HMS York - D98
HMS York - D98seen here entering the Port of Tyne (North East England) on a very early morning - 20th July 2007. HMS York was paying a courtesy visit to Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Photographed from North Shields Fishquay.
A Royal Navy Type 42 Destroyer she was built on the Tyne at Swan Hunter's Wallsend Yard, being launched in 1982 and being commissioned in March1985.
Type 42 Statistics courtesy of http://www.royal-nav...r/show/nav.1630
Displacement: 4,820 tonnes 5,200 tonnes
Length: 125m / 410ft 141m / 462.5ft
Beam: 14.3m / 47ft 15.2m / 50ft
Speed: 30 kts 30 kts
Complement: 287 (Max.312) 287 (Max.312)
Armament: Twin Sea Dart Missile launcher 114mm (4.5 inch) Mk 8 gun 2 x 20mm Close range guns 2 x Vulcan Phalanx close in weapons system (CIWS) NATO Seagnat and DLF3 Decoy Launchers
Sensors: Type 1007 & 1008 Navigational Radar Type 996 surveillance and target indication radar 2 x Type 909 Sea Dart tracking radars UAT Electronic Surveillance System Type 2050 active sonar
Aircraft: Lynx MK 8 helicopters:
Armament:Sea Skua anti-ship missiles
Stingray anti-submarine torpedoes
Mk 11 depth charges
Propulsion: COGOG (Combined Gas and Gas) turbines, 2 shafts
2 turbines producing 36MW