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HMS Birmingham

Named for a county borough and city of north-west Warwickshire.

HMS Birmingham (D-86) was a Type 42 class destroyer laid down by Cammell Laird and Company, Limited, at Birkenhead on 28 March 1972, launched on 30 July 1973 by Lady Empson, wife of Sir Derek Empson and commissioned on 3 December 1976. HMS Birmingham paid off at Portsmouth on 10 December 1999, was towed to Devonport and stripped of all useable equipment, returned to Portsmouth in May 2000, sold for scrap and left Portsmouth under tow on 20 October 2000.