NORFOLK (F-230) class Weapon Systems // Ships // Frigates/Corvettes

Country of Origin: Britain

These flush-deck ships are based on the BROADSWORD (Type 22) class frigates, but have a smaller crew requirement and are less expensive to build and maintain. The ships have a very quiet propulsion system that makes them an excellent platform for the passive towed array sonar. The class was originally to have totaled 24 with the first ship to be named DARING. In June 1989, the MoD revealed that none of the first 11 ships of the class would carry a close-in weapon system (CIWS) such...


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