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Name: BACCHANTE
Type: Frigate
Keel: 27/10/1966
Launched: 29/02/1968
Completed: 05/12/1969
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 189
Dimensions: 2500disp to 2962disp, 360.0 x 43.0 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:
05/12/1969 British Royal Navy
1982 Government of New Zealand; renamed WELLINGTON
11/2005 Sank
Comments: Member of the 26 ship Leander class (broad beamed)
Allocated pennant number F69
2000: Decommissioned
11/2005: Sunk as an artificial reef & dive attraction


Above photo as BACCHANTE copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as WELLINGTON copyright of Chris Howell

Being stripped ready for sinking. Photo copyright of Nick Baxter