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Royal  navy Type 42 destroyers, HMS Birmingham, HMS Newcastle, Glasgow, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton, Liverpool, Sheffield and Coventry. These Type 42 destroyers many served during the Falklands war with HMS Sheffield and HMS Coventry being lost.

 

Displacement: 3,500 tons Standard, and 4,100 tons full load. Speed@ 29 Knots,  Compliment: 253 incl 24 Officers, It has accommodation for 312.  armament|:   Missiles: Surface to Air: British aero space. Sea Dart GWS 30 twin launcher with  a total of 22 missiles.   One Vickers 4.5 inch / 55 caliber Mk 8.  two Oerlikon 20mm GAM-BO1 . plus 2 Oerlikon 20mm Mk 9's. Plus 2 general Electric/ Dynamics 20mm Vulcan Phalanx Mk15, with six barrels per launcher.   Plus Six 324mm Torpedo Tubes.     One Westland Lynx helicopter.

HMS Birmingham   (D86) 3rd December  1976  
HMS Sheffield   (D80) 16th February 1975   Sunk during the Falklands War 10th May 1982 by Exocet missile, 20 men  killed scuttled 10th May
HMS Coventry   (D118) 20th October   1978   Sunk during the Falklands War 26th May 1982  19 men killed
HMS Newcastle   (D87) 23rd March 1978  Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004
HMS Glasgow  (D88)  24th May 1979  Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004
HMS Cardiff   (D108) 24th September 1979  Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004
HMS  Exeter   (D89) 19th September 1980  Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004
HMS Southampton  (D90)  31st October 1982   Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004
HMS Nottingham  (D91) 14th April 1983  Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004
HMS Liverpool   (D92) 1st July 1982 Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004 
HMS Manchester (D95)  16th December 1982  Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004
HMS Gloucester   (D96) 22 September 1985  Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004
HMS  Edinburgh   (D97) 17th December 1985  Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004
HMS York  (D98)  9th August 1985   Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004

HMS Birmingham

HMS Birmingham at Rosyth, June 1989.

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HMS Birmingham at Malta, 15th May 1999.

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HMS Birmingham at Malta, May 1999.

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HMS Birmingham.

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HMS Birmingham.

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HMS Birmingham.

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HMS Sheffield

HMS Sheffield, June 1977.

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HMS Sheffield, June 1977.

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HMS Sheffield.  Closing to store from RFA Regent, North Sea, September 1975.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM093

HMS Coventry

HMS Coventry D118.  Launched 1974 and sunk during the Falklands conflict, 26th May 1982