Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Edinburgh begins final refit

Type 42 destroyer HMS Edinburgh has begun a £17.5 million overhaul, the last of the Type 42s to undergo such a refit. The hull will be painted with Sigma 990 paint which reduces water resistance (and could reduce fuel consumption by up to 15%), weapons and sensors will be upgraded, crew facilities will be improved and 2 of the 4 engines will be replaced. The refit will keep the ship in service until 2013.


Colin said...

2113? They expect this ship to last 103 more years???

Chris said...

Sorry should be 2013 obviously now amended!

Mind you considering how the RN are having to stretch out the lives of their ships in lieu of new ones maybe it is right!