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Name: YORK
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 18/01/1980
Launched: 21/06/1982
Completed: 09/08/1985
Builder: Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard. Low Walker
Yard Number: 111
Dimensions: 4000disp - 5200disp, 141.00oa x 15.20 x 5.8(draft)metres
Engines: 2 x Olympus TM3B & 2 x Tyne RM1C gas turbines, 58500shp
Engines by: Rolls Royce
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 34.0+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:
09/08/1985 British Royal Navy
09/09/2015 Broken up
Comments: A member of the Type 42 - Batch 3 class of destroyers
Allocated pennant D98
Exact configuration of smaller weapons varied during life time
Received external longitudinal strengthening post completion
27/09/2012: Decommissioned at Fareham Creek, Portsmouth
09/09/2015: Arrived Aliaga for breaking up by Leyal Gemi Sokum Ltd


Above photo shows YORK without the strengthening girder. Photo copyright of Webmaster

Above photo shows YORK without the strengthening girder. Photo courtesy of Tim Webb

Above photo, dated 18/06/1987, shows YORK without the strengthening girder. Photo copyright of Patrick Hill

Above photo shows YORK with the strengthening girder. Photo copyright of John Feltham

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 the Royal Navy

Above photo copyright of the Royal Navy

Above: Leaving Portsmouth under tow by DIAVLOS PRIDE. Photo copyright of Diavlos Salvage & Towage