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Name: CARDIFF
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 06/11/1972
Launched: 22/02/1974
Completed: 24/09/1979
Builder: Vickers Shipbuilders & Engineering Ltd and Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Barrow and Hebburn
Yard Number: 1091 (both yards)
Dimensions: 3500disp - 4820disp, 125.00oa x 14.30 x 5.8(draft)metres
Engines: 2 x Olympus TM3B & 2 x Tyne RM1A gas turbines, 58500shp
Engines by: Rolls Royce
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 30.0+knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x Vickers Mk8 4.5ins gun, 1 x twin Sea Dart AA missile, 2 x 3 x 12.75ins torpedoes
2 x 20mm Oerlikon guns, 2 x Phalanx Close-in Weapon System, 1 x Lynx HMA8 helicopter
History:
24/09/1979 British Royal Navy
24/12/2008 Broken up
Comments: A member of the Type 42 - Batch 1 class of destroyers
Allocated pennant D108
Exact configuration of smaller weapons varied during life time
The construction was interrupted by a labour shortage at Vickers
09/02/1976: Arrived under tow on the Tyne for completion
14/07/2005: Decommissioned at Fareham Creek, Portsmouth
21/11/2008: Left Portsmouth, in tow for breaking up at Aliaga, Turkey
22/12/2008: Arrived at Aliaga
24/12/2008: Beached at Aliaga


Above, completing at Hebburn, photo copyright of Dennis Maccoy

Above photo copyright of John Chanet

Above photo copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo copyright of Steve Wright

Above photo copyright of Royal Navy

Above photo copyright of Neil Haste

Above photo copyright of Dr Allan Ryszka-Onions

Above photo - beached at Aliaga