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ALK 081 Bristol

Albatros

ALK 081 Bristol

$ 51.00

New 1/1250 scale waterline model of the British destroyer HMS Bristol by Albatros (ALK 081) as in 1972.

HMS Bristol D23 is a Type 82 destroyer. Originally intended to be the first of a class of four large missile destroyers to escort the planned CVA-01 aircraft carriers. With the cancelation of CVA-01 all the other Type 82 destroyers were canceled- only Bristol was completed. She had a long career including fighting in the Falklands War and is currently a training ship moored at Whale Island, Portsmouth.

Name: Bristol
Ordered: 17 April 1963
Builder: Swan Hunter, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Laid down: 15 November 1967
Launched: 30 June 1969
Commissioned: 31 March 1973
Identification: Pennant number: D23
Honours and
awards:
Falklands 1982
Fate: Harbour Training & Accommodation ship
General characteristics
Class and type: Type 82 destroyer
Displacement: 6,400 tonnes (standard), 7,100 tonnes (full)
Length: 507 ft (155 m)
Beam: 55 ft (17 m)
Draught: 7.5 m (24 ft 7 in)
Propulsion:

COSAG, 2 standard range geared steam turbines 30,000 hp (22,000 kW),

2 Bristol-Siddeley Olympus TM1A gas turbines 30,000 hp, 2 shafts, 2 boilers
Speed: 28 knots (52 km/h)
Range: 5,750 nautical miles (10,650 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h)
Complement: 397 (30 officers)
Armament: Sea Dart, Ikara, 4.5 inch Mark 8 gun, Limbo
Aircraft carried: none
Aviation facilities: flight deck

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