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Name: EXETER
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 22/07/1976
Launched: 25/04/1978
Completed: 19/09/1980
Builder: Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard. Low Walker
Yard Number: 101
Dimensions: 3500disp - 4820disp, 119.48 x 14.30 x 4.27(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 2 x 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:
19/09/1980 British Royal Navy
23/09/2011 Broken up
Comments: A member of the Type 42 - Batch 2 class of destroyers
Allocated pennant number D89
Exact configuration of smaller weapons varied during life time
27/05/2009: Decommissioned at Fareham Creek, Portsmouth
23/09/2011: Left Portsmouth, in tow for breaking up by Leyal Ship Recycling, Turkey


Above photo copyright of Peter Crichton

Above photo copyright of Peter Crichton

Above photo copyright of Peter Crichton

Above photo, dated 26/01/1980, is copyright of Dennis Maccoy

Above photo, dated 28/06/1980, is copyright of Dennis Maccoy

Above photo is copyright of Norman Hewitt

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo copyright of John Feltham

Above photo copyright of Neill Rush

Above photo with ILLUSTRIOUS in the background courtesy of Tim Webb

Above photo with EXETER (left) & NOTTINGHAM copyright of Jim McFaul

Above photo with EXETER (left) & NOTTINGHAM copyright of Jim McFaul

Above photo with EXETER (nearest) & NOTTINGHAM copyright of Jim McFaul