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HMS Lowestoft (F103)
Career (UK) RN Ensign
Name: HMS Lowestoft
Builder: Alex Stephens & Sons
Laid down: 9 June 1958
Launched: 23 June 1960
Commissioned: 26 September 1961
Decommissioned: 1985
Identification: Pennant number: F103
Fate: Sunk as target 8 June 1986
General characteristics
Class & type: Rothesay-class frigate
Displacement: 2,800 tons
Length: 370 ft
Beam: 41 ft
Draught: 17 ft 4 in
Propulsion:

2 × Bacock & Wilcox boilers operating at 550lb sq. in, 850°F

English Electric geared turbines, 2 shafts, 30000 shafts horsepower
Speed: 30 kn (56 km/h)
Complement: 235
Armament:

2 × 4.5" Dual Purpose on a Mk VI Mounting 1 x 40mm on STAGG mounting

1 x Limbo Mortar Mk 10 Mountings
Aircraft carried: 1 × Wasp helicopter

HMS Lowestoft was a Rothesay or Type 12 class anti-submarine frigate of the British Royal Navy. Lowestoft was sunk as a target on 8 June 1986 by HMS Conqueror using a Tigerfish torpedo. She was the last Royal Naval target to be sunk still displaying her pennant number.

Commanding officers[edit | edit source]

From To Captain
1971 1971
1977 1979 Commander T J Smy RN

Publications[edit | edit source]


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