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Name: MINERVA
Type: Frigate
Keel: 25/07/1963
Launched: 19/12/1964
Completed: 14/05/1966
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 179
Dimensions: 2450disp to 2860disp, 360.0 x 41.0 x 18.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x steam turbines, English Electric type, 30000hp
Engines by: Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd, Glasgow
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:
14/05/1966 British Royal Navy
31/01/1994 Broken up
Comments: Member of the 26 ship Leander class
Allocated pennant number F45
1979: 4.5ins guns replaced by 4 x Exocet missiles
31/01/1994: Arrived for breaking up at Alang


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