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U.S.S. ESTOCIN

U.S.S. ESTOCIN

Arriving Belfast 14-09-1996.

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A brilliant shot Alan,I recognise the roadway near Lanes and Kellys coalyards,
Cheers
Alan
 

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Thanks Alan I remember the factory now it was next to Kelly's yard,
Cheers
Fred
 

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one of arround 50 Oliver Hazard Perry class GP frigates, 9th actually built. Cheap (relatively) and cheerful replacement for post war destroyers.
Builders Bath Iron Works, Maine Launched Nov 1979 sold 2003 to the Turkish navy.

Length: 445 feet (133.5 meters) Beam: 45 feet (13.5 meters) Draft: 24,6 feet (7.5 meters Disp 4,100 tons
machinery : single screw powered by twin General Electric LM 2500 gas turbines 41,000 SHP 30 knots, also fitted with two 350 HP electric aux drives ( retractable azipod type).
Armament : Single 76mm C62 gun, one Mk 13 guided missile launcher with 36 Standard MR and 4 Harpoon type missiles. two triple MK 32 ASW torpedo tubes, single phalanx CIWS Crew 212
 

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Thanks for the information Steve. Interesting that she was sold to Turkey. Do you know of any websites showing the Phalanx or Goalkeeper systems in action? Regards, Alan.
 

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Here you go - one of many http://www.toxicjunction.com/get.asp?i=V1365

or (with sound) http://tri.army.mil/LC/CS/csa/aagatlin.htm#Phalanx
 

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Certainly is, Tmac put on the props back to front when she popping into H&W. That's those lunchtime sessions for you!
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