Towed Array Exocet Leander class

Leander class
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1983    


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4Missile Launcher MM38 Exocet single launcher
1Sonar towed array sonar Type 2031





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Alexander Stephen - 1
Hawthorn Leslie - Hebburn1
HMD Devonport - Devonport1
HMD Portsmouth - Portsmouth1


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Royal NavyF28HMS CleopatraGMLU - CP19661992
Royal NavyF40HMS SiriusGBIZ - SS19661993
Royal NavyF42HMS PhoebeGAZZ - PB19661990
Royal NavyF56HMS ArgonautGNZH - AT19661993


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1962Ordered F28 HMS Cleopatra
1963-jun-3Laid down F42 HMS Phoebe
1963-jun-19Laid down F28 HMS Cleopatra
1963-aug-9Laid down F40 HMS Sirius
1964-mar-25Launched F28 HMS Cleopatra
1964-jul-8Launched F42 HMS Phoebe Yard No. 681
1964-sep-22Launched F40 HMS Sirius
1964-nov-27Laid down F56 HMS Argonaut
1965-decAircraft F28 HMS Cleopatra 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT437 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463 until c Jul 1966.
1966-jan-4Commissioned F28 HMS Cleopatra
1966-feb-8Launched F56 HMS Argonaut
1966-apr-15Commissioned F42 HMS Phoebe
1966-mayAircraft F40 HMS Sirius allocated 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT437 as Sirius Flt/450 until c Nov 1969
1966-jun-15Commissioned F40 HMS Sirius
1966-aug-17Commissioned F56 HMS Argonaut
1966-nov-28Deployment F40 HMS Sirius departed HMNB Portsmouth for 12 month Far East deployment, returned 23 Nov 1967.
1967-janDeployment F40 HMS Sirius Beira Patrol off Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1967-may-22Port Visit F42 HMS Phoebe visit to Aberdeen with Wasp HAS.1 XT416 on loan. Replaced by loan from HMS Tartar, XS570, on 26 May during the visit.
1967-novDeployment F42 HMS Phoebe part of Task Force 318 to cover the British withdrawal from Aden during Operation Magister.
1968-febAircraft F28 HMS Cleopatra 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT440 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CL by Feb 1968 until 17 Sep.
1968-sep-17Aircraft F28 HMS Cleopatra 829 NAS Cleopatra Flt Wasp HAS.1 XT440/463-CL ditched and sank off Dutch coast on 17 Sep 1968
1968-octAircraft F28 HMS Cleopatra 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XS534 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CL until c Dec 1968.
1968-nov-4Aircraft F42 HMS Phoebe assigned Wasp HAS.1 XV625/471-PB as Ships Flt, until Dec 1970
1968-decAircraft F28 HMS Cleopatra 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT432 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CL until c Apr 1970.
1968-decDeployment F28 HMS Cleopatra Beira Patrol off Mozambique to enforce UN sanctions against Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
1969-jul-26Deployment F42 HMS Phoebe Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Present at Ships of the Western Fleet review in Torbay.
1969-jul-26Deployment F40 HMS Sirius Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Present at Ships of the Western Fleet review in Torbay.
1970-apr-17Deployment F42 HMS Phoebe Apollo XIII splashdown recovery to waters off Mauritius as standby for secondary splashdown site for Apollo XIII recovery
1970-apr-21Deployment F40 HMS Sirius to Trinidad and the Cayman Islands, following local riots
1970-mayRefit F28 HMS Cleopatra to Sep 1970
1971Deployment F56 HMS Argonaut Beira Patrol off Mozambique channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1971-apr-5Aircraft F42 HMS Phoebe assigned Wasp HAS.1 XV625/471-PB as Ships Flt, until Aug 1974
1971-novDeployment F42 HMS Phoebe assisted in humanitarian operations in St Vincent, following eruption of Mount Soufriere, supported by HMS Berwick and departed by 8 Dec.
1971-decDeployment F42 HMS Phoebe to Bermuda, escorting HMS Glamorgan in support of UK-US heads of government summit
1972-may-22Deployment F28 HMS Cleopatra Beira Patrol Relieved HMS Lowestoft on Beira Patrol duty.
1972-sepAircraft F28 HMS Cleopatra 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT434 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463 until c Sep 1973.
1973-julRefit F28 HMS Cleopatra MM38 Exocet single launcher Exocet conversion, completed 1975
1974-janDeployment F56 HMS Argonaut departed UK as escort to HMS Fife, Flagship of Task Group 317.1 for 9 month Indian Ocean and Australia group deployment in company with HMS Apollo. HMS Ariadne, HMS Danae and HMS Londonderry, supported by RFA Tarbatness. Returned to HMNB Devonport on 4 Oct.
1974-augRefit F42 HMS Phoebe MM38 Exocet single launcher Exocet conversion, completed 1977
1975-marRefit F40 HMS Sirius MM38 Exocet single launcher Exocet conversion, completed 1977
1975-novAircraft F28 HMS Cleopatra 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XV635 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463 until 5 Apr 1977.
1976-febRefit F56 HMS Argonaut MM38 Exocet single launcher Exocet conversion at HMD Devonport, completed Jan 1980. Recommissioned 22 Mar 1980.
1977-feb-28Aircraft F42 HMS Phoebe assigned Wasp HAS.1 XS542/471-PB as Ships Flt, until Oct 1977
1977-apr-5Aircraft F28 HMS Cleopatra Wasp XV635/463 ditched and sank SW of Eddystone Rocks.
1977-jun-25Deployment F42 HMS Phoebe Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (1st Frigate Squadron), off Mother Bank
1977-jun-25Deployment F28 HMS Cleopatra Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (Captain 4F), off Gosport
1977-jul-4Aircraft F40 HMS Sirius briefly assigned Lynx HAS.2 XZ232/450 until mid Jul.
1977-sep-5Deployment F28 HMS Cleopatra Departed HMNB Devonport as part of Task Group 317.6 for 7.5 month Australia and Far East group deployment, led by HMS Tiger. Left in company with HMS Amazon, HMS Mohawk and HMS Zulu. Returned to Devonport on 20 Apr 1978.
1977-octAircraft F28 HMS Cleopatra 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT784 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463 until c Sep 1978.
1977-novAircraft F42 HMS Phoebe used Wasp HAS.1 XV632/440-BK, on loan from HMS Berwick, until Jan 1978
1977-nov-25Deployment F42 HMS Phoebe Operation Journeyman departed HMNB Devonport and stood back from the Falklands in support of HMS Dreadnought, close in.
1978Refit F28 HMS Cleopatra until Apr 1979, prepared for Lynx operations.
1978-feb-8Aircraft F42 HMS Phoebe 1st operational deployment of the Lynx HAS.2 with 700L Sq XZ233/471-PB arriving aboard.
1979-apr F28 HMS Cleopatra Ship granted the Freedom of Harrogate.
1981-febRefit F42 HMS Phoebe towed array sonar Type 2031 upgrade to towed array sonar, completed 1982
1981-junAircraft F28 HMS Cleopatra 815 NAS Lynx HAS.2 XZ730 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CP until c Dec 1981.
1982-janRefit F28 HMS Cleopatra towed array sonar Type 2031 new sonar array fitted by Apr 1983
1982-apr-19Deployment F56 HMS Argonaut Operation Corporate Departed HMNB Devonport for South Atlantic and was joined by her Lynx HAS.2 XZ256/466, just as she cleared Plymouth Breakwater., Left theatre on 5 Jun 1982.
1982-junAircraft F42 HMS Phoebe assigned 815 Sq 242 Flt Lynx HAS.2 XZ724/471-PB until c Sep 1985
1982-augRefit F56 HMS Argonaut towed array sonar Type 2031 new sonar array fitted by Nov 1983
1982-sepDeployment F42 HMS Phoebe departed UK for South Atlantic deployment
1985-aprRefit F40 HMS Sirius towed array sonar Type 2031 new sonar array fitted by Nov 1985
1986-octAircraft F42 HMS Phoebe assigned 829 Sq 242 Flt Lynx HAS.3 XZ729/471-PB until c Nov 1990
1988-julDeployment F42 HMS Phoebe detached from NATO duty to assist in the aftermath of the Piper Alpha oil rig disaster in the North Sea on 6 July.
1988-sep-26Port Visit F40 HMS Sirius Fleet Review: Australia Bi-centennial Naval Salute to Sydney for Australian Bi-centennial Fleet Review
1991-feb-14Decommissioned F42 HMS Phoebe
1992Fate: scrapped F42 HMS Phoebe sold for scrap, to India
1992-jun-1Decommissioned F28 HMS Cleopatra
1993Fate: scrapped F28 HMS Cleopatra scrapped in India
1993-feb-27Decommissioned F40 HMS Sirius
1993-mar-31Decommissioned F56 HMS Argonaut
1995Fate: scrapped F56 HMS Argonaut scrapped in Spain
1998-sep-30Fate: sunk F40 HMS Sirius sunk as Fleet target by a submarine launched torpedo


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