Type 42 (Batch 3)


Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class
Guided-Missile Destroyer

Type 42 (Batch 3) Guided-Missile Destroyer

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3880light (tn)
5350full load (tn)
141.10length (m)
14.90beam (m)
5.80draught (m)
1Missile Launcher Sea Dart
1Naval Gun Mk.8 Mod 1 4.5 inch
2Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm
1Naval Radar air search radar Type 1022
1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 996
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 2016

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Royal Navy westland Lynx 11

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BAE Systems (Vickers) - 1
Cammell Laird - 1
Swan Hunter - Wallsend1
Vosper Thorneycroft - Woolston1

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Royal NavyD95HMS ManchesterGYHG - MC19832011
Royal NavyD96HMS GloucesterGBBF - GC19852011
Royal NavyD98HMS YorkGBBB - YK19852012
Royal NavyD97HMS EdinburghGBBE - ED19862013

4 units

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1978-may-9Laid down D95 HMS Manchester    
1978-nov-10Ordered D95 HMS Manchester    
1979-mar-27Ordered D96 HMS Gloucester    
1979-apr-25Ordered D98 HMS York    
1979-apr-25Ordered D97 HMS Edinburgh    
1979-oct-29Laid down D96 HMS Gloucester    
1980-jan-8Laid down D98 HMS York    
1980-sep-8Laid down D97 HMS Edinburgh     at Birkenhead on Merseyside
1980-nov-24Launched D95 HMS Manchester     aka The Busy Bee
1982-jun-21Launched D98 HMS York    
1982-nov-2Launched D96 HMS Gloucester    
1982-dec-16Commissioned D95 HMS Manchester    
1983-apr-14Launched D97 HMS Edinburgh     aka The Fortress of the Sea
1985-jun-1Aircraft D98 HMS York     815 Squadron 217 (York) Flt formed with Lynx HAS.2 XZ689/407-YK at RNAS Portland, until c Jun 1986
1985-aug-9Commissioned D98 HMS York     at HMD Rosyth
1985-sep-11Commissioned D96 HMS Gloucester    
1985-dec-17Commissioned D97 HMS Edinburgh    
1986-apr-14Deployment D95 HMS Manchester     departed HMNB Portsmouth for global deployment via Panama Canal, Australia and Suez Canal, returned in Dec 1986.
1986-julAircraft D98 HMS York     815 NAS 217 Flt Lynx HAS.3GSM XZ227/407-YK assigned until Apr 1988
1987Deployment D97 HMS Edinburgh     maiden deployment to Gulf
1987-jun-16 D95 HMS Manchester     Sank fleet target HMS Yarmouth, during a weapons exercise.
1988-sep-26Port Visit D97 HMS Edinburgh     Fleet Review: Australia Bi-centennial Naval Salute to Sydney for Australian Bi-centennial Fleet Review
1990Refit D97 HMS Edinburgh     CIWS Phalanx 20 mm included addition of a pair of Phalanx CIWS, completed 1991
1990-julAircraft D96 HMS Gloucester     assigned 829 Sq Lynx HAS.3GM XZ720 as /410-GC, until c Apr 1991
1990-sepDeployment D96 HMS Gloucester     Armilla Patrol Deployed to reinforce Armilla Patrol after Kuwaiti annexation by Iraq. Joined by HMS Cardiff and HMS Brazen as part of TG 321.1, relieving HMS Battleaxe, HMS Jupiter and HMS York. HMS Gloucester returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 25 Mar 1991.
1990-sepDeployment D98 HMS York     Armilla Patrol Along with HMS Battleaxe and HMS Jupiter, were relieved by HMS Brazen, HMS Cardiff and HMS Gloucester (as part of TG 321.1).
1990-novAircraft D95 HMS Manchester     assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ694 as /360, until Jul 1991
1991-janDeployment D96 HMS Gloucester     fired Sea Dart to down an Iraqi Seersucker missile, bearing down on USS Missouri (BB-63), the first validated operational missile-on-missile engagement
1991-jan-13Deployment D95 HMS Manchester     Armilla Patrol Departed Portland for 6 month Armilla Patrol duties, ahead of HMS Exeter, HMS Brave, HMS Brilliant and RFA Bayleaf, to relieve HMS Gloucester, HMS Cardiff and HMS Brazen on station. HMS Manchester joined the main group, after working off Cyprus, departing there 22 Jan. Returned to UK Jul 1991
1992-may D97 HMS Edinburgh     Armilla Patrol
1994Refit D98 HMS York     navigation radar Type 1007 Refit to modernise radars, adding the Type 996 Air Search and Type 1007 Navigation.
1995-octAircraft D98 HMS York     assigned 815 NAS 221 Flt Lynx HAS.3SGM XZ228/407-YK, until c Jan 1999
2001-may-15Deployment D97 HMS Edinburgh     departed HMNB Portsmouth for Atlantic Patrol Task (South), deployed around Falkland Islands between Jul 2001 and Oct 2001, relieving HMS Glasgow and herself relieved by HMS Montrose.
2002-may-16Port Visit D98 HMS York     to Mumbai, for 4 day visit and to work with INS Delhi.
2002-sep-16Port Visit D97 HMS Edinburgh     relieved HMS Chatham on Standing Naval Force Mediterranean duty at Augusta (Sicily).
2003-jan-17Deployment D97 HMS Edinburgh     Operation Telic to support combat operations in Iraq and as escort to HMS Ocean, completing 28 May 2003.
2003-jan-17Deployment D98 HMS York     Operation Telic to support combat operations in Iraq, completing 17 May 2003.
2004Deployment D96 HMS Gloucester     departed HMNB Portsmouth for Atlantic Patrol Task (South) deployment. Operated around Falkland Islands between Dec 2004 and Mar 2005, relieving HMS Iron Duke and herself relieved by HMS Portland in Mar 2005.
2005Refit D97 HMS Edinburgh     major refit at HMD Rosyth
2005-julDeployment D98 HMS York     left HMNB Portsmouth for a 5 month Far East deployment in support of the Five Powers Defence Agreement.
2006-febDeployment D95 HMS Manchester     relieved by HMS Nottingham on station, as part of eastern Mediterranean anti-terrorism deployment.
2006-mar-29Deployment D96 HMS Gloucester     departed HMNB Portsmouth, as escort to HMS Illustrious (leading the Aquila 06 deployment to the Persian Gulf), and supported by RFA Brambleleaf, RFA Diligence and RFA Fort Victoria. Illustrious and Gloucester were detached in mid Jul and ordered back to Beirut, Lebanon.
2006-mayDeployment D98 HMS York     relieved HMS Nottingham on station, as part of eastern Mediterranean anti-terrorism deployment.
2006-julDeployment D98 HMS York     Operation Highbrow assisted in evacuation of British nationals from Beirut, during Israel-Lebanon war
2006-julDeployment D96 HMS Gloucester     Operation Highbrow assisted in evacuation of British nationals from Beirut, during Israel-Lebanon war
2006-sepAircraft D98 HMS York     Lynx XZ228 airfreighted to Akrotiri for 219 York Flt/407-YK, assigned until c Jan 2007
2007-jul-20Port Visit D98 HMS York     visited Tyneside
2007-nov-12Deployment D95 HMS Manchester     left HMNB Portsmouth for a 7 month maritime security deployment to the western Atlantic as part of the Harry S Truman Carrier Strike Group and returned in May 2008
2008-febDeployment D97 HMS Edinburgh     5 month Gulf and Far East deployment, returned Jul 2008
2009-jan-26Deployment D95 HMS Manchester     departed HMNB Portsmouth for 7 month maritime security and anti-narcotics deployment
2009-feb-18Port Visit D95 HMS Manchester     visited Rio de Janeiro for 4 days, in company with RFA Black Rover and departed on 22 Feb.
2009-may-1Port Visit D98 HMS York     Ship Open to Visitors at 2nd Jersey Boat Show in St Helier Marina
2009-nov-30Deployment D98 HMS York     left HMNB Portsmouth for 7 month deployment to relieve HMS Gloucester as Atlantic Patrol Ship (South)
2010-jan-25Refit D97 HMS Edinburgh     entered dry dock at HMD Portsmouth by BAE Systems for her final, 10 month refit which included engine reconditioning / replacement, hull resurfacing and other hydrodynamic efficiencies.
2010-may-24Deployment D95 HMS Manchester     Left HMNB Portsmouth with 815 NAS 214 Flt Lynx HAS.3GMS XZ229/360-MC for a 7 month counter-narcotics deployment to the Caribbean, returned on 9 Dec. She was featured on deployment in the Channel 5 TV series Royal Navy: Caribbean Patrol.
2010-jun-10Homeport D98 HMS York     returned to HMNB Portsmouth after 7 months as APT(S), having been relieved in theatre by HMS Portland.
2010-aug-20Deployment D96 HMS Gloucester     left HMNB Portsmouth for 7 month deployment as Atlantic Patrol Ship (South) supported by RFA Black Rover, relieving HMS Portland and returning to UK on 11 Mar 2011.
2010-nov-2Deployment D95 HMS Manchester     arrived off St Lucia, from Barbados, to lead humanitarian operations following Hurricane Tomas, which hit on 31 Oct.
2010-nov-15Port Visit D95 HMS Manchester     to Havana, Cuba for 5 day visit.
2010-nov-29Port Visit D96 HMS Gloucester     present at ExpoNaval 2010 in Valparaiso, Chile, for a fortnight s visit
2011-feb-3Port Visit D95 HMS Manchester     berthed in Liverpool for 5 day farewell visit, prior to decommissioning.
2011-feb-11Deployment D98 HMS York     left HMNB Portsmouth for 5 month deployment as Atlantic Patrol Ship (South) but diverted en route to Mediterranean via Malta to deliver a consignment of Swedish medical aid and equipment to Benghazi and was relieved on station by HMS Westminster, before heading for South Atlantic. Returned to UK 8 Jul 2011.
2011-feb-24Decommissioned D95 HMS Manchester     Decommissioned at HMNB Portsmouth.
2011-may-24Homeport D96 HMS Gloucester     Returned to Portsmouth for final time, flying her decommissioning pennant.
2011-may-25Deployment D97 HMS Edinburgh     departed HMNB Portsmouth for 6 month deployment as Atlantic Patrol Task (South), to relieve HMS York, returning on 2 Dec 2011.
2011-jun-22Port Visit D98 HMS York     visited Bermuda for 2 day stay
2011-jun-30Decommissioned D96 HMS Gloucester     Decommissioned at HMNB Portsmouth
2011-oct-17Deployment D98 HMS York     left HMNB Portsmouth to relieve HMS Liverpool off Libya, as part of Operation Unified Protector
2011-nov-1Port Visit D97 HMS Edinburgh     Visited Balboa, Panama while returning to the UK.
2011-decDeployment D98 HMS York     designated Fleet Ready Escort, to deter threats in UK waters.
2012-may-5 D98 HMS York     at HMNB Portsmouth
2012-sep-13Port Visit D98 HMS York     to King George Dock, Hull for final visit prior to decommissioning, and a Freedom of the City of York parade on 15 Sep.
2012-sep-20Homeport D98 HMS York     returned to HMNB Portsmouth for the final time, prior to decommissioning.
2012-sep-24Deployment D97 HMS Edinburgh     departed HMNB Portsmouth for 7 month Atlantic Patrol Task (South) mission. Returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 28 Mar 2013.
2012-sep-27Decommissioned D98 HMS York     at HMNB Portsmouth
2012-decPort Visit D97 HMS Edinburgh     visited Simons Town over Christmas 2012, departed 7 Jan 2013.
2013-may-7Port Visit D97 HMS Edinburgh     tied up alongside HMS Belfast in the Pool of London, for Battle of the Atlantic commemorations, with Lynx HMA.8 XZ736/322-AS on board.
2013-may-15Port Visit D97 HMS Edinburgh     to Leith (nr Edinburgh) for final visit, prior to decommissioning, until 21 May.
2013-may-23Port Visit D97 HMS Edinburgh     Battle of the Atlantic 70th Anniversary to Merseyside - her launch site, for farewell visit and to take part in BOA70 commemorations, until 27 May
2013-may-31Homeport D97 HMS Edinburgh     return to HMNB Portsmouth for final time, prior to decommissioning.
2013-jun-6Decommissioned D97 HMS Edinburgh     at HMNB Portsmouth

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