F230 HMS Norfolk

UK Royal Navy

2006 to present - CL Chilean Navy - FF-05 Almirante Cochrane    

1990 to 2005    


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Flight Deck: NF
Call Sign: GAAN
See Also: DDG County class D21


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History of UK F230 HMS Norfolk

1985-dec-14Laid down
1991-junTrialsIntensive follow-up trials with Merlin PP5 as part of the Merlin Naval development programme.
1992-may-12DeploymentDeparted in support of HMS Invincible for Orient 92 deployment as part of Task Group 318.1. Returned to UK Nov 1992.
1992-junPort VisitMUPort Louis Task Group 318.1 Orient 92 deployment Port visit to Mauritius towards end of Jun 1992, after transiting the Suez Canal.
1994-febDeploymentSouth Atlantic Atlantic Patrol Task (South) relieved HMS Newcastle for Atlantic Patrol Task (South) around the Falklands
2001RefitMk.8 Mod 1 4.5 inch First ship to be fitted with Mod 1, Mk 8 4.5 gun
2002-apr-12Port VisitMTGrand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta to Malta to celebrate 60th anniversary of award of George Cross to the island. 815 Sq Lynx HMA.8 ZD565/361 embarked.
2005-apr-15Decommissionedfollowing Jul 2004 announcement by UK MoD to reduce Type 23 fleet to 13 vessels.
2006Fate: transferedto Chile as Almirante Cochrane

History of CL FF-05 Almirante Cochrane




    from Type 23 Duke class
3600light (tn)
4200full load (tn)
133length (m)
16.10beam (m)
5.50draught (m)
7800range (nm)
28max speed (knots)
4Naval Engine diesel - Paxman Valenta 12CM
2Naval Engine electric motors
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Spey
2Naval Engine propulsion system: CODLAG
2Missile Launcher Mk 141 quad Harpoon
1Missile Launcher Sea Wolf
2Naval Gun single 30 mm
1Naval Gun Mk.8 Mod 1 4.5 inch
4Chaff and decoys Seagnat
1Chaff and decoys towed decoy Type 182
1Chaff and decoys towed decoy Type 2070 Talisman
2Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 911
1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 1007
1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 996
1Sonar towed array sonar Type 2031
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 2050



    Typical Max
UK Royal Navy AW EH101 11
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UK Royal Navy AW AW159 Wildcat HMA2 10

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