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Name: NORFOLK
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 15/03/1966
Launched: 16/11/1967
Completed: 07/03/1970
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 2019
Dimensions: 5450disp - 6100disp, 520.5 x 54.0 x 20.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines & 4 x Gas turbines, 60000shp
Engines by: Rolls Royce
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 30.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 2 x 4.5ins, 2 x 1 x 20mm guns; 1 x 2 x Seaslug; 2 x Seacat; 1 x helicopter
History:
07/03/1970 British Royal Navy
06/04/1982 Government of Chile; renamed CAPITAN PRAT
09/2008 Broken up
Comments: Member of the County Class, allocated pennant D21
1974: Re-armed with 4 x Exocet missiles replacing a 4.5ins gun turret
1996: 2 x Seacat replaced with Barak SAM
1996: Sea Slug replaced by on-board attack helicopter
09/2008: Broken up in Mexico


Above photo, dated 13/02/1970, is copyright of Dennis Maccoy

Above photo as NORFOLK in original gun configuration copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as NORFOLK fitted with Exocet missiles courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as NORFOLK fitted with Exocet missiles courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as CAPITAN PRAT courtesy of Photoship

Above photo of CAPITAN PRAT being broken up courtesy of Photoship