Haze Gray Photo Feature
A view of the Vancouver's bow with the crew on deck handling
There is a single anchor chain, leading to the centerline anchor.
Closeup of the port bridge wing as Vancouver comes alongside the
The bridge wings are large and provide 180-degree visibility, a key
feature in situations such as this one.
A view from below looking up at the port bridge wing and the ship's
View from the bow, looking back at the bridge.
The bridge is fairly low - only two decks high, which contributes to good
stability. The bridge in USN frigates is one deck higher.
The view looking forward from astern, along the port side.
The helo hangar is at lower right, with the Phalanx CIWS above and the
helo control station at lower center.
A closeup of Vancouver upper mast, showing a wide variety of
The electronics outfit includes several radars and communications, EW,
TACAN and intercept antennae.
This view shows the base of the mast and the ship's horns mounted atop
The ship's primary radar is the SPS-49(V)5, which is mounted above the
bridge on a short mast.
Looking aft along the starboard side from atop the bridge, with the
SPS-49 and mast at right.
One of Vancouver's two SPG-503 missile guidance radars.
These radars are mounted above the bridge and at the forward end of the
A detail view of the forward SPG-503 radar, atop the bridge.
Another fine detail view of the SPG-503 radar.
Two of Vancouver's four SLQ-502 chaff/decoy launchers.
These launchers, equivalent to the US Navy's SRBOC, are part of the
ship's close-in self defense against missiles.
Vancouver carries a single large RHIB, which is handled by a davit
on the starboard side, midships.
In addition to the large RHIB, the ship carries this small
commercial-type inflatable boat.
Vancouver's powerful spotlight is mounted atop the bridge.
The bridge wing has a pair of "big eyes" binoculars.
The ship's crest and bell.
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