Thursday, October 19, 2006

El HMS Iron Duke

El 17 de octubre habia en el muelle de San Juan un buque de Guerra de la Naval Británica
Es el HMS Iron Duke f234 una fragata de support
The present HMS Iron Duke is the third ship to bear the name and the fifth Duke Class Type 23 Frigate built for the Royal Navy. She was built by Yarrow Shipbuilders at Scotstoun on the Clyde. She was launched on 2 March 1991 by Mrs Jane King, the wife of the then Secretary of State for Defence, in the presence of the Duke and Duchess of Wellington. She was accepted into service by the Royal Navy on 23 July 1992 and commissioned on 20 May 1993. HMS Iron Duke is one of the most advanced ships in the Royal Navy, carrying an array of weapons and sensors. These include Harpoon Anti-Ship Missiles, Stingray Torpedoes, Vertical Launch Sea Wolf Anti-Air Missiles and a 4.5" Mk 8 gun for shore bombardment. She can be employed in a variety of roles but her primary role is anti-submarine operations for which she is well equipped with the latest computer assisted Sonar systems and communications equipment. She carries a Mk 8 Lynx Helicopter which can also be used in a variety of roles.


Mingo said...

Hola: antetodo darte las gracias por comentar en mi blog, he estado dando un vistazo al tuyo y a todas sus fotografias y tienen unas vistas de playas lindisimas, no dudaré y a partir de hoy en visitarlo más a menudo. Recibe un cordial saludo!

JOSE said...

Gracias por tú visita, yo también visitare tú blog.

Anonymous said...

Saludos Jose, gracias por visitar y comentar en mi fotoblog, he ojeado este y tienes muy buenas fotos, esta serie de fotos de los buques es muy buena.

JOSE said...


Gracias y tús fotos también