UK Type 82 Bristol class

Guided-Missile Destroyer


Guided-Missile Destroyer Type 82 Bristol class

Derivatives / Succeeded by
1975 UK Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class
1977         AR Hercules class
2004                 AR LCC Hercules class
1980         UK Type 42 (Batch 3)


6100light (tn)
7100full load (tn)
154.50length (m)
16.80beam (m)
7draught (m)
5000range (nm)
29max speed (knots)

2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Olympus
2Naval Engine propulsion system: COSAG
2Naval Engine steam turbines

2Missile Launcher Sea Dart

1Naval Gun Mark 8 4.5 inch (114mm)
2Naval Gun single 20 mm
1Torpedo Launchers Ikara
2Chaff and decoys Corvus chaff launcher

1Naval Radar air search radar Type 1022
2Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 909
1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 1006
1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 992
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 162
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 184

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19732020UKRoyal NavyD23HMS BristolGYFE - BS
19751982 sunk 1982UKRoyal NavyD80Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class HMS SheffieldGNUD - SD
19761999UKRoyal NavyD86Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class HMS BirminghamGQEN - BM
19771999ARArgentine NavyD1Hercules class ARA HerculesLOHE
2004-- Hercules class B52 ARA Hercules
19772005UKRoyal NavyD88Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class HMS GlasgowGQIJ - GW
19782004UKRoyal NavyD87Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class HMS Newcastle GQIH - NC
19781982 sunk 1982UKRoyal NavyD118Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class HMS CoventryGQIG - CV
19792005UKRoyal NavyD108Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class HMS CardiffGQIF - CF
19802009UKRoyal NavyD89Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class HMS ExeterGVUJ - EX
19812000 sunk 2013ARArgentine NavyD2Hercules class ARA Santisima TrinidadLOSS
19812009UKRoyal NavyD90Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class HMS SouthamptonGVUK - SN
19822012UKRoyal NavyD92Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class HMS Liverpool GZIS - LP
19832010UKRoyal NavyD91Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class HMS Nottingham GZIR - NM
19832011UKRoyal NavyD95Type 42 (Batch 3) HMS ManchesterGYHG - MC
19852011UKRoyal NavyD96Type 42 (Batch 3) HMS Gloucester GBBF - GC
19852012UKRoyal NavyD98Type 42 (Batch 3) HMS York GBBB - YK
19862013UKRoyal NavyD97Type 42 (Batch 3) HMS Edinburgh GBBE - EN

17 units


1966-oct-04OrderedOrdered UK D23 HMS Bristol
1967-nov-15Laid downLaid down UK D23 HMS Bristol Yard No. 2030
1969-jun-30LaunchedLaunched UK D23 HMS Bristol
1973-mar-31CommissionedCommissioned UK D23 HMS Bristol
1979RefitRefit UK D23 HMS Bristol for flagship duties, completed 1980
1982-may-10DeploymentDeployment UK D23 HMS Bristol Operation Corporate Departed HMNB Portsmouth for South Atlantic as leader of Bristol Group, leaving theatre on 28 Aug 1982 after being relieved by HMS Illustrious.
1984RefitRefit UK D23 HMS Bristol air search radar Type 1022 replaced original Type 965 AKE Double Bedstead air search radar with newer Type 1022, repairs to boilers and removal of Ikara ASW equipment.
1987 UK D23 HMS Bristol into reserve to become Dartmouth Training Ship, replacing HMS Kent
1990-jan-15DeploymentDeployment UK D23 HMS Bristol leading the Dartmouth Training Squadron, departed for a 6 month round the world Endeavour 90 training cruise, in company with HMS Ariadne and HMS Minerva. Returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 13 Jul.
1991HomeportHomeport UK D23 HMS Bristol Training Ship alongside HMS Excellent (see picture) at Whale Island, replacing HMS Kent. Original International Callsign GYFE changed to 2AIT7.
1991-mayDeploymentDeployment UK D23 HMS Bristol Final deployment to Baltic Sea before entering reserve
2010-novRefitRefit UK D23 HMS Bristol on Tyneside for training ship life extension. Included removal of mainmast.

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