Certificate no 620
Status Archived


Function Fighting Vessel
Subfunction Frigate
Location Birkenhead
Vessel type Rothesay Class Frigate
Archive reason Disposed
Current use None
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Admiralty, Devonport
Built in 1959
Hull material Steel
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Steam
Primary engine type Steam turbine
Boiler type Unknown
Boilermaker Unknown


Breadth: Beam
40.98 feet (12.50 m)
16.98 feet (5.18 m)
Length: Overall
369.77 feet (112.78 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


HMS PLYMOUTH was built in 1959 by Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth for the Royal Navy.  She is a steel frigate, no longer in service and currently laid up at Vittoria Dock, Birkenhead and no longer in use as a floating museum.


Brouwer, Norman J, International Register of Historic Ships, Anthony Nelson, Edition 2, 1993
Souvenir Guide HMS Plymouth and Onyx, Historic Warships Birkenhead
Worth, Jack, Ships Monthly: Rothesay Class Frigates - Part Onepp36-40, April 1987   
Worth, Jack, Ships Monthly: Rothesay Class Frigates - Part Two, pp26-31, May 1987 
Warship World: Ship Preservation HMS Plymouth - Falklands Veteran Warship, Autumn 1990

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