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|Ship country=
|Ship flag=
|Ship name=HMS ''Eskimo''
|Ship operator=Royal Navy+
|Ship builder=J. Samuel White+
22 October 1958
20 March 1960
21 February 1963
|Ship decommissioned=August 1980
|Ship identification=F 119
''Sikumi Ungaskitumi''
("Fire and Ice")
Scrapped in 1992

ship characteristics

full load
|Ship beam=
|Ship draught=
(propellers)Blackman 1971, p. 356.
|Ship propulsion=Single-shaft COSAG+
1 Steam turbine+
1 Metrovick+ G-6 gas turbine+
|Ship complement=253
|Ship sensors=Radar+ type 965 air-search
Radar type 993 low-angle search
Radar type 978 navigation
Radar type 903 gunnery fire-control
Radar type 262 GWS-21 fire-control
Sonar+ type 177 search
Sonar type 170 attack
Sonar type 162 bottom profiling
''Ashanti'' and ''Gurkha'';
Sonar type 199 variable-depth
2 × single 4.5 inch (114 mm) Mark 5* Mod 1+ guns
2 × single 40 mm Mark 7 Bofors+ guns, later;
2 × four-rail GWS-20 Sea Cat missile+ systems
2 × single 20 mm Oerlikon+ guns
1 × Mark 10 Limbo+ ASW+ mortar
1 × Westland Wasp+ helicopter


'''HMS ''Eskimo''''' was a frigate+ of the Royal Navy+ in service from 1963 to 1980. She was scrapped in 1992.

''Eskimo'' was built by J. Samuel White+, of Cowes+,Gardiner, Robert and Chesneau, Roger (1995). p. 518 at a cost of £+4,670,000. The frigate was launched on 20 March 1960 and commissioned on 21 February 1963 with the pennant number F119.

''Eskimo'' began her third commission in October 1966. In 1967, ''Eskimo'' transferred to the Mediterranean Fleet+, with which the ship took part in a number of port visits and exercises. In June, ''Eskimo'' replaced her sistership ''Ashanti''+ off Aden+ in response to the start of the Six-Day War+. In 1968 she took part in Portsmouth 'Navy Days'.

In 1976, ''Eskimo'' served as the West Indies Guardship. She escorted Queen Elizabeth II+ aboard ''Britannia''+ as part of America's Bi-Centennial celebrations. ''Eskimo'' returned to the Caribbean in 1977.

Due to a manpower shortage in the Royal Navy, ''Eskimo'' was reduced to the reserve in 1980, being placed into the Standby Squadron+, and in 1981 was put on the disposal list. In 1984 she was cannibalised for spare parts for three Tribal-class frigates sold to Indonesia+. On 16 January 1986, ''Eskimo'' was towed from Portsmouth to Pembroke Dock to be used as a target, but was not used as such. In May 1992 she was towed from Pembroke to Bilbao, Spain to be scrapped.


|1964|1966||Commander E R Anson RN

|1966|1968||Commander S A C Cassels+ RN

|1968|1968||Commander J F Kidd RN

|1974|1975||Commander A Grose RN+

|1976|1978||Commander Christopher Morgan+ RN

|1978|1979||Commander P G J Murison RN



* Blackman, Raymond V.B. ''Jane's Fighting Ships 1971–72''. London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co, 1971. ISBN 0 354 00096 9.
*Gardiner, Robert and Chesneau, Roger (1995), ''Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships, 1947-1995'', Conway Maritime Press, London, ISBN 978-0-8517-7605-7.
*Marriot, Leo, 1983. ''Royal Navy Frigates 1945-1983'', Ian Allen Ltd. ISBN 07110 1322 5

Tribal class frigate:

HMS Eskimo (F119)+ HMS Eskimo was a Tribal-class frigate of the Royal Navy in service from 1963 to 1980. She was scrapped in 1992.