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Welcome everyone, Green here bringing you my second forum of the series on the UK Royal Navy. Today we are going to have an in-depth look at the UK class 23 frigates. The Type 23 class is the largest class of frigate constructed for the Royal Navy since the 26 ships of the leander class. Like the leanders they type 23 provides the back bone of the Royal Navy's anti sub frigate force, and with any luck should continue to do so for many more years. The ships where designed to complete that role in the rough waters of the North Atlantic using their towed array sonar. The Type 23 where the first stealthy ships to enter service in the Royal Navy with hull angled off the vertical to reduce a radar signature. After the Falklands war Harpoon anti-ship missiles and a 144 mm gun where added to give the design a better punch. The ships will also receive the new powerful towed sonar 2031Z which equips the ten of the class. This sonar will allow the ships to find much quieter modern submarines that may operate in inshore waters in the future. Further studies are in hand to find ways to extend the lives of these large and capable vessels and further enhancing their military capabilities. Class overview Name: Type 23 frigate Builders: Yarrow Shipbuilders and Swan Hunter Operators: Royal Navy Chilean Navy Preceded by: Type 22 frigateCondell class frigate Succeeded by: Type 26 Global Combat Ship Cost: £130M per ship In commission: 24 November 1987 Planned: 16 Completed: 16 Active: 13 Royal Navy , 3 Chilean Navy General characteristics Class & type: Frigate Displacement: 4,900 t (4,800 long tons; 5,400 short tons) Length: 133 m (436 ft 4 in) Beam: 16.1 m (52 ft 10 in) Draught: 7.3 m (23 ft 9 in) Propulsion: CODLAG: Four 1510 kW (2,025 shp) Paxman Valenta 12CM diesel generators Two GEC electric motors delivering 2980kW (4000 shp) Two Rolls-Royce Spey SM1C delivering 23,190 kW (31,100 shp) Speed: In excess of 28 kn (52 km/h; 32 mph)(HMS Sutherland achieved 34.4 knots during high-speed trials in November of 2008) Range: 7,500 nautical miles (14,000 km) at 15 kn (28 km/h) Complement: 185 (accommodation for up to 205) Electronic warfare & decoys: 4 x 6-barrel Seagnat decoy launchers DFL2/3 offboard decoys Armament: Anti-air missiles: 1× 32-cell Sea Wolf GWS.26 VLS canisters for32 Sea Wolf missiles (range 1-10 km) Anti-ship missiles: 2 × quad Harpoon launchers Anti-submarine torpedoes: 2 × Twin 12.75 in (324 mm) Sting Ray torpedo tubes Guns: 1 × BAE 4.5 inch Mk8 gun 2 × 30mm DS30M automated guns, or, 2× 30mm DS30B guns 2 × Miniguns 4 × General-purpose machine guns Aircraft carried: 1 × Lynx HMA8, armed with; 4 × Sea Skua anti ship missiles, or 2 × anti submarine torpedoes or 1 × Westland Merlin HM1, armed with; 4 × anti submarine torpedoes Aviation facilities: Flight deck Enclosed hangar I hope that you have enjoyed this topic, as always I welcome positive feed back in how to improve my post's.
Corvette class BRAUNSCHWEIG (K 130) Corvette Magdeburg (F261) In view of the broad spectrum of the Bundeswehr to buy the navy five corvettes. This new type of ship for the Navy allows worldwide use and complements the existing capabilities of the speedboats and frigates. Corvettes for the tasks in the Überwasserseekriegführung, especially in marginal seas and coastal waters, optimized. Home port, as well as for the fast boats, Rostock-Warnemünde. On 1 Corvettes squadron belongs alongside future five corvettes and the Tender DONAU. On important technology areas which started in the frigates of SACHSEN-class developments to be vigorously pursued, for example in the field of marine engineering automation, computer and network technology, or software for weapons and guidance systems. The network is for example designed so that in case of damage to the vessel can be replaced but all the information and processed. In all ship components to maintain the performance are redundant. Due to this redundancy the operational capability is maintained. In addition to numerous new developments BRAUNSCHWEIG class and innovative solutions are planned. In the field of radar and infrared signature, the BRAUNSCHWEIG-class stealth characteristics. With its high-performance radar, it is always in the picture of the current situation. In the future it is even being considered, "Navy drones" to station on the corvette. The ship will thus be in the position to carry out field reconnaissance and surveillance over the radar horizon. The necessary facilities already exist. All this allows for the use in coastal waters, particularly in the context of multinational rapid reaction forces. Specifications: Length: 88.8 m Width: 13.2 m Load displacement: 1,840 t Speed: 26 knots Sea endurance (without tender): 7 days Sea endurance (with tender): 21 days Travel Distance:> 2,500 nautical miles at 15 knots Drive system: 2 drive diesel engines with 7,400 kW 2 waves 2 adjustable propeller 2 planetary gear Arming: 1 76 mm cannon 2 27 mm guns 2 RAM 2 decoys shedding systems TKWA / MASS Minelayer capacity 4 target country capable missile RBS 15MK3 1 radar jammers Crew:58 soldiers Units: UNITS SQUADRON AND LOCATIONS BRAUNSCHWEIG (F260)/Corvette Squadron Flotilla 1/Warnemünde/Added 16.04.2008 in service MAGDEBURG (F261)/Corvette Squadron Flotilla 1/Warnemünde/Added 22.09.2008 in service ERFURT (F262)/Corvette Squadron Flotilla 1/Warnemünde/In construction OLDENBURG (F263)/Corvette Squadron Flotilla 1/Warnemünde/In construction LUDWIGSHAFEN AM RHEIN (F264)/Corvette Squadron Flotilla 1/Warnemünde/In construction Pictures: Corvette Erfurt (F262) test driving. Corvette Magdeburg (F 261) runs to first use to Lebanon Video: (Sorry this is in German but you can understand it ,too) Quelle:
Even'n everyone. FiddlersGreen bringing you my very first topic post here. I hope not to disappoint. Today I would like to tell you a little more about the River class patrol vessel, now this ship is currently in service in two navy's around the world, The UK's Royal Navy and the Royal Thai Navy. A class of five offshore vessels these ships where built for the Royal Navy in order to replace the ageing class of seven Island class.These ships are primarily used for fisheries protection. Class overview Name: River class Builders: Vosper Thornycroft (now BAE Systems Surface Ships) Operators: Royal Navy Royal Thai Navy Preceded by: Castle class Subclasses: HMS Clyde, HTMS Krabi In commission: June 2003 Completed: 5 Active: 5 General characteristics Type: Patrol vessel Displacement: 1,677 tonnes Length: 79.5 metres Beam: 13.6 metres Draught: 3.8 metres Installed power: 4,125 kW (5,532 hp) at 1,000 rpm Propulsion: 2 × Ruston 12RK 270 diesel engines Speed: 20 kn (37 km/h) Range: 7,800 nautical miles (14,400 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h) Boats & landing craft carried: 2 × rigid inflatable boats Complement: 30, accommodation for 20 more Armament: 1 × 20 mm gun 2 × general purpose machine guns These ship are larger than the Island class that came before them, this allows them the possibility to be suited to a certain role, For example this role could be; Fire fighting. Disaster relief. Anti-pollution efforts. For more information why not pay the following site a visit? http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/The-Fleet/Ships/Patrol-and-Minehunters/River-Class This is my first post so any Constructive feed back would be glad appreciated. Fiddler,