HMS Blackwood

Vessel name on Arrival: HMS Blackwood

Original Builder: Thornycroft of Woolston

Original Yard No: 4149

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Vessel Type: frigate

GRT: 1180

Year Built: 1957

Arrival Date: 01/11/1976

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Second-Rate Type 14 Anti-Submarine Patrol Frigate                     Pennant No. F – 78

 

March 1951  :  Ordered

14-09-1953  :  Laid down

04-10-1955  :  Launched

22-08-1957  :  Completed 

 

Displacement Tonnage  :  1,535 tons                      Complement  :  140 Officers and Ratings

 

Dimensions  :  310 ft.  x  35 ft.  x  15.5 ft.              (94.5 metres  x  10.7 metres  x  4.7 metres)

 

Propulsion  :  English Electric double-reduction geared steam turbine driving a single screw shaft

Capacity     :  15,000 SHP delivering a speed of 27 knots.        Two Babcock & Wilcox Watertube Boilers

Range         :  5,200 nautical miles at a mean average speed of 12 knots

 

Armaments :  2 x Limbo triple-barrelled Mortars, 2 x Twin 21 inch Torpedo Tubes, 4 x 40mm Bofors Mk. IX guns