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 Guided-Missile Destroyer Hatakaze class2
1986JP Destroyer Asagiri class4
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 classRR 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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