Royal Navy ships HMS Southampton and RFA Gold Rover arrive in Cape Town
Nov 07, 2007
Two British naval ships arrived in Cape Town this week. The type 42 destroyer HMS Southampton, and RFA Gold Rover, a fleet auxiliary boiler, docked on Monday for a short visit.
HMS Southampton is one of four type 42 batch 2 air defence destroyers in the Royal Navy, the others being HMS Exeter, HMS Nottingham and HMS Liverpool. The ship displaces 4,250 tons fully loaded and is 125m in length with a beam of 14.3m. Her armaments include missiles, torpedoes, a 114mm gun, several smaller guns and a Sea Lynx helicopter. The ship has a speed in the region of 30 knots.
RFA Gold Rover is one of three small fleet oilers in the Royal Navy, displacing 11,500 tons loaded and carries a civilian crew of 47.
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