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Name: NEWCASTLE
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 21/02/1973
Launched: 24/04/1975
Completed: 01/02/1978
Builder: Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 61
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:
01/02/1978 British Royal Navy
01/12/2008 Broken up
Comments: A member of the Type 42 class of destroyers - Batch 1
Allocated pennant D87
Exact configuration of smaller weapons varied during life time
01/02/2005: Decommissioned & in active reserve at Fareham Creek
21/11/2008: Left Portsmouth, in tow for Turkey
03/01/2009: Broken up by Avsar GS at Aliaga


Above photo copyright of Peter Crichton

Above photo, dated 22/11/1975, is copyright of Dennis Maccoy

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

Above photo copyright of Peter Crichton

Above photo dated 06/07/1995 is copyright of Kevin Blair

Above photo copyright of the Royal Navy

Above photo copyright of the Royal Navy

Above photo copyright of the Royal Navy

Above photo copyright of Michael Pocock

Above: Last visit to Tyneside. Photo copyright of E Watt

Above: Laid up, with CARDIFF astern, awaiting sale. Photo copyright of Mark Edwards

Above: Laid up, awaiting sale. Photo copyright of Dr Allan Ryszka-Onions