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HMS Blackpool (F77)

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Name  HMS Blackpool
Laid down  20 December 1954
Identification  Pennant number F77
Launched  14 February 1957
Builder  Harland and Wolff
Ordered  6 March 1951
Commissioned  14 August 1958
Construction started  20 December 1954
Draft  5.2 m
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Out of service  Leased to the Royal New Zealand Navy between 7 June 1966– 30 June 1971

HMS Blackpool was a Whitby-class or Type 12 anti-submarine frigate of the Royal Navy.

Service history

Blackpool was leader of the 6th Frigate Squadron between 1958 and 1960. Between 1964 and 1966 she was leader of the 28th Escort Squadron.

She was leased to the Royal New Zealand Navy between 7 June 1966 and 30 June 1971. In 1969, Blackpool was present at the Melbourne-Evans collision.

References

HMS Blackpool (F77) Wikipedia


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