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HMS Dido (1959)

Pennant No: 
F104
Warship type: 
Warship class: 
Length: 
372 ft (113 m)
Beam: 
41 ft (12 m)
Draught: 
19 ft (6 m)
Laid down: 
1959 December 02
Launched Date: 
1961 December 22
Commissioned: 
1963 September 18
Fate: 
Scrapped at Goa
Builder: 
Yarrow Shipbuilders
HMS Dido at sea turning to starboard.
Displacement: 
2,450 tons standard 3,200 tons full load
Complement: 
18 + 248
Propulsion: 
Two Babcock & Wilcox boilers delivering steam to two sets of White/English Electric geared turbines of 30,000shp on two shafts
Speed: 
28 knots (52 km/h)
Range: 
4,600 nautical miles (8,500 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
Armament: 
2 × 4.5-inch (110 mm) L45 DP guns
in one Mk 6 twin mounting; later replaced by one Ikara ASW missile launcher in circular well forward
2 × quadruple Sea Cat anti-air missile launchers
2 × 40-millimetre (1.6 in) Bofors guns
2 × Mk 32 triple 12.75-inch (324 mm) mountings for Mk46 or Stingray torpedoes