Beas - F137

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Beas - F137

Postby Whickham » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:10 pm

Royal Indian Navy BEAS was completed by Vickers-Armstrongs (Shipbuilders) Ltd at High Walker in 1960 as YN 156.
She was based on a British Type 41 Air Defence frigate and served until converted to a traing role in 1980 and then broken up in 1992.
This is the first decent photo of her that I have seen in her original configuration.

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Photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum
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Re: Beas - F137

Postby magoonigal » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:30 pm

I'm intrigued!!

As built she had Four Twin 4.5 inch Guns (Which are obvious) and Four 40mm AA in single mounts.

OR are they in a Quad mount aft of the Mast/Exhaust on the raised pedestal.

and if that's not a Quad Mount, what is it???
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Re: Beas - F137

Postby Whickham » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:13 am

I undertood that they had a twin 40mm and a single 44mm as well. The twin was in a STAAG mounting which would account for its size in the photo.
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