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Type 42

Ships

Name Pennant
Number
Deck
Code
Builder Laid
Down
Launch Comm Decomm Notes
Type 42 Destroyers Batch 1

Sheffield

D80

SD

Vickers

15 Jan 1970

10 Jun 1971

16 Feb 1975

May 1982

Participated in the Falklands conflict. Hit by one Exocet missile which cut fire mains, and caused extensive fires. Sunk under tow several days later. Sunk May 1982.

Birmingham

D86

BM

Cammal Laird

02 Mar 1972

30 Jul 1973

03 Dec 1976

1999

Paid off 1999.

Glasgow

D88

GW

Swan Hunter

07 Mar 1974

14 Apr 1976

25 May 1977

01 Feb 2005

Participated in the Falklands conflict. Hit by bomb that didn't explode.

Newcastle

D87

NC

Swan Hunter

21 Feb 1973

24 Apr 1975

23 Mar 1978

30 Sep 2004

.

Cardiff

D108

CF

Vickers

03 Nov 1972

22 Feb 1974

24 Sep 1979

14 July 2005

Participated in the Falklands and Gulf War conflicts.

Coventry

D118

CV

Cammal Laird

29 Jan 1937

21 Jun 1974

20 Oct 1978

May 1982

Participated in the Falklands conflict. Hit by three bombs on May 25, and sank.

Type 42 Destroyers Batch 2

Exeter

D89

EX

Swan Hunter

22 Jul 1976

25 Apr 1978

19 Sep 1980

27 May 2009

Participated in the Falklands conflict.

Southampton

D90

SN

Vosper Thornycroft

21 Oct 1976

29 Jan 1979

31 Oct 1981

12 February 2009

Arrived at the Falklands days after war's end, damaged by collision in the Persian Gulf in 1991. Not operational since October 2008.

Nottingham

D91

NM

Vosper Thornycroft

06 Feb 1978

18 Feb 1980

08 Apr 1983

24 Feb 2010

Heavily damaged in 2002 after running aground off Australia. Floated back to the UK and repaired. Not operational since October 2008.

Liverpool

D92

LP

Cammal Laird

05 Jul 1978

25 Sep 1980

09 Jul 1982

2012

.

Type 42 Destroyers Batch 3 'Streched' Type 42 'Manchester Class'

Manchester

D95

MC

Vickers

09 May 1978

24 Nov 1980

16 Dec 1982

2011

Participated in the Gulf War.

Gloucester

D96

GC

Vosper Thornycroft

29 Oct 1979

02 Nov 1982

11 Sep 1985

2011

Participated in the Gulf War. Intercepted an Iraqi Silkworm missile headed for USS MISSOURI.

Edinburgh

D97

ED

Cammal Laird

08 Sept 1980

14 Apr 1983

17 Dec 1985

6 June 2013

.

York

D98

YK

Swan Hunter

08 Jan 1980

21 Jun 1982

09 Aug 1985

2012

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