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Name: GALATEA
Type: Frigate
Keel: 29/12/1961
Launched: 23/05/1963
Completed: 25/04/1964
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1935
Dimensions: 2450disp - 2860disp, 360.0 x 41.0 x 18.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, English Electric type, 30000hp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 30.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 2 x 4.5ins, 2 x 40mm guns; Limbo anti-submarine mortar;
1 x Wasp helicopter
History:
25/04/1964 British Royal Navy
21/07/1988 Sunk
Comments: Member of the 26 ship Leander class
Allocated pennant number F18
1971: Modernised with an Ikara anti-submarine missile replacing the 4.5ins gun
and 2 x 4 x Seacat surface to air missiles
31/01/1987: Decommissioned
21/07/1988: Sunk as a target


Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo copyright of Dennis Maccoy

Above photo copyright of Wright & Logan

In her original twin 4.5 inch gun configuration. Photo courtesy of Photoship

In her original twin 4.5 inch gun configuration. Photo courtesy of Photoship

After conversion to Icara and Sea Cat missiles. Photo courtesy of Photoship

Photo thought to be of GALATEA being expended as a target