HMS LANCASTER (F 229) - London, England       Call sign - ????     IMO number - none     Owner - Department of National Defense, UK

Location - Photographed while she was underway off Portsmouth, England     Photograph Date - 31 May 2002
Photographer - Douglas Cromby     Added to archive - 22 Feb 2003     Last updated - 22 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Keel laid - 18 December 1987
  Launched - 24 May 1990
  Commissioned - 1 May 1992

  (a) Lancaster - U.K.

  She was originally designated F 232 however she was completed as F229

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Duke Class frigate
  Displacement tonnage (standard) - 3,500
  Displacement tonnage (full load) - 4,200
  L.O.A. - 133.00 meters (436'2")
  L.B.P. -
  Width overall - 16.10 meters (52'8")
  Width moulded -
  Draught -
  Depth (hull) - 5.5 meters (18'0")
  Depth (screws) - 7.3 meters (24'0")
  Compliment - 174 (12 officers)

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Yarrow Shipbuilders
  Country - Glasgow, Scotland
  Hull number -
  Engine builder - Yarrow Shipbuilders
  Number of gas engines - 2
  Engine type - RR Spey SM1A gas turbines
  Number of diesel engines - 4
  Engine type - Paxman 12YJCM diesels
  Horsepower (gas) - 31,100 hp (23,200 kW)
  Horsepower (diesel) - 8,100 hp (6,000 kW)
  Speed - 28 knots (gas), 15 (diesel)
  Range - 7,800 miles at 15 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Deployments, accidents, retrofits, layups, exercises or corrections etc - Viewer contributions WELCOMED

* She was to have been designated F 232 however she was completed as F 229. The number 232 was considered unlucky as it was the RN report form number for collisions or groundings

Information sources - Janes Warships 1993-4

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