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HMS Norfolk (D-21) - 1967, she was a County-class warship, described as a destroyer, rather than a cruiser, because the Royal Navy and First Sea Lord Earl Moutbatten, had seen guided missile destroyers as easier to gain approval from the Treasury than cruisers, when the class originated in the late 1950s. Norfolk was sold to Chile on 6 April 1982 and renamed Capitán Prat. In 1996, her Sea Cat launchers were removed and she was fitted with the Barak SAM. In 2001, her Sea Slug system was…

HMS Norfolk (D-21) - 1967, she was a County-class warship, described as a destroyer, rather than a cruiser, because the Royal Navy and First Sea Lord Earl Moutbatten, had seen guided missile destroyers as easier to gain approval from the Treasury than cruisers, when the class originated in the late 1950s. Norfolk was sold to Chile on 6 April 1982 and renamed Capitán Prat. In 1996, her Sea Cat launchers were removed and she was fitted with the Barak SAM. In 2001, her Sea Slug system was…

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New stealth corvette joins Taiwan Navy. Speaking during handover at harbour at northeastern Yilan County,Defence Minister Yen praised new 500ton Tuo Chiang twin-hull corvette as "fastest & most powerful warship in Asia." Twin-hull corvette maximum speed of 38knots (70kph),range 2,000 nautical miles (3,704km).60.4m length & 14m wide,crew 41.Has 8 locally developed Hsiung Feng II & 8 Hsiung Feng III anti-ship missiles.1st of possibly 8 to 12 to be built locally under Hsun Hai programme.

Taiwan's first domestically-produced missile corvette, the ship Tuo Chiang (Tuo River). Taiwan’s “carrier killer.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 26, 2015) Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) conduct a visit, board, search and seizure exercise with the French navy frigate La Fayette (F 710). Donald Cook is forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, and is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Karolina A. Oseguera/Released)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 26, 2015) Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) conduct a visit, board, search and seizure exercise with the French navy frigate La Fayette (F 710). Donald Cook is forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, and is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Karolina A. Oseguera/Released)

USS Saint Paul, a Baltimore Class cruiser originally launched by the Bethlehem Steel Company from Quincy, Massachusetts in 1944.

USS Saint Paul, a Baltimore Class cruiser originally launched by the Bethlehem Steel Company from Quincy, Massachusetts in

HMS Tiger (C20) was a conventional cruiser of the British Royal Navy, in Malta. (Rare Color)

apostlesofmercy: “HMS Lion at Valletta Grand Harbour, Malta - circa She was one of the Royal Navy’s last cruisers.

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