HMS Blackpool

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VTOL | Rank 5 USA
AV-8A Harrier Pack
HMS Blackpool
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HMS Blackpool
AB RB SB
3.7 3.7 3.7
Class:
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Purchase:780 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The Whitby-class, HMS Blackpool (F77) is a rank V British frigate with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Ixwa Strike".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Main fire tower13 / 13 / 13 mm
Hull16 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section6
Displacement2 600 t
Crew231 people

Talk about the vehicle's armour. Note the most well-defended and most vulnerable zones, e.g. the ammo magazine. Evaluate the composition of components and assemblies responsible for movement and manoeuvrability. Evaluate the survivability of the primary and secondary armaments separately. Don't forget to mention the size of the crew, which plays an important role in fleet mechanics. Save tips on preserving survivability for the "Usage in battles" section. If necessary, use a graphical template to show the most well-protected or most vulnerable points in the armour.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB78 / 33 km/h
RB55 / 24 km/h

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Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 78 33
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 55 24

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB10 018 → 12 662 Sl icon.png
RB14 449 → 18 263 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications238 000 Rp icon.png
371 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 100 Ge icon.png
Crew training220 000 Sl icon.png
Experts780 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 700 Ge icon.png
Research Aces720 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
250 / 470 / 100 % Sl icon.png
196 / 196 / 196 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
9 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
29 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png
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Damage Control Division
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
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Fire Division
Research:
9 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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Smokescreen
Research:
9 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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Shrapnel Protection
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
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Ventilation
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
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New Pumps
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
29 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png
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114mm_uk_sap_ammo_pack
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
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40 mm HE clips
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
9 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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114mm_uk_aa_distant_fuse_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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40 mm AP clips
Research:
9 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
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Improved Rangefinder
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
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Bomb mortar
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
29 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png
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114mm_uk_aa_radio_fuse_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
29 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png

Armament

Primary armament

Turret2 x 4.5 inch/45 QF Mark IV cannon
Ammunition600 rounds
Vertical guidance-15° / 85°

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Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
1,000 m 2,500 m 5,000 m 7,500 m 10,000 m 15,000 m
4.5 inch HE HE 28 28 28 28 28 28
4.5 inch SAP SAP 117 100 77 61 50 41
4.5 inch HE-TF HE-TF 28 28 28 28 28 28
4.5 inch HE-VT HE-VT 28 28 28 28 28 28
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(s)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
4.5 inch HE HE 746 24.95 0 0.1 2,320 79° 80° 81°
4.5 inch SAP SAP 746 23 0.015 5 910 47° 60° 65°
4.5 inch HE-TF HE-TF 746 24.95 0 0.1 2,320 79° 80° 81°
Proximity-fused shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Arming
distance (m)
Trigger
radius (m)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
4.5 inch HE-VT HE-VT 746 24.95 0 0.1 244 23 2,320 79° 80° 81°

Secondary armament

Turret2 x 40 mm QF STAAG Mark II gun
Ammunition4000 rounds
Belt capacity4 rounds
Fire rate156 shots/min

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  • Universal: AP-T · HEFI-T
  • 40 mm HE clips: HEFI-T · HEFI-T · HEFI-T · AP-T
  • 40 mm AP clips: AP-T · AP-T · AP-T · HEFI-T

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
HEFI-T 3 3 3 3 3 3
AP-T 81 78 68 58 49 41
Shell details
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
HEFI-T 874 0.9 0 0.1 67.13 79° 80° 81°
AP-T 874 0.89 - - - 47° 60° 65°

Additional armament

Setup 112 x 21 inch Mk.20 Bidder torpedo
Setup 2102 x Limbo mortar
Setup 312 x 21 inch Mk.20 Bidder torpedo
6 x Limbo mortar

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • High survivability thanks to large crew size.
  • Large amount of (forward-facing) torpedoes.
  • Fast firing 4.5 inch/45 QF Mark IV main gun.
  • Rear-facing twin 40 mm can cripple ships in close range.
  • Good AA capabilities with HE-VT shell.
  • Can hold its own against most other destroyers.

Cons:

  • Main armament cannot effectively target anything closer than 4.30 km (2.67 mi) towards the bow.
  • Bidder Torpedoes are capped at 37 km/h and have a small explosive warhead (89 kg TNT).
  • All torpedo tubes and mortar cannot be aimed.
  • Search & Tracking radar have poor scan rates.
  • Large bridge: high risk of being disabled by even AA.
  • Bridge, Fire Control and Radio rooms are all in close proximity to each other.
  • All ammunition is stored directly below the main gun.
  • Limbo mortar (currently) functions no differently to a Y-gun.
  • Slightly below average speed.

History

Devblog

Development of the Type 12 frigates, or Whitby-class as they would also become known, began in the early 1950s at the very start of the Cold War. Developed to be fast, ocean-going frigates for convoy escort duties, the Whitby-class featured a novel hull design and incorporated many new features all derived from the experience gained during WWII. Subsequently, the Whitby-class was constructed with a heavy focus on anti-submarine warfare capabilities, thus being able to effectively combat some of the most modern high-speed submarines.

As a result, ships of the class resembled destroyers in their size and, due to their high construction cost, only eight ended up being built by the late 1950s. The Whitbys remained in active service with the Royal Navy up until the 1970s before they were gradually decommissioned as more modern ships began to take their place.

Among the eight Whitby-class frigates built was also HMS Blackpool. Laid down in December 1954 and commissioned in August 1958, HMS Blackpool was the last Whitby-class frigate built for the Royal Navy. For the better part of her service career, HMS Blackpool was stationed around the Suez canal and operated in the Far East until the mid 1960s.

In 1966, HMS Blackpool was leased to the Royal New Zealand Navy and continued operating under the New Zealand flag until 1971. Upon being returned to the Royal Navy, HMS Blackpool was decommissioned and ultimately sold for scrap in 1980.

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See also

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  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


Harland & Wolff
Frigates 
Whitby-class  HMS Blackpool
Light Cruisers 
Town-class  HMS Belfast
Battlecruisers 
Courageous-class  HMS Glorious

Britain frigates
Leopard-class  HMS Leopard
Whitby-class  HMS Blackpool · HMS Whitby
Restigouche-class  HMCS Terra Nova