HMS RICHMOND

HMS RICHMOND a Type 23 Duke Class frigate, entered service in 1995. Primarily an anti-submarine frigate, she is fitted with a wide suite of weapons which greatly enhance her capabilities. Propelled by the unique diesel electric and gas turbine combination, she is capable of near silent running.She is fitted with the latest computer assisted sonar together with advanced sensor and communications equipment.

Type 23 Frigate F239

Standard Displacement ..........................3,500tonnes
Length .................................................133 metres
Beam ...................................................16.2 metres
Complement .........................................185
Armament:
Vertical Launch Sea Wolf Harpoon missile systems, 114mm(4.5inch) gun, towered array sonar, Sting Ray torpedoes and Lynx or EH101 Helicopter.




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