UK Type 82 Bristol class

Guided-Missile Destroyer


Guided-Missile Destroyer Type 82 Bristol class

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


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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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    Typical Max
Landing platform only. No hangar
UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 01
UK Royal Navy Westland Wasp 01

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UK Swan Hunter - Wallsend1

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UKRoyal NavyD23HMS BristolGYFE - BS1973--
UKRoyal NavyD80Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class HMS SheffieldGNUD - SD19751982
UKRoyal NavyD86Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class HMS BirminghamGQEN - BM19761999
ARArgentine NavyD1Hercules class ARA HerculesLOHE19771999
Hercules class B52 ARA Hercules 2004--
UKRoyal NavyD88Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class HMS GlasgowGQIJ - GW19772005
UKRoyal NavyD87Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class HMS NewcastleGQIH - NC19782004
UKRoyal NavyD118Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class HMS CoventryGQIG - CV19781982
UKRoyal NavyD108Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class HMS CardiffGQIF - CF19792005
UKRoyal NavyD89Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class HMS ExeterGVUJ - EX19802009
ARArgentine NavyD2Hercules class ARA Santisima TrinidadLOSS19812000
UKRoyal NavyD90Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class HMS SouthamptonGVUK - SN19812009
UKRoyal NavyD92Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class HMS LiverpoolGZIS - LP19822012
UKRoyal NavyD91Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class HMS NottinghamGZIR - NM19832010
UKRoyal NavyD95Type 42 (Batch 3) HMS ManchesterGYHG - MC19832011
UKRoyal NavyD96Type 42 (Batch 3) HMS GloucesterGBBF - GC19852011
UKRoyal NavyD98Type 42 (Batch 3) HMS YorkGBBB - YK19852012
UKRoyal NavyD97Type 42 (Batch 3) HMS EdinburghGBBE - EN19862013

17 units


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1966-oct-4OrderedUK D23 HMS Bristol
1967-nov-15Laid downUK D23 HMS Bristol Yard No. 2030
1969-jun-30LaunchedUK D23 HMS Bristol
1973-mar-31CommissionedUK D23 HMS Bristol
1979RefitUK D23 HMS Bristol for flagship duties, completed 1980
1982-may-10DeploymentUK 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.
1984RefitUK 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.
1987UK D23 HMS Bristol into reserve to become Dartmouth Training Ship, replacing HMS Kent
1990-jan-15DeploymentUK 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.
1991HomeportUK D23 HMS Bristol Training Ship alongside HMS Excellent (see picture) at Whale Island, replacing HMS Kent. Original International Callsign GYFE changed to 2AIT7.
2010-novRefitUK D23 HMS Bristol on Tyneside for training ship life extension. Included removal of mainmast.

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