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  • Guided-Missile Destroyer Type 42 (Batch 3)
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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 Thornycroft - Woolston1


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Royal NavyD95HMS ManchesterGYHG - MC19832011
Royal NavyD96HMS GloucesterGBBF - GC19852011
Royal NavyD98HMS YorkGBBB - YK19852012
Royal NavyD97HMS EdinburghGBBE - EN19862013


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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 Armilla Patrol maiden deployment to Gulf
1987-jun-16Deployment 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
1989Deployment D97 HMS Edinburgh spent time with NATO Atlantic patrol
1990Refit D97 HMS Edinburgh CIWS Phalanx 20 mm included addition of a pair of Phalanx CIWS, completed 1991
1990-mayAircraft D97 HMS Edinburgh assigned Lynx HAS.3 XZ696 as 815 NAS / 411-EB Edinburgh Flt until c Feb 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 was relieved by HMS Exeter, leaving theatre on 25 Feb and 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-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
1991-feb-25Deployment 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
1992-mayDeployment D97 HMS Edinburgh Armilla Patrol Armilla Patrol
1994Refit D98 HMS York navigation radar Type 1007 Refit to modernise radars, adding the Type 996 Air Search and Type 1007 Navigation.
1994Refit D97 HMS Edinburgh refit at HMD Rosyth
1995-octAircraft D98 HMS York assigned 815 NAS 221 Flt Lynx HAS.3SGM XZ228/407-YK, until c Jan 1999
1998-janDeployment D97 HMS Edinburgh deployed to South Atlantic as Falkland Islands Guardship, returned to UK in Sep.
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. Returned Nov.
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.
2004-aprDeployment D97 HMS Edinburgh spent time with NATO Mediterranean patrol
2004-novRefit D97 HMS Edinburgh major refit at HMD Rosyth, until Sep 2005
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-apr-11Port Visit D96 HMS Gloucester visit to Malta
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
2008-feb-26Port Visit D97 HMS Edinburgh escorted HMS Illustrious into Malta
2008-oct-4Deployment D95 HMS Manchester Exercise Joint Warrior 08-2 participated in bi-annual multi-national exercise off Scottish coast, until 17 Oct
2008-oct-4Deployment D96 HMS Gloucester Exercise Joint Warrior 08-2 participated in bi-annual multi-national exercise off Scottish coast, until 17 Oct
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). Believed to have Lynx HAS.3GMS ZD264/407-YK embarked.
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 on 22 Feb to Mediterranean via Malta to deliver a consignment of Swedish medical aid and equipment to Benghazi (by 2 Mar) 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-feb-26Port Visit D98 HMS York entered Malta, with refugees from Libya, prior to departing with humanitarian aid supplies
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-nov-11Port Visit D97 HMS Edinburgh Anchored off Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, crew took part in Rememberance Day ceremonial, along with a party of 50 veterans from the Falklands War on the 30th anniversary of the conflict.
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
2015-aug-12Fate: scrapped D97 HMS Edinburgh departed Portsmouth under tow, for scrapping in Turkey
2015-aug-19Fate: scrapped D98 HMS York departed Portsmouth under tow, for scrapping in Turkey
2015-sep-22Fate: scrapped D96 HMS Gloucester departed Portsmouth, for scrapping in Turkey


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