built by Yarrow Shipbuilders Scotstoun,
Yard No 2284

Last Name: KD HANG TUAH (1977)
Previous Names: 2284
Propulsion: 8 16 cyl Admiralty SR 1 Diesels 23/24 knots 14400hp
Launched: Thursday, 29/12/1966
Built: 1973
Ship Type: Frigate
Ship's Role: Now a training ship
Tonnage: 2500 tons full load displ
Length: 334 feet
Breadth: 40 feet
Draught: 15 feet 10
Owner History:
Ghanian Navy
Royal Navy (1972)
Malaysian Navy (1977)
Status: Not Recorded - 2004

Remarks: MERMAID was to be known as BLACK STAR but President Nkrumah of Ghana was ousted before launch and the ship was launched as No. 2284. On completion in 1968 she was laid up in Rothesay Dock "owned" by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office until the RN was required to take her in 1972.
Previous update by David Ritchie
Previous update by Colin Campbell
Additional data by Brian Hargreaves

Photo supplied by John Bell
Previous update by Bruce Biddulph

Last updated: by Brian Hargreaves from the original records by Stuart Cameron

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