Type 22 frigate

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A group of Type 22's, with HMS Coventry in the foreground

The Type 22 frigate is a warship class of the Royal Navy also known as the Broadsword Class. Fourteen of the class have been built, however only four (Batch 3 ships) are now in service with the Royal Navy.

The Type 22 was designed at first to be anti-submarine warfare vessels as part of the Royal Navy's contribution to NATO. These ships since evolved into powerful anti-air, anti-surface and anti-submarine warships. There are currently three batches off the ship, four batch one, six batch two and four batch three.

Characteristics

  • Length: 131.2 metres/430 feet (Batch 1/2), 148.1 metres/485.9 feet (Batch 3)
  • Displacement full load, tons: 4,400 (Batch 1), 4,800 (Batch 2), 4,900 (Batch 3)
  • Speed, knots: 30


Weapons (UK Ships)

  • 2 x quad Harpoon missile launchers
  • 2 x 6 Sea Wolf GWS 25 Mod 3 missile launchers
  • 4.5-inch (114mm) Vickers Mk 8 gun (not first batch)
  • General Electric 30mm 7-Barrel Goalkeeper
  • 2 DES/MSI DS 30B 30mm/75
  • 6 324mm Plessey STWS Mk2 Launchers - Marconi Stingray
  • 2 Westland Lynx HMA8 (Sea Skua and Stingray Torpedoes)

Sensors (UK Ships)

  • Marconi Type 967/968
  • Kelvin Hughes Type 1007
  • Two Marconi Type 911
  • Ferranti/Thompson-Sintra Type 2050 (sonar)
  • Dowty Type 2031 (sonar)


Type 22 frigate
Broadsword | Battleaxe | Brilliant | Brazen | Boxer | Beaver | Brave | London | Sheffield | Coventry | Cornwall | Cumberland | Campbeltown | Chatham

List of frigates of the Royal Navy
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