HMS Beaver (F93)

HMS Beaver (F93)



HMS Beaver
Career (UK)
Name: HMS Beaver
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Yarrow Shipbuilders
Laid down: 20 June 1980
Launched: 8 May 1982
Commissioned: 13 December 1984
Decommissioned: 1 May 1999
Identification: Pennant number: F93
Fate: Sold for scrap 21 February 2001
General characteristics
Displacement: 4,800 tons
Length: 146.5 m (480 ft)
Beam: 14.8 m (48 ft)
Draught: 6.4 m (21 ft)
Propulsion: 2-shaft COGOG
2 × Rolls-Royce Olympus TM3B high-speed gas turbines (54,000 shp / 40 MW)
2 × Rolls-Royce Tyne RM1C cruise gas turbines (9,700 shp / 7.2 MW)
Speed: 18 knots (33.3 km/h) cruise
30 knots (56 km/h) full
Range: 8,000 nm (16,000 km)
Complement: 273
Armament: 2 × 6 GWS25 Sea Wolf SAM launchers
4 × 1 Exocet SSM launchers
2 × triple Ship-launched Torpedo Weapons System (STWS) - Stingray Torpedo Launch Tubes
2 × Twin 30 mm AA guns
2 × 20 mm AA guns
4 × 7.62 mm GPMGs
Aircraft carried: 2 × Lynx MK 8 helicopters
For other ships of the same name, see HMS Beaver.

HMS Beaver was one of 10 Type 22 missile frigate of the Broadsword Class ordered by the Royal Navy .

The ship was laid down at the Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd., Scotstoun, on June 20, 1980 and finally commissioned on December 13, 1984 . Originally 22 ships of the class were planned to be built, but after the Falklands War, it was decided 10 was enough .

Read more about HMS Beaver (F93):  Power & Compliment, Armaments & Equipment, Bolton's Adoption, Decommissioned