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Name: BRISTOL
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 15/11/1967
Launched: 30/06/1969
Completed: 31/03/1973
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 2030
Dimensions: 6100disp - 7100disp, 507.0 x 55.0 x 22.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x geared steam turbines, plus 2 x Olympus gas turbines, 74000shp
Engines by: Rolls Royce Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 30.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 4.5ins gun, 1 x 2 x Sea Dart SAM, Ikara AS missile, Limbo AS mortar
History:
31/03/1973 British Royal Navy
In service
Comments: A Type 82 destroyer, the only one of an initial class of 4 that was built
1982: Limbo well plated over to make a helicopter landing platform
1984: Ikara system removed
1987: Rest of her armament removed and converted into a permanent
training ship with extra accommodation blocks added


Above photo is copyright of the Royal Navy

Above photo, dated 13/02/1970, is copyright of Dennis Maccoy

Above photo, dated 26/06/1971, is copyright of Dennis Maccoy

Above photo is copyright of Ray Perry

Above photo is copyright of the Royal Navy

Above photo is copyright of the Royal Navy

Above photo, showing BRISTOL receiving supplies at Ascension Island, is copyright of the Royal Navy

Above photo is copyright of Rick Garcia

Above photo is copyright of Rick Garcia

Above photo, showing BRISTOL in training ship mode, is copyright of John Feltham