Seawolf Leander class


Leander class

Specifications Login to Edit    

6Missile Launcher Sea Wolf
1Naval Radar air search radar Type 967
1Naval Radar surface search radar Type 968
1Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 910

Aircraft Login to Edit    

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Royal Navy westland wasp 11
Royal Navy westland Lynx 11

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Shipyards Login to Edit    

Alexander Stephen - 1
Harland and Wolff - Belfast1
HMD Devonport - Devonport1
HMD Portsmouth - Portsmouth1
Yarrow - Scotstoun1

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Royal NavyF57HMS AndromedaGSXU - AM19681993
Royal NavyF58HMS HermioneGRYN - HM19691992
Royal NavyF60HMS JupiterGSYA - JP19691992
Royal NavyF75HMS CharybdisGWRA - CY19691991
Royal NavyF71HMS ScyllaGXDE - SC19701993

5 units

Events of this class Login to Edit    

1965-dec-6Laid down F58 HMS Hermione     laid down and launched at Alexander Stephen
1966-may-25Laid down F57 HMS Andromeda    
1966-oct-3Laid down F60 HMS Jupiter    
1967-jan-27Laid down F75 HMS Charybdis    
1967-apr-26Launched F58 HMS Hermione     at Alexander Stephen, Yard No 697 and completed at Yarrow.
1967-may-17Laid down F71 HMS Scylla    
1967-may-24Launched F57 HMS Andromeda     the last warship to be built at HMD Portsmouth
1967-sep-4Launched F60 HMS Jupiter    
1968-feb-28Launched F75 HMS Charybdis    
1968-aug-8Launched F71 HMS Scylla    
1968-dec-2Commissioned F57 HMS Andromeda    
1969-mayAircraft F75 HMS Charybdis     assigned 829 Sq Wasp XT430 as /431-CY by May 1969 for working up, until Jul 1969.
1969-jun-2Commissioned F75 HMS Charybdis    
1969-jul-11Commissioned F58 HMS Hermione     joined 4th Frigate Squadron
1969-jul-26Deployment F75 HMS Charybdis     Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Present at Ships of the Western Fleet review in Torbay.
1969-jul-31Aircraft F75 HMS Charybdis     assigned 829 Sq Wasp XV635/431, until c Oct 1975
1969-aug-9Commissioned F60 HMS Jupiter    
1970Deployment F75 HMS Charybdis     Despatched as representative ships carrying Prince Charles to the Fiji Independence Celebrations
1970Deployment F58 HMS Hermione     Beira Patrol off Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1970-feb-12Commissioned F71 HMS Scylla    
1970-aprAircraft F71 HMS Scylla     assigned 829 Sq Wasp XS534/432 until 1972 accident
1970-apr-17Deployment F58 HMS Hermione     Apollo XIII splashdown recovery to waters south of Rio de Janeiro as standby for tertiary splashdown site for Apollo XIII recovery
1970-apr-21Deployment F60 HMS Jupiter     to Trinidad, following local riots
1972-jan-20Aircraft F71 HMS Scylla     whilst operating off Ascension Island, lost Wasp XS534/432 when it ditched and sank.
1973-jun-8Deployment F58 HMS Hermione     departed HMNB Portsmouth as escort for HMS Tiger, Flagship for Far East group deployment of Task Group 317.1, in company with HMS Dido and HMS Rhyl. The group was supported by RFA Regent and RFA Tidespring, until it returned to the UK on 21 Dec 1973.
1974-julDeployment F57 HMS Andromeda     Partition of Cyprus part of Task Force escort to Eastern Mediterranean during Cyprus emergency
1975-feb-6Deployment F75 HMS Charybdis     Separation of Cypriot states Ordered from exercises off Lisbon to Cyprus to support the UN Peace Keeping Force and British interests, until 14 Feb.
1975-sepRefit F58 HMS Hermione     into refit, completing Jun 1976. Rejoined the Fleet with the 5th Frigate Squadron.
1976-febAircraft F75 HMS Charybdis     assigned 829 Sq Wasp XT781/431-CY, until c Apr 1976
1976-aprAircraft F75 HMS Charybdis     assigned 829 Sq Wasp XS566/431 until Jun 1976
1977-aprAircraft F71 HMS Scylla     assigned 829 Sq Wasp XS543/432 until at least Sep 1978
1977-jun-25Deployment F58 HMS Hermione     Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (as Captain 5F), off Browndown
1977-jun-25Deployment F57 HMS Andromeda     Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (as Captain 6F), off Browndown
1977-jun-25Deployment F75 HMS Charybdis     Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (6th Frigate Squadron), off Lee anchorage
1977-jun-25Deployment F60 HMS Jupiter     Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (Captain 7F), off Gosport
1977-jun-25Deployment F71 HMS Scylla     Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (Captain 8F), off Browndown
1978-marRefit F57 HMS Andromeda     Sea Wolf Seawolf conversion commenced, completed end of 1980
1978-may-31Deployment F58 HMS Hermione     departed HMNB Devonport in company with HMS Ambuscade and HMS Leander. Joined up in English Channel with HMS Blake, the Flagship of Task Group 317.7 for a 6.5 month Caribbean, Atlantic and Pacific group deployment, escorted by HMS Juno and supported by RFA Green Rover, RFA Stromness and RFA Tidespring. Returned to Devonport 12 Dec 1978.
1978-decAircraft F71 HMS Scylla     assigned 829 Sq Wasp XT784/432 until c Sep 1980, when Mother preparing for refit
1979-junRefit F75 HMS Charybdis     Sea Wolf Seawolf conversion commenced at HMD Devonport, completed Aug 1982
1979-sepDeployment F60 HMS Jupiter     to Nov 1979, patrolling off Belize
1980-janRefit F58 HMS Hermione     Sea Wolf Seawolf conversion commenced at HMD Chatham, completed Oct 1983. Hermione was the last frigate to undergo refit before HMD Chatham closed. She rejoined the Fleet with the 6th Frigate Squadron.
1980-janRefit F60 HMS Jupiter     Sea Wolf Seawolf conversion commenced, completed Jun 1983
1980-novRefit F71 HMS Scylla     Sea Wolf Seawolf conversion and Lynx preparations commenced at HMD Devonport, completed end 1984
1982-may-10Deployment F57 HMS Andromeda     Operation Corporate Departed HMNB Devonport for South Atlantic, as part of Bristol Group. Left theatre 22 Aug 1982.
1983Deployment F57 HMS Andromeda     Spent latter part of the year on deployment in the Indian Ocean region operating alongside HMNZS Waikato
1983-dec-2Deployment F57 HMS Andromeda     Operation Offcut while returning via an Armilla Patrol mission on the return leg from a global deployment, ordered off Cyprus in readiness to sail to Beirut, if required.
1984-aprAircraft F57 HMS Andromeda     assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ244 as /472-AM, until Dec 1987
1984-jun-13Port Visit F60 HMS Jupiter     Nudged a bridge, whilst in the Pool of London
1984-octAircraft F71 HMS Scylla     assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 ZD256/432-SC until c Mar 1988
1986-jan-17Deployment F60 HMS Jupiter     Operation Balsac diverted to Aden for Operation Balsac
1990-julAircraft F75 HMS Charybdis     assigned 815 NAS Lynx HAS.3 XZ695/431-CY until Aug 1991, prior to decommissioning
1990-sepDeployment F60 HMS Jupiter     Armilla Patrol Along with HMS Battleaxe and HMS York, were relieved by HMS Brazen, HMS Cardiff and HMS Gloucester (as part of TG 321.1).
1990-sepAircraft F58 HMS Hermione     assigned 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 ZD257/475-HM until c Jun 1991
1990-novAircraft F71 HMS Scylla     assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ725/432 until c Mar 1991
1991-jan-10Deployment F75 HMS Charybdis     departed HMNB Portsmouth, in company with HMS Ark Royal as part of TG 323.2 for the eastern Mediterranean, to operate with US 6th Fleet for the defence of western flank of forces during Desert Shield/Storm and the supporting Armilla Patrol.
1991-marAircraft F71 HMS Scylla     assigned Lynx HAS.3 (on short term loan from HMS Jupiter ?) XZ228/303-JP, until Jun 1991
1991-sep-30Decommissioned F75 HMS Charybdis    
1991-decDeployment F58 HMS Hermione     Armilla Patrol on deployment in the Persian Gulf
1992Decommissioned F58 HMS Hermione    
1992-jan-20Aircraft F71 HMS Scylla     assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ227/432-SC until c Mar 1992
1992-jun-30Decommissioned F60 HMS Jupiter    
1993Decommissioned F71 HMS Scylla    
1993-junDecommissioned F57 HMS Andromeda    
1993-jun-11Fate: sunk F75 HMS Charybdis     expended as Fleet target
1995Fate: transfered F57 HMS Andromeda     to India as INS Krishna
1997-sepFate: transfered F60 HMS Jupiter     sold for scrap
1998Fate: scrapped F60 HMS Jupiter     scrapped at Alang, India
1998-mayFate: scrapped F58 HMS Hermione     scrapped in India
2004-mar-27Fate: sunk F71 HMS Scylla     sunk as artificial reef Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

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