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Name: FALMOUTH
Type: Frigate
Keel: 23/11/1957
Launched: 15/12/1959
Completed: 25/07/1961
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1887
Dimensions: 2380disp - 2800disp, 370.0 x 41.0 x 17.3(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x geared steam turbine, Parsons type, 30000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 30.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 2 x 4.5ins, 1 x 40mm guns, 2 x 3 x Limbo AS mortars
History:
25/07/1961 British Royal Navy
08/05/1989 Broken up
Comments: A member of the Rothsay Class or Type 12M Class of frigates
Subsequently modified to carry a small AS helicopter
Also 1 x 4 x Seacat added and 1 x 3 x Limbo AS mortar removed
08/05/1989: Broken up at El Ferrol


Above photo shows 2 x Limbo configuration

Above photo shows addition of Seacat & aft helicopter deck

Above photos courtesy of Photoship