Well, whatever it may be it has an ASW mortar aft of the helipad and what looks like an older dual 4-inch gun mount (of RN origins) forward.
She is either HMS Marmaid (if the photo is prior to 1977) or KD Hang Tuah
Saturn 5 is correct, except for his spelling - HMS Mermaid. She had a Squid ASW mortar aft and a twin 4 or 4.5 inch gun mount forward.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KD_Hang_Tuah
In this possibly more modern photo it appears the twin 4" were replaced by a single early Bofors 57. Looks like the ASW mortar may have been removed. DER, my Janes says the ASW mortar was a limbo. Note the relatively long barrels. Its definely a twin 4" in the first picture.
Just found some indication she is still in service as a training vessel after an extensive refit in 1995-97 when she was re-engined, rearmed.
Chuck,Now that you've mentioned it, those barrels are -too- long to belong to a Squid system - so it's a Limbo ASW mortar system. Wikipedia simply has that wrong regarding the original configuration of HMS Mermaid.
Chuck,Yeah, she appears to be presently in active service in a training role.From Wikipedia: "in active service, as of 2010[update] as training ship in Frigate Squadron 21".
Hello Saturn 5,she was H.M.S.Mermaid when the picture was taken.An unusual vessel with an unusual and rather tragic history:http://www.tca2000.co.uk/inmemoriam.htm GrandLogistics.
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