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Name: GLAMORGAN
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 13/09/1962
Launched: 09/07/1964
Completed: 13/10/1966
Builder: Vickers Armstrong Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 176
Dimensions: 5440disp - 6200disp, 520.5 x 54.0 x 20.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines & 4 x Gas turbines, 60000shp
Engines by: Rolls Royce
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 30.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 2 x 4.5ins, 2 x 20mm guns; 1 x 2 x Seaslug SAM,
2 x Seacat SAM, 1 x helicopter
History:
13/10/1966 British Royal Navy
09/1986 Government of Chile; renamed ADMIRANTE LATORRE
11/04/2005 Sank
Comments: Member of the County Class & allocated pennant D19
1976: One twin gun turret replaced by 4 Exocet missiles
12/06/1982: Hit by Argentinian landbased Exocet missile during the Faklands conflict
13 crew killed & 14 others wounded. Repaired for further service.
09/1986: Sold to Chile
1998: Decommissioned
11/04/2005: Sank whilst under tow to scrap yard


Above photo, dated 09/07/1964, is copyright of Brian Hargreaves

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo copyright Chris Howell

Above photo copyright Chris Howell

Above photo as ADMIRANTE LATORRE copyright of Chris Howell