http://www.diarioshow.com/notas/2010/02 … ntino.html

El hecho ocurrió el 24 de enero, cuando todavía la relación entre ambos países no había desmejorado por los cruces diplomáticos a raíz de la exploración petrolífera británica. La embarcación fue cruzada por un buque que patrulla el Atlántico Sur en aguas de exclusión de las islas.

Según publicaron medios ingleses, el buque argentino fue ubicado a pocos kilómetros del límite que separa las aguas internacionales el 24 de enero pasado.

El York, que mide 141 metros y patrulla las aguas que rodean a las Islas Malvinas, alertó a la embarcación argentina que debía cambiar su rumbo y alejarse de la zona.

Según cuenta el diario británico The Sun, la tripulación del buque argentino comentó que la posición del Drummond se debió a un "error accidental" en la navegación y giró rápidamente.

El diario británico informó que "Los responsables del ministerio de Defensa estuvieron interesados en restar importancia al incidente insistiendo en que el diálogo por radio entre los dos barcos había sido "amistoso".

También hubo desmentida

Un encargado de prensa del ministerio británico de Defensa citado por la agencia internacional de noticias EFE admitió que el encuentro se produjo, aunque le bajó el tono y aclaró que no fue en los términos que había indicado en una primera instancia la publicación británica.

"No se corresponde con los hechos", dijo rotundo el portavoz de Defensa, quien confirmó que "en medio de una fuerte marejada de noche, el ‘HMS York’ y un buque argentino navegaron en la misma zona, en aguas internacionales a unos 80 kilómetros de distancia de las aguas territoriales de las islas Malvinas".

"Después de una amistosa conversación por radio, cada uno de ellos continuó con sus propios ejercicios", resaltó.

Las fuentes argentinas citadas por C5N confirmaron esta tarde que el hecho ocurrió el pasado 24 de enero, cuando aún no había ningún inconveniente entre el Reino Unido y Argentina, por la exploración petrolera en las Islas, y aclararon que fue un hecho puramente coincidente.

Como estara en electronica y armas el buque ingles…????


El diario relató que "la tripulación del York monitoreó el progreso del buque ‘Argie’ (argentino), una pequeña corbeta llamada ARA Drummond, antes de enviar una señal de radio para que cambiara de curso". El Drummond llegó a posicionarse a unos 105 kilómetros de las islas antes de cumplir con la orden británica de retirada.

The Type 42 destroyer was built to fill the gap left by the cancellation of the large Type 82 destroyer. It was intended to fulfil the same role, with similar systems yet on a smaller and more cost effective hull. The ships are primarily carriers for the GWS-30 Sea Dart surface-to-air missile system. Although claimed to be obsolete, it is still effective against most modern missile threats, as proven in the 1991 Gulf War.

The Type 42 is also equipped with a 4.5 inch (114 mm) gun and six torpedo launchers. Two Vulcan Phalanx Mk 15 Close-In Weapons Systems (CIWS) were fitted to British type 42s after the loss of Sheffield to an Exocet missile. There have been three batches of ships, Batch 1 & 2 displacing 4,820 tonnes and Batch 3 (sometimes referred to as the Manchester class) displacing 5,200 tonnes. As per the norm, Batch 3 ships were heavily upgraded. Although the Batch 3 ships were lengthened, the planned Sea Wolf missile systems were never fitted. Because of their more general warfare role, the two Argentine ships have been fitted with the MM38 Exocet, and not with a CIWS.

gas turbine start on hms york

The electronics suite includes one Type 1022 D-band long range radar with Outfit LFB track extractor or one Type 965P long ranger air surveillance radar, one Type 996 E/F-band 3D target indication radar with Outfit LFA track extractor or type 992Q surface search, two Type 909 I/J-band fire control radars and an Outfit LFD Radar Track Combiner.

In recent years the importance of the ageing Type 42 destroyers has increased. The UK has adopted an increasingly expeditionary defence policy and the deletion of the Sea Dart missile systems from the Invincible class aircraft carriers has made the role of escort ships all the more important.

All ships are propulsed by Rolls Royce TM3B Olympus and Rolls Royce RM1C Tyne marinised gas turbines, arranged in a COGOG (Combined Gas or Gas) arrangement, driving through Synchronous Self-Shifting Clutches into a Double Reduction, Dual Tandem, Articulated, Locked-Train gear system and out through five blade Stone Manganese Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPP). All have four Paxman Ventura 16YJCAZ diesel generators, each creating 1 MW of 3ph 440V 60Hz power.

Según lo informado por la agencia AFP, fuentes del Ministerio de Defensa británico explIcaron a The Sun que la tripulación argentina "cometió un error inocente de navegación" y que expresaron "verguenza" por el hecho. Este mediodía, el Ministerio de Defensa en Londres confirmó que el HMS York, que se puso en funcionamiento al comienzo de la Guerra de las Malvinas, permanecerá en el área del Atlántico Sur.


Incluso, se informó que un submarino británico también fue "despachado" a las islas Malvinas. En este sentido, el presidente de Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, calificó como una "amenaza real" el envío de un submarino al Atlántico Sur. "El gobierno argentino ha dicho que no va a usar la fuerza militar pero si es cierto lo del submarino, es una amenaza real de uso de la fuerza militar por parte del viejo imperio inglés carcomido", enfatizó.



HMS York maintenance period showcases FSL’S abilities


Fleet Support Limited (FSL) has completed the final Royal Navy ship maintenance project under the allocated programme of work to Portsmouth Naval Base.

The 10-month task on HMS York included fitting the first new 4.5 inch Mark 8 MoD 1 gun to a Royal Navy Type 42 destroyer. She was formally accepted back by C-in-C Fleet on December 14 after a successful Fleet Date Inspection.

4.5 inch Mark 8 MoD 1 gun

The extensive package of work on the 1982-built ship grew significantly from the original programme when further maintenance and rectification work became necessary as the ship was surveyed.

Using a partnering ‘Team Portsmouth’ approach to manage the project, all parties were actively involved in finding innovative ways of resolving the many emergent problems that this Upkeep period offered. This approach will now become standard practice for FSL and will be developed and honed to work even more effectively on future projects.

FSL Managing Director Ian Booth commented: “The success of the project firmly demonstrated the technical skills within FSL and showcased our abilities in providing an integrated design, engineering and setting to work package.


“These skills are a key element of the heavy engineering capability we offer the Fleet and we will be competing to maintain this through the 2005 work programme which we are currently bidding for.”

Major programmed elements of the docking period included introducing flat screen technology to the operations room, installing an integrated PC network, upgrading the command and control information system, blasting and painting internal tanks, along with the external surfaces of the ship, and a considerable habitability upgrade. In addition, extensive surveys revealed the need for significant superstructure repairs and a total strip-out and refurbishment of the galley was required.

Having been accepted back into the Fleet, HMS York is now at the forefront of capability among Type 42 destroyers, following the installation of the new gun, which replaces the previous 4.5 inch unit.

FSL had already gained experience of the new gun after fitting a similar unit to a Type 23 frigate but the task on the Type 42 destroyer involved a considerable number of design and installation modifications over three decks.

Having removed the old gun, along with its associated controls and hydraulic pack, FSL gutted the control room and rebuilt it to accommodate new electrical cabinets, also installing new controls and fitting a replacement ammunition feed system, before the new gun, weighing some 15 tonnes, was positioned.

The new gun’s main role is naval gunfire support and its secondary role is surface and tactical illumination. Its distinctive shape is designed to reduce radar cross sectional area.

Advantages over the older gun include weight reduction, easier maintenance, lower running costs and increased reliability. The Mod 1 uses modern digital technology with only the final stage of ammunition loading being hydraulic.


http://www.theengineer.co.uk/news/fsl-t … 70.article

Portsmouth-based Fleet Support Limited has been commissioned to undertake the year-long £17m refit of the Royal Navy Type 42 destroyer HMS York

Portsmouth-based Fleet Support Limited (FSL) has been commissioned to undertake the year-long £17m refit of the Royal Navy Type 42 destroyer HMS York.

The ship was last dry docked for a refit at Portsmouth four years ago. This project, which may be the final one before she is decommissioned, will include major equipment upgrades, maintenance programmes and improvements to her accommodation.

HMW York will dock down in March after the refit begins with the removal of the ship’s Sea Dart missile launcher. This will be replaced with a newly refurbished launcher, after which FSL technicians will reconnect the supporting infrastructure, notably the radar and alignment systems, and enable the new equipment.


A team of up to 100 FSL personnel will carry out other work during the next few months before the ship is put to sea again in August. This will include fitting a fuel-saving transom (stern cross-section) flap which is being fabricated in FSL’s workshops.

An IT network will be fitted, the ship’s communication system will be rewired and the ship’s accommodation and crew facilities will be upgraded. The power plant will be overhauled, the propellers removed and the tail shafts changed. Before returning to service in March 2009, HMS York will be totally re-preserved ready for her next operational deployment.


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