Type 61 Salisbury Class (As Built)

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Type 61 Salisbury Class

Hello and welcome to my suggestion for the Type 61 Salisbury class, this is a suggestion for the earliest iteration of the ship without any SAMs. I feel this could come to game to compliment the Type 41 and Type 12 frigates without seacats already in game.



The Salisbury class originated from the 1944 project for a common design of ASW, AD and AW frigates. The first two ships were ordered in late 1945 with one being the Type 61 Air Direction Frigate HMS Salisbury, and the Finalised design was delivered by 1947. These designs were favoured over more complex designs due to the belief that many smaller escort ships would be needed to escort convoys and protect them from the rapidly increasing Soviet Submarine and Long range bomber threat.

The Type 61 was the First of the New generation frigates of the Royal navy, sharing many design characteristics with other designs (including some already in game), these included the Type 12, Type 41 and Type 81 Frigates. The first Type 61 was laid down in 1952 and was launched just a little over a year later, however it would not be finished and accepted into service until early 1957. In total 4 ships of this class were built; HMS Salisbury (F32), Chichester (F59), Llandaff (F61) and Lincoln (F99). A further 3 ships were planned but were cancelled before construction could commense.

The only ship of the class to see wide scale service was HMS Saliabury, partaking in conflicts such as the Beira patrol of Rhodesia and the Cod Wars against Iceland. However HMS Chirchester did see seevice as a Hong Kong guardship later in life and HMS Llandaff saw service in the Bangladeshi Navy as BNS Umar Farooq until 2015, almost 60 years after she was commisionned into the Royal Navy.




HMS Chrichester alongside at Famagusta in 1960

Chircester and Llandaff alongside sometime in the 60s

Salisbury anchored in a Scottish Loch

Chirchester in drydock

Chirchester on navy days duty

HMS Llandaff in service with Bangladesh as Umar Farooq



general specs

  • Displacement: 2,170 tons standard, 2,400 tons full load
  • Length: 340 ft (100 m) o/a
  • Beam: 40 ft (12 m)
    Draught: 15 ft 6 in (4.72 m)
  • Engines: 8 × ASR1 diesels, 12,400 shp, 2 shafts
  • Speed: 24 kn (44 km/h)
  • Range: 7,500 nmi (13,900 km) at 16 kn (30 km/h)
  • Complement: 235

Sensors and processing systems

  • Type 960 air search radar
  • Type 293Q target indication radar
  • Type 982 aircraft direction radar
  • Type 277Q height finding radar
  • Type 974 navigation radar
  • Type 285 fire control radar on director Mark 6M
  • Type 262 fire control on STAAG mount
  • Type 1010 Cossor Mark 10 IFF
  • Type 174 search sonar
  • Type 170 attack sonar


  • 1 × twin 4.5 in gun Mark 6
  • 1 × twin 40 mm Bofors gun STAAG Mark 2
  • 1 × Squid A/S mortar

Place in game


Personally i feel this could come as a comliment to the other frigates already in game, it would not offer anything massive over the Type 12 we have already but would be a great sidegrade to help make stronger lineups, In terms of BR it would probably sit at 3.7 due to its similarities to the aforementioned british frigate already in game.



Salisbury-class frigate - Wikipedia
SALISBURY class frigate



+1 (I do like the choice of the cover photo ;) )

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