HMS Birmingham Royal Navy Type 42 destroyer
The Type 42 or Sheffield class, are guided missile destroyers used by the British Royal Navy and the Argentine Navy. The first ship of the class was ordered in 1968 and launched in 1971, and today three ships remain active in the Royal Navy and one in the Argentinian Navy. Two of the class (Sheffield and Coventry) were sunk in the Falklands War of 1982. The Type 42 destroyer was built to fill the gap left by the cancellation of the large Type 82 destroyer.
Type 42 destroyers many served during the Falklands war. HMS Sheffield and HMS Coventry being lost.Displacement: 3,500 tons Standard, and 4,100 tons full load. Speed@ 29 Knots, Compliment: 253 incl 24 Officers, It has accommodation for 312. armament|: Missiles: Surface to Air: British aero space. Sea Dart GWS 30 twin launcher with a total of 22 missiles. One Vickers 4.5 inch / 55 caliber Mk 8. two Oerlikon 20mm GAM-BO1 . plus 2 Oerlikon 20mm Mk 9’s. Plus 2 general Electric/ Dynamics 20mm Vulcan Phalanx Mk15, with six barrels per launcher. Plus Six 324mm Torpedo Tubes. One Westland Lynx helicopter.