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Name: ARGONAUT
Type: Frigate
Keel: 27/11/1964
Launched: 08/02/1966
Completed: 05/09/1967
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie (Ship Builders) Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 758
Dimensions: 2380disp - 2860disp, 360.0 x 41.0 x 18.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, English Electric type, 30000hp
Engines by: JS White & Co Ltd, Cowes
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 30.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 2 x 4.5ins, 2 x 40mm guns; Limbo anti-submarine mortar;
1 x Wasp helicopter
History:
05/09/1967 British Royal Navy
02/1995 Broken up
Comments: Member of the 26 ship Leander class
Allocated pennant number F56
Turbines manufactured by White but installed by Hawthorn Leslie
1980: Modernised at Devonport Dockyard with 4 x 1 x Exocet anti-ship missiles,
2 x 4 x Seacat AA missiles and fitted with 2 x 3 x 21.0ins torpedoes
31/03/1993: Decommissioned
02/1995: Broken up in Spain


Above photo, showing original armament, is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo, showing original armament, is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo, showing Exocet armament, is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo, showing Exocet armament, is copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo of ARGONAUT in lay-up is courtesy of Photoship

Copied and digitised by Terry Summerson from the original Shipyard Data Books. Click HERE to enlarge.

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This record is now held by Tyne and Wear Archive Services.