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Name: RICHMOND
Type: Frigate
Keel: 16/02/1992
Launched: 06/04/1993
Completed: 22/06/1995
Builder: Swan Hunter Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 135
Dimensions: 4900disp, 133.0 x 16.1 x 7.3(draft)metres
Engines: 2 x Electric motors, 2 x Gas turbines, 31100shp
Engines by: GEC electric motors & Rolls-Royce Spey gas turbines
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 28.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 32 x Sea Wolf Anti-Air missiles, 2 x 4 x Harpoon Anti-Ship missiles,
2 x 2 x Stingray Anti-Sub torpedoes, 1 x 4.5ins gun, 1 x Helicopter
History:
22/06/1995 British Royal Navy
No later history
Comments: Member of the Type 23 or Duke Class of frigates. Allocated pennant F239
2016: In service


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Launch Day nears. Above photo is copyright of the Webmaster

Launch Day. Above photo is copyright of Barry Martin

Launch Day. Above photo is copyright of Graeme Turner

Above photo, dated 09/05/1993, is copyright of Dennis Maccoy

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Above photo is copyright of Steve Wright

Firing a Harpoon missile. Above photo is copyright of Isaac Merriman