Type 61 Salisbury Class (1957)
Type 61s were a result of a requirement for fast ships that could control
aircraft in action along with a large staff for that purpose. Supply of
steam turbines might also become unreliable in wartime, so diesels were
fitted. The same basic hull was also used for the Type 41 frigates.
Three further ships of the class, Coventry, Exeter and Gloucester, were cancelled before construction began.
All the class were refitted in the 1960s. The mainmast was replaced to support the AKE-2 antenna for the new Type 965 radar which replaced the Type 960.
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