F28 HMS Cleopatra

Royal Navy




1966 to 1992    


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Flight Deck: CP
Call Sign: GMLU


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1962Ordered
1963-jun-19Laid down
1964-mar-25Launched
1965-decAircraft829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT437 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463 until c Jul 1966.
1966-jan-4Commissioned
1968-febAircraft829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT440 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CL by Feb 1968 until 17 Sep.
1968-sep-17Aircraftoff de Koog Accident 829 NAS Cleopatra Flt Wasp HAS.1 XT440/463-CL ditched and sank off Dutch coast on 17 Sep 1968
1968-octAircraft829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XS534 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CL until c Dec 1968.
1968-decAircraft829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT432 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CL until c Apr 1970.
1968-decDeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Patrol Beira Patrol off Mozambique to enforce UN sanctions against Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
1970-mayRefitto Sep 1970
1972-may-22DeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol Relieved HMS Lowestoft on Beira Patrol duty.
1972-sepAircraft829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT434 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463 until c Sep 1973.
1973-julRefitMM38 Exocet single launcher Exocet conversion, completed 1975
1975-novAircraft829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XV635 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463 until 5 Apr 1977.
1977-apr-5AircraftAccident Wasp XV635/463 ditched and sank SW of Eddystone Rocks.
1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (Captain 4F), off Gosport
1977-sep-5DeploymentDeparted 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-octAircraft829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT784 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463 until c Sep 1978.
1978RefitReady for Lynx until Apr 1979, prepared for Lynx operations.
1979-aprShip granted the Freedom of Harrogate.
1981-junAircraft815 NAS Lynx HAS.2 XZ730 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CP until c Dec 1981.
1982-janRefittowed array sonar Type 2031 new sonar array fitted by Apr 1983
1992-jun-1Decommissioned
1993Fate: scrappedscrapped in India

Specifications    

    from Towed Array Exocet Leander class
4Missile Launcher MM38 Exocet single launcher
1Sonar towed array sonar Type 2031






Builder    

HMD Devonport, Devonport


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