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By ad2009
taken at the collingwood statue remeberance (100 years from death)

The ship was firing its guns and i took a few images and will get round to looking at them but i liked this one and it shows how big it was

HMS Cumberland (from wiki) :

Class and type: Type 22 frigate
Displacement: 5,300 tons
Length: 148.1 m (486 ft 9 in)
Beam: 14.8 m (48 ft 6 in)
Draught: 6.4 m (21 ft)


2 Rolls-Royce Spey gas turbines (high speed)
2 Rolls-Royce Tyne gas turbines (cruising)
Speed: cruise 18 knots (33 km/h), max. 30 knots (56 km/h)
Complement: 250 (max. 301)

* 2 x Sea Wolf anti air system (Total of 72 Sea Wolf missiles)
* 2 Quad Harpoon missile launchers (total of 8 Harpoons)
* 2 x triple Magazine launched anti-submarine torpedo tubes (total of 36 torpedoes)
* 1 x 4.5 inch (114 mm) Mk.8 gun
* 2 20 mm GAM-BO1 guns
* 2 x Goalkeeper CIWS
* NATO Seagnat Decoy Launchers

Aircraft carried:

2 x Lynx Mk.8 helicopters (but only 1 Lynx in peace time). Armed with

* 4 x Sea Skua anti-ships missiles
* 2 x Sting Ray anti-submarine torpedoes
* 2 x Mk 11 depth charges
* 2 x Machine guns

Tags: Life Death General Royal Boat Transport Statue Ship Whitley bay Cannon Landscape and travel Collingwood Hms cumberland

Voters: Sean_Dillon, rockfish, CurtainTwitcher and 2 more


Sean_Dillon 11 2 2 England
9 Mar 2010 9:07PM
Would of liked to of seen the full ship, I like your size comparison between the tug and the frigate.

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KarenFB Plus
13 5.3k 175 England
10 Mar 2010 7:18AM
A beautiful ship, well caught.
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
10 Mar 2010 7:56AM
interesting write up.....thanks for sharing

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