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HMS Coventry (D118)
|Laid down:||29 January 1973|
|Launched:||21 June 1974|
|Commissioned:||20 October 1978|
|Fate:||Sunk by Argentine aircraft on 25 May 1982.|
|Length:||125 m (410 ft)|
|Beam:||14.3 m (47 ft)|
|Propulsion:||COGAG (Combined Gas and Gas) turbines, 2 shafts |
2 turbines producing 36 MW
|Speed:||30 knots (56 km/h)|
|Armament:||Sea Dart missiles|
114 mm (4.5 in) Mk 8 gun
HMS Coventry (D118) was a Type 42 destroyer of the Royal Navy laid down by Cammell Laird and Company, Limited, at Birkenhead on 29 January 1973, launched on 21 June 1974 and commissioned on 20 October 1978.
See HMS Coventry for other ships to bear the name.
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