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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 is courtesy of Ken Taylor

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo is copyright of Steve Wright

Above photo is copyright of Shaun Jones

Above photo is copyright of Shaun Jones

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above: Leaving Portsmouth for the last time