(D 90) HMS Southampton - London, England        Type 42 (Batch 2) Class - Destroyer

Location - Photographed while underway off Portsmouth, England     Photograph Date - 13 Sep 2002
Photographer - Douglas Cromby     Added to archive - 10 Aug 2003     Last updated - 10 Aug 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered -
  Keel laid - 21 Oct 1976
  Launched - 29 Jan 1979
  Delivered - 31 Oct 1981

  (a) USS Southampton - England

  As of August 2003 HMS Southampton was still part of the active British Navy

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Destroyer
  Displacement tonnage (light) - 3,500
  Displacement tonnage (deployed) - 4,100
  L.O.A. - 125.00 meters (412'0")
  Length at waterline - 119.50 meters (392'0")
  Width moulded - 14.3 meters (47'0")
  Propeller Depth - 5.8 meters (19'0")
  Keel Depth - 4.2 meters (13'9")
  Compliment - 253 (24 officers)
  Compliment (deployed) - 312

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Vosper Thornycroft Ltd.
  Country - England
  Hull number -
  Engine builder - Rolls Royce Olympus
  Main engines - 2
  Engine type - Rolls-Royce TM3B gas turbines
  Fuel - Gas oil
  Horsepower - 50,000 shp
  Auxiliary engines - 2
  Engine type - Rolls-Royce Tyne RM1C gas turbines
  Fuel - Gas oil
  Horsepower - 9,700 shp
  Speed - 29 + knots
  Propellers - 2 variable pitch
  Steering gear - 2 rudders
  Range - 4,000 miles at 18 knots

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - This section is open for all viewers to contribute any information about this ship that is known such as armament details, operational programmes, refits, tours of duty, deployments, accidents, upgrades, drydockings, sightings or ports of call etc..


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