Castle class patrol vessel

HMS Leeds Castle (P258).jpg
HMS Leeds Castle (P258)
Class overview
Builders:Hall, Russell & Company
Preceded by:Island-class patrol vessel
Succeeded by:River-class patrol vessel
In commission:1982-2008
Laid up:2
General characteristics
Displacement:1,427 tons full load
Length:246 ft (75 m) (overall)
Beam:37 ft 9 in (11.51 m)
Draught:11 ft 3 in (3.43 m)
Propulsion:2 shafts, 2 Paxman diesels, 2,820 hp
Speed:20 knots (37 km/h)
Range:10,000 nautical miles (19,000 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Type 1006 Radar
Simrad RU sidescan sonar
Armament:1 × Bofors 40 mm gun Mark III, replaced by 1 × 30 mm gun
Aviation facilities:Flight deck capable of supporting a Sea King helicopter

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