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Rothesay-class frigate

Index Rothesay-class frigate

The Rothesay class, or Type 12M frigates were a class of frigates serving with the Royal Navy, South African Navy (where they were called President-class frigates) and the Royal New Zealand Navy. [1]

67 relations: Alexander Stephen and Sons, Anti-submarine warfare, Babcock & Wilcox, Belfast, Birkenhead, Bofors 40 mm gun, British 21 inch torpedo, Cammell Laird, Chaff, Clydebank, Cod Wars, Cold War, Cowes, Destroyer, Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, English Electric, Exocet, Falklands War, Frigate, Harland and Wolff, HMNB Devonport, HMNB Portsmouth, HMNZS Otago (F111), HMNZS Taranaki, HMS Berwick (F115), HMS Brighton (F106), HMS Falmouth (F113), HMS Londonderry (F108), HMS Lowestoft (F103), HMS Plymouth (F126), HMS Rhyl (F129), HMS Rothesay (F107), HMS Yarmouth (F101), Identification friend or foe, J. Samuel White, James Callaghan, John Brown & Company, John I. Thornycroft & Company, Leander-class frigate, Length overall, Limbo (weapon), Mark 46 torpedo, Marthinus Wessel Pretorius, Martinus Theunis Steyn, Oerlikon 20 mm cannon, Paul Kruger, Pennant number, QF 4.5-inch Mk I – V naval gun, Royal Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy, ..., SAS President Kruger, SAS Tafelberg, Seacat (missile), Simonstown Agreement, South African Navy, SS.12/AS.12, Swan Hunter, United Nations Security Council Resolution 418, Wallsend, Westland Lynx, Westland Scout, Westland Wasp, Westland Wessex, Whitby-class frigate, World War II, Yarrow Shipbuilders, 1981 Defence White Paper. Expand index (17 more) »

Alexander Stephen and Sons

Alexander Stephen and Sons Limited, often referred to simply as Alex Stephens or just Stephens, was a Scottish shipbuilding company based in Linthouse, Glasgow, on the River Clyde.

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Anti-submarine warfare

Anti-submarine warfare (ASW, or in older form A/S) is a branch of underwater warfare that uses surface warships, aircraft, or other submarines to find, track and deter, damage, or destroy enemy submarines.

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Babcock & Wilcox

Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, originally Babcock, Wilcox & Company and then The Babcock & Wilcox Company, is an American power generation company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Belfast (is the capital city of Northern Ireland, located on the banks of the River Lagan on the east coast of Ireland.

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Birkenhead is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in Merseyside, England.

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Bofors 40 mm gun

--> The Bofors 40 mm gun, often referred to simply as the Bofors gun, is an anti-aircraft/multi-purpose autocannon designed in the 1930s by the Swedish arms manufacturer AB Bofors.

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British 21 inch torpedo

There have been several British 21-inch (533 mm) diameter torpedoes used by the Royal Navy since their first development just before the First World War.

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Cammell Laird

Cammell Laird is a British shipbuilding company.

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Chaff is the dry, scaly protective casings of the seeds of cereal grain, or similar fine, dry, scaly plant material such as scaly parts of flowers, or finely chopped straw.

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Clydebank is a town in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

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Cod Wars

The Cod Wars (Þorskastríðin, "the cod strife", or Landhelgisstríðin, "the wars for the territorial waters") were a series of confrontations between the United Kingdom and Iceland on fishing rights in the North Atlantic.

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Cold War

The Cold War was a state of geopolitical tension after World War II between powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its satellite states) and powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others).

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Cowes is an English seaport town and civil parish on the Isle of Wight.

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In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast, maneuverable long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet, convoy or battle group and defend them against smaller powerful short-range attackers.

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Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a single seat subsonic carrier-capable attack aircraft developed for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps in the early 1950s.

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English Electric

The English Electric Company Limited was a British industrial manufacturer formed after the armistice of World War I at the end of 1918.

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The Exocet (French for "flying fish" The missile's name was given by M. Guillot, then technical director at Nord Aviation, after the French name for flying fish.) is a French-built anti-ship missile whose various versions can be launched from surface vessels, submarines, helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.

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Falklands War

The Falklands War (Guerra de las Malvinas), also known as the Falklands Conflict, Falklands Crisis, Malvinas War, South Atlantic Conflict, and the Guerra del Atlántico Sur (Spanish for "South Atlantic War"), was a ten-week war between Argentina and the United Kingdom over two British dependent territories in the South Atlantic: the Falkland Islands, and its territorial dependency, the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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A frigate is any of several types of warship, the term having been used for ships of various sizes and roles over the last few centuries.

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Harland and Wolff

Harland & Wolff Heavy Industries is a heavy industrial company, specialising in ship repair, conversion, and offshore construction, located in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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HMNB Devonport

Her Majesty's Naval Base, Devonport (HMNB Devonport), is the largest naval base in Western Europe and is the sole nuclear repair and refuelling facility for the Royal Navy.

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HMNB Portsmouth

Her Majesty's Naval Base, Portsmouth (HMNB Portsmouth) is one of three operating bases in the United Kingdom for the British Royal Navy (the others being HMNB Clyde and HMNB Devonport).

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HMNZS Otago (F111)

HMNZS Otago (F111) was a ''Rothesay''-class Type 12 frigate, or separately designated, Otago-class frigate acquired from the Royal Navy by the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) before completion.

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HMNZS Taranaki

HMNZS Taranaki (F148) was a modified in service with the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) from 1960 to 1982.

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HMS Berwick (F115)

HMS Berwick was a ''Rothesay'' or Type 12I class anti-submarine frigate of the British Royal Navy.

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HMS Brighton (F106)

HMS Brighton was a ''Rothesay'' or Type 12I class anti-submarine frigate of the British Royal Navy.

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HMS Falmouth (F113)

HMS Falmouth was a ''Rothesay''-class or "Improved Type 12" anti-submarine frigate built for the Royal Navy during the 1950s.

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HMS Londonderry (F108)

HMS Londonderry was a ''Rothesay'' or Type 12 class anti-submarine frigate of the British Royal Navy in service from 1960 to 1984.

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HMS Lowestoft (F103)

HMS Lowestoft was a ''Rothesay'' or Type 12 class anti-submarine frigate of the British Royal Navy.

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HMS Plymouth (F126)

HMS Plymouth was a Royal Navy.

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HMS Rhyl (F129)

HMS Rhyl was a ''Rothesay'' or Type 12I class anti-submarine frigate of the British Royal Navy, launched by Lady Macmillan on 23 February 1959 and commissioned in October 1960.

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HMS Rothesay (F107)

HMS Rothesay was the lead ship of the ''Rothesay'' or Type 12M class of anti-submarine frigates of the British Royal Navy.

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HMS Yarmouth (F101)

HMS Yarmouth was the first modified Type 12 frigate of the ''Rothesay'' class to enter service with the Royal Navy.

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Identification friend or foe

Identification, friend or foe (IFF) is an identification system designed for command and control.

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J. Samuel White


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James Callaghan

Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, (27 March 1912 – 26 March 2005), often known as Jim Callaghan, served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1976 to 1980.

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John Brown & Company

John Brown and Company of Clydebank was a British marine engineering and shipbuilding firm.

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John I. Thornycroft & Company

John I. Thornycroft & Company Limited, usually known simply as Thornycroft was a British shipbuilding firm founded by John Isaac Thornycroft in Chiswick in 1866.

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Leander-class frigate

The Leander-class, or Type 12M frigates,Purvis, M.K., 'Post War RN Frigate and Guided Missile Destroyer Design 1944-1969', Transactions, Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), 1974 comprising twenty-six vessels, was among the most numerous and long-lived classes of frigate in the Royal Navy's modern history.

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Length overall

Length overall (LOA, o/a, o.a. or oa) is the maximum length of a vessel's hull measured parallel to the waterline.

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Limbo (weapon)

Limbo, or Anti Submarine Mortar Mark 10 (A/S Mk.10), was the final British development of a forward-throwing anti-submarine weapon originally designed during the Second World War.

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Mark 46 torpedo

The Mark 46 torpedo is the backbone of the United States Navy's lightweight anti-submarine warfare torpedo inventory, and is the current NATO standard.

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Marthinus Wessel Pretorius

Marthinus Wessel Pretorius (17 September 1819 – 19 May 1901) was the first president of the South African Republic, and also compiled the constitution of the Republic.

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Martinus Theunis Steyn

Martinus (or Marthinus) Theunis Steyn (2 October 1857 – 28 November 1916) was a South African lawyer, politician, and statesman, sixth and last president of the independent Orange Free State from 1896 to 1902.

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Oerlikon 20 mm cannon

and --> The Oerlikon 20 mm cannon is a series of autocannons, based on an original German 20 mm Becker design that appeared very early in World War I. It was widely produced by Oerlikon Contraves and others, with various models employed by both Allied and Axis forces during World War II, and many versions still in use today.

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Paul Kruger

Stephanus Johannes Paulus "Paul" Kruger (10 October 1825 – 14 July 1904) was one of the dominant political and military figures in 19th-century South Africa, and President of the South African Republic (or Transvaal) from 1883 to 1900.

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Pennant number

In the Royal Navy and other navies of Europe and the Commonwealth of Nations, ships are identified by pennant number (an internationalisation of pendant number, which it was called before 1948).

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QF 4.5-inch Mk I – V naval gun

The QF 4.5 inch gun has been the standard medium-calibre naval gun used by the Royal Navy as a medium-range weapon capable of use against surface, aircraft and shore bombardment targets since 1938.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

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Royal New Zealand Navy

The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN; Maori: Te Taua Moana o Aotearoa, "Warriors of the Sea of New Zealand") is the maritime arm of the New Zealand Defence Force. The fleet currently consists of ten ships and eight naval helicopters.

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SAS President Kruger

SAS President Kruger was the first of three President-class Type 12 frigates built in the United Kingdom for the South African Navy (SAN) during the 1960s.

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SAS Tafelberg

SAS Tafelberg was a replenishment ship (AOR) of the South African Navy.

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Seacat (missile)

Seacat was a British short-range surface-to-air missile system intended to replace the ubiquitous Bofors 40 mm gun aboard warships of all sizes.

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Simonstown Agreement

The Simonstown Agreement (sic) was a naval cooperation agreement between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the (then-officially) Union of South Africa signed.

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South African Navy

The South African Navy (SAN) is the naval warfare branch of the South African National Defence Force.

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The SS.12 and AS.12 are two variants of the same missile: SS for surface-to-surface and AS for air-to-surface.

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Swan Hunter

Swan Hunter, formerly known as "Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson", is a shipbuilding design, engineering, and management company, based in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear.

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United Nations Security Council Resolution 418

United Nations Security Council Resolution 418, adopted unanimously on 4 November 1977, imposed a mandatory arms embargo against South Africa.

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Wallsend, historically Wallsend on Tyne, is a town in North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, North East of England.

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Westland Lynx

The Westland Lynx is a British multi-purpose military helicopter designed and built by Westland Helicopters at its factory in Yeovil.

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Westland Scout

The Westland Scout was a light helicopter developed by Westland Helicopters.

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Westland Wasp

The Westland Wasp was a small 1960s British turbine powered, shipboard anti-submarine helicopter.

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Westland Wessex

The Westland Wessex was a British-built turbine-powered development of the Sikorsky H-34.

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Whitby-class frigate

The Type 12 or Whitby-class frigates were a six-ship class of anti-submarine frigates of the British Royal Navy, which entered service late in the 1950s.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Yarrow Shipbuilders

Yarrow Shipbuilders Limited (YSL), often styled as simply Yarrows, was a major shipbuilding firm based in the Scotstoun district of Glasgow on the River Clyde.

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1981 Defence White Paper

The 1981 Defence White Paper (titled "The UK Defence Programme: The Way Forward" Cmnd 8288) was a major review of the United Kingdom's defence policy brought about by the Conservative government under the Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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President class frigate, President-class frigate, Rothesay class frigate.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rothesay-class_frigate

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