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HMS York visits Hong Kong
Career (UK) RN Ensign
Name: HMS York
Operator: Royal Navy
Builder: Swan Hunter
Laid down: 18 January 1980
Launched: 20 June 1982
Sponsored by: Lady Gosling
Christened: 9 August 1985
Commissioned: 9 August 1985
Identification: Pennant number: D98
Deck code: YK
International callsign: GBBB[1]
Motto: Bon Espoir ("Good Hope")
Status: in active service, as of 2010
Badge: On a Field Blue, a White rose with Gold keys issuant Red.
HMS York badge.jpg
General characteristics
Class and type: Type 42 destroyer
Displacement: 5,200 tonnes
Length: 141 m (462.5 ft)
Beam: 15.2 m (50 ft)
Propulsion: COGOG (Combined Gas or Gas) turbines, 2 shafts
2 turbines producing 36 MW
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h)
Complement: 287

Twin Sea Dart missile launcher
4.5 inch (113 mm) Mk 8 gun

Phalanx CIWS
Aircraft carried: Lynx HMA8

HMS York is a Batch III Type 42 destroyer of the Royal Navy. Launched on 20 June 1982 at Wallsend [2], Tyne and Wear and sponsored by Lady Gosling, HMS York was the last Type 42 built. The ship's crest is the White Rose of York, and the "red cross with lions passant" funnel badge is derived from the coat of arms of the City of York.

In 2004 she was fitted with the MOD 1 variant of the mark 8 4.5 inch gun. She and HMS Edinburgh are the only two Type 42's to be so fitted. York joined Gloucester in evacuating British citizens from Beirut in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict making several trips in and out Lebanon, ferrying evacuees to Cyprus.


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