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HMS Exmouth, Pennant number F84, was an anti-submarine warfare frigate of theBlackwood class. The Type 14 Blackwood class were a twelve ship class of anti-submarine warfare (ASW) frigates of the Royal Navy, designed and built during the increasing threat from the Soviet Unions large fleet of submarines that roamed the Atlantic Ocean. ...

Type 14-class RN Ensign
General Chacteristics
Displacement: 1,456 tons full load
Length: 310 ft
Beam: 33 ft
Draught: 15 ft
Propulsion: 1 shaft, 1 steam turbine (Exmouth later had gas turbine), 2 boilers, 15,000 shp
Speed: 27 knot
Range: 5200 nautical miles at 12 knots
Complement: 112
Armament: 3 x 40mm Mk 9 Bofors (one aft 40mm later removed from all ships of the class)

4 x 21-in submerhed torpedo tubes (Blackwood, Exmouth, Malcolm and Palliser. They were later removed) The White Ensign of the Royal Navy. ... Bofors was an iron works, cannon maker, and defence industry located in Sweden. ...


2 x Limbo ASW mortars

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They were designed to be cheaper and smaller to complement the expensive Type 12 frigates and had light armament. The class were very specialised for the ASW role and thus had little capability in any other role, though they did perform fishery protection duties. One of the ships, HMS Exmouth, was later converted to gas turbines in 1966, becoming the first major warship of the Royal Navy to be powered by gas turbines. 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ...


In the late 1950s, during their time on patrols around Iceland to ensure that Icelandic fishermen did not attempt to fish in British waters, problems were found with the hulls of the Type 14s in such heavy waters, such that their hulls had to be strengthened to cope with patrols in heavy waters. Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium Events and trends Technology United States tests the first fusion bomb. ...


The Type 14s size, at just 310 ft, prevented them from continuing past the 1970s and continuing the work they had been doing in the ASW role, as it prevented the Type 14s from being modernised with more effective weapons, thus making them obsolete. They were all decommissioned in the 1970s. Events and trends Although in the United States and in many other Western societies the 1970s are often seen as a period of transition between the turbulent 1960s and the more conservative 1980s and 1990s, many of the trends that are associated widely with the Sixties, from the Sexual Revolution... Events and trends Although in the United States and in many other Western societies the 1970s are often seen as a period of transition between the turbulent 1960s and the more conservative 1980s and 1990s, many of the trends that are associated widely with the Sixties, from the Sexual Revolution...



Blackwood-class frigate
Blackwood | Duncan | Dundas | Exmouth | Grafton | Hardy | Keppel | Malcolm | Murray | Palliser | Pellew | Russell

List of frigates of the Royal Navy

|Dispacement: |- Length: |- Beam: |- |Draught: |- Propulsion: |- |Speed: |- |Range: |- |Complement: |- |Armament: The Type 14 Blackwood class were a twelve ship class of anti-submarine warfare (ASW) frigates of the Royal Navy, designed and built during the increasing threat from the Soviet Unions large fleet of submarines that roamed the Atlantic Ocean. ... HMS Duncan was the fifth and final Duncan, named after Admiral Adam Duncan. ... HMS Hardy, Pennant number F54, was an anti-submarine warfare frigate of the Blackwood class. ... This is a list of frigates of the Royal Navy in chronological order. ...


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HMS Exmouth, Pennant number F84, was an anti-submarine warfare frigate of theBlackwood class.
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In the late 1950s, during their time on patrols around Iceland to ensure that Icelandic fishermen did not attempt to fish in British waters, problems were found with the hulls of the Type 14s in such heavy waters, such that their hulls had to be strengthened to cope with patrols in heavy waters.
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