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HMS Bristol built by Swan Hunter & Tyne Shipbuilders Ltd. and launched on 30 June 1969
HMS Bristol built by Swan Hunter & Tyne Shipbuilders Ltd. and launched on 30 June 1969.
HMS Bristol (D23) was the only Type 82 destroyer of the Royal Navy. Originally intended as the first of a class of new large destroyers to escort the CVA-01 aircraft carriers projected to come into service in the early 1970s, Bristol turned out to be a unique ship. The rest of the class were cancelled when the CVA-01 carriers fell victim to the 1966 Strategic Defence Review.