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Name: GLASGOW
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 16/04/1974
Launched: 14/04/1976
Completed: 03/1979
Builder: Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard. Low Walker
Yard Number: 62
Dimensions: 4820disp, 125.00oa x 14.30 x 5.8(draft)metres
Engines: 2 x Olympus TM3B & 2 x Tyne RM1A gas turbines, 58500shp
Engines by: Rolls Royce
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 30.0+knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x Vickers Mk8 4.5ins gun, 1 x twin Sea Dart AA missile, 2 x 3 x 12.75ins torpedoes
2 x 20mm Oerlikon guns, 2 x Phalanx Close-in Weapon System, 1 x Lynx HMA8 helicopter
History:
03/1979 British Royal Navy
01/2009 Broken up
Comments: A member of the Type 42 class of destroyers
Allocated pennant D88
Exact configuration of smaller weapons varied during life time
23/09/1976: Whist being outfitted, a fire on board killed 8 men and injured a further 6
05/1982: Became the only T42 to land a Sea King helicopter
10/05/1982: Hit by an Argentine 1000lb bomb which passed through the engine room without exploding. Flooding was controlled and a patch was welded to cover the 3ft hole that was beneath the waterline.
01/02/2005: Decommissioned & laid up in Fareham Creek
07/01/2009: Left Portsmouth under tow for Aliaga, Turkey


Above photo dated 04/06/1976 is copyright of Dennis Maccoy

Above photo copyright of Steve Wright

Above 2 photos copyright of Shaun Jones

Above: Leaving Portsmouth for the last time