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Propulsion And Weapons Details Of HMS Marlborough

Propulsion And Weapons Details Of HMS Marlborough

The British warship HMS Frigate Marlborough will be in Auckland from May 14 – 21. Scoop asked New Zealand Defence: “Hi Andrew, further to your media release, has the British Government detailed whether the Royal Navy Frigate HMS Marlborough is nuclear armed and or powered?”

NZ Defence has provided Scoop with the following details:

Propulsion: 4 x diesels, 52,300shp

Missiles: Harpoon SSM, Sea Wolf SAM

Guns: 1 x 4.5in, 2 x 30mm

Torpedoes: 4 x 324mm tubes

Helicopters: 1 x Sea Lynx.


HMS MARLBOROUGH will visit Auckland from 14-21 May 2003 inclusive and will berth at Princes Wharf, Auckland for the duration of her visit. HMNZS PHILOMEL is the designated host ship.

Ship details

HMS MARLBOROUGH - Frigate Type 23 Duke Class Hull Number - F 233

Compliment - 17 Officers 45 Senior Ratings 110 Junior Ratings

Length - 133 metres

Draught - 5.5 metres

Beam - 16.2 metres

Displacement - 4,200 tonnes

Propulsion: 4 x diesels, 52,300shp

Commanding Officer

Captain Mark ANDERSON BSc (Hons), Royal Navy

Programme for Wednesday, 14 May 2003

9:00am HMS MARLBOROUGH berths Princes Wharf 2:30pm RACAL Cup – Rugby Royal Australian Navy v Royal Navy

Open Day

The ship will hold an open day to the public on Sunday, 18 May 2003 from 10:00am –3:00pm.

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