experience with the aero-engine Spey, which powered the UK Bucanneer, the UK versions of the McDonnell-Douglas Phantom and the UK Nimrod maritime reconnaisance platform. Although the aero-engine Spey has been around since the late 1950s, the Marine Spey entered service in 1985.

    The SM1A Spey developed 12.75MW.

    The SM1C Spey developed 18MW.

    Used by

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    1986JP Destroyer Asagiri class4
    1986JP Guided-Missile Destroyer Hatakaze class2
    1988UK Frigate Type 22 (Batch 3) Cornwall class2
    1989UK Frigate Type 23 Duke class2
    1989JP Frigate Abukuma class2
    1991NL Frigate Karel Doorman class2
    1995JP Support Ship Kashima class2
    1996JP Destroyer Murasame class2
    2002NL Guided-Missile Destroyer De Zeven Provinciën class2
    2003JP Destroyer Takanami class2
    2012JP Destroyer Akizuki 2010 class4


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    1989-dec UK HMS Brave F94 Frigate Type 22 (Batch 2) Boxer class RR SM1A Spey upgraded to RR SM1C Spey Gas Turbines - rather than the Olympus of the rest of the Class.

    In Service

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    JP Japanese Navy
    UK Royal Navy
    CL Chilean Navy
    NL Royal Netherlands Navy
    BE Belgian Navy
    PT Portuguese Navy

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